The LAX Coastal Parade Committee announced this week that for the first time in 20 years, the Westchester Fourth of July Parade that travels down Loyola Blvd. has been canceled.
“We waited as long as we could to see if a parade would be possible this year, but due to the pandemic, there is no way we could hold this event with social distancing,” said LAX Coastal President/CEO Christina Davis. “Our first goal is to keep everyone safe, so we had to make some hard decisions. We know how important this celebration is to our community, and we know people look forward to it every year.”
One of the best things about Westchester is its small town community feel and almost nothing exemplifies this better than the community’s annual Fourth of July Parade. A little slice of Americana, for the last nineteen years the LAX Coastal Chamber has organized the parade, which welcomes thousands of local and international spectators who flock to Loyola Blvd. to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
“Even though we’ve put on this parade for almost two decades, we’re still blown away by how many people come out to celebrate with us every year,” said Chamber President/CEO Christina Davis. “It’s great to see so many familiar faces year after year, and we love seeing guests from all over the world who hear about the parade and get to experience what it’s like to celebrate the Fourth of July in Westchester.” Continue reading →
Preparations are currently underway for the 2016 Fourth of July Parade! This year’s theme is, “Our Little Piece of Paradise: Celebrating 75 Years of Westchester!” and applications are now available for groups wishing to have a float or march in the parade. Continue reading →
While thousands of community members attend or march in Westchester’s annual Fourth of July Parade, the parade committee, made up of volunteers from the LAX Coastal Chamber, are always looking for ways to get more people involved and participating. Continue reading →
Now in its sixteenth year, the Fourth of July Parade is one of the largest community events and a neighborhood tradition that helps kick off the summer season. The parade, sponsored by the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, is currently in the planning stages and organizers are now accepting applications from community groups to participate in this year’s event. Continue reading →
Join us this Friday for the LAX Coastal Chamber’s 15th Annual Fourth of July Parade! The parade will take place at 11 a.m. along Loyola Boulevard from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University. This year’s theme is “Love my America.” Come out and see how fifty floats and more than 1,000 participants express what America means to them. Floats will be judged for “Best Overall,” “Best In Relation to Theme” and “Chairman’s Choice” before the parade and will be announced as the floats makes their way down the parade route. Continue reading →