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July 4 – Takoma Park Parade |
March -- and sing if you like -- in the 130th Takoma Park Independence Day Parade! All Revelers, all ages, both veteran and new, are invited to join our colorful and lively parade unit -- let's show a special summer side of Washington Revels to thousands of July 4th spectators! If you prefer, come sit curbside and cheer with the festive crowd. As always, our joyous and robust band of revelers -- adults, teens, and children -- will be a vibrant and distinctive section of this historic parade. We'll dress in white (or as close as you can get) and Washington Revels will supply multi-colored sashes and arm ribbons. We will be accompanied by the Hobby Horse, "Snap the Dragon," and a Smiling Sun, plus bright flags, banners, ribbon sticks and more! Kids are welcome (including kids in strollers), and older ones will have their own song to sing; children under 13 must be accompanied in the parade by a responsible adult. We'll also need adult flyer-hander-outers, so non-singers are encouraged