Aptos: Fourth of July "World's Shortest Parade"
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Where:Soquel Drive & State Park Drive, Soquel Dr & State Park Dr,, Santa Cruz County, California, United States, 95003
Dubbed the "World's Shortest Parade", Aptos' Fourth of July celebration makes a comeback starting on State Park Dr and ending at Trout Gulch. The less-than-a-mile parade has its roots in a historic zoning battle in Aptos Village. After the success of Lucile Aldrich and other residents who formed the Aptos Ladies Tuesday Evening Society to prevent a cement plant from being built in Aptos village, a celebration was held. The tradition has now turned into the fourth of July celebration.
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