54th Annual South County Holiday Parade

Fall activity guide 2021 (2)

Parade Information:


Entry Deadline is 5:00 p.m. ~ Monday, November 22, 2021.

Apply for the 54th Annual South County Parade Here. 

Entries received after November 22nd will be placed at the end of the parade and may not be judged.

Entry Fee: One new, unwrapped toy for local toy drives. Entries with a large number of participants are encouraged to provide more than one toy. Toy(s) may be turned in with the registration form or brought to the check-in table on the day of the parade.

Route: All entries will be staged on Grand Ave between 16th Street and Oak Park Blvd, and on N. 16th Street between Grand Ave and Ramona Ave. All vehicles and floats will access this area via the southbound right lane on Oak Park Blvd from Ramona Ave to Grand Ave. Walking and marching units can be dropped off in the parking lot in front of Round Table Pizza to access their staging area on N. 16th Street. City staff and volunteers from the Grover Beach Rotary will be on hand to direct entires to their correct line-up location.

LINE-UP INFORMATION: A representative for each entry MUST pick up their entry packet on parade day at the check-in area located outside the Round Table Pizza restaurant, 1600 W. Grand Avenue. Check in will be open from 8:00am to 9:30am. This packet will contain the parade number to be displayed during the parade as well as any updated parade & route information. Picking up your packet also assists parade monitors with ensuring that all entries have checked in and the parade runs smoothly. Heavy rain will cancel parade - if this happens, no makeup date will be scheduled. Determination regarding cancellation will be made by 8:30 a.m. on parade day. Please call (805) 473-4580 to hear notification message.

The parade will begin at the corner of 16th Street and Grand Avenue proceed west to 9th Street, turn north on 9th Street and disband on Ramona Avenue at the Ramona Garden Park where Santa’s Workshop will be happening from 11 am until 7 pm, concluding with the Holiday Tree Lighting. Handmade/ Homemade crafts, food, and fun for the entire family with entertainment provided by the band, Critical Mass.  Santa will be on hand with treats and will be available for photos!!

JUDGING: All judging of entries will be done at the reviewing stand located in front of Nan’s Book Store. The Judges decisions are final. Please ensure a representative from your entry will be at the awards ceremony.

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Awards will be announced and presented between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue.