Create a Parade Theme: Make It Snappy

Skydivers kick off the Palisades Fourth of July Parade: A theme is needed.
Photo: Tom Hofer

Parade Theme Deadline Is April 6

This will be the 71st annual Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade, and PAPA (Palisades Americanism Parade Association) is once again asking residents to submit a memorable parade theme.

As everyone knows, a great slogan or catchphrase helps people remember and identify with a product or cause. For example: McDonalds “I’m Lovin’ It” or Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes “They’re GR-R-R-reat!” or Kit Kat “Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat” or Skittles “Taste the Rainbow.”

It’s your turn. Come up with a catchy, but short theme (no more than six words). Each person may submit a maximum of two entries.

Last year’s winner, submitted by Brendan Serapiglia, was “Palisades Parade–70 Years of Cheers!”

In addition to a story about the winner in the official parade program, he or she will ride atop a Station 69 fire truck in the parade, joined by family and friends.

Serapiglia said that after the article appeared, people came up and congratulated him. “I’m a local celebrity! Everyone thought the theme was great and I think the article and theme has generated a big feel good factor amongst everyone I know.”

It’s your turn to be a local celebrity and come up with a theme to kick off this year’s Fourth of July in Pacific Palisades.

Visit: Go to the theme button and submit by noon on Saturday, April 6, or email themes to


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One Response to Create a Parade Theme: Make It Snappy

  1. The link to submit suggestions is:

    People have been asked to submit no more than 2 suggestions and to limit the theme/slogan to no more than 6 words.

    Contact numbers are also requested in the form in order for the Committee to be able to contact the winner in mid-April.

    Thanks to all.

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