- story by Lisa Monti
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Second Saturday’s regular town celebration will have some famous guests to add a bit of Americana to the Feb. 9 festivities.
It’s Bud Day in the Bay, featuring the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales in a parade throughout Old Town.
The parade will begin at 5pm and be led by Mayor Mike Favre, followed by the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse and their court, the Bay High School Marching Band, Studio of Classique Dancers, vintage cars and the Bay Ratz Marching Battery, with the Clydesdale team along with the Dalmatian mascot as the fantastic finale.
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The parade route starts at the Depot and heads to Union Street, turns onto Second Street to deMontluzin where it turns west to Beach Boulevard and right on Court Street to return to the Depot.
The majestic Clydesdales are always the favorite stars of memorable Super Bowl commercials. The working team made the first Budweiser delivery by horse to President Franklin Roosevelt in the White House and they distributed beer in this fashion for decades. The route on Second Saturday will include deliveries to restaurants and bars in the "old-fashioned" way.
To keep Second Saturday accessible to all, the streets will not be barricaded for the parade. Instead, there will be officers posted on every corner as the parade passes.
Organizers say everyone is encouraged to welcome this tradition of Americana to the Bay to enjoy the monthly Second Saturday Artwalk and the amazing Clydesdales, in one unique and memorable combination.