VIDEO: 2018 West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade, report #2 – see it all!

That’s our video of today’s West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade in North Admiral, in its entirety, from an SPD motorcycle officer and Seattle Fire Engine 29 leading the way, to the very last young parader, as they headed westward from the starting point on Sunset. No way to formally count, but every year it seems bigger – here’s a couple photos showing just part of the crowd toward the start and end of the route:

It’s an informal parade – just show up and you’re in it, coordinated by neighborhood moms for almost a quarter-century – this year, Emily Williams, Nicole Lutomski, and Megan Erb.

Costumes and decorations range from simple to lavish:

A few signs, in the spirit of the day:

It’s not a parade without a banner, although this one was mid-parade:

And at the end of the route – the post-parade party at Hamilton Viewpoint Park, where sack races are a tradition:

The final race this year took a never-before twist!

Also at the park – food trucks (long lines!) and activity booths presented by parade sponsors – among them, WSB sponsors – including A Kid’s Place Too Dentistry:

And Dream Dinners-West Seattle:

Engine 29 was there for tours:

WestSide Baby‘s famous bus was a dropoff spot for diapers:

If you enjoyed being in and/or watching the parade – coordinators are still crowdfunding to cover the costs, and you can contribute here.

P.S. Next West Seattle parade: The WS Grand Parade on Saturday, July 21st, from California/Lander (10:30-ish start for the motorcycle squads, 11 am rest of the parade) to California/Edmunds, preceded this year by the PAWrade – more on that here!

5 Replies to "VIDEO: 2018 West Seattle 4th of July Kids' Parade, report #2 - see it all!"

  • Dave July 4, 2018 (8:29 pm)

    Great time, thanks WSB for the pics.

  • maryv July 5, 2018 (3:20 pm)

    OMG all the noise from this had my dog cowaring in the bathroom all day!

  • Infantry72 July 5, 2018 (9:25 pm)

    Oh put a sock in it! It’s been 28yrs in a row, that this event has been going on.  Considering it’s continued annual event, you should be held responsible for your dog’s issues.  BTW – it’s not about your lack of caring for your canine, it’s about our community of 2800+ W Seattle folks coming together. Find something else to complain about

    • WSB July 5, 2018 (9:39 pm)

      Sorry, I think that comment was meant for one of the other threads and I didn’t catch that sooner … the parade is rather quiet!

  • maryv July 6, 2018 (3:21 pm)

    @infantry72….geez “put a sock in it” I was being a “smart@ss” and saying it was too noisy for my dog like all the comments on the fireworks didn’t know anyone would get so upset…guess I should had written LOL after my comment.

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