The hand-painted Zulu coconut and glittery Muses shoe are the most rare and coveted throws, but you can count on catching beads, cups, stuffed animals, doubloons (coins), and other free parade throws by the bushel. Bring a bag.
Photo: Gary Clark, Article: Kim Cross, Megan Holley
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