A parade by and for the people

IMG_8796I’m taking a break from garden talk this week to write about the annual Snug Harbor 4th of July parade. I am immigrant who has lived in the United States for nearly 20 years, and this quirky, come-as-you-are parade is one of my favorite annual traditions.

IMG_8807It’s a casual, inclusive parade, but with a lot of pizazz.

IMG_8816Inclusive – as in dogs welcome, too.

IMG_8834The floats are always creative and funny.

IMG_8842The neighborhood kids LOVE it.

IMG_8854Snug Harbor is home to several charter fishing marinas, so there were a few fishing-themed floats.

IMG_8855This one made me look twice.

IMG_8858A float with an environmental message!

IMG_8877Members of the “Rod n Reel Precision Drill Team.”

IMG_8882Another regular is the Snug Harbor synchronized swimming team.

IMG_8893Another funny election-themed float. I love the “we’re doomed” sign!

I will end this post with a couple more shots of happy children. We need more happy.



About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to A parade by and for the people

  1. HerbDoc says:

    This so says summer in Rhode Island! Love the happy kid faces…


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