The City of Westlake Village is hosting the 43rd Annual 4th of July Parade this morning.

The parade begins at the former hospital site at 9:45 am. The parade follows a short 4-block route to Berniece Bennett Park located in the First Neighborhood of Westlake Village. Families are encouraged to decorate bicycles, scooters, and wagons in patriotic colors for all to admire and enjoy during the parade. Residents are also encouraged to line the parade route along Agoura Road between Lakeview Canyon Road and Greengate Court to cheer on participants as they stroll along. Veterans and members of the military are encouraged to participate in the parade. Residents who own dogs are welcome to bring their pets on leashes to participate in the parade.

The fun continues at the park with a dramatic U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troop #485. After the ceremony, residents can enjoy inflatable activities, a stilt walker, old fashioned park games, balloon animals, face painting, crafts, and music. Free popsicles and water will be distributed and the Rotary Club of Westlake Village will be selling hot dogs for $1. Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will be on hand with “Bicycle Safety City” which is designed to teach young riders safe and fun practices while on their bike. The event ends at 12 noon.