Homer community members gathered for the Fourth of July Parade through downtown Homer. (Photo by Sarah Knapp)

Homer community members gathered for the Fourth of July Parade through downtown Homer. (Photo by Sarah Knapp)

4th of July parade draws hundreds

The parade included nearly 40 floats

Hundreds of Homer community members gathered along Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer to celebrate Independence Day with the 2021 “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Fourth of July Parade. With almost 40 floats, the parade was filled with red, white and blue nautical decorations.

The parade winners and prizes are: Best of Show, Icefire Bay LARP Group — $100; Best Use of Theme, Homer Senior Center — $100; Best Car, Masons & Shriners — $50; Best Machinery, Rooted Tree Service — $50; Best Bikes, American Legion Riders — $50; Best Boat, NOMAR — $50; Best Trailer, Wagon Wheel — $50; Best Float, SVT Health & Wellness — $50; Best Use of Animals, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies — $50; Best Children’s Group, BEE The Change — $50; Red Gallery Award, Homer Bay Rollers — $50.

For more photos, visit the Homer News Facebook.

Reach Sarah Knapp at sarah.knapp@homernews.com.

Children wait in anticipation for the 2021 Homer Fourth of July Parade to begin. As cars would drive by the crowd, the kids would chant “honk, honk, honk” and cheer when the passersby would comply. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Children wait in anticipation for the 2021 Homer Fourth of July Parade to begin. As cars would drive by the crowd, the kids would chant “honk, honk, honk” and cheer when the passersby would comply. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

The Homer Police and Fire Departments led the 2021 “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Fourth of July Parade down Pioneer Avenue on Sunday, July 4. Police officers and firefighters passed out candy to Homer community members lining the sidewalks. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

The Homer Police and Fire Departments led the 2021 “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Fourth of July Parade down Pioneer Avenue on Sunday, July 4. Police officers and firefighters passed out candy to Homer community members lining the sidewalks. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

“The Bouyman” participated in the 2021 Fourth of July “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Parade down Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Sarah Knapp)

“The Bouyman” participated in the 2021 Fourth of July “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Parade down Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Sarah Knapp)

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