The Mother Goose Parade is the largest parade in San Diego County and the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Each year, the parade attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of El Cajon, California to view the parade for free on the
“Sunday before Thanksgiving”.
Thousands of volunteers from every walk of life, age and ethnic group work and prepare all year to bring this tradition alive.
Well over 100 colorful and exciting parade entries come from a variety of cities throughout the United States to share in the excitement that is part of the Mother Goose Parade. Each year we are proud to present a line-up of spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus. Every parade entry is specially selected to bring enjoyment to children and adults alike.
Be a part of this wonderful tradition by reviewing the qualifications to enter and then completing a participant application. You and your group, business, organization or church can be seen and enjoyed by a multitude of people by entering a float, marching band, special unit or other entry. It’s an opportunity for you and your efforts to be appreciated on this special parade day.
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Well another year’s parade went off successfully! Thank you very much to everyone who volunteered countless hours to make this a success!! We definitly can not do it without you! Thank you to the community for showing up to support and enjoy the parade year after year!! Happy Holidays Our web site is being worked on as we speak. Keep our site Going with new improvements please donate today..read more
November 18 – 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade! The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of East Main Street and Magnolia Avenue, continuing eastbound on East Main to Second Street. Enjoy marching bands, local dignitaries and parade floats! Visit www.themothergooseparade.com for more information. Source -read more
On November 18, the 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade, the largest parade in San Diego County, brings crowds of spectators to the city streets of El Cajon. The parade kicks-off the winter holiday season and features whimsical floats, clowns, bands, equestrians and celebrity appearances. Sourceread more
Dear Car Enthusiasts, My name is Tiffany Patterson, I am on the bored of directors for the Mother Goose Parade. I am writing to you as the labeled contact for car clubs in San Diego County. I am writing you to invite your club or individual cars to participate in the 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade held in El Cajon, Ca. This year marks the 100th year of El Cajon as a city, and we have selected to honor our host city. We are looking for Vehicles to be part of our decades from 1910 to present day. The parade always takes place on the Sunday...read more