For more than 40 years, the residents of the unincorporated Rowland Heights Community have collaborated with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to organize the annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival.

This year marked the 45th anniversary of the parade and festival, and this longstanding tradition continued on Saturday, Oct. 21. The parade route started at Nogales Street and Colima Road, continued to Banida Avenue, before ending at Rowland Heights County Park. 

The Festival immediately followed the parade and was hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The event was filled with local food vendors, resource booths and entertainment. Before the festival began, about 1,000 children and their families lined the one-mile parade route in awe of the dozens of creative floats, marching bands, equestrian units, classic cars and more in accordance with this year’s theme, “Discover Your Adventure.” 

It was truly something to remember, and we wish to thank everyone who helped organize this popular event, continuing the tradition of making it special for the Rowland Heights community.