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  • Postponed

    May 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Historic Old Towne Orange


    We are reaching out to share that the Orange Chamber of Commerce Orange May Parade team has been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of all our community – participants, dignitaries, sponsors, parade-goers, event volunteers, and staff -- are our top priority. As of today, April 20, 2020, we must postpone our plans to hold the Annual Orange May Parade on May 2nd. The Chamber of Commerce is committed to holding the Parade once it is allowed.  We ask for your continued support of the Orange May Parade! 

    We are closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and will follow California Department of Public Health directives as it pertains to large outdoor events. The Orange Chamber of Commerce has been in direct communication with the Mayor, Old Towne merchants and community groups that share in the mutual love for the Orange community. This group will be working together to plan a community celebration which will likely include a parade once COVID-19 is over.. We promise to continue to provide event updates on our website www.orangechamber.com.

    We urge everyone to stay safePlease feel free to reach out with any questions. We look forward to holding the Orange May Parade!


    Irma P. Hernandez,

    Executive Director

    Orange Chamber of Commerce

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  • About the Parade

    The Orange May Parade, originally called the May Festival Parade, was a fixture in the City of Orange from 1933 until its last march down Chapman Avenue in 1991. Originally, the parade marked the beginning of the Valencia orange packing season. It later evolved into a showcase of the many fine organizations that call the City of Orange home. 

    Thousands of spectators lined the parade route to cheer on participants such as local schools, churches, businesses, and philanthropic organizations, instilling a sense of community and civic pride. 

    The Orange Chamber of Commerce is honored to revive the decades-old tradition for the City of Orange. The parade is a celebration of all that is unique to the City and participation in the parade presents an opportunity to further a connection with the community. 

  • In support of nonprofits in the City of Orange

    Proceeds in excess of the Orange May Parade's expenses will benefit nonprofits in the City of Orange. We would like to introduce HomeAid as one of this year's beneficiaries. 

    "Founded in 1989, HomeAid Orange County is on a mission to end homelessness through housing and community outreach. Through the development of 68 shelters and/or affordable housing options for non-profits serving those experiencing homelessness, shelters and affordable housing options developed by HomeAid Orange County have been home to over 65,000 people experiencing homelessness.
    Four of the over 60 shelters developed by HomeAid Orange County are located in the City of Orange; one of which is the HomeAid Orange County Family CareCenter. Since opening in July 2017, the HomeAid Orange County Family CareCenter has housed 260 families, equating to 919 people. Families big and small, traditional and non-traditional, have called the space their temporary home, as they work to establish a stable housing plan for their future.
    The purpose of the HomeAid Orange County Family CareCenter is to ensure that when the crisis of becoming homeless occurs, there's an immediate safety net available for families in need to access the necessary resources to get them back on their feet. These resources include but are not limited to case management, accessibility to three meals a day, and semi-private sleeping areas. To date, 90% of families who call the HomeAid Orange County Family CareCenter their temporary home move on to their next housing option, meaning that only 10% return homelessness.
    With the number of those experiencing homelessness on the rise in Orange County, there is a pressing need for facilities like the HomeAid Orange County Family CareCenter."
  • Entry Fees

    Parade Entry (City of Orange Community Groups) ---------------          $50

    Parade Entry (Non-City of Orange Community Groups) --------          $75

    Elected Officials (Must Currently Hold An Office) ------------------         $250

    Orange Chamber of Commerce Member ----------------------------         $500

    Corporate Non-Profit/Small Business ---------------------------------         $1,000

    Sponsors/Banners/Commercial Entries ------------------------------         Contact Orange Chamber 


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  • Parking

    Free public parking is available at the Old Towne West Metrolink parking structure (130 N. Lemon St.). The structure features 600 parking spots. View the public parking lot map

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  • Interested in Sponsoring the 2020 Orange May Parade or have questions?

    Elizabeth Holloman, Parade Coordinator

    (714) 269-4589


  • Event Sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsor

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  • Gold Sponsors

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