My daughter & I had a fabulous time Sunday watching the Stamford UBS 2015 Parade. Seeing the balloons up close brought back fund memories of my time with the Northern Lebanon High School band when we marched in the 1985 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Has it really been 30 years?!?!
Stamford UBS 2015 Parade – A Stamford Tradition
The 22nd annual event will feature 14 “colossal helium balloons,” among them Big Bird, Elmo, Paddington Bear, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scooby-Doo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — some reaching 60-feet high. Providing “care and guidance” for these creatures will be 1,000 or more volunteers walking with their charges along the parade route.[/stextbox]
It’s one of the largest balloon parades in the country, and tens of thousands of residents from across Fairfield County flock to Stamford to watch volunteers pull 14 giant helium balloons down city streets. Each year, as many as 200,000 spectators come to Stamford, according to festival organizers.[/stextbox]
Kung Fu Panda
Our biggest surprise was when Kung Fu Panda turned the corner!
[stextbox id=”info”]This year, a balloon of Kung Fu Panda made its debut, kicking off a new tradition in the event. This was the 22nd year the parade stepped off, with the giant balloons winding through the city’s downtown.[/stextbox]
Photo Via: http://stamford.dailyvoice.com
Below are some of the site & sounds via Twitter:
— Stamford News (@NewsInStamford) November 24, 2015
— Stacey Scruggs (@StaceyLScruggs) November 23, 2015
How can you not love Animal… or any of the other Muppets for that matter? 🙂
My daughter expresses her joy as the parade comes to a close.
Needless to say Abbi & I can’t wait until next year!
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