Wallingford Family Parade & Festival

wallingford-family-parade-and-festival-logo-RGB-300x206The Wallingford Family Parade and Festival (neé Wallingford Kiddie Parade) is coming up on July 5th, and organizers are seeking volunteers. First, the official press release:

Seattle’s favorite children’s parade celebrates its 65th Anniversary July 5th at 11:00 a.m. in Wallingford. This summertime tradition and Seafair sanctioned community event is the longest running children’s parade in the region. Thousands of people from all over Seattle will line 45th Street to watch local businesses, drill teams, marching bands and family oriented organizations celebrate and compete for awards.

This year’s Grand Marshall is Seattle Tilth Program Director Lisa Taylor, who will lead the  festivities through Wallingford to “Green Summer Up.”

The Wallingford Family Parade & Festival presented by Mack Urban starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs east along 45th Street to Bagley Avenue. The festival at Meridian Park features a market place with local offerings of food, arts and crafts, demonstrations and a Bites, Beer & Wine Tasting Garden. Expect bouncy houses and games for the kids and local musical entertainment.

The Wallingford Family Parade & Festival is co-produced by The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce and the Wallingford Community Senior Center. Festival hours are 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Heidi adds:

Volunteers wanted for the Wallingford Family Parade & Festival! We are looking for volunteers 21 and older to help in our Beer Garden at the Meridian Playground. For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Toni Majerus [email protected] (Correction from Heidi Skinner).

More information at the Parade page on VisitWallingford.org including information on becoming a craft / marketplace vendor.

  1. DOUG. said,

    11am on the 5th is about the time the fireworks traffic finally dies down. Nonstop party in Wallyhood!

    Sun, June 15 at 11:26 am
  2. Abigail said,

    Where in Wallingford does the parade start from?

    Mon, June 16 at 12:06 am
  3. Barbbsea said,

    The parade starts at the Lincoln (former high school) parking lot. For more details about the parade route, see the application for being in the parade: http://visitwallingford.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ParadeApplication_2014-Wallingford_Final.pdf

    Mon, June 16 at 8:15 am
  4. phil2bin said,

    So sorry our Rainbow City Band won’t be playing as we have in the past. It was fun to play in my ‘hood. Catch us at the Solstice Parade Saturday.

    Mon, June 16 at 10:40 pm
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