Old Glory Boat Parade

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Celebrate America’s independence Newport-style with the Old Glory Boat Parade that starts at 1 p.m. off Collins Island. Sponsored by the American Legion, Nearly three dozen decorated boats try to outshine each other as they cruise the harbor and compete for trophies including “best decorated,” “outstanding music,” “finest costumes,” “most creative animation,” and “greatest spirit.” The all-day gala at the American Legion begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. ($10) and a raffle. Lunch is served from 12 to 5 p.m. ($10); dinner is available. Watch the Old Glory boat parade as it cruises by the American Legion during the festivities. For more information, visit balboaisland.com

— Photo by Charles Weinberg ©

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