The “Parade” dates all the way back to the 1870′s. Originally the church goers would carry Easter flowers from St. Thomas Church to St. Luke’s Church. It became a tradition to show off your finery and amazing hats. As time went on the parade route got longer and longer and the hats got bigger and bigger.
Today, the tradition continues and while not really a “parade” in the usual sense (there are no floats or marching bands) it is now eye candy for those who enjoy the slightly more bizarre and eccentric.
Here are some photos I took…
A man on a bike wearing a sequined bike helmet.
A one-eyed dog wearing an Easter Bonnet.
Three amazing eccentrics who have a passion for Bakelite jewelry.
Techno Man! A homemade outfit from cans and found objects.
An old timer with a good sense of humor.
Lovely Japanese women.
A few gay men with their dog.
A Sunday parasol.
My friend Tom with his dog.
Cirque du Soleil style Easter Parade.
Two Ladies in full 1920′s outfits, posing for photos.