The two-hour parade kicked off at 10 a.m. off Pacific Coast Highway and 9th Street. It then proceeded up Main Street through the downtown and residential areas, ending just past Yorktown.
Eyewitness News broadcasted the event live on ABC7 with David Ono and Coleen Sullivan as this year's hosts. Reporters Elex Michaelson and Greg Lee joined parade participants and showed off their dance moves.
Thousands of revelers gathered early along PCH to celebrate Independence Day. Many families camped out overnight for the big event.
Through traffic on PCH was detoured at Goldenwest and Beach Boulevard up to Garfield Avenue, and should be fully open to traffic no later than 2 p.m.
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