items tagged with parade

July 12, 2011

Parade pose

Everyone loves a man in uniform. In this case, we had a happy Cub Scout posing for a photo with one of Shell Refinery’s giant firefighters. The inflatable characters were a hit with kids of all ages, walking the entire … Continue reading

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July 8, 2011

Ready for closeup

Drawn from the crowd like a sailor to sirens was this photographer at the Anacortes Fourth of July parade. These ladies and several others were attired in creative and colorful costumes reminiscent of a Disney “under the sea” scene. Quite … Continue reading

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July 7, 2011

Staying focused

Unimpressed by the antics of those around him, this little guy remained seriously focused as the 2011 Anacortes Fourth of July parade passed in front of him.

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July 5, 2011

Crowd pleaser

Everyone I spoke to yesterday said the parade-opening flyover by a U.S. Navy “Growler” jet was an exhilarating surprise. I only got one shot before the aircraft disappeared. The Growler and a trailing P3 aircraft swooped with a roar up … Continue reading

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May 8, 2011

Boat parade

A parade of boats adorned with colorful pennants was part of a Saturday ceremony marking the opening of Boating Day 2011. Host of the event, held at Cap Sante Boat Haven, was the Port of Anacortes.

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May 7, 2011

Boat season

A parade of boats was just one of numerous events scheduled Saturday at Cap Sante Boat Haven for the opening day of Boating Season 2011. Other activities included sea shanties, brief speeches, a blessing of the fleet, clam chowder luncheon … Continue reading

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July 13, 2010

Troop support

Support of U.S. troops comes in all shapes and sizes. This was one of the parade entries at the 2010 Anacortes Women of Today Independence Day Parade.

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July 4, 2010

In the parade

This little one saw the 2010 Independence Day parade “from the inside out,” watching the crowd go by from the safety of a fire truck cab among parade participants from Shell Puget Sound Refinery. More photos later in Activities section.

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July 3, 2010


Reminiscent of days gone by, when “town criers” announced the news of the day, official Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell will join other dignitaries in celebration of America’s Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Events include an 11 a.m. downtown … Continue reading

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May 11, 2010

Tulip parade draws Hawks

Every parade needs a marching band, and the April 11 Skagit Valley Tulip Parade in LaConner was no exception. Representing Anacortes, and making great music to boot, were members of the AHS Marching Band.

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May 1, 2010

Boat parade

Anacortes Port officials opened the 2010 boating season with a bang – literally – in a 90-minute program at Cap Sante Boat Haven. Colonel Lee Dawes of the Fidalgo Island Artillery Company opened the season with a blast from his … Continue reading

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December 6, 2009

Ferry on wheels

A perennial “float” in Anacortes parades is this little ferry on wheels, a tribute to this community’s Sister Cities relationship with Sidney, British Columbia.

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