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A Family-Friendly Community Celebration of Fun and Patriotism
on July 4 Every Year!
Our 2019 Grand Marshal
Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. He is also a four-term gubernatorial appointee on the California Transportation Commission.
Known throughout the region as a consensus builder, Guardino has championed a number of successful ballot measures, primarily in the areas of transportation and housing.
Guardino was born and raised in San José and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from San José State University, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus.
The Rose, White, and Blue Parade is a much-beloved annual event in San José’s Rose Garden–area neighborhoods along The Alameda, which has a rich history of parades, including the Carnival of Roses and the Fiesta De las Rosas. This year, we celebrate our 12th Anniversary, making this the longest running parade in the history of The Alameda.