Watching the Parade

Everybody is Welcome!

The Fremont Solstice Parade is a family friendly, and beloved Seattle event.  We welcome spectators to check out the route map to the left for parade viewing areas and other useful information.  A map of the Fremont area is available HERE.

The street closure along the route occurs at 2:30PM
The Solstice Cyclist Ride will be launched at 2:45PM
The Parade begins at 3PM

Timing and Getting Here

We invite everyone to begin their day early. Parking is scarce and carpooling or public transportation is advised.

Settle into Fremont; shop the great local businesses; and visit the Fremont Fair before watching the Parade. 

Parade Map

Parade map available HERE!

VIP Seating

Our VIP Seating for 2016 is sold out. Thank you to our wonderful community. Next year make sure you buy seats early!

Green Hat Donations

During the parade you will see our green hat fundraisers collecting donations for the artistic content of the parade. Every donation is extremely important to help this community event continue to happen. We welcome you to engage with our fundraisers to have fun and give big!

The Solstice Cyclists

The Fremont Solstice Parade welcomes the Solstice Cyclists to ride in our parade. Please be advised that riders will not be wearing clothes and full nudity is to be expected. All cyclists are required to be painted and costumed for the ride. Most are.

The Parade is not a nudist event, it is an Art event that recognizes the human body as a canvas and the joy of riding as a part of our community’s creative expression.
When you come to watch the parade, you will be witnessing a right of passage for many Seattlites, and for many people from all over the globe. Respect and Celebration is the main vibe.

The Fremont Arts Council supports a policy of No Lewd, Offensive, Obscene, or Otherwise Objectionable behavior. Anyone watching the parade who experiences such behavior is welcome to request assistance from a parade monitor, or contact the police directly.

2016 Parade Line Up

1. Sol Cyclists

2. Department of Clownland Security

3. Simon the Reversend Clown

4. Solstice 2016 Banner

5. Bloco Pacifico

6. Stilt Walkers

7. Godfrey the Clown

8. Green Hat Ensemble with Elephants

9. BF Day Elementary School

10. DreamDance Cascadia

11. The Fremont Drum All-Stars

12. Cascadia Now

13. HONK Black Sheep Ensemble, Atlanta, GA

14. HONK Filthy FemCorps, Seattle, WA

15. Butterfly Garden Ensemble

16. Garden Prime Evil ~ Shamaniacs

17. May Queen and Greenman

18. Living Garden ~ Our Beginnings

19. HONK Environmental Encroachment, Chicago, Il

20. Picasso

21. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

22. Rainbow City Band

23. Tiny House

24. The Sweeper and the Swept

25. Anti-Fascist Marching Band, Seattle,WA

26. Return of the Dark

27. HONK The Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Orchestra, Portland, OR

28. The GREAT Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race

29. Airship Pirates

30. Boot Boogie Babes, Seattle’s Line Dance Team

31. Hover Blubber by the Seattle Design Nerds

32. Pigs with Wigs Family Picnic

33. HONK Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, Boulder, CO

34. HONK D20 Brass Band, Seattle, WA

35. Flow Art Revival

36. Westcoast Kickball Prince Tribute Parade Float

37. Super Huggers!!

38. HONK One Love Brass Band, Seattle, WA

39. HONK Sousapalooza, Seattle, WA

40. Out of this World

41. HONK 45th Street Brass, Seattle, WA

42. HONK Artesian Rumble Arkestra, Olympia, WA

43. Unidos De Seattle

44. HONK Ten Man Brass Band, Seattle, WA

45. Ra Hoor Krewe

46. HONK Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Seattle, WA

{Photo by H. Graham 2012}