If you enjoy watching the Fremont Solstice Parade (June 22), let me tell you something: the only thing better than watching a parade is being in a parade. Seriously, the best seat in the house is IN THE HOUSE!
But, assuming you’re not ready to strip down to your birthday suit, glam yourself up in paint and start pedaling, you may be wondering how to get involved.
Wallingford’s Leah Papernick and Michael Royalty have an answer for you:
I’m really excited to be hosting my first Fremont Solstice Parade ensemble this year and would love it if you could help spread the word.
The goal was to make this ensemble as accessible to as many people as possible.
Our theme is “Tie-Dye Kazoo Marching Band” All you have to do to participate is show up on the day of the parade in tie-dye and be willing to toot a kazoo.
We’re hosting three tie-dyeing workshops at the Fremont Powerhouse: June 1 from 1-5 pm, June 8 from 1-5 pm, and June 9 from 3-5 pm. We’ll have shirts available, and dye but you are also welcome to bring your own white cotton garment to tie-dye.
Thanks to a McKay Grant from the Fremont Arts Council, the cost of the shirts, the dye, and the kazoos are all covered!
If you haven’t ever been in a Fremont Solstice Parade ensemble before, I’d highly recommend it!