From left, Aaron Fontaine, shows off his snake, Nagini, named after Voldemort's Snake in the Harry Potter series at the 2014 Gaspee Days Parade. From left are Alexander Henderson, Gigi Henderson and Stephanie Johnson.
At right, Abbie Albano, 8, watches the 2014 Gaspee Days Parade.
Warwick, RI – The 49th Annual Gaspee Days Parade started with a bang, and kept up the percussive momentum as a string of spectacles marched past appreciative throngs along Narragansett Parkway Saturday morning.
Colonial era attire, often with accompanying firearms shot off every few steps in between fife and drum renditions of early American music, dominated the event. Spectators anxious for bigger bangs headed for the Pawtuxet River Bridge, where a set of three cannon were manned by the Artillery Company of Newport.
But the attractions weren’t all colonial. Munroe Dairy fielded a brass band, vintage dairy truck and a cow mascot who hit it off big with kids.
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