Fremont Solstice Parade (Part 1) PARADE

Oh Seattle, you are ridiculous.

I have the pleasure of both living and working in the wonderfully hip and eccentric neighborhood of Fremont. Each year, the Fremont Arts Council sponsors the Fremont Solstice Parade, an event that hosts has over 50,000 people crowded into a neighborhood (guessing) maybe 10 blocks by 10 blocks. The parade kicks off the Fremont Fair, a benefit for local organizations.

For more information on Fremont, check out this link.

Though the entire Festival and Fair lasts all weekend, the main attraction is the pageant, a large-scale community play using over a hundred dancers, musicians and giant puppets, follows the parade at the end of the parade route at Gas Works Park, where I’m TOLD people just light up and smoke weed all day long.

Admission to the fair is free.

The parade is famous for its wild and creative floats and ensembles and for the Solstice Cyclists who strip down before the parade and paint their bodies unofficially start the parade every year.

My video of the naked cyclists can be found HERE! 🙂 You know you’re going to watch. NSFW, obviously.

Check out pictures of the parade below!

Yu Live, Yu Enjoy Summer Solstice

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