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January 17, 2022

Watsonville announces Independence Day celebrations

The city of Watsonville will celebrate the Fourth of July with the Spirit of Watsonville Neighborhood Parade, a Mayor’s Bike Ride and a Red, White and Blue Concert, organizers announced Tuesday.

In the Spirit of Watsonville Neighborhood Parade, residents and businesses between July 1-4 will decorate their homes for the Fourth of July. To see the participating places, visit

On Independence Day, Mayor Jimmy Dutra, Bike Santa Cruz County, the Friends of Watsonville Parks and Community Services and Santa Cruz METRO will host a bike ride. The journey starts in the alleyway between the 2nd Street Parking Garage and the Post Office at 12:45pm.

One of the Metro’s new electric buses will lead the way.

Don’t want to ride a bike? Hop on the bus and join in on the fun. People are asked to show up at noon, if they’d like to help decorate the bus and their bike. The city will have prizes for the most spirited adults and young people.

Finally, at 2pm on Independence Day, the Watsonville Band will hold the Red, White and Blue Concert at the City Plaza. The band will march from Watsonville High School before their concert.

For information, visit


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