Beginning at 11am on Saturday August 2nd, our Estival parade is no ordinary small town parade.
The parade will focus on a preview of what will be presented to the public over the following 2 days and will feature dance from Northumberland County’s numerous dance studios, Cultural Art including Traditional Thai costume and dance and other cultural artists.
Representation from not-for-profit service clubs and arts organizations including the Rotary Club, Lions, Kinsmen, Jazz Festival, La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, and Friends of Music, to mention only a few, will be invited to participate in the parade. Among other colourful entries will include an adjudicated contest for the best dressed umbrella, plus there will be horses, musicians and many other colourful treats.
Featuring the Dragon Dancers of China including 15 martial artists, 5 of which will represent Canada in the Bejing Olympic Games later in the month and Tradtional Dress Thai Dancers are just a couple of the cultural treats your family can look forward to and don’t forget to bring your camera. Other treats include the 100th anniversary of the Buick, featuring approximately 40 to 50 vehicles, representation from various not-for-profit service and arts organizations from Northumberland County.
To bring colour to a new level we have launched an umbrella contest with expectation of over 200 dazzling umbrellas representing schoolchildren, retailers, bankers, restaurateurs and residents. Currently there are several challenges underway with Scotiabank leading the bank challenge for the best dressed umbrella, Jim’s Pizza has challenged the restaurateurs, Hill and Dale B&B has challenged the B & B’s, Inns and Hotels and Lord Rossborough has challenged Port Hope’s antique stores.