This year marked a first for the venerable neighborhood parade - its official "mayor" had four legs - Rozzie the Dog, to be exact.
That entitled Rozzie to a ride on a float, probably a good thing for somebody in a fur coat, because while the sunny skies were good for people lining the streets, it might not have been the best for people wearing costumes as they marched into West Roxbury from Roslindale Square and then back again.
Members of the Boston Latin Academy Classics Club wore classical robes on their trek:
Members of the Boston Latin School equivalent, the Junior Classical League, wore T-shirts, except for the one kid who got to ride in a chariot:
It was nice of the T to lend one of the new Orange Line cars for the parade:
There were, of course, plenty of bands and dancing groups, including the English High marching band:
New to the parade this year was the West Roxbury Chinese Culture Society:
The parade highlighted Roslindale's agricultural heritage:
McGruff couldn't quite figure out how to march with the Longwood Security honor guard:
Roslindale Is for Everyone let a person in a dog outfit tell its story:
As you'd expect, several politicians made the parade, including Mayor Walsh, here talking to Boston EMS Chief James Hooley and a young child:
Tito Jackson worked the sidewalks and found some fans:
Local elementary schools were well represented, including the Philbrick:
A contingent of women in pussy hats urged people to help them neuter and care for Boston's feral cats:
It wouldn't be a parade in New England without at least one group of people in colonial garb firing muskets:
And it wouldn't be a parade in Roslindale without the Rozziemobile: