There are two parades in town on July 4th; the kids parade in early afternoon ( with costumes and decorated bikes and wagons) and then another later in the day when there are bands and floats.
This parade starts with a long line of fire engines - their sirens blaring as they roll though town. It's so loud and at the same time a great tradition. Then comes the bands, politicians and floats.
Each year we look forward to this day when we can all slow down a bit and remember family.