The Livingston parade is a wonderful mingling of residents and out-of-towners. A quirky blend of tourists, ranchers, artists, and other town folk jam the sidewalks, ready to whoop it up. The actual parade is something straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Jubilant youngsters ride on theme floats sponsored by local businesses and non-profit groups. Mule trains led by working wranglers zig-zag past cheering crowds. Shriners wearing Fez hats as big as their smiles buzz around in go-carts. Bagpipers, politicians, marching bands and candy galore are just a few of the other highlights that make the Livingston parade a wild time for the entire town.
If you are coming you should try to get their early with your lawn chairs, or prepare to stand. The best parade viewing spots are on the west side (shady) of Main Street and in front of the Murray Hotel on 2nd Street. Parade starts at 3:00 and ends around 5:00. See you there!