The parade in Steilacoom. To see more pictures, click here.
Perfect weather encouraged one of the largest turnouts in anyone’s memory for the annual Steilacoom 4th of July celebration.
Although the parade route had to be rearranged due to extensive street construction in the heart of town, hundreds of troops from Fort Lewis and countless local residents turned out to march before the huge crowd.
In addition to the parade, which started at 1 pm, a street fair opened the festivities and continued throughout the day. A street dance with live music was a hit with many, both young and old and the always entertaining fireworks show filled virtually every car parking space within blocks of the waterfront.