Photos of Webster Groves Community Days Parade

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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Every year, Webster Groves celebrates Independence Day with a big festival called Community Days. One of the most popular events at Community Days is the parade on July 4th.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    The parade begins at 10 a.m., near the intersection of Selma and Lockwood. It then heads down Elm to East Glendale, ending at Memorial Park. It takes about two hours for all of the parade participants to make their way to the end of the parade route.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    The Community Days Parade in Webster Groves is filled with patriotic displays like old time fire trucks and military vehicles.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Crowds line the streets waiting for the parade to start. The parade route is a long one, so it's not too hard to find a good spot to view the parade.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Sometimes even a super hero or two will stop by to take part in the Independence Day celebration in Webster Groves.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    High school marching bands are a big part of the parade. They entertain the crowd with patriotic songs and music.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Some of the biggest applause from the crowd is reserved for veterans and members of the military as they make their way along the parade route.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Local businesses and community organizations also show their town pride by marching in the parade.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    Some of the marching bands in the parade travel quite a distance to participate, like this group of students from South Dakota.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    The marching band from Parkston, South Dakota, performs during the Community Days Parade in Webster Groves.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien
    He may not be red, white and blue, but kids love the crazy characters that hand out candy and other treats during the parade. Many children bring a bag or sack to fill with candy, beads and other trinkets.
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    Webster Groves Community Days Parade

    Photo by David O'Brien

    Classic cars also make an appearance in the parade. After the parade, everyone heads over to Memorial Park for a full day of celebrating. There are carnival rides, games, food and live music. The day ends with a fireworks spectacular at 9:45 p.m.

    For information on other Independence Day parades in the St. Louis area, see The Veiled Prophet Parade at Fair Saint Louis or St. Charles Riverfest.