*Correction: This article originally said organizers cancelled the event due to a “disenchantment with the Trump administration.” That statement has been redacted due to editor’s error, and the article has been corrected.*
The annual flotilla parade and costume party on Bayou St. John – which was previously hosted by the Krewe of Kolossos – attracts hundreds of costumers, picnickers, boaters and swimmers, and has grown exponentially since it first began six years ago.
This year’s event was originally cancelled by Krewe organizers. So, Indivisible NOLA – a grassroots activist group – chose to take on the event as a “patriotic evening of dissent.”
Now called The 4th of July “Kayak-tivism,” the celebration kept the yearly aquatic parade alive while celebrating “the patriotic dissent of early Americans who were activists for our freedom from British rule,” according to an Indivisible NOLA release.