Doo-Dah Parade tradition continues in Lewes

This year’s event honors those who paved the way for the unique celebration
July 5, 2022

In 1968, Lewes friends Phyllis Hoenen and Carolyn Shockley gathered a few people together for an impromptu July 4 parade. It didn’t take long for the Doo-Dah Parade to become a unique tradition. Family and friends of the founders continue to carry on by spreading word about the parade and taking part in it. This year’s parade was held in memory of the founders and many others who have supported the parade over the years.

People decked out in red, white and blue on bicycles, pushing and pulling wagons and strollers, and in decorated vehicles and flatbed trailers line up along Manila Avenue for the 5 p.m. parade, which travels down Kings Highway to Second Street, then back around on Third Street and up Savannah Road.


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