Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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Save the Date: 28th Annual Balboa Island Parade is scheduled for June 4

The 28th Annual Balboa Island Parade and After-Party featuring The Fabulous Nomads is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, beginning at 11 a.m.

This year’s theme, “Horsin’ Around Island Style,” will have you wearing your best Stetson and polishing your favorite cowboy boots. The parade begins on Marine Avenue with the After-Party following immediately afterward in front of the Balboa Island Fire Station. Jack “Coconuts” Callahan is this year’s Grand Marshal.

Save the Date parade

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The colorful Balboa Island Parade as it heads down Marine Avenue always attracts a large crowd

Sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association, this 28-year Island tradition is filled with children on bikes, Island dogs, decorated golf carts and floats, the United States Marine Band, USC Marching Band, horses, decorated vintage cars, the Keystone Cops, drill teams, marching school bands, local dignitaries and much more.

Balboa Island is going Western Island style, so in addition to your cowboy boots and hat, wear your Island shorts and shirts, bring your beach chairs and join a fun-filled family day.

If you would like to participate in the parade, you may also pick up parade registration entry forms at the following Balboa Island locations: Balboa Island Museum Newport Beach, Irvine Ranch Market, Wilma’s Patio and Island Market at the Balboa Ferry. Entries will be accepted through May 20. Awards will be presented at the Pancake Breakfast at the Carroll Beek Community Center on Saturday, June 24.

The bridge closes at 10:45 a.m. so get there early.

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