The community gathers to celebrate the Fourth of July during this year’s festive parade. Photos by Cid Castillo, Sally Hedberg and J.P. Crumrine

Town Hall Recreation kids.

The Claddagh Irish Dancers.

The Riverside Mountains Rescue Unit.

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council.

The Mountain Quilters unsynchronized dance team.

The University of Riverside Bagpipe Band, this is their eighth appearance in the parade.

Parade Marshals Pat and Jan Boss.

Pat Parish’s beautiful voice and extemporaneous comments enthralled the parade crowd gathered near its mid-point at the Community Presbyterian Church.

Casey Abrams’ parents, Ira Abrams and Pam Pierce, along with mentor and teacher Marshall Hawkins, rode in a 1940 Ford classic convertible. Pam holds up Casey's famous melodica.

Santa made an early visit to Idyllwild. Doug Austin helped Santa meet and greet many of the parade spectators.

The Idyllwild Town Crier staff and friends honor founder Ernie Maxwell.

Leading local mountain bikers down North Circle Drive during the Fourth of July parade was long-time resident, Bud Hunt. Photo: J.P. Crumrine

Lloyd Wood, former Idyllwild Post Master, enjoyed the Fourth of July Parade from in front of his house and celebrated the holiday with a colorful chapeau. Photo: J.P. Crumrine


  1. This year was the 3rd year my daughter, dog and I have watched the Idyllwild Independence Day Parade. It is always such fun. We especially look forward to the bagpipes. We need more music and marching bands. Loved the cars and dogs and ,of course, all the local groups.