Founders Day Community Parade

2018 Parade Information                                        

Join us as our colorful Community Parade makes its way from Day Creek and Foothill Blvds. to the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter. Line the streets to cheer on your favorite group or float. Parade concludes with an awards presentation.                                                                                                                                                                


  • Date: Saturday, November 10th
  • Theme: Music for the Generations - The Soundtrack of Our Lives                               
  • Parade Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (rain or shine)                                                              
  • Location: Foothill Crossings Center - corner of Day Creek and Foothill Blvds. (view a map here)

Parade Entry Applications

Non-profits and schools enter for FREE. $50 entry fee for all commercial businesses.  Applications must be received by October 1st.  Parade organizers will approve applicants.  Notification of acceptance will be emailed. This year's theme is Music for the Generations - The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Thank you to our Sponsors


For More Information

General Inquiries and Event Hotline
Special Events Hotline
(909) 919-2658
Sponsorship Opportunities
Arlene Pangan
Community Services Specialist
Tel: (909) 774-2201   


2017 Parade Award Winners

The Founders Award

Awarded to the group that displays the most outstanding entry based on theme, spirit, and participation.
Urban Edge Dance Co. (entry #68)

Best Representation of Theme

Awarded to the top three entries that best exemplify the parade theme, "40 Years of Hometown Heroes - Honoring Our Veterans and Local Heroes".
1st - American Legion Post 835 (entry #4)
2nd - Daisy Troop 4974 (entry #35)
3rd - Alta Loma Dance Academy (#entry 27)

Most Spirited

Awarded to the top three entries that display great excitement and commUNITY spirit.
1st - Caryn Cougar Chorus (entry #64)
2nd - Rancho Cucamonga Marching Cougars (entry #45)
3rd - Etiwanda Intermediate School Drumline (entry #57)

Best Overall Float

5 Alarm Fire Engine/AYSO Region 65 Youth Soccer (entries #65/66)

Most Participation

Etiwanda High School Marching Eagle Regiment (entry #30)

The City of Rancho Cucamonga extends our sincerest thanks to community members and visitors who attended the 2017 Founders Day Community Parade. We all enjoyed a variety of close to 90 entries that included school groups, marching bands, Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups, equestrian units, decorated floats and many more as we "Honored Our Veterans and Local Heroes"!

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