Nowadays, the festival has grown to incorporate local businesses which sponsor floats in the river parade. Float builders cover framework with hundreds and thousands of Begonia flowers.
I loved this golden retriever playing tugboat to a mini-float.
Jellyfish followed the Magic School Bus in canoes.
Now that's some small-town fun.
Add it to the long list of neat things that are just beyond our backyard!
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