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Michelle McDonnell
Recreation Supervisor
(805) 897-2652


Children's Fiesta Parade


Saturday, August 5, 2023
Parade Starts at 10:00 AM

Parade Route: The parade begins near the corner of Cabrillo Boulevard & Garden Street, and ends near Cabrillo Boulevard & Calle Puerto Vallarta.

The Children’s Fiesta Parade, a favorite event during the week-long Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration, is celebrating its 91st year in 2023! Each year has brought new families and youth groups together alongside others who have proudly participated in the Children’s Fiesta Parade for generations.

Parents, families, and friends create and decorate their own floats, carts, and wagons to join this foot-powered parade. Participants typically dress in colorful Spanish and Mexican costumes, often bringing chickens, goats, ponies, dogs, and other small animals to add to the fun.
Applications to participate in the parade are now closed.