This year's parade is the 87th.
Plainfield's 87th Annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 10:00 AM this morning.
The 54-unit parade will proceed down Front Street from Johnston Avenue, passing two reviewing stands before ending at Park Avenue.
Visitors and residents alike always arrive early to stake out the best (and shadiest, considering what a hot day we are expecting) viewing spots.
From 1:00 to 10:00 PM today and tomorrow, the Independence Day festivities will continue with a Hispanic festival sponsored by Club Faraone's in Parking Lot 8, which runs along the Green Brook from Watchung to Park Avenues behind the Front Street stores.
Food, music and tchotchkes will be found in abundance.
Come out and enjoy!
-- Dan Damon [follow]