ROCKLAND —With the return of Rockland’s Summer Solstice event Saturday, June 18, The Landing Place organized a special event for all ages.

The “Fancy Pants Parade” encourages participants to wear their craziest pair of pants or create a unique pair and parade from the Farnsworth Museum toward the ferry terminal.

Kim Bernard organized the event. Bernard works with local youth at The Landing Place, the youth program of the Knox County Homeless Coalition.

Anyone is welcome to join the parade, Bernard said, and she will be on site with supplies to craft unique “crazy pants” to wear beforehand.

The Fancy Pants Parade is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. during the Summer Solstice celebration, which closes Main Street to vehicle traffic. This is the first solstice celebration since COVID-19 began.

Bernard said people interested in crafting their own pants can find The Landing Place hot-pink teardrop trailer near the ferry terminal between 4 and 5 p.m.

Rockland’s Summer Solstice street party is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

The Afterschool Alliance will be pairing with local youth programs to have free youth-friendly activities toward the north end of Main Street, near the ferry. These include creative and physical activities, such as jump rope and face painting.

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