The annual Hacienda Heights Fourth of July parade begins at 9 a.m. and runs along Stimson Avenue, beginning near Colima Road and ending at Steinmetz Park.
The parade is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hacienda Heights and organized by an all-volunteer committee of Kiwanis members and community volunteers.
The parade, which began in 1988, includes bands, floats, equestrian units, drill teams, church and school groups and several dignitaries. Entries come from many neighboring communities.
The parade also features a Fourth of July Queen and her court. This year’s Miss Fourth of July is Leslie Alvarado. She will ride down the parade route with her court Jennifer Ly and Elizabeth Choong.
The parade grand marshal is Dickie Simmons, field deputy for Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe. Simmons serves Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar and La Habra Heights.
Post-parade activities, which take place at Steinmetz Park, include special ceremonies and the awarding of trophies for the best parade entries. Local organizations host booths at this event.