Photo Credit: Brett Svenson
By: Elizabeth Nickerson
April 8, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - The sights, the sounds, the floats and cheers. All signs that Spring has sprung in Florida's Capital City.
More than 100,000 people came out to enjoy springtime in Tallahassee. They lined these streets right behind, all the way through Monroe and 70,000 people participated in the event.
Anytime we are able to put an event like that together, it brings our community closer together," said Nick Maddox, a Leon County Commissioner.
Folks from Tallahassee weren't the only ones in attendance. People came from as far as Minnesota to parade the streets with their creative floats.
"I really like the batman float, and the Wizard of Oz was pretty cool," said the Radke Family, when talking about the Springtime Parade. "They were big and very interactive, Yeah they had the house spinning."
The parade is not all fun and games, though, the event has a rich history that springs back almost 50 years ago.
"In 1968 Springtime Tallahassee started as an effort to convince legislatures not to move the capitol from Tallahassee, they've certainly been successful," said Scott Maddox/ Tallahassee City Commissioner.
The total numbers for revenue from the event are not yet in, but those who came out this weekend say it definitely was another successful year.
The Springtime Tallahassee organizers are keeping everything under wraps for next year's event, but they did tell us the date for next year is set for March 29TH.