Frequently Asked Questions
What day and time does the SCPOC festivities start?
What is the Parade Route and time of road closure?
What about seating?
Seating is not provided, please bring your own chair to sit along the route.
There is bleacher seating is located on Monroe Street in the Windmere Parking lot across from the Main Event Stage area. Seating is reserved for Event Sponsors and their families. Available seating can be purchased HERE.
For more information please email Parade President Ana Vargas-Smith: email@example.com.
Do you have a schedule of events?
Yes! Please view the event program and schedule of events HERE. In general, the following event day programming includes:
Farmer's Market on Jackson Street with fun street food – from falafels to pastry!
Homestead Community Village with booths ran by our community with a Kid Zone, Artisans, local nonprofits. Find out more HERE.
Local stores, dining, and businesses in the Franklin Square from Lafayette to Lincoln Street will be open for you.
10:30 am Opening Ceremonies--Nation Anthem
11 am Parade Kick-off
11 am to 1 pm Santa Clara Parade of Champions
Immediately following the Parade, join us from 1:30 to 5 pm for "Salsa on the Square"!
What is the Homestead Community Village and how do I participate?
The Homestead Community Village is a community based event that showcases many of the small businesses and nonprofits that make our community so great.
There will be Kid zone, local artisans, nonprofits, and much more. To learn more and find out how to participate, click HERE.
If you are a Participant in the village and have booth questions please contact:
Ana Vargas-Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patti Allmon (email@example.com)
Karen Ardizzone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where is the VIP and Handicap/ADA Parking located?
ADA and VIP parking will be located at Mission City Federal Credit Union located at 1391 Franklin St., Santa Clara, CA. Please show your Handicap Sticker or VIP Parking Pass to Enter.
Where can I park?
Public Parking is readily available as is street parking outside the Parade Route zone.
Santa Clara University is offering free parking at their North Parking Garage (1063 Alviso Street off Benton Street) for Saturday, 10/09 with the following restrictions:
- FREE PARKING UNTIL 1 PM. After 1pm, we ask that any vehicles associated with the parade please leave safely.
- Parade Parking is reserved for the FIRST 3 FLOORS of the garage ONLY.
- Following the Parade, community is asked to exit back through the garage to The Alameda, Franklin, Sherman, Palm and onto El Camino Real.
How do I become a Parade participant?
If you are interested in participating in the Parade, you may enter HERE.
How do I volunteer?
The Parade and associated events cannot happen without the tireless efforts of our great volunteers. To find out more, click HERE.