A patriotic parade marches through Downtown Stockton:

The Fourth of July event drew more than 80 entries

A clear morning sun welcomed the Fourth of July holiday to Stockton, making it a great day for a parade.

The Stockton Independence Day event, which first took place 159 years ago, made it’s way through part of downtown on July 4. The parade had more than 80 entries and featured floats, boats, politicians, marching drum and bugle corps, veterans groups and first responders.

After the morning parade, a a Fourth of July Fest was held at Weber Point Events Center.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard makes their way past Empresso Coffee House while being applauded by nearby crowds. (JOSHUA BREWER/CONTRIBUTOR)
A little girl on the Ed Stewart American Legion Post N. 803 float waves to the cheering crowd viewing the parade. (JOSHUA BREWER/CONTRIBUTOR)
The start of the 2022 Stockton Fourth of July Parade on El Dorado Street. (VIDEO BY SCOTT LINESBURGH)
Bill & Laura Smith of the California Delta Chamber make their way through the parade on a decorated Ford pickup truck towing a boat. (JOSHUA BREWER/CONTRIBUTOR) 
Tuleburgh Chapter No. 69 ECV, acknowledges the crowd while the parade progresses down North Center Street. (JOSHUA BREWER / CONTRIBUTOR)
Ninety-six-year-old World War II veteran Frank Wright (seated far left) and fellow Marine Mireya Alvarado ride behind the Stockton Marine Corps Club banner carried by Ysabella Aguirre and Angelina Garcia. (SCOTT LINESBURGH/STOCKTONIA)

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