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The Annual July 4th Parade in Fremont, Ca. was cancelled in the face a world-wide pandemic. If Disneyland is closed; if you cannot visit a number of U. S. States without self-quarantining for two weeks; if you must prudently keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others who are not a part of your immediate household…how can you have a parade with all of the attendant hoopla and spectators?

So, the non-profit Fremont Fourth of July Committee decided to stage a Porch Parade!

Running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4th, with live events on Facebook every half hour, the Porch Parade offers an opportunity for citizen involvement, since anyone can participate across the city. Homeowners, residents and business are asked to dress up porches, windows, and front yards in family-friendly displays to celebrate America’s 244th birthday.

Porch Parade Banner House 1 House 2

The annual flyover with historic planes from the California Beech Boys and Commemorative Air Force starts around 10:30 and will buzz over police and fire stations, hospitals, and major grocery stores to pay tribute to those on the pandemic’s front lines.

Decorating awards will be presented for Most Patriotic residence or business property; Most Outstanding Decorations; Peoples’ Choice (with voting on-line) and Spirit of Freedom, decorations with the most inspiring messages.

House 3 House 4 House 5

Thank you to the Fremont 4th of July Parade Committee members including President Jesse Schaa, Treasurer Greg Green, Secretary Kathy Kimberlin, Sponsor Outreach Yogi Chugh and event coordinator Ray Pulver.

House 6 House 7 House 8

For more information go to the event website:Fremont 4th of July Porch Parade

Comments (10)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful idea for a parade. I just love the creativity that has come out of this time in our history.  Wishing you a great Fouth Celebration.  A

Jul 04, 2020 08:39 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello John Juarez  Happy 4th Of July Independence Day to you too!

Jul 04, 2020 10:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello John - it seems as if Fremont California is quite capable of making lemonade out of lemons.  Good for them and all who live in the area.  Happy Independence Day.  

Jul 04, 2020 10:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Juarez - I think your community deserves a fly over from the Blue Angels or a visit from President Trump for the innovate and fun way Fremont celebrated the Fourth of July. Those pictures and your store warmed my heart. When it comes to creativity and innovation, you and your neighbors excelled!

Jul 04, 2020 10:13 PM
John Juarez

I am very proud of the Fremont Fourth of July Committee members and the folks who participated in the Porch Parade. They all made a deep dive into what makes a community a quality place in which to live.

Jul 05, 2020 07:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Juarez - I would love to see all those beautiful and tastefully decorated porches be featured in a Magazine. Remember Life Magazine? Their motto was "To See Life; To See the World."

At the very least, I hope you get FEATURED on ActiveRain. 

Jul 04, 2020 10:16 PM
John Juarez

Thank you for your kind words, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Jul 05, 2020 07:30 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning John.

It sure beats nothing, good to see they had a workaround 

Jul 05, 2020 12:49 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John how wonderful, here in my  part of the world trying to see flags in the neighborhood is like looking for $100 bills on the ground ..... nice to know how patriotic Freemont is, Endre

Jul 12, 2020 10:47 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning John Juarez - isn't it amazing how we have adapted and pivited and will even do things differently after this is over.

Aug 23, 2020 06:38 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire



Just as I said in my reply to your comment, I have to presume your activity is minimal given the SCU fire. If it isn't, there are many braver, more foolish?, people out there. Wishing you the best, cheers cvc

Aug 23, 2020 10:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning John. Where have I been? The creative mind might know! As for the porch parade, necessity is the mother of invention. Enjoy your day!

Sep 04, 2020 05:33 AM