Mardis Gras Boat Parade, Fairport Harbor

Mardis Gras in New Orleans is long over but the fun goes on in Ohio.  The tiny town of Fairport Harbor hosted their own party on the shores of Lake Erie this weekend.  On one of the hottest, most humid days of the year Dana and I headed out onto the long fishing pier between the boat launch area and the Grand River channel to get some photos.  We  saw some beautiful, festively decorated boats and a couple of pirates.  In true Mardi Gras tradition there was even a steel drum band in Lake Metro Parks boats.  Some people around us said they were also in the street parade as The Green Man Group!

We had a lot of fun on the pier.  You can read more about the boat parade tradition in Fairport Harbor in this article in our local paper Fairport boat parade sets sail.  The party continues today and ends tonight in fireworks on the beach.  Enjoy this slideshow of the Parade of Boats!

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All photos taken at Fairport Harbor, Ohio, USA.  July 7, 2012.  94 degrees F!


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One Response to Mardis Gras Boat Parade, Fairport Harbor

  1. Deb Platt says:

    That looks fun! I especially liked Captain Morgan and the pirates. It was so hot last weekend, we hardly ventured outside.

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