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Twisp has the best parade! Every Fourth of July folks are encouraged to dress up, bring a float of some kind or a horse or a wagon or whatever strikes their fancy and join the parade. There are no marching bands or fancy flower-covered floats – just home grown and mostly locally designed parade entries. A few horses, fire engines, sports cars and local organizations and lots of kids. Dogs too. Folks seem to want to bring their dogs to the parade. It’s better than leaving them in hot cars in the summer but most dogs don’t seem all that entertained by the show unless they are part of it.

Immediately following the parade, The Methow Arts Fest happened in the Twisp Park at the confluence of the Twisp and Methow Rivers. You can see my photos of that other fun Fourth of July event here.

In addition to a parade, the Methow Arts Fest happens on the Fourth of July in the Twisp Park near the confluence of the Twisp and Methow Rivers. All afternoon, there were hands-on art booths, music, dancing, food and more. Methow Arts sponsors this fun-filled and creative event.


 Methow Arts – The Legend of the Superhero!



One of the Methow Arts Superheroes!


Charlotte – Volunteers are Superheroes too!


This goldendoodle is also a Superhero. She is a Therapy Dog!


Superhero stockings


There were lots of murals of local Superheroes for participants to paint. Many thanks to Erik Brooks for designing them.


Salyna’s Scheherazades – a belly dance troupe and part of the Methow Dance Collective.

Dancing Superheroes.








Examining his art projects – magic potions for Superheroes


Ken’s mom, one of our personal Superheroes, paints a landscape at the watercolor booth.


A member of the Wanderlust Circus performs graceful midair stunts.


The Music Man director Julie Wenzel and music director Wayne Mendro watch excerpts from the play.


Another arts Superhero – Mark Wenzel stars in The Music Man


The last musical act makes a dramatic entrance


Superheroes in the audience



Captain America arrived to join the others


On a Harley! How many Superheroes have a Harley?







Yesterday Twisp celebrated Independence Day with a homegrown parade. Participants gathered at Twisp Works to prepare for the four block march down Glover Street. There were lots of dogs, bicycles, some horses, Roller Derby Girls, polticians, old cars and firefighters. It was a perfect day for a parade.

His parade face

It’s an election year

Vote with your feet

Not sure what they are voting for

Appropriately dressed spectators

Derby Girls don’t like candy under their skates

There goes the winner of the Doggie Dash!

Cast members from The Music Man hamming it up

The theme of the day was Superheroes

Why is this man smiling? He is running for office.

Firefighters – true Superheroes!


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