Dunbar Easter Parade goes on despite pandemic
DUNBAR, Fla. – The Dunbar Easter Parade, a staple for the SWFL community, went on this year despite the ongoing pandemic.
After being canceled last year because of the virus, some said it’s exciting to pick this tradition back up.
“It’s a great feeling to kind of return to a sense of normalcy in our community and our area to have something that’s been so prominent to many of the people that grew up in this area,” said President of Dunbar Festival Committee Martin Byrd.
Thousands of people came together to celebrate the 75th annual tradition.
Both Byrd and Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson agree this festival was well needed.
“We didn’t get to do it last year and I think this is exactly what the community needs. They need to be able to get out and celebrate something that means a lot to them,” said Anderson.
After the parade, the celebration continued at the STARS Complex with vendors, food, live entertainment, & pre-bagged candy for the kids.