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2023 Graduation Parade

This is the 4th edition of the parade that celebrates high school graduates from the greater Rossmoor community, most of whom are graduating from Los Alamitos High School. 

The parade was started for the Class of 2020 who, because of the pandemic had all of their graduation celebrations cancelled, including their proms and diploma presentation ceremonies. That first year, we had almost 500 vehicles (757 people ) registered and an estimated 2,250 spectators lining the streets of Rossmoor to celebrate their accomplishment. 

The neighborhood and the students loved the event. The Class of 2021 asked us to put it on for them too, even though most of the distancing restrictions were no longer in place. They just loved the idea of a parade through the tree lined streets of Rossmoor.

And so, the new tradition was born. The Class of 2022 brought out about 250 vehicles and more than 800 people registered to be in the parade with about 1500 people on the streets… And the feedback has been amazing. 
This year we are changing things up a little as we are ending the parade at the first Rossmoor Family Festival of the year at Rush Park. This will give the parade participants a chance to “hang out,” listen to some music, sign yearbooks, and get some food following the almost 5-mile parade (here’s the parade route if you want to check it out). 
2023 Rossmoor Graduation Parade

On Saturday, June 3rd, we will begin lining up the parade vehicles at 9:30, with the program beginning at 11:00. 


The first vehicles should arrive at Rush Park for the Rossmoor Family Festival for music,  food, fun,  yearbook signing, and whatever else gets planned for the event (there are some surprises we are just not going to share this early). 

This promises to be a great day to celebrate the Class of 2023!

Pick Your Seats

The Parade Route is nearly 5 miles long and is almost entirely within the streets of Rossmoor.

This unique annual event allows our entire neighborhood a chance to come out and celebrate our graduating seniors.

The best vantage points for this year’s parade (see map) will be around any of the four elementary schools or along Hedwig and Pemberton at Rossmoor Park.  These areas provide easy access to the street and a lot of street frontage so you can see the 250+ vehicles as they ride by. 

Truthfully, any corner along Foster works well too. Just be kind to the resident’s yards and please don’t leave a mess. 

It will be another fun celebration that our graduates have earned well. 

2 Responses

    1. Hi Jeff – thanks for writing in

      The parade program starts at 11:00 in the parking lot behind Sprouts in the Shops at Rossmoor. The Parade will hit the streets at about 11:30 and make a 5 mile loop through Rossmoor ending at Rush Park for the Rossmoor Family Festival that will kick off at noon.

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