Irondequoit 4th Of July Parade Draws Big Family Crowds

Jul 4, 2016

Red, White and Blue decorated Titus Avenue Monday morning for Irondequoit's annual Independence Day parade. It is traditionally one of the larger July 4th parades in the area.

Rob Dematteis and his family were lucky and found a shady spot to set up their chairs. Dematteis said they've been going to this and other parades for years.

"Well we live here in Irondequoit about a mile away, we come every year for Memorial Day and 4th of July. We got family, extended family here. We love just sitting and enjoying the parade."

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For Julie Connor, the parade is a chance for her kids to see their friends since they moved from Irondequoit to Fairport.

"Well we grew up here in Irondequoit and we love the Irondequoit parade and we celebrate our independence and its fun and the kids get to see other friends."

Her son Aiden Connor agreed, saying its something they do as a family every year

"Celebrate our independence because we grew up here and we've just always come."

His brother Chase Connor said he came for the fireworks.

Irondequoit's celebration will continue with fireworks this evening at 9:30pm behind the Irondequoit Town Hall.