Hamra Street Festival 2010
What a better welcome to the neighborhood than a three day street festival leaving Hamra Street blissfully car free! I’ve been looking forward to this event since I arrived in Beirut two and a half weeks ago and saw the posters advertising the event plastered all over the neighborhood.
Yesterday kicked off the festival weekend with a parade followed by fireworks. Here are some of the highlights of the parade.
A very quiet and clean Hamra Street just before the start of the parade.
The Lebanon chapter of Harley Davidson made a strong showing and promoted a message of safety first.
There were clown cheerleaders,
and a color guard (I read somewhere they were scouts?).
And of course what would the parade have been without Miss Lebanon herself?
The spectators all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The evening ended with a fireworks display over Hamra.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the weekend has in store!