Fourth of July celebrations kicked off Wednesday morning in downtown Coeur D'Alene with a parade. There were over 90 entries but most of the participants have a history of being a part of the festivities.
Most of the participants don't have uniforms and come from all walks of life. However, they know how to put on a good show.
"When you have a tuba like this, you have to have any excuse to get them out and play them," said band member Jim Windich.
Windich plays in a band called the "Perfection-Nots". The group has played in the parade for 32 years.
"We get together for one rehearsal and then go out and play and make people smile," said member Sarah Windich.
The band isn't the only group that comes back year after year. The Shriners have participated for 55 years.
"I've been up here for seven years. I've been in the Shriners for a lot longer," said Shriners member Jerry Schultz.
But not everyone has to have a long history of being in the parade for it to be special.
"Today is to honor our country and the servicemen that have served our country. We just want to show them that's why we are red, white and blue," said parade participant Neil Hubbard.