(Minghui.org) On July 13, 2013, Washington practitioners participated in the city of Redmond's Derby Days, a popular annual festival. The two-day community event featured the Derby Days Grand Parade, which drew crowds of people to downtown Redmond. A Falun Dafa contingent was one of the many entries in the parade.

Practitioners demonstrate the five Dafa exercises

The practitioners' beautifully decorated float, lion dance troupe, and waist drum troupe won enthusiastic applause and cheers from the spectators along the parade route.

There were many Chinese and Asian people in the crowd. The friends of a local Chinese practitioner said that they were pleasantly surprised to see Falun Gong practitioners marching in the parade.