Fourth of July "Old Glory" Boat Parade
- July 04, 2012 - July 04, 2012
- Address: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660
- Times: 1:00 - 4:00pm
- Admission: Free
- Contact: American Legion Newport Harbor
- Phone: 949-673-5070
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Every year, The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 celebrates the 4th of July with a Boat Parade. The event fills the harbor with boats adorned in red-white-&-blue celebrating the time-honored Old Glory Boat Parade. The parade will form at 1230 off Collins Island (see Parade Map enclosed). The Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the VIP Boat, will lead the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 1:00 pm.
You are in for a patriotic surprise as all kinds of boats try to outshine each other waiting for the loudest ovations from onlookers. The spirit of competition drives the participants to out-do themselves each year hoping for a trophy inscribed with "best decorated", "outstanding music", "finest costumes", "most creative animation" and "greatest spirit" maybe even the Commodores Award!
The All Day Gala at the American Legion begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. ($10) and a raffle. Lunch is served from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. ($10); dinner is available. In addition, watch the Old Glory Boat parade as it cruises by the American Legion during the festivities.