Naked cyclists and parade goers descended on Fremont for the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration to kick off the start of summer, on Saturday, June 17, Crowds gathered to watch the parade, which included dancers, artists, musicians and puppets, and ended at Gas Works Park. Click or tap on the photos above to see the rest of the slideshow. Listen Listening
The Fremont Solstice Parade is an annual event produced in June by the Fremont Arts Council FAC , a non-profit organization based in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that supports the arts and artists in and around the city. It is a Mardi-Gras styled, entirely human powered event that is distinguished from mainstream public parades by its unusual rules. These four rules are 'No written words, signage or recognizable logos; No motorized vehicles except wheelchairs ; no live animals except guide animals ; and no functional weapons. The event appears as a slowly paced music, dance and character procession where direct crowd interaction is encouraged and ensembles of actors in costume entertain with political and social commentary.
Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the official first day of summer, is June 21, providing plenty of daylight hours to party this weekend. The Solstice Parade, sponsored by the Fremont Arts Council , consists entirely of colorful community-based art ensembles marching, dancing and playing music, with no written words, animals or motorized vehicles allowed. Big crowds turn out to enjoy the event and parking is extremely limited in the area, so allow plenty of time to arrive and find your viewing spot, with public transportation, biking or walking as good options to get to the area.
Walkers on stilts. Marching bands. Giant papier mache creations, including one of Trump. Absurd floats.