Kaysville 4th July Parade

The flags lead the parade

A blanket and chairs were left overnight on the parade route to save our place. Jill and I put up the canopy in the morning before the parade. Left to right, back to front are Mark, Connie, Sarah, Susan, Rick, Jill, Shauna, Byron, Daniel, and Paul.

Left to right, back to front are Mark, Connie, Sarah, Susan, Rick, Jill, Shawna, Byron, Daniel, and Paul

The day was hot but cooled down as the sky became overcast. We could have fared well without the canopy. Here are some photographs from the parade. One of the floats won a prize which wasn’t too difficult as there were only two in the whole parade.

Davis High School marching Band

Armored car leads the veterans

There seems to be at least one rickety old car in every parade. Some of these cars look in very fine shape for their age.

There is always at least one rickety old car in the parade

Juggling while riding a unicycle

The water fight takes place at the end of the parade. The water trucks follow at the same route and give a lot of people a good soaking. Of course many residents come with their own water weapons ready for a fight.

Trucks warm up for the coming water fight

Water trucks hose off pedestrians from city streets

After the parade we all went back to my house for a well-deserved bar-b-q. Tonight are the fireworks and we already have our favorite spot staked out. See you there!


  1. It’s too bad they didn’t manage to find an elephant or maybe even a giant buffalo this year to corral down the streets…

  2. Sean,

    The mammoth from last year was the best. And Thomas Jefferson looked really cool.

  3. I was really impressed with the unicycle riders and the Volkswagen section of the parade but and elephant would have been pretty cool too.

  4. They got rid of the mammoth because of the cleanup costs. Thomas could have rode in one of the Volkswagens though.

  5. mercblogger says

    That’s a very cool parade. I think it has everything included in the parade, even an army humvee is in the parade..That’s so cool man.:)

  6. The water fight is the best part.

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