Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there an admission fee to the parade?

No – the parade is free for streetside spectators!

Is there food available at the parade site?

There are various cafes and restaurants along the parade route which sell food and drinks. The parade does not accept food vendor participation.

Is there public transportation available?

In San Diego, visit www.sdmts.com for the most current trolley and bus schedules. The nearest trolley stop to the
parade route is the Gaslamp Quarter or Convention Center Station stop on the Green Line.

From North County, visit gonctd.com for the schedule for the COASTER train. Exit at the Convention Center Station

Where should I park?

Park in one of the many metered or pay parking lots in the downtown area or take the trolley.

How do I get to the parade?

Directions from East county

Take I-8 West to Highway 163-South. Continue on 163 into downtown and make a right on Broadway. Continue down Broadway to the parade along Harbor Drive.

Directions from North County

Take I-5 South and exit Front St. Make a right at Broadway. Continue down Broadway to the parade along Harbor Drive.

Directions from South Bay

Take I-5 North and exit on 6th Avenue. Take a left on 6th Avenue. Continue down 6th to Broadway. Make a right on Broadway and continue down to the parade site.

How can I / my group be in the parade?

Please fill out a parade entry application.

I can't make it down to watch the parade in person. Can I watch it somehow?

Yes! Check back soon for more information on the live broadcast.

Where does the Parade end?

Corner of Harbor Dr. and Pacific Highway near Seaport Village

Where does the Parade start?

Near the County Administration Building on Harbor Dr. it runs south on Harbor.

What time does the Parade start? End?

Parade starts at 11 a.m. and ends by 12:30 p.m.

What streets are closed?

Street Closure:

  • Harbor Drive from Grape to Broadway – 8:45 am
  • Pacific Highway (one southbound lane) from Grape to Ash – 8:45 am
  • Pacific Highway from Harbor to Broadway – 8:45 am


  • Telecast area: Harbor Drive in between First and Fifth Avenue
  • Grandstands: On harbor Drive across the street from the Maritime Museum and in front of Waterfront Park (corner of Ash & N Harbor Drive)
  • Parade Disband: On Pacific Highway between Harbor and Broadway
  • First Aid: Medical tent at the start of the parade. Ambulance located near end of parade.
  • Toilets:  Port-o-potties are located along route.


When is the parade?

This year’s parade is Sunday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m.

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