The annual 4th of July Parade got underway at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in Edina. The parade route started at City Hall, made its way down 50th street, and ended at the U.S. Bank parking lot at Halifax Ave.
Marching bands were able to dress down for the mid-90's temps and high humidity and in some instances were allowed to wear shorts and t-shirts. Assistants weaved among the band members, squirting water into thirsty mouths and keeping people hydrated.
Being an election year, the politicians were running in high gear along with their supporters. Shaking hands and handing out stickers seemed to be the common strategy to get elected or re-elected this fall.
Many local community groups also turned up as well and we've got photos of it all in the parade gallery above!
Were you there? We'd love to hear from you in the comments! Or better yet, share your own photos in our gallery for everyone else to enjoy.