60 countries. 125 cities. The world’s biggest celebration of happiness is happening right here in Baltimore!

Celebrating Global Bubble Parade, Baltimore’s Bubble Parade is this Sunday Jul 8 at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at the Skate Park in Hampden (West 36th Street and Falls) and will continue down 36th Street to Beech Street to 40th Street and 41st Street, then to Buena Vista and back to the starting point.

This year’s theme is Colors and Bubbles. So dress as bright, loud and sparkly as you can. And don’t forget the bubbles! Any mode of making bubbles is acceptable. For maximum bubble output, bubble guns are highly recommended.

All ages are welcome. You can even bring your dog! The only rules are to be silly, have fun and show your happiness!

Donations are greatly appreciated to help supply bubbles, wands, trays, etc. for those who need some extra bubble help. You can make donations online at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=IBD_BMfxhVUFh29jM8Ofzm1VCy5yyaAyhkCUwASh6OGSFuBaPEM-ASaSXgfYiHKZ6_lhTW&country.x=US&locale.x=US.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/260333777871761/.

The Global Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happiness is the journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles.

Don’t miss this celebration of happiness!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.