Photos of a Very Different Kalamazoo Do-Dah Parade – 2021
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.
Do-Dah Reverse Parade 2021
Do-Dah Parade is expected to be back to "normal" in June of 2022.