Previewing the zany Seattle Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

The Seattle Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade are total zany, wacky goofiness. Lately I’ve been reading about a lot of great parties around the world, from the Ft. Lauderdale Great American Beach Party to the Night of Radishes in Oaxaca to three really unusual festivals in Mali, so I want to share one of my favorites.

The 2011 Seattle event takes place on June 18-19. The event is usually preceded by the local edition of the World Naked Bike Ride (although that appears to not be the case this year), followed by the Solstice Parade and then the fair.

The best way to communicate the craziness of this event is to show it, with a photo gallery of shots I took during the 2009 event. Click the pics to enlarge them.

solstice parade belly dancers

Belly dancers... look at us!

solstice parade pope

The Pope reminds revelers not to get too crazy.

solstice parade weirdos

Nice slacks, gentlemen.

solstice parade giant ball

Touch the giant ball!

solstice parade spaghetti monster

Giant walking pasta!

squirt gun girl

I want to be this girl's friend.

fremont fair art car floppy disk

The Fremont Fair featured this floppy disk vehicle.

fremont fair toynota

Who wouldn't want to drive the Toynota?

fremont fair blue van

Imagine driving across the country in this baby.

fremont fair floral car

Now this is a car for me! A smart, paisley floral ride.

fremont fair teeth car

Yikes, it's the Denture-mobile!



Have you attended the Seattle Solstice Parade & Fremont Fair? Or a similar event somewhere else in the world?

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About Scott Shetler

Scott is a Chicago-based journalist and blogger who seeks out quirky sights and awesome destinations throughout North America and beyond.

4 comments on “Previewing the zany Seattle Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

  1. the picture with the caption “giantwalking pasta” is actually the flying speghetti monster. the prophet of the mock-religion. the people walking with it are its pirate deciples. just fyi 🙂

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