Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade

Drummers,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

cowboys,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

beauty queens,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

and dancers…oh my!

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

The Manson Apple Blossom Festival came to town a few weeks ago. It seems everyone came out for the annual kickoff parade to celebrate the beginning of the apple producing season here in Lake Chelan. We joined the many families who’d lined the main road leading into town. The kids sat curbside, awaiting the start of the parade and the promise of sugary treats being thrown from various floats.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

The parade was fun – one of the best small town parades I’ve been to in a while. There was so much to see throughout the procession.

High school marching bands from surrounding areas kept us entertained all parade-long.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Vaqueros on horseback trotted through the street. Clippity clippity clop.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Itty bitty parade participants waved and blew kisses at spectators.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

The mariachi dancers twirled their way along the parade route, colorful skirts unfurled and kicked up in time with the music.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Classic cars cruised by.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

The Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team wowed us with their amazing stunts.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

And a dance troupe of kids clothed in 80′s wear shut the whole parade down, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade,

We had such a great time at the Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade. What a great way to kickoff the start of apple producing season!

4 Comments

  1. by Susi on June 3, 2013  5:50 pm Reply

    These look awesome. So much color and community. Love it! :)

  2. by Robyn on June 3, 2013  5:54 pm Reply

    I love the name .... Apple Blossom Festival! Parades are so much fun. Looks like you captured the festivities in style, Kristi.

  3. by Bethany on June 4, 2013  11:05 am Reply

    Hi lovely!

    I so enjoyed your Blog 66 post about Lake Chelan on the nwaMotherlode.com site a few weeks ago. I live here in northwest Arkansas, but grew up in Wenatchee - our house was up in Sunnyslope on the backside of Ohme Gardens with stunning views. I so miss central Washington and the PNW at certain times, so I was happy and pleasantly surprised to stumble across you on a local blog! Let's stay connected - looking forward to keeping up with you and so happy to see your post on the Apple Blossom Festival. :)

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