Started in the bicentennial year of 1976 the Push-em Pull-em Parade has grown to become a July 4 th tradition for many families in Ventura. The Push-em Pull-em is a non-mechanized parade to celebrate our nations birthday and practically all of the participants wear their “Red White and Blue” to mark the occasion. It’s amazing to see the wagons, strollers, bikes and yes even small floats that families decorate to celebrate the 4 th ! This year the parade was started by our parade participants singing “God Bless America” just prior to the start of the parade. Truly a great family event and a great way to start the 4 th of July festivities!