Our town’s annual 4th of July parade was back in action this past weekend, after being canceled last year.
It’s your classic parade, firetrucks, fancy cars (mainly Mustangs, which happen to be my favorite), kids on bikes, and music. A wide variety of music.
Here are a few short clips of the various musical acts that were part of the parade, in order of appearance.
This first one is not really music, but it is a classic sound from the parade.
Next, we have some dancing and drumming. This group comes every year, and they never fail to entertain.
After a cameo by Santa, we have our first Mummers string band, with the leader out doing the Mummer strut. The Mummer’s Parade is a true Philly original, every New Year’s Day.
This next group was the first time I remember them performing in the parade. They were a nice addition; great costumes and singing.
Not really sure what this was all about, but it added to the fun.
The second Mummers band, once again led by someone doing the mummer’s strut.
And nothing like closing with some bagpipes…
I love the variety of musical styles that are represented in such a small parade.
The parade is always one of my favorite parts of the 4th of July, not just for the parade, but the chance to catch up with some neighbors.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th!