The 17th annual Balboa Island Parade, a tradition that signifies the beginning of summer, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday along Marine Avenue. The key to viewing the event for non-Islanders is arriving early, as the bridge closes at 10 a.m.
The event, which has adopted “Family, Friends and Fun” as this year’s theme, is sponsored by the Balboa Island Home Improvement Assn.
There will be plenty to watch, eat and do. There will be marching bands, drill teams, floats, children on bikes, decorated golf carts, vintage cars, Keystone cops and appearances by elected officials.