Views of the Neighborhood – Fourth of July Parade

Our neighborhood has a Fourth of July Day day parade. The neighbors decorate, wagons, bikes, and golf carts and have a parade.

The parade was led by four National Guardsmen who volunteered to be with us on the Fourth

Followed by a decorated cart and bicycle.

More bikes and a blue golf cart.

A green cart and a tricycle and a baby tram.

A wagon, a white cart, and an orange bicycle.

After the parade, everyone gathered at the organizer’s house for watermelon and ice cream.

The parade wasn’t big but packed an enjoyment punch. Thanks for coming along.


  1. so cool buildings …very different from swedish ahaha

    1. Yes. These are coastal styles. Not built for snow.:-D

      1. πŸ˜‚ yes I see :))

  2. Growing up, I remember leading our neighborhood parade one year. I was dressed as a firecracker. It’s so nice to see these traditions still continue throughout the U.S. Thanks for sharing, John. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thank you, Jill. A happy Sunday to you as well.

  3. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    OMG, beautiful neighborhood, John. How fun that everyone gathered for watermelon and ice cream – a quintessential Fourth of July! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Gwen. It made the day special.

  4. Civic pride is always good to see! And beautiful homes as well!

    1. Thank you, Pamela. πŸ˜€

  5. Our parade had to be cancelled because of the rain, but it’s always fun, too: it’s a “Teddy Bear” parade for the kids, with bears, wagons, bikes, and such. And costumes — always the costumes. Yours is similar — with that ice cream and watermelon as the perfect final touch.

    1. Yes it was all good. Sorry about the rain but you could use some.

  6. From your great pictures, John, it looks like you had a beautiful day for the parade. Well done by all. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It threatened rain but held off.

  7. The best parades end in ice cream.

    1. The best of everything ends in ice cream. . . well, maybe not everything.

  8. That’s wicked cool, John, especially the Guardsmen.

    1. The local TV station did a feature on the 9:00 news. Slow newsday for sure.

  9. Watermelon and ice cream? I’d walk in a parade for that πŸ™‚

    1. Me too. Thanks, Dan

  10. Thanks for sharing, John!

  11. What could be more fun for a kid than parading around on their bike! And then there is the old kids in their golf carts. πŸ™‚

    1. So true regarding the kids young and old. Thanks, Greg

  12. This is one of the best “neighborhoods” out there. I have always admired it as we drove by. Thanks for taking us along!

    1. Thank you. Jo. Glad to have you.

  13. It’s a lovely parade, John. ❀ 🌞

    1. Thank you, Teagan.

  14. I’d go for watermelon and ice cream also!

  15. πŸ¦‹ How lovely to celebrate your special day in this way, John. Loving that tropical look my friend, kindly send some sunshine COD … I woke up to -5 degrees this morning. β˜ƒ

    1. Thank you fro the comment, Soooz. Stay warm

  16. Almost like normal living among neighbors. Glad you enjoyed the day.

    1. Yes, I am almost like normal. πŸ˜€

      1. Ha..your touristy town almost all to yourself is what I meant.

      2. Ah. I knew. Fun.

  17. Fun! I love the 4th of July! πŸ™‚

    1. Me too. Thanks, Rhonda.

  18. I think local, community parades are nifty, Mr. John. Thanks!

    1. Thank you, John

  19. Small but Mighty! Had to be fun, good John! β™₯

  20. Nothing like a small, laid-back, hometown parade. I used to be in our small southern NJ parades when I was a youngster. Unlike Jill (a firecracker) I was a flower that had to get ‘watered’ as the float drove down the town’s street. I was soaked by the end of the parade. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha hanha. Youhave to wonder who thought that one up. Thanks for sharing Pamela.

  21. Looks like fun, John.

    1. It was. Thanks, Robbie.

  22. Great photos, John, and looks like lots of fun. We have local parades here, too, which brings the community closer together, I think.

    1. It was fun for sure, Laren. Thanks

  23. These Sunday posts show a really heartwarming sense of community in Port Aransas.

    1. Thank you, Michelle.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

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