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.
Dawn Matott, part of the mayor’s group, hands out the new city logo along the parade route
This patriotic float signaled the end of the approximately 90-minute parade Saturday afternoon.
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.
Some of the crowd covers their ears as some of the louder marching units approach.
Members of the Port City Masonic Lodge march with the colors
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 Marching Buccaneers’ color guard.
Members of the Oswego Town Fire Department, in full gear, greet people along the parade route.
The Mexico VFW shows its support of our servicemen and women.
The Central New York Fire and Police Band performs for the crowd.
The Uptown String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association, performs for the crowd.
Jim Sullivan, Oswego’s Veteran of the Year, flashes a thumbs up sign to the crowd.
What’s a parade without some balloons?
Members of Fort Ontario present the colors, including the British flag.
Chuck Miller showed off his vintage Ford Mustang.
The Brockville Lions Steel Band from Ontario, Canada, put on a show for the crowd.
The Pride of Oswego – The Marching Buccaneers
The Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps from Macedon, NY, entertained the crowd.