Patriotism on Parade

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A group of girls waves to the crowd as their float makes its way toward Main Street during the annual Jonesborough Days parade last Saturday morning. PHOTOS BY DAVE ONGIE

A group of girls waves to the crowd as their float makes its way toward Main Street during the annual Jonesborough Days parade last Saturday morning. PHOTOS BY DAVE ONGIE

Folks in our area flooded into Tennessee’s oldest town last weekend to celebrate Jonesborough Days.

The event featured plenty of music, food, art, activities, and crafts, all set against the historic backdrop of Jonesborough’s Main Street. The event got started Friday night with the annual Kickoff Dinner at the International Storytelling Center. Saturday morning’s parade was a highlight of the event as a slew of patriotic floats wound their way down Boone Street before rounding the corner and heading up Main.

The event culminated in a fireworks show, which illuminated the clock tower above the old courthouse at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Jonesborough Days has been voted one of the top  festivals in the Southeast, and is noted for its patriotism, which was on full display during Saturday's parade.

Jonesborough Days has been voted one of the top
festivals in the Southeast, and is noted for its patriotism, which was on full display during Saturday’s parade.

A father waves to the crowd as his son takes the wheel of their vintage tractor.

A father waves to the crowd as his son takes the wheel of their vintage tractor.

It was doggone hot out on Saturday morning, but the parade provided a good time for young and old.

It was doggone hot out on Saturday morning, but the parade provided a good time for young and old.

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