Flat Fender Friends club president Dennis Beebe announced that despite Solvang's annual fireworks show and 4th of July parade being canceled, the military Jeep club will hold an unofficial Independence Day parade this Saturday.
"Even though Solvang was unable to obtain a permit for the 4th of July parade because of health restrictions due to the virus — there will be a parade," Beebe said.
Solvang's "unofficial parade" will take place this Saturday at 11 a.m., featuring a small group of Flat Fender club Jeeps and other military vehicles, as well as local guests the Ford Model A car club.
Taking the "usual parade route", Beebe says the patriotic show will roll through Solvang's town center at Copenhagen Drive, which will be opened to parade entrants for day access.
The convoy will then proceed through the towns of Santa Ynez, Buellton and Los Olivos before returning to Copenhagen Drive to park for public display.
Crowds lined the streets of Solvang Tuesday as equestrians, marching bands, floats, and of course, grand marshal and WWII veteran Jim Kunkle, …
Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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