The 2016 Mother Goose Parade

The 70th annual Mother Goose Parade
is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Parade begins at 1 PM.

Countdown to Parade








The Mother Goose Parade features the following international entries:

  • Bands & Drill Units
  • Floats
  • Clowns
  • Equestrian
  • Queen’s Contest
  • Dignitaries*
  • Special Units**

* Radio, television personalities and local elected officials.
** Any entry not included in the above categories.

For rules, qualifications and information on how to join the 2016 Mother Goose Parade, please visit the sections titled above that describe your interest.

Download, print and mail your completed application. Submission of an application does not automatically qualify you and/or your group to be a participant in the parade. All entries will be evaluated for consideration and a letter will be mailed informing you of our decision.

Consent and Release forms, to be submitted with your application, are available using the following link:


“One day I am going to be in the El Cajon Mother Goose Parade, just like my Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle and Aunt.

We are very lucky to live in a city that cares so much for the children in the community.”

3rd grader at Flying Hills School