The Grand Floral Parade is this Saturday. I would like to share with you a few tips on how to get the most out of your Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade weekend:
Tip 1: Get out of town
I’m going camping, rain or shine.
Tip 2: Avoid downtown
If you are unable to get out of town, I recommend avoiding downtown and don’t try to cross the river, as the draw bridges will be going up and down and up and down: Fleet Week begins tomorrow and runs through the weekend
US Navy and Coast Guard, Canadian Maritime Forces, and a couple tall sailing and other historic ships will be parking mooring? berthing? docking? parking along the waterfront.
Tip #3: Do not get in a drinking contest with members of the Canadian Maritime Forces
The good news is that after this weekend, the Rose Festival is over, the rain starts to taper off, and summer really begins.