Stamford UBS Parade Spectacular 2012

Elmo carried a fish bowl with him as he floated down the parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Kermit the Frog waves hello to all the people watching in Stamford. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Popeye the Sailor saluted crowds with a can of spinach at his side. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Dr. Seuss' the Lorax was new to the balloon parade this year. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Virgin Atlantic brought their new "Made in London" balloon to Stamford. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Paddington Bear waves hi to all those gathered in Stamford. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Super Grover rushed to help save the day. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Cookie Monster looks like he won't be sharing any of his cookies. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Big Bird rides a unicyle up the parade route. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Fred Flinstone also made an appearance at the parade on Sunday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Garfield dressed at a pilgrim for the occasion. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Hagar the Horrible also joined the party. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Red from the television show "Fraggle Rock" was new this year to the Stamford Balloon Parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The Volunteer Stamford Firefighters had Billy Blaze, from Rescue Heros, do the 'Gangam Style' Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Oscar the Grouch had some issues dealing with the wind at Stamford's balloon parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Eric Carl's character the Very Hungry Caterpillar was also apart of the parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Mr. Potatohead walked with a big smile down the parade route Sunday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The Trumbull Marching band joined the Stamford parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Westhill's marching band's color guard had their flags fly high. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Members of Portland Oregon's MarchFourth Marching Band showed upto Stamford on stilts. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
MarchFourth's band members didn't march in a traditional fashion, nor did they wear a regular uniform. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Clowns abounded at Stamford's parade. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The cast of Stamford All-School Musical's "Beauty and the Beast" performed "Be Our Guest" for the crowds. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
BMX stunt riders performed all kinds of tricks, including standing on the handles of the bike. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Another trick performed by the BMX riders was jumping over another riders bike. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The drum majors for theUniondale High School Marching Band Knights and Knightettes were very into the music. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The many Stamford Catholic Schools came together to create the “The Land of Make Believe” float. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Police officers from all over Connecticut and New York lined up at the Stamford parade on Sunday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
This drummer is from the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Band. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Not every part of the parade was a band, balloon or performance, some were just a bit odd. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Other members of the parade were stranger still walking around on stilts. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The parade ended with a bang and confetti everywhere. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Clifford the Big Red Dog wanted to hear what the crowds were saying so he got in real close. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
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STAMFORD, Conn. – Even with strong winds that pushed balloons close to the crowds, residents and visitors were thrilled Sunday afternoon with the annual Stamford USB Parade Spectacular.

“I like watching the balloons come by,” said 8-year-old Sara Sabin, who came from Trumbull with her brother Joey, 7, and sister Samantha, 6, to see the parade. “I also like the music and the dances.”

When Sara was asked what balloon she liked best, she said Mr. Potato Head, because she had the toy at home.  Her siblings liked watching the ...
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