Tonight’s Rotary Parade marks the start of Blue Water Fest

Chairs are already lining Military Street and Huron Avenue in Downtown Port Huron in anticipation of tonight’s Rotary International Day Parade. John Adair, of the Rotary Club, says this year’s parade theme is “holidays” and says the grand marshal will be none other than Santa Clause himself. The parade will also feature area marching bands, floats, and balloons on loan from the Parade Company in Detroit. Adair says balloon handlers will have an added challenge in this year’s parade, as they will have to lower the balloons when passing beneath the strands of lights that run between several blocks of buildings downtown. Adair says staging will begin at about 3pm near the intersection of Huron and Glenwood, with Huron and Military closing to through traffic. The parade will step off at 6:30pm and head south towards Oak Street. You can listen to parade coverage on AM 1380 WPHM and online at wphm.net.