The Fourth of July Parade again proceeded through Kenai on Tuesday, featuring dozens of businesses and other entities waving hands, waving flags and throwing candy.
The parade started at 11 a.m., but the last car didn’t arrive at the route’s end, the softball greenstrip, until after 12:30 p.m.
Along the way, a variety of local organizations were on display, including dance companies, sports teams, businesses, charity groups, politicians and religious groups.
Thousands gathered along the sidewalk, in lawn chairs or in their cars to see the procession, which followed its annual route from the Kenai Courthouse around the Post Office, up South Willow Street and down the Kenai Spur Highway.
The greenstrip festivities this year stretched over a wider space than usual, extending beyond the bathrooms with even more food trucks and vendors.