Santa Clara Parade of Champions Returns Tomorrow

By Robert Haugh

The Santa Clara Parade of Champions will return to historic downtown tomorrow, October 7, 2023.

See marching bands, musical groups, community organizations, the Santa Clara Fire Department, and more.

The parade is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festivities start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

Here’s the route map:

The grand marshals of the 2023 Santa Clara Parade of Champions are:

  • Donna de Varona, Olympic gold medalist swimmer and Santa Clara native
  • Krazy George Henderson, iconic cheerleader for the San Jose Earthquakes
  • Great America’s Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown

The grand marshals were selected by the Santa Clara Parade of Champions Committee to honor individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the community or who have inspired others with their achievements.

The Parade’s Honored Guests are:

Head Coach Chris Carver of Artistic Swim (formerly Aquamaids) and SCPAL Chief Umpire Rudy Vera (for 50 years of service)

Mission City residents are encouraged to bike, walk, or take a rideshare to the event.

The parade will air on Santa Clara City Television (Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) through November.

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