West Seattle Grand Parade 2013: Can you chip in?

April 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | In West Seattle Grand Parade, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(WSB photo from 2011 West Seattle Grand Parade)
So apparently this will be a summer without a Seattle 4th of July fireworks show.

A summer possibly without Blue Angels.

But we’ll have the West Seattle Grand Parade – right?


Well, provided there’s a little help footing the bills, yes. The parade is planned for 11 am Saturday, July 20th, and co-coordinator Dave Vague says:

We are still in our planning stages and have secured a couple of our sponsors from last year, but we are still a little short and are once again asking for the support of the West Seattle Community, who has been so generous in the past and helped us to continue this cherished community event.

Donations can be made at the West Seattle Grand Parade website:


If you’re new in town or have missed our coverage of this in recent years, the costs of putting on the parade have continued to go up, and just the barricades/no-parking signs alone cost thousands of dollars. WSB will be donating again this year and we hope that if you can, you will too.


  1. Oh, this is always so fun. Thanks for getting the word out WSB. I will do my part.

    Comment by E — 11:06 am April 2, 2013 #

  2. We have to have this parade! It’s a highlight of the summer!!!!!

    Comment by N.A. Neighbor — 12:16 pm April 2, 2013 #

  3. No Blue Angels because of the sequester and it costs money to put on a fireworks show. Yes… a nice quiet summer for a change.

    Comment by jiggers — 1:32 pm April 2, 2013 #

  4. The traffic/parking changes as a result of the parade is a yearly pain. But the city must make 1,000′s of dollars back in impound fees they collect towing cars away along 44th. I know, I’ve had this hassle myself, and while we were away on vacation. Ouch!

    Comment by justme — 3:37 pm April 2, 2013 #

  5. Amazing how politicians and citizens are all up in arms over Fireworks and Air Shows. Yet, nobody seems to be concerned with Furloughed Air Traffic Controllers! Our society is doomed.

    Comment by Matt — 8:06 am April 3, 2013 #

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