Helena All, 6, waits on her bike for the Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade to begin Wednesday at the intersection of Seventh and Ohio streets.
Youngsters roll down Seventh Street toward Buford M. Watson Jr. Park during the annual Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade Wednesday morning.
A patriotic pinwheel is attached to a wagon at Watson Park.
With ice popsicles dangling paraders Annie Wildgen, left, 12, Claire Limesand, 11, and Sophie Tate, 12, play hand clapping games in Watson Park following the annual Old West Lawrence Fourth of July neighborhood parade Wednesday morning. Residents young and old toured part of the neighborhood with balloons, hats, streamers an an abundance of American flags in celebration of Independence Day.
Carmel, the pet of Clare Browning, 9, dons a patriotic ribbon at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park during the annual Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade Wednesday morning.
Jack and Ann Ozegovic march through the Old West Neighborhood on Wednesday during the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July parade. "There's a certain sense of freedom to be able to walk down the middle of the street and not have to worry about traffic," Jack Ozegovic said.
Siel Snowden, 11, bounces down Ohio Street on a pogo stick Wednesday during Old West Lawrence's annual Independence Day parade.
Kristina Poracsky helps her son, Sawyer Amick, 3, get going on his bicycle Wednesday before the parade on Ohio Street.