Bradenton's Wallenda gets hero's welcome at boat parade

July 5, 2013 

— Aerialist Nik Wallenda got a hero's welcome Friday night as he served as the honorary grand marshal of the Nik Wallenda Welcome Home and Festival of Boats Parade on Main Street in Sarasota Friday.

The crowd was estimated to be 20,000. Festivities are leading up to Sunday’s annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix.

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