Provincetown Carnival parade a rainbow confection

Juan Bouillon, center, of New York, dressed as a Lifesaver, has his photo taken with candy queens, from left, Taffy, Frankie VanDerPaul and Todd VanDerPaul, all from Boston and Provincetown, at the 37th annual Carnival parade.

Rainbow colors were in full display Thursday for the annual Carnival parade, where the Candyland theme served up a campy confection for an estimated crowd of 100,000.

One of the most over-the-top celebrations on Cape Cod, held the third Thursday of every August, the parade was a block party of creative costumes, thumping music, heat and the usual colorful human wave.

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