Crowds jampack streets for Wantagh Fourth of July parade despite rain

The streets in Wantagh were jampacked with people for the annual July Fourth parade on Saturday.
Last year's parade was canceled because of COVID-19. This year, the rain did not dampen the spirit of paradegoers.
Families took cover under umbrellas and inside their vehicles as they watched the marching bands, fire trucks, and everyone else decked out in Fourth of July rain gear while waving their flags.
Many say they wouldn't have missed this for the world as it's an annual tradition.
"It's important for people to realize that things happen in life but you can always find a way to move forward,” says Mike Recher, of Wantagh. “…We're out here enjoying ourselves even though it's wet…We're happy we find a way to make it work.”
You can find a full guide to fireworks shows on the Island here.