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Stars and Stripes Challenge Day 10: Parade Time!

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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Create special family memories this summer and express your patriotism at the same time. Today's challenge is to attend a Fourth of July parade!

Check your local papers or do a search online for Fourth of July parades near you. Go with your family and call some friends to turn it into a fun social gathering. Don't forget your lawn chairs and pack a cooler of drinks and snacks. Get dressed in your festive Fourth of July gear and have a blast!

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Have you ever attended a Fourth of July parade or a different type of parade? Do you have any advice for someone attending their first parade?


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by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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First_Time_M12
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

My town has a parade every year, but not for the fourth of July. Anyone who is going to a parade for the first time should definitely take some water & food. Also, you may want to dress lightly, it usually gets pretty hot and some parades are pretty long. But just remember to HAVE FUN!! :D

Angela4boys
by Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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Oh yes! Parades are big around here!
auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Yea a parade before.
Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Yes, when the boys were in band and in scouts, we always attended July 4 parades. When I was growing up, Dad belonged to the town band, and we went all over for parades.

JenE1098
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I've never attended a 4th of July parade, only Halloween parades.  My advice, get there early to get a seat on the curb, have your camera ready and lots of water...you'll be there for a while!

la_bella_vita
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM

 Yes, we go to parades with the children. Our only advice is get there early for parking and to find a good spot!

Nerys-Kianna
by Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I read there should be one here.

kgalvano
by Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM

no we have not. we do homecoming parades

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Our town does not have a parade.

Moms_Angels1960
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Of course we go to one every year. They are one of my favorite things to do. 

1) Take lawn chairs and get closest to the curb as you can

2) take a bag or bucket for the kids to collect the candy

3) Take something to drink

4) Take sun screen

5) Take an umbrella or wear a hat to help hide the sun

6) Dress lightly it is usually pretty hot during the 4th if any other parade dress accordingly.

7) Small children may need a blanket to lay on

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