Proud Past, Future Force at the Center of Silicon Valley
SANTA CLARA PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
New on October 10, 2020 our first
Santa Clara "Virtual" Parade of Champions
and America's Heroes Community Contest
to Honor our Front Lines
Deadline to Sign up is September 26, 2020
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 are going to celebrate with you all Virtually!
Even Sharkie's excited!!!
2020 Virtual Parade has arrived!
We invite you to celebrate with us! Join the festivities by submitting your entries for the first ever Santa Clara Parade of Champions Virtual Parade!
A little out of the norm, but we invite you to submit pictures, videos and information about your virtual parade which we will then post in a grand video showing Santa Clara Community Spirit!
2020 Yard Decorating Contest
Show off your community spirit with your best creative display, inspire the neighborhood or district, honor our first responders and essential workers or go wild with your own ideas incorporating our 2020 Parade theme America's Heroes.
The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity, celebrate community and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors
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.
(We are hopeful that our parade will return to normal production in 2021. If able, we will post updates as soon as we are able.)
The Official Parade Route of the Santa Clara Parade of Champions will run through the beautiful Old Quad neighborhood in our historic Santa Clara downtown district.
The Grand Stand and VIP bleachers are traditionally located on Monroe street. Tickets for the VIP bleachers and reception are included with the sponsorships. See our variety of Sponsorship packages page for details. We have Early Bird Perks for 2021 Sponsors that will get you a guest spot in the SC Virtual Parade of Champions on October 10, 2020.