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Image of the flyer for the Raymond Parade.
Rain or shine, this annual parade promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. We'll see you there!

35th Annual Raymond Parade Coming This Weekend

RAYMOND — The 35th Annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, will be held this weekend starting at high noon at the Raymond Museum. Come have a great time as you see the historic town and participate in an afternoon raffle to help support local scholarships.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will start at high noon.

Image of the Coarsegold Rodeo Ambassadors.

The Coarsegold Rodeo Ambassadors.

As always, the roads will be closed during the parade and opened right afterwards. So organizers recommend get to the parade early to get a good seat!

The announcement ceremony will be held across from the museum.

For more parade info please call 559-689-3623.

There will be a raffle held at 3 p.m. at the Raymond Museum with granite items, gift certificates, and much more! Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Image of an antique postcard of a parade grand marshall.
All Roads Lead to Raymond

From 1886 to 1907 most travelers to Yosemite used the railroad, stagecoach, wagons, and horseback to arrive in Raymond, the terminus of the Southern Pacific railway and then continued by stage or horseback to Wawona. In Raymond’s heyday, the local granite quarry provided Sierra White, the densest white granite in the United States, to growing San Francisco and Los Angeles, anchored a prospering ranching culture and provided goods and services for the ever increasing gold mines. From grubstakers to homesteaders, from Calvary Colonel to a U.S. President, all passed on the roads leading to Raymond.

Raymond Museum
31956 Road 608
Raymond, CA 93653

To learn about other upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar!

Image of the flyer for the Raymond Parade.

Check out this short video of last year’s Raymond Parade by Blaine’s Travels!

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