Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Parade

Saturday was the end of the Dogwood Festival. Yesterday afternoon we went to the last big event....the Dogwood parade! I will say, this parade was a lot better than the Christmas Parade we went to in December. The kids took home a whole bag full of candy yesterday and the parade lasted at least an hour and a half (compared to the 10mins we watched in December!)





The best part, for us, might have been the MUMMERS!!! True Philadelphia culture...so I'm told. They were pretty cool. Several different groups came by.





And last, but not least...THE DOGWOOD QUEEN (and her court)!

5 comments:

mom aka nana said...

what an awesome parade! i'd like to know...what are mummers? and i think the dogwood queen should have had a huge headpiece like some of those mummers.....brendan and wyatt will remember that parade for the rest of their lives....noise, music, explosions of colors and candy....yeh!!!!!!
hugs to everyone.....

rachel said...

i am SO being a mummer for halloween!

Anonymous said...

So I take it there were no fish. Bummer, is that related to a mummer?
Uncle Bubba

Erin Lea said...

I think you and your fam should join up with the mummers for a little bit of local culture! :)

The Raudenbush Family said...

It seems just plain wrong to again hear the words "what are mummers?" :)

Check this out in your free time if you want to learn about some true Phili culture
http://www.phillymummers.com/history.htm