Deep Roots rhythm parade delights crowd
As the Deep Roots Music Festival was underway in Wolfville, the annual event known for turning some heads also made some noise.
The Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade rolled out Sept. 29, and saw many people dress in bright, surreal costumes to talk part and join the music.
Led by the Djugdjug Ensemble, the parade circled Wolfville’s downtown core, delighting countless bystanders as it went.
People like Donna Holmes, who waved with wings as she walked down Main Street, wore smiles as bright as their clothes as they paraded through town.
The event is also known for its giant puppets, made by Wee Giant Theatre, which have become among the parade’s most noteworthy components.
Bruno Allard leads the parade with the Djugdjug Ensemble, the drumming group that played beats throughout the event.
Parade participants this year took part in a puppet-making workshop, and could also choose to wear one during the parade.
The festivities also featured a snake carried by multiple people, who raised and lowered it as it slithered through the parade.
Donna Holmes lights up Deep Roots’ Fresh Beats Rhythm parade Sept. 29 with her rainbow-coloured outfit and even brighter smile.
The parade also featured its noteworthy giant puppets that seemingly floated above costumes.
The puppets are created by Wee Giant Theatre, and have become a mainstay at the parade.
Jennifer Boutilier and her son, Hendrix, also walked in the parade.