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Holy Ghost Festa Parade: Sunday, May 20

Post Date:05/11/2018 1:00 p.m.

Traffic controls will be in place on Sunday, May 20, for the annual Holy Ghost Festa Parade, sponsored by the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center. Sausalito's Portuguese-American community has held an annual Festa do Espírito Santo since 1886.

The parade includes flag and standard bearers, big and little queens from each participating Portuguese-American society (each queen generally with two attendants), a marching band, members of the societies, and anyone else who wants to join in.

The first half of the parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Portuguese Cultural Center at 511 Caledonia Street. The parade route follows Caledonia Street to Pine Street, up Pine to Girard Avenue, then along Glen Drive to Harrison Avenue and the Star of the Sea Church at 180 Harrison. 

The parade will return to the Portuguese Cultural Center beginning at approximately 12:35 p.m. The return route will go back down Harrison Avenue to Bulkley Avenue, then along Bulkley Avenue to Princess Street and Bridgeway. The procession stops briefly in front of the Plaza Viña del Mar for the playing of the US and Portuguese anthems by the band, then back onto Caledonia Street for the final stretch.

Festa Parade Route
 
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