Fremont marina in Seattle

On a Solstice summer weekend you need to be in Seattle, in Fremont, to celebrate the longest day of the year with a Parade! A Parade that could be seen only in Fremont – a quirky, fun neighborhood with lots of surprises all over the place like a statue of a well-known communist leader or a Soviet-era rocket, or a troll residing under the bridge. As locals call this artsy area, a self-proclaimed Center of the Universe!

Fremont marina in Seattle
Fremont bridge in Seattle

But back to the parade: it’s a performance of seasonal madness, enthusiasm, high energy and summer happiness. The parade has become famous because of the naked Solstice bicycle riders. This is the only time when everyone is allowed to be officially naked in the streets of Seattle, but in a colorful and creative way.

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You’ll be amazed with the beautiful bodypaint, giant puppets, stilt walkers and floats, marching bands, dancers and other funky artistic expressions. This is a street theater that has a high energy vibe and is rather contagious. Blend with the community to celebrate summer and happiness of life. The parade is one of those things you have to see to believe.

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