Oswego, NY – A large crowd lined Bridge Street on Sunday afternoon to take in the 2013 edition of Oswego’s Independence Celebration Parade.
Crowds on both sides of the river were treated to a variety of music, classic cars and many other patriotic floats. Leading the way was the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers.
The Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps from Macedon, NY, entertained the crowd.
Jim Sullivan, Oswego’s Veteran of the Year, flashes a thumbs up sign to the crowd.
Members of the Oswego Town Fire Department, in full gear, greet people along the parade route.
The Marching Buccaneers’ color guard.
Daniel Kennedy enjoys a sno-cone as he watches the parade pass by.
A firefighter ensures the crowds along Bridge Street get plenty of fluids.
The Oswego County Maple Princess waves to the crowd. Following close behind are characters from the Oswego Bookmobile reminding everyone that summer time is also reading time.
The Island Band is always a hit with young and old at area parades.
What’s a parade without some balloons?
The Brockville Lions Steel Band from Ontario, Canada, put on a show for the crowd.
Chuck Miller showed off his vintage Ford Mustang.
The Pride of Oswego – The Marching Buccaneers
The Central New York Fire and Police Band performs for the crowd.
This patriotic float signaled the end of the approximately 90-minute parade Saturday afternoon.
The Mexico VFW shows its support of our servicemen and women.
The Uptown String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association, performs for the crowd.
Dawn Matott, part of the mayor’s group, hands out the new city logo along the parade route
Members of the Port City Masonic Lodge march with the colors
Some of the crowd covers their ears as some of the louder marching units approach.
Members of Fort Ontario present the colors, including the British flag.