An annual tradition of Carnival, the Children’s Parade, draws families from all over the V.I. to both watch and participate in the celebration. Spectators in collapsible chairs and on foot flooded Main Street to watch the parade comprised of decorated floats and pageantry, wave at royalty rolling past in luxury cars and dance to marching band performances.
Crowds gawked and “aahhed” at Carnival royalty, who came from several Caribbean islands to greet the mass of attendees, waving from the backs of high-end convertible vehicles with dresses that billowed and puddled over the confines of the cars.
Marching bands and dance routines comprised of children and teenage entertainers paraded in between the vehicles and electrified the crowd with elaborate choreographed routines.
The parade full of bouncing toddlers and talented tikes, carried on through their route and concluded at Lionel Roberts Stadium.