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The Redwood City 4th of July Parade was my first, and so far only, taste of the Independence Day holiday in the US.
If you don’t already know, the day marks America’s independence from the British more than two centuries ago.
It’s celebrated with parades, fireworks and more star-spangled clothing than you’d see in all the world’s circuses combined.
Don’t forget grilling (aka barbecues), flags, marching bands and face painting. But I digress, it’s the pictures you’re here for and it’s the pictures you’ll get.
I waddled down to the Redwood City 4th of July parade, celebrating its 79th year, to witness the fun for myself.
REDWOOD CITY 4TH OF JULY PARADE
I challenge you to be this peppy after performing a whole parade’s-worth of dance out in the summer sun. You can’t! But Studio S Broadway Academy of Dance-rs did.
THE REDWOOD CITY 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL
Last, but not least is the battle of the bands between UC Davis, above, and Stanford University. I had so much fun.
Linking with Our World Tuesday.