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Gaspee Days Parade 2024 Photos: Spectacles, Music, Booms

[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps marches during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps marches during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
WARWICK, RI — The 58th Gaspee Days parade proceeded under clear weather in the mid 70s, with spectacles, music and booms from musket and cannon fire for spectators among the procession, with a lot of smiles and fun among the crowd lining each side of Narragansett Parkway between Warwick and Cranston.

While this year marked the 58th parade to march past Pawtuxet Park since 1965 when the Gaspee Days Committee began annual celebrations of the historic “First blow for freedom,” marking the start of the Revolutionary War with the burning of British revenue schooner HMS Gaspee, It’s the 59th year. The parade and all Gaspee Days events were cancelled in 2020  during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the risk of spreading COVID-19 in large groups, prior to widespread vaccination against the disease. The parade returned in 2021, after vaccinations had begun among high-risk communities in December 2020.

This year’s event featured sights, music, musket and cannon fire, and throngs of parade watchers camped out on the side of the road with friends and family. It also featured Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, owner of Revolution American Bistro in Cranston.

Here’s a look at the parade’s spectators and sights from the parade itself, starting with the crowd:

[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Gubata family shows off their patriotic spirit in style as they watch the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Gubata family shows off their patriotic spirit in style as they watch the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Matos family cheers as the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade passes June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Matos family cheers as the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade passes June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Emma Frederick and Talia Toolin of Warwick, don their best patriotic garb for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Emma Frederick and Talia Toolin of Warwick, don their best patriotic garb for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Children wait with excitement for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade to start June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Children wait with excitement for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade to start June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Warwick resident John Paul sits outside his home waiting for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade to pass June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Warwick resident John Paul sits outside his home waiting for the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade to pass June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Arianna Arrighie and Maya Clesas make some noise during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton]
Arianna Arrighie and Maya Clesas make some noise during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Crowds assemble along both side of the two-mile stretch of Narragansett Parkway anxiously awaiting the march of the 2024 Gasee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Crowds assemble along both side of the two-mile stretch of Narragansett Parkway anxiously awaiting the march of the 2024 Gasee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Pawtuxet Rangers march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The 88th Army Band marches and performs during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The 88th Army Band marches and performs during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Kentish Guards march during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Artillery Company of Newport fire their cannons during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] The Artillery Company of Newport fire their cannons during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, owner of Revolution American Bistro in Cranston, rode just ahead of the Kentish Guards during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, owner of Revolution American Bistro in Cranston, rode just ahead of the Kentish Guards during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, readies his water gun during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, readies his water gun during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, cools the crowd with his water gun during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
[CREDIT: Laura Paton] Gaspee Days Parade Grand Marshal Dean Scanlon, cools the crowd with his water gun during the 2024 Gaspee Days Parade June 8.
 

 

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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