Annual 4th of July Pocket Parade

We are excited to once again present this wonderful neighborhood tradition. The parade begins promptly at 10:00am and follows the usual route from the corner of Windbridge and South Land Park Drive, south on Windbridge and right on Pocket Road, ending at the entrance of Garcia Bend Park.   Last year’s Parade featured nearly 1,100 participants and almost 100 vehicles, which caused some serious strain on our staging capacity, as well as concerns regarding safety during the staging process. Based on feedback from participants, Sac PD and our volunteer parade marshals, we are making a few changes this year. In order to allow more participants and in the interest of safety, we are reducing the number of vehicles involved in the parade. Please see all of the details below. Each parade entry will be restricted to one vehicle and one trailer. All other members of the same entry will be required to walk or ride a bike or a human powered scooter. Wagons and strollers are allowed. Car Clubs will be restricted to 12 vehicles per entry. There will be no performances at the reviewing stand. This is easier on the classic cars who do not like to idle, as well as the children marching who also might struggle to stand and “idle”. This change also allows a smooth progression of the parade throughout the entire route to Garcia Bend, and enhances the enjoyment of spectators who line the 1.2-mile route. Please march continuously throughout the parade route and do not pause to give even brief performances. Failure to follow this rule may adversely impact future parade participation. Please do not have any amplified speaking or music. Due to ongoing construction and very limited parking at Garcia Bend Park, NO cars will be allowed to turn into the parking lot after the parade. Cars are to continue on Pocket Road. ONLY walkers, those on scooters and bicyclists may enter the parking lot. ​Please note that all parade registration is now closed.

Due to the size of the parade, there will be no walk up/day of entries accepted. With an event of this size, it is necessary to close roads along the parade route, and staging area.   We are looking forward to seeing you on July 4th and celebrating with our friends and neighbors!   We are expecting warmer weather the day of the parade, please hydrate and make sure to bring water! 💦🌞 Rectangle: Rounded Corners: More information
The Parade Staging Area and the Parade Route We realize that the parade impacts a large number of households in our neighborhood. We will do our best to ensure the safety of all of the parade participants and spectators, as well as mitigate the concerns of those who live along the staging area and the parade route.   Staging Area: South Land Park Drive from Windbridge to Desertwind AND Desertwind from South Land Park Drive to Rush River No parking on the above streets from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 4th 2024   NOTE: Residents on those streets can enter and exit their homes during those times. NO entrance to South Land Park Drive from Windbridge. Parade Route: Corner of South Land Park Drive and Windbridge Drive, heading south along Windbridge, turning right on Pocket Road and ending at the entrance to Garcia Bend Park. Windbridge Drive from South Land Park Drive to Pocket Road is closed to ALL traffic from 9:00 a.m. until the parade has been completed (approximately 12:00 p.m.) on July 4th 2024.   If you live on Windbridge, you will not be allowed to use a vehicle to enter or exit your home during those times. Please plan accordingly.   If you live on one of the streets off of Windbridge, please find an alternate route to and from your home that does not include Windbridge. Rectangle: Rounded Corners: Printable Copy
2024 Grand Marshal: Richard Cherry
Parade Emcee: Henry Adkisson   Singing the National Anthem: Ruth Angrisani & Victoria Hunt 

2024 Board Elections

The nomination period for the 2024 PGCA board election cycle is now open. Members will have the opportunity to vote in-person at our upcoming meeting on July 18th, 2024.


The annual Board Member elections will be held at our quarterly meeting on July 18th, 2024. If you are interested in running for an open board position, you can nominate yourself as a candidate using the form linked below.

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