Saturday, February 25, 2012

LaBelle's Fun Weekend - Parade And Festival Attracts Crowds

Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival In Hendry County Bring Crowds

LABELLE, FL. -- Thousands of visitors and residents came out Saturday to join the festivities for the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle, Florida.

The day started off with the huge hour-long Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade, as marchers and festive floats flowed down Bridge Street to riverside Barron Park.

Festivities continued at the park along the Caloosahatchee River with plenty of fried foods, drinks and even alligator meat. Music was provided at the gazebo stage while the Rotary Club racing armadillos all day long.

Motorists may have been inconvenienced as Bridge Street and the bridge over the river were closed to traffic for several hours, but giving pedestrians a rare chance to walk freely across the bridge and leisurely watch the boats cruise the river.

(Video: Festival scenes from Bridge Street and Barron Park, Classic Autos & Motorcycles - Click here or on YouTube logo to see full size video and HD)

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