The weather and the location was the same.  However, this year's Kalamazoo Do-Dah parade looked more like a block party.

The theme of the 2021 Kalamazoo Do-Dah Parade was "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."  The theme felt more like "better safe than sorry."  Which is a very reasonable way to approach anything these days after this Covid-19 pandemic.  Sure, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel as nearly 54% of Michigan residence have received their first dose of the vaccine and nearly 47% are fully vaccinated as of the date of the parade according to Michigan.Gov.  However, nobody wants to be responsible for a super spreader event, specially at this late state of the pandemic.

That's why Do-Dah parade was smaller and backwards.  By backwards I mean reverse.  And by reverse I mean those participating in the parade stood still while spectators walked around them.  It did have more of a block party feel than a parade.

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Do-Dah Reverse Parade 2021

Do-Dah Parade is expected to be back to "normal" in June of 2022.