Parade begins at 10 AM
Parade Route Updates
Parade Staging area closes at 7:00 AM and the Parade Route closes to traffic to 9:00 AM.
2016 National Anthem Singer
Cathryn Flores is a native of Fremont and will be a Junior at Irvington High School. She is also a pitcher for Irvington's Varsity softball team. Cathryn has been a cast member in local musical theater and has won singing competitions in various categories including musical theater, pop and classical. In 2012, she won first place in the Jr. Division of Fremont's Got Talent Competition and has been an opening performer for the City of Fremont's Summer Concert Series. She plays piano, guitar and ukelele. She's had the privilege of singing the National Anthem for the California State Rodeo and the San Jose Giants.
Cathryn loves animals, spending time with friends and family, going to movies, concerts and baseball games.
2016 Parade Grand Marshall - Candlighters
Candle Lighters is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for non-profit groups and community-based projects in the Tri-City Community. (Fremont, Newark & Union City). They consider themselves a service and a social organization and raise money solely through their annual Ghost House. Open during the last two weeks of October and based in a historical 19th century Carriage House, the Ghost House is a wonderful family-oriented event for all ages! 2016 is will be their 48th year!
2016 Parade Judges
Born in San Jose raised in Niles and Centerville, her Mother's family owns Joe's Corner building in Niles and Dad's family had a dairy where Tesla is now located. She attended Norris, Vallejo Mill and Niles Elementary, Centerville Jr High and graduated Washington High. Grad of Ohlone and Cal State Hayward. She has worked as an Elementary School teacher but is currently the Office Manager for Mozzetti Trucking Inc. MTI which is celebrating 70 years of continuing business in Fremont. She has served 17 years on Fremont Planning Commission and is active in Centerville Business and Community Association and Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne and Sue Brask / Brask House Concerts
Wayne and Sue have hosted BraskConcerts live music at Mission Coffee for over 10 years and have hosted many fund raising music events including arranging music for the 2015 Olive Festival! Wayne is a 3rd generation "Fremontier" (Centerville) and community involvement goes back to his Grandparents Arnt and Petra Gronley who were in various civic organizations ,so it is sort of in his blood. We are both 1963 Grads of Washington HIgh School and are glad to help with judging and promoting the 4th of July Parade.