Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade returns to Seattle this weekend

SEATTLE — The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade are returning to Seattle this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The 32nd annual parade is on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. It starts at Third Avenue and Leary Way, continues along 36th Street, takes a right on North Evanston Avenue, then loops back westbound on 35th Street, where it ends at the Fremont Fair.

More than 60 community-based entries include floats, giant puppets, stilt walkers, dancers and musicians.

And don’t forget the naked, but usually painted, cyclists.

The Fremont Fair features more than 300 craft vendors, two stages of live music with local bands, a beer garden, fair food, dog parade, buskers and of course, the one-of-a-kind Seattle Art Cars.

The fair is on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.