A Venice Centennial Parade at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26th, is being planned to open week-long celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Venice.

Parade committee members say the parade will adopt a historic theme, “Venice-of-America Beginnings: 100 Years.”

Jill Prestup-Eltrich said the centennial parade will include historic floats, displays, marching bands, equine units, antique vehicles and clowns depicting the various decades of Venice from 1905 to 2005.

A $35 parade entry fee is planned.

The parade committee promises prizes for the best unit depicting each decade of Venice history.

Parade entry applications can be downloaded from the Venice Centennial Web site:


Parade entry applications will also be available at various locations throughout Venice, including the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Prestup-Eltrich said.

“We want to get the word out so everyone can get involved in celebrating an historic event that is being reincarnated after 50 years,” she said of the parade.

Parade information, (310) 967-5170.