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2024 Graduation Parade

This is the 5th Annual Rossmoor Graduation Parade when we celebrate the high school graduates from the greater Rossmoor community, most of whom are graduating from Los Alamitos High School. (Go Griffins!)

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. 

In 2023, we had 161 student vehicles registered with 713 participants in the vehicles. When you add in the police and VIP vehicles we were close to 200 vehicles for the 5-mile route. A great sized parade for a Saturday morning in Rossmoor. With another 900-1000 people lining the parade route to cheer the accomplishments of our graduates. 

The parade ends back at the parking lot in the Shops At Rossmoor where it began. Parade participants are welcome to connect with family and friends before continuing on with the rest of their well deserved celebration.  We’d like the parking lot cleared by 1:00 p.m.

Here’s the almost 5-mile parade route if you want to check it out.

Rossmoor'S 2024 Graduation Celebration Parade

On Saturday, June 1st, we will begin lining up the parade vehicles at 9:30, with the program beginning at 11:00. 

This promises to be a great day to celebrate the Class of 2024!

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 200+ 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 community celebration for our graduates to remember. 

4 Responses

  1. Did the route change this year? The description says that the parade starts and ends at Rush Park, but the route map doesn’t show it starting or ending at Rush Park. Can you clarify?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Peter.

      Yes, the parade route changed back to ending at the Shops at Rossmoor parking lot. The Community Services District booked a private event at Rush Park on the afternoon of June 1st, rather than hosting the first Rossmoor Family Festival of the summer on that day. Thanks for catching the inconsistency above. It has been corrected.

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