Captivating floats, candy for kids, and some familiar faces.
It’s the largest parade in Sioux City history and a combined effort by the city and River-Cade.
“Seeing a lot of Sioux City come out to be joined as one to see all these communities and places out, is awesome,” says Zaira Torres, parade attendee.
The hot weather in the area didn’t seem to stop anyone from coming out for the colorful excitement.
“It’s still going and we’ve been here for well over an hour and we are drenched but it was definitely worth it,” says Preston Parker, parade attendee.
“The kids. To look at the smile on their faces, they’re having a great time, even the participants. I heard 109 heat index before we got here. It didn’t slow anybody down. Great time by everybody here. More people should have been here. They missed out on a good deal,” says Pete Groetken, Sioux City Council Member.
“I agree with Pete on that one. It was a great parade. A lot of excitement. Not only the kids, but the older kids as well,” says Dan Moore, Sioux City Council Member.
Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Sioux City for one of the biggest and most exciting events of the summer.
“I love parades, man. I love parades,” says Moore.
“Nobody loves parades more than Dan does,” says Groetken.
“I live for this one,” says Moore.
While this is the first time the city and River-Cade have combined forces, it’s convinced many first-timers to return.
“I will definitely be here next year as well,” says Torres.