The 46th annual Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade Saturday in New Bedford  brought together thousands of people to celebrate the contributions made by Cape Verdean-Americans to New Bedford's culture and community.  The parade is among the most festive in the city every year, featuring music, dancers and floats.

Photo by Brian Thomas/TSM
Photo by Brian Thomas/TSM

The parade wrapped up after passing a reviewing stand at the Verdean Vets Memorial Hall on Purchase St.  Community awards were handed out during a ceremony after the parade.