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