The Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline pause near the end of the Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade route as the bright sun cast long shadows on the bejeweled participants. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

The Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline pause near the end of the Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade route as the bright sun cast long shadows on the bejeweled participants. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Sunshine, music and delights warm Fathoms Grand Parade crowd

Beautiful weather is the cherry on top of Port Orchard’s signature summer festival event

PORT ORCHARD — The Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade spilled onto Bay Street Saturday evening under weather conditions second to none: temps in the low 70s, a few scattered clouds, the bluest of skies — and kids, floats and marching teams galore.

As always, the little ones attending the parade with mom and dad not only got a visual treat as the marchers passed by on Bay Street, they were usually lucky enough to grab a handful of candy given out by parade participants.

Later in the evening, many of those attending the Grand Parade planned to stick around at 10:15 p.m. to watch the Bremerton Bridge Blast fireworks show off the Manette Bridge, visible from the Port Orchard waterfront.

Port Orchard will have its own fireworks show on Sinclair Inlet the night of July 4th.

As the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s contingent of fire engines blast their horns during the parade, a youngster pinches her ears to block the noise. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

As the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s contingent of fire engines blast their horns during the parade, a youngster pinches her ears to block the noise. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

A little member of the Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline takes a rest on the pavement during a pause in the Fathoms parade. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

A little member of the Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline takes a rest on the pavement during a pause in the Fathoms parade. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

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