Thousands attend Oktoberfest's Thanksgiving Day parade despite fog

Fog and drizzle were no match for the K-W Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade in Kitchener and Waterloo on Monday. Thousands lined the route to check out the floats, marching bands and even a pirate float.
The Onkle Hans float as it approaches Weber and Frederick Street. (Peggy Lam/CBC)

The fog and drizzle didn't keep people away from the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade Monday.

Thousands lined the route for the annual event that celebrated the Bavarian festival's 50th anniversary.

The parade moved from Kitchener to Waterloo and there were floats, marching bands, clowns and dancers.

Smiles from a float with ambassadors from various German clubs in Waterloo region. (Peggy Lam/CBC)
Ethan Plant from Forest Heights Collegiate Institute and William Dixon and Laura Kapp from St. David's Catholic Secondary School walk in their clown costumes. (Peggy Lam/CBC)
Students from the Narrenzunft Concordia Club (Peggy Lam/CBC)
Grade 7 students from St. Bernadette Catholic School volunteer as sign carriers in the parade. (Peggy Lam/CBC)
Seniors from Schlegel Villages prepare near Lancaster and Frederick Street. (Peggy Lam/CBC )
(Peggy Lam/CBC)