PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Summer With The 2012 Waterland Parade

This past Saturday (Jul. 21) was the big day for the annual Waterland Parade, a Seafair sanctioned community event produced by Destination Des Moines.

Under beautiful blue skies, all of our favorite units marcheds down Marine View Drive.

Lots of crowd favorites were back, including the Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team, the Seafair Pirates and Seafair Clowns, and of course the massive line-up of tow trucks from Pete’s Towing. In between were many local groups representing our wonderful community.

Update: The parade committee has released the official list of winners from among the units in the parade:

  • Best Float: Rotary Club Des Moines
  • Best Commercial: Pete’s Towing
  • Best Marching Band: Kennedy High School
  • Best Novelty/Comedy: Mr Toe, Lincoln Pink Tow Truck
  • Best Antique Vehicle: Airport Towing
  • Best Equestrian: Elbert Hill
  • Best Community/Non Profit: Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • Best Dance/Drill: 13yo+: Sweet Mahogany Drill Team
  • Best Dance/Drill 12yo-:Daughter’s of Royalty
  • Best Performing Arts: Hi-liner’s Musical Theatre
  • People’s Choice: Diamond Drill Team

WLB photographer Michael Brunk was staked out along the parade route and shot the following gallery of photos. You can click individual thumbnails to view them larger.


One Response to “PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Summer With The 2012 Waterland Parade”
  1. Pat Nardo says:

    It truly was a great parade! With the presence of our blog reporter it was made even better. Thank you, Scott Schaeffer for being with us on the reviewng stand. Also a huge thanks to Toni Overmyer who reall perrformed well under a great amount of stress, putting together this event on extremely short notice.
    Pat Nardo

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