Mother Goose Parade to Return in 2023

2022 Event Canceled - Annual Holiday Tradition to Return Bigger and Better Next Year

EL CAJON, Calif. – (October 28, 2022) – Organizers of one of San Diego County’s longest-running and most beloved holiday events have announced the unfortunate cancellation of the 2022 event but pledge that the annual tradition will be back bigger and better than ever in 2023. Originally scheduled for November 20 in the heart of downtown El Cajon, the Mother Goose Parade Association today announced their difficult decision to not proceed with this year’s event.

“Due to unprecedented staffing, logistics and supply chain challenges, we are unable to deliver the high quality parade experience and event our community has come to expect and deserve,” announced the Mother Goose Parade Association. “We are committed to following the high standards of entertainment and joy that the Mother Goose Parade has brought to tens of thousands of families and residents over the decades; we did not want to produce an event that was anything less than outstanding.”

Originally produced in 1947, the Mother Goose Parade is San Diego County’s largest parade and has become an annual staple for generations. Traditionally held the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the parade is filled with floats, bands, equestrian performers, helium and static balloons and is one of the largest community parades west of the Mississippi. The parade association thanks its supporters – “We can’t thank all of our fans, supporters, sponsors, and community champions enough for their unending support of the Mother Goose Parade and we are thrilled to start building excitement for the 2023 event!”

In addition to the parade, the Mother Goose Parade Association operates as a non-profit charity organization all year round and sponsors a number of events, programs and community endeavors. Learn more and view the 2020 and 2021 virtual parades, photos and videos of previous year parades at