Thousands of spectators crowded the streets of downtown St. Catharines to watch the spectacular Grande Parade. The parade helps mark the 60th anniversary for the Niagara Wine Festival. Laura Secord Secondary School did an incredible job showing their sheer creativity with the Junk Band and Star Wars character R2D2 thrilled young children as he zipped along the streets.
The Shriners stole the hearts of every car-loving kid with their bright orange cars and happy attitudes.
Walter Ostanek, the Polka King and a hometown Niagara boy, always gets a big welcome from the crowd.
The Grimsby Pipe Band is a perennial favourite, with colourful kilts and wailing melodies!
Fire Department marching bands came from around the province to be part of the 60th annual Grape and Wine Parade.
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