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Sunday's Samba Parade at the North Country Fair 

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Photo by Mark Larson
The Bayou Swamis warmed up attendees who braved the morning rain with their lively music on the Garden Gate Stage.
Photo by Mark Larson
A rare but most welcome rain (given the drought) on Sunday morning at the North Country Fair shut down a few of the 170 vendors due to the threat of damage to their wares.
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Timbata and other musicians braved the wet conditions to perfrom under tents covering the Plaza and Garden Gate Stages and attracted a few attendees dressed for the rain or using umbrellas.
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After the rain stopped shortly after noon, Samba da Alegria participants in the Samba Parade like these young butterfly dancers started to emerge from shelter to line up for the parade.
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As the last of the rain drops stopped failing, the Samba da Alegria particpants gathered for their traditional pre-Samba Parade photo opp in front of the Arcata City hall.
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Under clearing skies and in front of large crowd gathered on the Arcata Plaza at 1 p.m., the Samba da Alegria dancers and musicians set off on their parade around the plaza.
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The Samba da Alegria musicians provided a samba percussion beat in the Samba Parade.
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These members of the Samba da Alegria dancers wore rainbow-hued wings on the back of their costumes.
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These butterfly-costumed members of Samba da Alegria danced their way around the plaza in the Samba Parade.
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These Samba da Alegria butterflies danced their way around the plaza in the Samba Parade.
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The Samba Parade was enhanced by the dancing, hats and costumes of Mandy McCumber (left), Johanna Nagan and Heather Ulrey.
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Maria Vanderhorst (left) and others helped lead the youngest Samba da Alegria butterflies in their choreography as they walked in the Samba Parade.
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Danielle Villari Felsenthal (center) and other Samba da Alegria dancers made their way around the plaza in the Samba Parade.
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The Samba da Alegria dancers with rainbow wings danced their way around the plaza in the Samba Parade.
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The Samba da Alegria dancers and musicians ended the parade with a lively group dance performance at the intersection of 8th & G St.
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The Samba da Alegria dancers and musicians ended the parade with a lively group dance performance at the intersection of 8th & G St.
Photo by Mark Larson
Rocio Cristal led the Samba da Alegria dancers and musicians in the Samba Parade, grateful that the rain had stopped.
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Samba da Alegria dancers enjoyed the end of the morning rain as the Samba Parade got underway at 1 p.m.
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It wouldn't be a North Country Fair if Shoshanna Rose didn't perform belly dancing (to the wonderment of watching children) on the grass at the Lawn Stage on the plaza.
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With clear skies emerging after 2 p.m., Tani Serene and other belly danceers with the Middle Eastern Dance group performed on the grass at the Lawn Stage on the plaza.
Samba da Alegria dance leader Rocio Cristal and music director Neil Best joined the rest of the Samba Parade participants for the photo opp in front of Arcata City Hall. Photo by Mark Larson
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First-time Samba da Alegria participant Yavanna Reynolds displayed her feathers and dance costume as she joined the other participants before the Samba Parade.
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These butterfly-costumed members of Samba da Alegria danced their way around the plaza in the Samba Parade.

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