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From the annual parade down Main Street to recreational sporting events to the fireworks extravaganza at Jaycee Park, Artesians got outdoors and enjoyed the Fourth of July last week. Pictured are a few images from the day’s events.

  • 7-8-PARADE-BoyScouts

    Boy Scouts from Troop 228 fly the colors as they make their way along Main Street. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Car

    A family shows off their classic automobile during the parade. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Colonel

    Colonel Sanders waves alongside a bucket of chicken large enough to feed Artesia. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Conner

    Perry Conner's Farmers Insurance-mobile douses the crowd in bubbles and water. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Deadpool

    A child riding the Bennie's Western Wear train is surprised to see Deadpool sprinting by. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Float1

    Parade participants go all out with the red, white and blue. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Float2

    Children wave from the back of a bedecked float. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Kids

    Girls wave flags as they make their way down Main. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Tractor

    A man navigates his classic tractor through the parade. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-PARADE-Twirlers

    Baton twirlers perform stunts. (Brienne Green - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-Run

    A girl runs through a puff of blue powder during the color run at Jaycee Park. (Maegan Lemon - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-VB-Kids

    Boys go all out to keep the volleyball aloft during the co-ed volleyball tournament at Jaycee Park. (Maegan Lemon - Daily Press)

  • 7-8-VB-Roberbelle

    Rob Morrisey, owner of The Jahva House, displays his volleyball skills (and grace) during the co-ed volleyball tournament at Jaycee Park. (Maegan Lemon - Daily Press)