8th Annual Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade Carnival & Music Festival

Parade Day is here!  Our community will kick off the celebration this Monday, May 29, 2017, starting with the PARADE! We have floats walking and riding through town in honor of this patriotic holiday, celebrating our community and our country.

Returning this year are the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association Color Guard, Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the San Mateo Marching Band, the Burlingame High School Band, the Los Trancos Marching Band, our schools, our dignitaries, community services organizations and so much more. See below for larger list.

PARADE starts at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, line up beginning at 9:30 a.m. The route goes straight up Floribunda, left on Eucalyptus, finishing at North Hillsborough Elementary School. Anthony Ranii, for his third year, will be the parade announcer at the Floribunda circle and Larry Raffo is our announcer at North School, for his 8th year in a row!

At Crocker School the CARNIVAL has an early start at 10:00 a.m.  The Observance Ceremony will be right after the end of the parade, at approximately 11:45 a.m. The MUSIC FESTIVAL will begin immediately after that, at 12:00ish.  

Line up is at Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. All float participants will be receiving line up information the week before the parade. To view the parade map click here (Floribunda will be closed starting at 10:15am).

Games, crafts, petting zoo, and dunk tank are all part of the fun again this year! 

The Petting Zoo will include miniature animals, and other treats. 

Hand stamps will be available, no more tickets: Crafts and Game is $10; Pony Rides and Petting Zoo is $10;  Dunk Tank is 3 balls for $5. Books will be the prizes on your way out!

Bring your picnic blanket!  Food trucks this year include Speedy Panini, Sam’s Chowder House, Flamin’ Dog, Tacos Peralta and back for their second time is Sajj Street Eats. We will also have ice cream service. 

The line up is ready!  Come and enjoy so much local talent!!!!

  • More Fatter
  • William Lipton                          
  • Broadway By The Bay              
  • Logan & Ellery                         
  • Abhaya                                    
  • DreamSpirit                              
  • Liam Pierce                                          
  • Annie Lester                             
  • Harini                                       
  • The Wind Cries Larry                 
  • Maxine Marcus                         
  • Fade Aways                                         
  • Gray                                                    
  • Charge

The Town continues to collect items for our adopted military troop that is currently deployed in Afghanistan.  

West School has organized another Treats for Troops drive!  Under the leadership of 4th grader Rohan Dalal, items for the troops are being requested to be dropped off at the Crocker field, near the gym, after the parade. Here is the desired list of treats:

Click here for suggested items 

In addition at Town Hall, donations will be accepted for donuts, bagels and coffee that will be available during Parade line up time.  All money collected goes to cover shipping. Come by the table, enjoy a coffee and a donut and sign the banner with some good wishes for our troops!

Plan to park at the Crocker black top and take the (free) Cable Car Shuttle to Town Hall.   The shuttle will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with pick up at the Crocker School and North School entrances.  Drop off at Town Hall. The shuttle will start up again after the parade, picking up at North and Crocker entrances and dropping off again at Town Hall.  The shuttle will end at 1:00 p.m. Please do not park on the parade route. See Parade Map above.

Partial list of Parade Participants:
  • Captain Jackson Schultz
  • Honored Veterans
  • Girl Scout Troops                                             
  • Boy Scout Troops                                             
  • San Mateo County Horsemen's Association      
  • San Mateo High School Marching Band
  • Burlingame High School Marching Band                    
  • Los Trancos Marching Band                             
  • Wells Fargo Stagecoach                                  
  • Life Moves (formerly known as Inn Vision Shelter Network)                                       
  • North, South and West Elementary Schools    
  • North, South and West School Preschools                
  • Hillsborough Police                 
  • Central County Fire Department
  • Concours d’Elegance cars
  • Fabulous vehicles
  • HBF
  • HSF
  • HNN
  • APG
  • CASA
  • Recology
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Samaritan House
  • Peninsula Family Service
  • Hillsborough Girls Chorus
  • Hillsborough Little League
  • COY and CCA                  
  • Hillsborough School Board Trustees
  • Hillsborough Town Councilmembers
  • Former Mayors
  • Hillsborough Town Staff Members
  • Restored vintage Police cars               


  • PARADE  starts at 10:30 a.m. (line up starts at 9:30)The parade ends at North School and festivities will be up at the Crocker field.
  • CARNIVAL early start at 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • MUSIC FESTIVAL 12:00 p.m. -  2:30ish
For questions of comments, please email parade@hillsborough.net.
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