Most anyone on Orcas Island during the first weekend of July will agree that one of the best events is the annual Historical Day Parade. With the fourth falling on Saturday this year, the parade seemed even more festive and patriotic. Record crowds had arrived on the island for the holiday weekend, lining the streets during the parade and filling the Farmers Market in the village green before and after.
Enjoy the parade.
The only musical group in this parade, their local Odd Fellows Club, had a theme of hats made from colanders this year and provided the grand finale with their many drums as they marched along.
Everyone loves a parade!