by Paula Smith

FAS on Parade – Photo Credit: Bob Smith7

FAS members, families and friends are invited to celebrate the Year of the Bird and the good and still young USA by marching in the annual Bigfork 4th of July parade.

This is an opportunity to flap your wings in colorful bird costumes and/or face paint of your own creation or from FAS education trunks and to carry signs about FAS activities. Other marchers may simply prefer to wear their birding clothes and binoculars. (Note:  Wearing a hat, sunscreen and carrying a water bottle is also a good idea on the 4th) Bird costumes were a particular hit with spectators, especially children, during last year’s parade when FAS made its inaugural march.

We will line up from 9 to 11 AM along Grand Avenue (behind Bigfork High School and up Grand Avenue from the back of the Bigfork Fire Station). The parade begins at 11 AM and will walk the parade route to the end of Electric Avenue, cross the old bridge over the Swan River and ending up at Sliter’s Park.

For more parade information, go to We hope you will march with us—it’s so much fun!