Antioch July 4th Parade Is A Go

By Allen Payton, Publisher

As of this week, the parade in Antioch, to celebrate America’s 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, is on, according to event coordinator and Antioch School Board Trustee Walter Ruehlig.

Walter and I have been working on bringing the event to fruition over the past several weeks. While the fireworks couldn’t happen, again, this year, due to a cost of approximately $80,000, the good news is the Antioch Independence Day Parade will happen on Monday, July 4th. 

Details are still being worked out and some funds will have to be raised (only a few thousand dollars), but the Antioch Chamber of Commerce has allowed the use of their Antioch Community Foundation for tax-deductible donations to pay for the costs, and the route along 2nd Street, in historic downtown Rivertown has been selected, beginning at 10 a.m.

Any individual or organization wishing to march please notify Walter at for an application which he will e-mail or send  by mail. The application is also posted for downloading on line on this site and at Put it on your calendar and be sure to join us in celebrating our nation’s freedoms!

If you’d like to contribute, please make your check payable to “Antioch Community Foundation” and put “July 4th Parade” in the memo area, and mail it c/o Antioch Herald to P.O. Box 4672, Antioch, CA 94531 or bring it to the ECC Bank branch at 1411 A Street, and they’ll deposit it for you. Be sure to email or mail us a copy of the top of your check for your and our records.

Sponsors of $25 or more will be listed on this site and given special recognition in the July issue print edition of the Herald.

This is a community effort and we need your support and participation to make it a success.  Visit our Facebook page at or for any questions, please email at or

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Color Guard 2011 Antioch Veterans Day Parade

One Comment to “Antioch July 4th Parade Is A Go”

  1. Novena says:

    Amen. Freedom!!! Thank You Jesus!

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