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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- City Park marked its inaugural "Happy Third of July" celebration with music from the Marine Corps Band New Orleans and Navy Band New Orleans and fireworks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Scott Burke as Uncle Sam, juggles at City Park during the "Happy Third of July" celebration. City Park marked its inaugural event with music from the Marine Corps Band New Orleans and Navy Band New Orleans and fireworks.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- Bayou st. John is covered with brightly colored boats and rafts as Kolossus drifts along.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- . Anthony Farve rows his "Higgins" boat down the bayou. The real World War II landing craft was manufactured not far from where the parade took place.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Parade king L.J. Goldstein reads a proclamation while queen Mardi Claws listens before setting sail.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- A trio of boaters use patriotic colored balloons to festoon their canoe as they paddle along.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- . L.J. Goldstein was the king of the Krewe of Kolossus' 2013 boat parade.

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