Locals of all ages donned their most patriotic gear to watch the Down Home Fourth of July Parade. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Issaquah residents get patriotic for Fourth of July Parade

Decked out in red, white and blue, Issaquah residents showed their American pride in the annual Down Home Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday. Kids, adults and plenty of dogs donned stars and stripes to walk the streets of Olde Town Issaquah in honor of America’s 242nd Independence Day.

 

Many of the wagons carrying kids were decorated to celebrate American independence. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Lady Liberty waved to her fellow Americans as she strolled down Front Street with her equally patriotic pup. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Fewer combinations say America quite as well as a John Deere tractor and the Star-Spangled Banner. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Dogs came out in droves to be part of the Fourth of July fun. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

The president of the United States was closely guarded by the members of the Secret Service. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Many pets and pet owners coordinated matching outfits. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Entire families walked the parade route. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Kids used baseball caps and bags to collect the multitude of candy thrown by parade participants. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Kids lined up along the parade route to catch Tootsie Rolls and Snickers. Nicole Jennings/staff photo