Fabulous Fourth Parade brings red, white and blue to Flagler Beach
The Fabulous Fourth Parade kicked off the Fourth of July festivities in Flagler Beach on Wednesday, July 4.
This year's theme for the annual parade, organized by the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach, was "Freedom for All."
After the parade, children's activities and contests were held at Veteran's Park. Fireworks are scheduled at the Flagler Beach Pier for 9 p.m. Until about 11 p.m., free shuttles will be available from the Badcock Furniture parking lot to Veteran's Park and back.
Visit http://www.flaglerbeachrotary.org for more information.
The parade winners:
Best of Parade: Florida Pirate Alliance
1st Place Best Depicting Theme: Charles Umpenhour Inc.
2nd Place Best Depicting Theme: Flagler County Sheriff's Office
3rd Place Best Depicting Theme: Flagler County Corvette Club
1st Place Best Marching Unit: Matanzas High School Cheerleaders
2nd Place Best Marching Unit: Boy Scout Troop 281
3rd Place Best Marching Unit: Flagler County Sherrif's Office
1st Place Best Talent: Studio Z Fitness
2nd Place Best Talent: Surfside Estates
3rd Place Best Talent: Innovative Dance Company
Best Entertainment: The Ned (Rugrat punk band from Palm Coast)
1st Place Judges Choice: USS Florida Base of the US Submarine Veterans
2nd Place Judges Choice: Matanzas High School Cheerleaders joined by the MHS football team
3rd Place Judges Choice: Phun Coast Parrot Heads
Honoring armed forces and veterans: Allen Onslaught Paintball Adventure Ride
Honoring police, fire and paramedics: Flagler County Fire Rescue