Bay Crossings Article

Celebrate the Bay in the Bay Parade!

By 
Sejal Choksi-Chugh
From the June 2018 edition of Bay Crossings

If you love San Francisco Bay, you’re invited to spend an unforgettable day on the water—for a great cause. Kayak, stand-up paddle board, swim, or boat in the 5th Annual Bay Parade, on Sunday, July 15.

It’s a wonderful way to show you care about keeping the Bay’s water clean for recreation. Choose your favorite way to celebrate a healthy San Francisco Bay: 

  • Kayak or stand-up paddle board 2.5-miles along the San Francisco waterfront, or
  • Swim 6.5 miles, solo or in a relay team, along the San Francisco city shoreline, from the Golden Gate Bridge to McCovey Cove, or
  • Volunteer with your motorboat, sailboat, or rowboat for swimmer support.

Everyone will come together for the spectacular Bay Parade finale in McCovey Cove. We’ll raise high a big banner showing our love for the Bay. And the finale will be broadcast on the ballpark Jumbotron at the start of the Giants’ home game. Costumes, noisemakers, and musical instruments are encouraged.

Afterwards, you can continue the celebration on dry land at the Bay Parade party, with tasty bites and bottomless beer from Anchor Brewing.

Join this fun community celebration, and support our region’s most precious natural resource. The Bay Parade’s proceeds support Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution, to keep the water healthy for both recreation and wildlife. Get more information and sign up here. See you on the water on July 15!

Photo by Drew Bird Photo