Hundreds lined the streets of Three Rivers as the annual Water Festival parade made its triumphant return Thursday, June 17, after last year’s festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. Dozens of floats made their way down West Michigan Avenue and onto North Main Street in downtown Three Rivers, returning some sense of normalcy to onlookers after a year of recommended isolation and social distancing to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that has taken the lives of over 4 million people globally.
This year’s Water Festival will continue through Saturday evening culminating with a fireworks display at approximately 10:25 p.m., weather permitting. The following gallery was composed and curated by Deborah Haak-Frost.
Deborah Haak-Frost is the Caretaker for Community Engagement at GilChrist Retreat Center in Three Rivers, volunteers at World Fare and with *culture is not optional, a Three Rivers-based community development organization. Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor of Watershed Voice.