Midcoast lens: Big Parade celebrates 70 years

Aug 05, 2017
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Flowing with the theme "The 70th Anniversary of The Maine Lobster Festival," the Big Parade made its way down Main Street in Rockland Aug. 5. Despite an iffy forecast, both sides of the street were packed with kids of all ages eager to capture sweet treats from the floats. Above, 2017 Sea Goddess Haylie Witham, Crown Bearer Brianna Knutson, and King Neptune wave to the crowd. More photos will be added later.

Click for photos from the first day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the second day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the third day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation.

Click for photos from the Big Parade.

Rory Flynn enjoys every last bite of his cotton candy. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The wife of a World War II veteran and her four-legged companion make their way in a totally decked-out car supporting assisted living. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
A member of the Windsor Fife & Drum Corps. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Past and present royalties of the Maine Lobster Festival. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Residents of the Knox Center for Long-Term Care are ready for the Big Parade. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Crew members of the U.S.S. Mahan get a standing ovation as they make their way in the Big Parade. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Veteran Leroy Peasley, left, and other veterans on the American Legion float. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Winner of the History Channel's "Alone," Zachary Fowler, right, and his family from Appleton. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Londyn Curtis finds it more appealing to chew on some sunglasses than to wave to the crowd from her ride with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
One of several Kora Temple Shriners' brigades excites the crowd. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: jen chapman | Aug 06, 2017 09:45

This years parade winners are -


Antique Vehicle, Shorty's Towing
Band, Hallowell Community Band
Commercial, Gray Moon Salon
Marching, Dunlap Highland Band
Non-Profit, Riley School
Novelty, Maine Rockers
Theme, Horch Roofing
People's Choice, The Black Harpoon
~ Jen Chapman
MLF Parade Director



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