Photos from Sebastian Freedom Festival Parade

Sebastian Freedom Festival Parade
Sebastian Freedom Festival Parade

We were blessed with a cool breeze early Saturday morning as the Sebastian Freedom Festival Parade began. Indian River Drive was lined up with excited residents waiting for the fun to begin.

While it was a bit awkward having the parade on July 3rd instead of July 4th, people still shouted “Happy July 4th” as the floats went down Indian River Drive. A popular sang that day was Happy Fourth on the Third.

Mayor Ed Dodd, Vice Mayor Jim Hill, Councilman Chris Nunn, and Councilman Fred Jones were all in the parade with their spouses representing the City of Sebastian. Also in the parade were Leisure Services Director Brian Benton, CPRP, and Ron Paul, Leisure Services Clerical Assistant.

Representing the Sebastian Police Department were Capt Timothy Wood, Sergeant Todd Finnegan, Officier Donald Hart, and Lieutenant Robert Vafiades.

Walking tall with Sheriff Eric Flowers were Undersheriff Thomas Raulen, Deputy Chief – Bureau of Administration Milo Thornton, and Deputy Chief – Department of Law Enforcement Lonnie Rich.

Here are a few photos of the Sebastian Freedom Festival Parade. You can scroll through photos by using the left and right arrows.

You can also go to Sebastian Daily’s YouTube channel to watch the Sebastian parade.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up living on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.