Coronado’s Independence Day Parade returns triumphantly on Saturday

Coronado, California-The annual Coronado Independence Day parade returned in a spectacular way on Saturday morning after last year’s performance was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers expect a record turnout for the parade. The parade will start at 10 am and will be held along Orange Avenue from First Street to Churchill Square. Coronado’s weekend celebrations are planned to be held throughout the weekend, with a firework show and a Navy Leapfrog show on Sunday.

“Everyone is very excited about the celebrations, parades and fireworks, because nothing happened last year (at the time),” said Benny Castillo, the front desk manager of the El Cordova Hotel on Orange Avenue.

Todd Tanghe, president of the non-profit organization Coronado on July 4, said that this year’s parade is likely to be the largest parade in their history.

“We actually have 109 entries,” Tang He said, “more than in 2018 and 2019.”

At El Cordova Hotel, all rooms have been booked for holiday weekends. Compared with last year, this is a good change for Castillo.

“We are in the hotel industry, and no one was hospitable last year,” he said. “So, it’s good. It’s fun to talk to people again and be part of something.”



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