Proud Past, Future Force at the Center of Silicon Valley
SANTA CLARA PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Watch our first Virtual 2020 Santa Clara Parade of Champions
Honoring our Community and Front Lines Heroes right here on our website, YouTube or FB Page 24/7 or Watch until 11/15 Daily at 2pm on Channel 15/99 AT&T U-Verse
Welcome to our Community
The Santa Clara Parade of Champions (SCPOC) has been a time-honored legacy in Santa Clara since 1945. Generations of Santa Clarans have never forgotten the memories and sense of community that the parade reinforced year after year. Our 501c3 Non profit organization of grass roots volunteers are grateful to our Champions for the generous support in bringing back our beloved 52-year-old parade after a 24 year hiatus--we made history together!
In 2019 we had 10K in attendance and over 2K in the parade. There were amazing custom floats and 20ft Balloons, marching bands from around the Bay Area, WWII Veterans, Rosie the Riveter, Blue Star Moms, professional and youth sports and community groups, cultural, civic and business leaders. Even our Grand Marshals have deep roots in Santa Clara--Champions like Brandi Chastain, Jerry Smith, Carney Lansford, and Paul Rosa all came out in support of our historic return.
Clearly this year, COVID-19 has changed how we gather and interact. No one expected 2020 to be a year of Pandemic. We are grateful to you, our kind and generous community, and thankful you are safe and healthy. There are so many heroes to celebrate this year and that is why we were determined to do that Virtually!
We are thankful for the support of the
City of Santa Clara in rebroadcasting
our 2020 Virtual Parade!!
City event, program and public service announcements appear daily on
Comcast cable channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 99.
We are thankful for our sponsors
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2020 Virtual Parade
Thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciated all the virtual festivities. Your Video Submissions were one of a kind and amazing. You made History by participating in our first ever Santa Clara Parade of Champions Virtual Parade! We will always have this video to look back on how we got through together in 2020.
A little out of the norm, but you took on the challenge and fun! We loved all your pictures, videos and community messages! Watch the Grand video showing Santa Clara your Community Spirit here anytime.
2020 Yard Decorating Contest
Thank you for showing off your community spirit with your best creative display, you inspired the neighborhood by honoring our first responders and essential workers. Proud of how you incorporated our 2020 Parade theme America's Heroes into your design.
The purpose of decorating was to unleash your creativity, celebrate community and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors--You did all of that!
A Platform for Doing Good
Since 1945, the SCPOC has brought Santa Clarans together to showcase their Champions from Sports, Civic and Business leaders, Culture and Arts, to Entertainment and now Tech. The entire city would gather in its Historic Downtown (founded in 1852) to celebrate their heritage, community spirit, and pride every year. It has been one of the longest-running unifying events in the history of Santa Clara. Lifelong Memories were made, and community bonds strengthened for generations to follow.
Santa Clara Parade of Champions returns to its historic downtown center again, and the celebration continues with Custom Floats and Helium Balloons where Art meets Technology, School Marching Bands, Drill and Cheerleading teams, STEAM and Robotic Clubs, Little League Champs, Girl and Boy Scouts, Veterans and ROTC, Dance/Gymnastics Schools, Aquamaids, Olympians and the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard. The list is long because Santa Clara historically has always attracted diversity—then and now. We are the center of Silicon Valley.