As it is every year, the Dorchester Day parade was a microcosm of the cultures and backgrounds that make up the city's largest neighborhood.
These flag wavers were actually from Connecticut:
Corn-cob Lady and Fish Head Guy represented the Dorchester Food Co-op:
There were, of course, tons of politicians on hand, from Gov. Baker to perennial candidate Roy Owens. Some of the marchers took a stand on issues:
Those horns are heavy, so the musicians took advantage of stops to put them down:
They've got the wave down:
This hound serenely watched Dot Ave. go by from one company's van:
Engine 17's siren went into full-blast won't-shut-up mode at Ashmont station; firefighters stopped the truck, and the parade behind them, to figure out how to turn the thing off: