Folk Fest Kicks Off Tonight

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!

2011:

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Dimitrios Booras carries the Greek flag

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Former Mayor Jim Milinazzo welcomes the crowd to the 2011 Lowell Folk Festival

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2011 Kickoff

2012:

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City Councilor Vesna Nuon carries the coveted flag umbrella in 2012

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Mayor’s Aide Greg Page helps Mayor Patrick Murphy with some last minute talking points

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Former City Manager Bernie Lynch speaks as Mayor Murphy looks on, 2012

2013:

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Then-candidate Bill Samaras carries the Greek flag in 2013

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2014:

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CMAA leads the Cambodian contingent at the 2014 Lowell Folk Festival

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2015:

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2016:

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2016 was the 30th Annual Lowell Folk Festival

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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!

 

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