I can’t recommend Whidbey Island enough for the 3rd and 4th of July!
We made the 9:30 ferry Wednesday night, which put us in Freeland just in time for the big July 3rd fireworks show. (Note to self: make it there about 6 hours earlier next year for the whole fun festival and not just the 10pm show.)
Maxwelton Beach community puts on a perfect hometown Fourth of July parade. Buy a $1 button for every family member, come early enough to play a bit on the beach, and get back along the route in time for the 1pm parade. So doing this again next year!
Here’s the grandstand. The big grandstand. Emceed by the grandpa who has lived there the most decades and knows every single person in the parade.
Red, white, blue, and lemonade.
I love these people.
There were many creative entries, but I really liked the two gorillas who were giving out bananas. There was also a food bank promotion that tossed out radishes. (Don’t worry, the kids got a handful of candy, too.)
“Ladies and Gentlemen, please pause for the national anthem, played by ----- on the saxophone.” It was a great way to end the parade.