Triplicate Staff

There was plenty to smile about during the Redwood, White and Blue Fourth of July festivities presented by the Crescent City-Del Norte Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, including veterans driving in the parade, flag-bearers traveling the parade route, horse rides at Beachfront Park, a Smith River Rancheria elder in the parade, a Shriner in a mini car, the firemen's waterball competition, a Hmong veteran and members the Hmong community walking the parade route, and a band of costumed pirates.