The Color Guard from American Legion Post 800 leads the Fourth of July parade down North Circle Drive last Thursday morning. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

Mark Dean, Pine Cove resident, waves to the spectators from the Pine Cove Property Owners Association’s float during the Idyllwild Rotary’s annual Independence Day Parade. Dean ran in the Boston Marathon this year. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

Rob May, Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit president, waves to the crowd from the RMRU squad. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

The American bald eagle is commemorated during the Independence Day Parade. Larry Edwards (left) is joined by Kevin Baar (center) and Dominique (right) wearing patriotic garb and garnishing eagles. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

The Idyllwild Mountain Quilters float displays an array of red, white and blue quilts. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council Independence Day entry warns parade spectators of the impending threat the goldenspotted oak borer poses. Doris Lombard (center) is dressed as an oak and Stacy Grant is costumed as a GSOB, while Janice Fast wields a hammer. Eliott Taylor is in the background. Photo by Edwina Scott

No one’s taking Abby’s plate until she’s licked it clean during Mountain Community Patrol’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning at Town Hall. Photo by Barbara Reese

Riley Arnson seems suspended in mid-air while doing Irish dances during the second Pipes in the Pines event July 3 at Alpenglow Lilac Gardens. She was joined by her sister Brooke and Breanna Lewis. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

The University of California, Riverside, Pipe Band performed at Idyllwild’s Alpenglow Lilac Gardens on the evening of July 3. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Audrey Stavroplus, Allan Morphett’s daughter, and husband Lou attended the second Pipes in the Pines concert. Morphett organized both concerts and passed away recently. This year’s concert was dedicated to him. His wife, Maggie, passed away last year and that concert was dedicated to her. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz grills hot dogs at the Idyllwild Town Crier & Visitors Center’s grand opening following the parade. Photo by Becky Clark

The Livingroom Ramblers, Don Reed and Scott Foster entertained a large crowd who turned out at the Idyllwild Town Crier & Visitors Center’s grand opening following the parade last Thursday. Photo by Becky Clark

The Llanos de Michoaban mariachis entertain the patrons at La Casita on the Fourth of July. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

The guys have a silly moment while barbecuing for the American Legion’s annual Fourth of July BBQ on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Barbara Reese

Singer Troy Clarke belts out the songs of Frank Sinatra with Ken Dahleen and his Big Band Staff during the inaugural concert of the 2013 Summer Concert Series the July 4th evening. Photo by Barbara Reese