All about El Cajon’s Mother Goose Parade

The Mother Goose Parade is one of the most awaited annual events held in El Cajon. It is usually celebrated during the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving Day in November. The colors, the spectacle, and the fun makes for a worthwhile event to be witnessed by locals and tourists alike. More About El Cajon

Year after year thousands attend and witness this event.

The official website of the Mother Goose Parade Association described the annual event as a social gathering that enhances community ties, and fosters value for education and personal growth among El Cajon locals. Tourist Attractions in El Cajon


All about El Cajon’s Mother Goose Parade

The Mother Goose Parade is an annual event in El Cajon that is much awaited by local families and visitors alike. (Photo Credits)

“Rich in history, character and entertainment, the MGP has delighted children of all ages for over six decades. Scheduled every year on the “Sunday before Thanksgiving”, the event heralds the beginning of the holiday season. Participants that are accepted into the parade are encouraged to educate the general public with their entry by depicting the promotion of arts, culture, heritage or science, advancement of human rights, literacy and education, religion, community development, environment protection or improvement – going “green”, animal welfare, or public safety, which makes this a unique educational parade for all walks of life. Those depictions can be relayed through, but not limited to, stunning floats, giant balloons, colorful clowns, marching bands, marching and/or heritage dancing of different ethnic groups, and special units. This parade has something for all families.”

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Much-Awaited Event

The San Diego Tourism Authority has dubbed the event as a yearly kick-off celebration towards the holidays. It is arguably something one should never miss when in San Diego.

“The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians. The largest parade in San Diego County is also the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Each year, the Mother Goose Parade attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of El Cajon. More than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries come from around the United States to share in the excitement that is the Mother Goose Parade. The parade entries include spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.”

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 Santa Claus in the Parade of El Cajon

The Official website of the City of El Cajon also posted information on the Mother Goose Parade saying that the parade journeys through Main Street. They also mentioned that locals can either volunteer or become a sponsor in the event. Must Try Coffee Shops in El Cajon

“he Annual Mother Goose Parade, is held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The parade includes colorful and exciting parade entries, such as floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, clowns, eloquent equestrians, special guests, and of course Santa Claus at the end of the parade. The parade route travels down Main Street. A tree lighting follows at dusk on Main and Magnolia.”

Check out the usual parade route here.

The Mother Goose Parade is indeed an exciting annual event that people in El Cajon and San Diego look forward to year after year.

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