Kids, flags and families lined the Oak Harbor Bayshore Drive parade route Tuesday, saluting America’s Independence Day and wildly cheering for the diverse line-up of parade participants from the “Crab Ladies” to the Sea Cadets.
Dubbed an “Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade,” it looked like half the city turned out for the patriotic festivity.
More and more flags appeared from the sidelines as ReMax Acorn Properties passed out 11,000 flags from its truck.
The seaside parade quickly turned into a sea of red, white and blue.
The parade lasted nearly two hours under bright, sunny skies. Festivities continued with a carnival, music and evening fireworks display at Windjammer Park.