Serious Business

Many local businesses submit entries in the parade, which have incredibly varied levels of creativity. This year, I was a huge fan of the MacCallum house, since their entry, well…just look at it:

maccallum house in the mendocino fourth of july parade

Yes, you are seeing two ladies in bed, waving flags. But wait, there’s more:

bathtub in the mendocino fourth of july parade

After that, I’m not sure why any business even bothered. But there were some awesome entries. Here’s a charter boat company:

car turned into a boat in the mendocino fourth of july parade

I don’t recall the name of the company, but I am…really impressed.

Click onward for more shots of business, including the spectacular Gallery Bookshop entry.

man on a tractor smoking a cigar

You may recall tractor man from last year. He was, once again, smoking a cigar.

gallery bookshop and bookwinkles in the mendocino fourth of july parade

When I first saw this crew, I was deeply confused, although also delighted. Heck yeah, a Harry Potter themed entry!

Then I saw the other half, and it all became clear to me:

gallery bookshop and bookwinkles in the mendocino fourth of july parade

I know you’re all waiting for hippies, and I want you to know that they are coming up next! Patience, grasshoppers.