"The day begins at 11 a.m. as the iconic White Swan float — a re-make of the original 1908 float — comes down the Russian River and passes under Memorial Bridge followed by 24 more floats. "
"The day will include live music, food trucks and old–time activities such as the ‘Whiskeroo’ and Period Bathing Suit Contest. There will also be live music, food trucks, and the city of Healdsburg's Parks and Recreation Department will be running children's activities on the beach."
this was all part of the healdsburg newspaper the week of the carnival and of course we had to go check out this historic event that hasn't happened in several years.
you can see all the people on the old railroad tracks watching the parade
this float says "russian river peace navy" (of course it does- ha!)
healdsburg tribune "float"
it was seriously such a random water carnival but it was something different and kinda cool and most importantly, the boys loved it :)
we didn't stay for the activities on the other side of the river because we were already late for a birthday party so until next year!