Tonight kicks off the 2018 Lowell Folk Festival. As is tradition, the festival begins with a parade of flags. Here are a few images from past kickoff parades as we gear up for tonight!
Dimitrios Booras carries the Greek flag
Former Mayor Jim Milinazzo welcomes the crowd to the 2011 Lowell Folk Festival
City Councilor Vesna Nuon carries the coveted flag umbrella in 2012
Mayor’s Aide Greg Page helps Mayor Patrick Murphy with some last minute talking points
Former City Manager Bernie Lynch speaks as Mayor Murphy looks on, 2012
Then-candidate Bill Samaras carries the Greek flag in 2013
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CMAA leads the Cambodian contingent at the 2014 Lowell Folk Festival
2016 was the 30th Annual Lowell Folk Festival
Some photos from the 2017 Festival Parade were featured in this blog in the 50 Days until the Lowell Folk Festival post just over seven weeks ago!