Parade of Champions

Parade of Champions

A time-honored legacy in Santa Clara since 1945, the chamber is proud to sponsor the inaugural 2020 Santa Clara Virtual Parade and Yard Decorating Contest. The parade has a long history in our community. It ran for over 50 years before the founders eventually retired. Then in 2019, a grassroots effort by Santa Clara locals led to the creation of a charitable 501c3 nonprofit, now called the Santa Clara Parade of Champions (SCPOC), and the dream was revived. 

Every year, the parade features the best of Santa Clara and showcases city champions, including veterans, the mayor, and city council, as well as civic and community leaders. In the past, floats and vintage convertibles have features local businesses, equestrians, gold medal winners, youth sports and clubs, bands, and so much more. In 2019, over 10,000 people attended the parade!

This year, COVID-19 changed the landscape for in-person events and SCPOC safely pivoted to a hopefully, one-time virtual event. You can join the festivities by registering and submitting a video entry or creating your own display to salute first responders and essential workers.

Tune in to watch online on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11am. We hope to see you all there, virtually!

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