West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade update: 1 day away!

July 3, 2013 at 10:59 am | In Fun stuff to do, Holidays, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Right about this time tomorrow, hundreds of kids (and accompanying adults) will be walking/rolling along the North Admiral route of the annual 4th of July Kids’ Parade, which starts from 44th/Sunset (map) at 10 am Thursday. New parade co-coordinator Jackie Clough shares the photo from Walking on Logs, where WestSide Baby‘s “Stuff the Bus” reminders are currently sharing space with a parade reminder and patriotic decorations. Jackie also has a reminder for paradegoers:

It would be great to remind folks to please not park on Atlantic Street between Sunset Ave SW and California Ave SW. This is along the parade route and would obstruct the parade (the parade route runs south on Sunset Ave SW, East on Atlantic, crossing California Ave SW, north on Palm, and ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park).

If you’re not joining or watching the parade, please note that when it gets to California and heads east across the street, vehicle traffic is stopped both ways until everyone has crossed, and that could take up to 15 minutes (by our informal measure in years past). Then remember, it’s a post-parade fun fest of games and concessions on the lawn at Hamilton Viewpoint immediately afterward. The full lineup of who/what/when/where is here. See you there (and as reiterated on the sign – bring diapers for WS Baby if you can)!


  1. is there a map of the parade route?

    Comment by Diane — 12:52 pm July 3, 2013 #

  2. Yes, the map can be found by clicking on map in the article or visit the parade Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/382273985226882/

    Comment by AlkiParty — 3:24 pm July 3, 2013 #

  3. “when it gets to California and heads west across the street”

    …..ahem. That would be “EAST across the street.” Perhaps the car GPS needs a fix.

    Comment by LivesInWS — 8:01 pm July 3, 2013 #

  4. No, it’s my personal GPS, as in between the ears. Fixing.

    Comment by WSB — 8:02 pm July 3, 2013 #

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