OSWEGO, NY – Hundred of youngsters, their friends and families, marched from Breitbeck Park to the Novelis Family Park (West Park) on Friday in idyllic weather.
The annual Children’s Parade is considered by many to be the official start of Harborfest.
The parade drew an estimated 600 participants, from infants to adults.
The temperature was in the lower 80s.The humidity crept higher during the march.
To ensure everyone stayed safe, the Oswego Health Sun Patrol passed out sun screen to the marchers as well as those along the parade route.
As in years past, the parade route was lined with people; many of them cheering and taking pictures of the marchers as they went past.
Joe Trionfero’s Show of Love program for youngsters prior to the parade got everyone in a festive mood.
Dozens of youngsters, and those young at heart, took part in dance contests, an air guitar competition and other family fun activities.
Harborfest 2016 doesn’t slow down at all on Saturday (July 30).
There will music and activities at all the venues.
Modus Operandi kicks off things at Lakeview Stage at 2 p.m. followed by Dirtroad Ruckus at 4 p.m. and DILF at 6 p.m. They will be followed by What About Bob at 8 p.m. and Off The Reservation at 10 p.m.
The fireworks display is set to start at 9:30 p.m.
The lineup for the Jazz/Blues Stage includes: ESP at 1:15 p.m., Moyuba Jazz at 3:30 p.m., and Reverend Raven at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. following the fireworks.
The Novelis Family Tent and Family Bandstand will also be jam-packed full of music and activities.
For more information, visit www.oswegoharborfest.com