We went to a couple of parades this summer: the Art City Days parade and the 24th of July parade at my parent's in Wyoming. The kids had a lot of fun at both of them.
The Art City Days parade was at the beginning of the summer. It was kind of cold and we were a little nervous that we were going to get rained on. It didn't rain though, and was actually a great temperature for a parade. Robby had a good time watching the floats and getting lots of candy. Zoe was just fascinated by the whole thing. She loved the bands, the horses, waving at the princesses, and thought that people throwing candy was one of the most amazing things ever.
We went to Wyoming for the 24th of July celebration. I love the small town feel of the celebration there. They have a parade, filled mostly with horses, cars, people walking and on bikes, and a few homemade floats built on trailers pulled by pick-up trucks. And of course, it comes with a grand-finale of all the fire trucks from town, blaring their sirens. After the parade, there is a BBQ in the town park. It seems like almost everyone from the valley is there. It was fun to see people I hadn't seen in a long time and just chat. Robby and Zoe love it because they can just run around and have fun, plus, they got tons of candy. It was a great celebration.