America's Best July 4th Parades

By Lauren Viera - 2013-07-04T09:11:58Z

Photograph courtesy Aptos Chamber

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Aptos, California

This quaint seaside town several miles east of Santa Cruz is proud of its claim to the World’s Shortest Parade—just .6 miles, cutting through the Village Square. Festivities kick off for the 50th annual parade with a morning pancake breakfast, and although the parade spans just over a half mile, it’s jam-packed with activity.

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