Wallingford Family Parade Needs Your Help on JULY 11, 2015!!!
- Manage street closure barricades and help keep people safe
- Deliver water and messages between muster and judging site
- Help set up tables and chairs at 8:30 am
- Help tear down tables and chairs at 12:30 pm
- Manage parade participants at muster site
- Set up and collapse no parking signs
Community service credit available for high school students! Contact [email protected]
The Wallingford Family Parade is the new (and decidedly less creepy) name for what was formerly the Wallingford Kiddies Parade, a “Seafair sanctioned event” (not sure what that means, but perhaps it will save us from pirate attacks). The parade is the longest running Seafair parade, held every year since 1950. Thousands come from all over Seattle to watch the parade, which starts this year at 11 am at Interlake and N 45th and runs east to Bagley. Drill teams, marching bands, and other “family oriented organizations” will be strutting their stuff.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Route 66!” Participants with costumes that demonstrate the spirit of Route 66 and the 66th year of the event are encouraged.
The parade is followed by a “festival”. In past years, this has featured vendors with booths, bouncy houses and the like, but it seems this year will be a bit more restrained. According to the festival web site, “the 2015 festival’s focus is on Wallingford merchants. Local businesses are encouraged to create fun and enticing ways for parade goers to visit and learn about their establishments.”
(Photo nicked from the great Paul Dorpat‘s web site and courtesy of Stan Stapp.)