This past weekend, we popped by the Unionville Festival on Main Street to get our fill of parades and treats for the start of the summer. It was amazing weather on Saturday so we spent some time soaking up the rays. We arrived about half an hour before the parade began. Usually, the hot spots are taken up already, but I think people were just milling around. We managed to grab our favourite curb across from Starbucks. We were excited to see how Baby C would like it.
The parade lasted about an hour and we saw many local businesses such as dance studios, local clubs, and politicians with floats and participants handing out candy and treats. The kids enjoyed it except for the gun blasts at the start. They were quite loud and right in front of us. We saw the huge horses up close, a school bus (Baby C LOVES them), and a fire engine. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, volunteers handed out flags. There was free face painting and Freezies for the kids. We saw lots of dogs and babies all out enjoying the great weather. Our friend and coach of Big H’s basketball team had a booth to promote his basketball camp. We ran into a couple of friends who also attend this annual event. Local merchants sold soap, jewellery, dresses, fresh bread, and toys. There was a big selection of food including corn, stinky tofu, and burgers. There was a big Pikachu walking around and some clowns taking pictures with kids.
We left around noon as Baby C was starting to get tired and we had been up pretty early that day. Big H stayed with her friends at the basketball tent, popping over to other tents to make slime. We enjoyed some fresh mango slush on the way back to our car. It certainly reminded us that summer is just around the corner. Can’t wait for more 25C days!