WEST SEATTLE GRAND PARADE 2016: Almost ready to roll

(WSB file photos)

Another quick peek at what and who you will see in Saturday’s West Seattle Grand Parade! Two junior roller-derby teams are set to roll down the route – Southside Revolution and Seattle Derby Brats. So are the unicyclists from Pathfinder K-8.

Seattle Fire Engine 29 from The Admiral District is on the lineup, as is a 1942 American LaFrance Fire Truck. And WestSide Baby‘s new #StuffTheBus bus too. Hundreds of people walking, riding, rolling. Many are your neighbors – so clap, cheer, hoot, holler. Here’s what you need to know, whether or not you’re going:

*Road closures and no-parking zones start kicking in on California between Admiral and Edmunds and on some side streets at 7 am, lasting as late as 3 pm

*Go here for Metro bus reroutes

*The morning spectacles begin with the Float Dodger 5K, leaving Hiawatha Playfield at 9:30 am – online registration is closed but you can sign up during packet pickup 3-7 pm today (Friday) at West Seattle Runner (2749 California SW; WSB sponsor) and be part of this costumes-encouraged run!

*10:30 is when the motorcycle drill teams – Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. – will start leaving from the starting line, so if you’re watching from Admiral, don’t be late

*11 am, otherwise, is the official parade start time from California/Lander

*After the runners and motorcycles are clear, the Kiddie Parade walks and rolls down an abbreviated route from California/Genesee to California/Edmunds starting at (update) ELEVEN AM – kids are welcome to participate, just show up before then!

*Bring a trash bag so if you’re hanging out on the curb and there’s no trash can conveniently nearby, you can pack it in/pack it out (or take your empty containers home to recycle, for example)

Have a great time! More later today (Friday), and then our Saturday coverage starts early …

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE GRAND PARADE 2016: Almost ready to roll"

  • It was better on Friday night's before the Torchlight parade July 23, 2016 (7:59 am)

    Admiral area hints.

    49th SW at Admiral Way is an arterial from Admiral Way to Charlestown street for any neighborhood newbies wanting to avoid 45th and 44th reroute.

    Which end of California to watch from?
    Lander and California–

    The different bands warm up at Hiawatha Park before the parade, and there are public restrooms at.the Hiawatha fieldhouse. Gender free public restrooms at West Seattle Public Library, 42nd and College st,.next to Metropolitan Market.

    Safeway and PCC for snacks.

    Oregon and California–

    No public restrooms, hope for the best at businesses.

    Judges at this end of parade, so the very best performances happen by judging area. 

    And wherever you are, there will be politicians!

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