Saturday is America’s birthday and to celebrate the Ocean Park Association is presenting the third annual Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade.

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Civic Center. Pre-registration is required.

Parking<p>

Those planning to attend, there is parking for $3 in the Civic Center garage and surface lot. Enter on Fourth Street, opens at 6:30 a.m. Santa Monica Place still offers free parking for three hours on Colorado Avenue and Broadway. Structures open at 6:30 a.m. There are parking meters west of Main Street.

A free bicycle valet is also an option. It is at Ashland, west of Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Street closures <p>

Main from Colorado to Pico: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Main from Pico to Marine: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Neilson at Marine: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pico, Bay, Bicknell, Pacific, Strand, Hollister, Ocean Park, Hill, Ashland, Pier and Marine between Fourth Street and Neilson Way: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Expect bus delays and detours.

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