Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Small Town Celebration

The small town of Willits in Northern California where I live celebrates the Fourth of July in a big way with Frontier days starting in mid June and culminating on July 4th with a parade, BBQ and the CCPRA Rodeo finals. During Frontier days there is a wide array of happenings in town with truck pulls, street dances,pancake breakfasts, sweetheart competitions and more. This year Willits celebrated the 90th annual Frontier Days. Each year they pick a theme and this year it was the Roaring Twenties. I just went to the parade this year and I made sure to get there early so that I could spend more time photographing many of the participants before the parade got started. I walked all around the staging area talking to old friends and photographing people and dogs as I went. As I watched and photographed I realized that it is quite and organizational feat to get a parade all lined up and moving. I had a great time and it looked like everyone else did too. God bless, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a canon EF-S17-85 mm lens #TeamCanon


  1. These are wonderful Chris- Gonna share as there are folks who may recognize themselves in here! Kelley

  2. Really great pics! You captured it perfectly.

    1. Thank you you so very much for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment, Zibergirl. I love your work. You should do a fashion show with your own designs!

  3. Looks like it was fun! Love the old firetruck, the dogs and the guy with the dog mask. Had to look twice at that one! LOL