Thousands come out for 113th annual Huntington Beach 4th of July parade

Thousands of people came out Tuesday morning to begin Huntington Beach's annual Fourth of July celebration, a tradition since 1904.

The parade stepped off at 10 a.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Ninth Street and will wind its way north on Main Street, with radio talk show host Tim Conway Jr. as the grand marshal. Former mixed martial arts fighter Tito
Ortiz is also among the celebrities participating.

The parade was expected to last about two hours. Authorities expect that vehicle traffic will be flowing freely again in the parade area by 2 p.m. at the latest.

The daylong festivities conclude with a 9 p.m. fireworks show at the Huntington Beach Pier at 1 Main St.

The parade kicked off at 10AM and Mario Ramirez and Logan Byrnes was there.

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