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With grace and beauty

Miss America is a highlight this year. Fireworks display will be longer.

July 01, 2009|By Candice Baker

The grand marshals will be: Tim Alvarez, Anna Capocciama, Jack Clapp, Jeanette Clapp, Cliff Clemens, Delbert Corker, Betty Dillon, Juan Dillon, Don Goode, Ferogene Goode, Roy Graser, Nadine Hanson, Bill Harbison, Roger Hosmer, Arline Howard, Billie Kennedy, Bill Kettler, Marge Kettler, Virginia Lauer, Harlo LeBard, Annabelle McNeil, Russ Paxson, Francis Rathburn, Rosemary Robinson, Sam Robinson, John Rohrig, Ellen Trabant, Jack Weide, Jane Wells, Richard White, Gene Whitfield, Shirley Worthy and Ray Vidal.

Longtime resident Lucille Brewster, who died recently, also was a designee.

T-34 military training aircraft, UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and the Huntington Beach Police Helicopter Unit will make special flyover appearances during the parade.

Another entry of note is the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, which travels more than 12,000 miles each summer making appearances.


But there’s far more to the weekend than just the parade.

An annual festival will run Friday to Sunday.

Kicking off early Saturday morning will be the annual Surf City 5K Run and Fitness Expo, beginning at 7 a.m.; various events include the Residents Run and the Kids Run. Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton, and Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza, will award medals to each child who crosses the finish line during the Kids Run.

The annual event benefits the Huntington Beach Jr. Lifeguard program. For more information, visit

And to view this year’s half-hour-long fireworks show at 9 p.m. Saturday, pull up a beach chair anywhere along the eight miles of coastline; the show, which will include more than 1,300 fireworks shells, will be visible from the entire beach.

Fourth of July Events


Pier Plaza Festival

 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier


Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo

 6 a.m., 17th Street at Main Street

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

 6 to 9:30 a.m., Lake Park, 11th Street at Main Street

Live music featuring Sally’s Gap and the Dirty Dix Rock And Roll Circus

 9 a.m., Gallagher’s, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy.

105th Annual Fourth of July Parade

 10 a.m., Begins at Eighth Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Turns north on Main Street and ends at Yorktown Avenue.

Pier Plaza Festival

 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier

Main Street Family Fun Activities

 1 to 7 p.m., Main Street at Pacific Coast Highway

Live Music Featuring Stone Soul

 4 to 6 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier

Live Music Featuring the Golden West Pops

 7 to 8:30 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier

Fireworks over the Ocean

 9 to 9:30 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier


Pier Plaza Festival

 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier

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