The 4th of July parade in my new city sounds awesome - the parade is creeping up towards twice as long as it has been in past years, there is a festival with pie-eating contests, bands, demos and other fun all the way from noon until the fireworks in the local park.
One of the units in the parade is the UW Marching Band, who will also do one of their "Fifth Quarter" performances during the festival.
The bad news? It's still going to be beastly hot and humid on Wednesday, though not the near-100 degrees slated for tomorrow. The parade steps off around noon; there is no shade along the parade route.
Maybe next year.