Burbank on Parade has evolved into a huge all day affair called “Burbank on Parade and Family Festival.” The theme for the 35th annual parade is “Celebrating Our Heroes!” There will be plenty to do before and after the bands, floats, and equestrian units roll down Olive Avenue. “We’re making it a whole day of family activities,” said festival chair, Ross Benson, in a news release. “There will be things to do for all ages from young kids to seniors and music everyone will enjoy.”
Here’s a list of just some of the events.
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast in the Burbank Unified School District Office parking lot at West Olive Avenue and South Parish Place. The BHS-JBHS Alumni Association is hosting the event. “They will be serving fresh buttermilk pancakes made from the Barron’s Family Restaurant’s original recipe! Your breakfast comes with sausage links, coffee, and orange juice for $8 per plate,” according to BUSD Public Information Officer, Kimberley Clark. All the proceeds reportedly go towards scholarships for graduating seniors at Burbank High and John Burroughs High.
7:30 a.m. — Burbank on Parade one mile “Hero Fun Run and Walk.” Begins at the corner of North Keystone Street and West Olive Avenue. Details here. The free event is organized by Fleet Feet Sports Burbank.
11 a.m. — Burbank on Parade kicks off . The parade will travel east on Olive Avenue from North Keystone Street to North Lomita Street. More details here
After the parade — A car show, street dancing to classic rock by “Paper Rain,” and a number of food trucks on hand including Mandoline Grill, Monster Tacos, Cousins Main Lobster and Rockin Ice.