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An American celebration: Independence Day Parade is an island tradition

July 4, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The 28th Annual Independence Day Parade will take place today, July 4, at 9:30 a.m.

Free and open to the community, the route will start out from Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way. The parade participants will then travel down Periwinkle, before existing at Casa Ybel Road.

Hosted by the Friends of Don, dozens of floats are anticipated for the event.

The grand marshal for this year's parade is the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. The theme selected for the 2018 event, which CROW helped to pick out, will be "Wild About America."

Awards will be handed out for: best float for commercial, small entry, not-for-profit and family; best salute to the U.S. military; most patriotic; best nature theme; best original design; and best music.

The public is welcome to bring chairs or something to sit on.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring a bag to collect goodies thrown by the floats.

Periwinkle will be closed from Donax Street to Tarpon Bay from 9 a.m. until about noon.

For more information, contact Trish Phillips at 239-246-2981.



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