Parade makes a glorious return!
Despite a lengthy delay as spectators roasted in the summer sun, few complained as the 2021 Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade got underway following its cancellation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The crowd was extremely patient and in a highly festive mood along the route as residents cheered for the parade participants and seemed happy to celebrate an Independence Day void of the many restrictions instituted last year for public health reasons.
The colorful event included scouts, businesses, fancy vehicles, sports teams, community organizations, neighborhood groups, churches, pet clubs, local schools, dignitaries and politicians.
The Scripps Ranch Civic Association produced the parade.
Photos by John Gregory