West Seattle’s two international schools were among the dozens of entries in the annual Fiestas Patrias parade in South Park on Saturday.
The parade and accompanying festival are a celebration of Latin American heritage and culture. Many nations and traditions had representation:
Grand Marshal was Jorge Baron of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project:
Some entries carried the theme of immigrants’ rights:
Local issues, too:
As usual, many 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled entries – no motorcycles this year, but the Toros BMX Club was there:
So were cars with hydraulic displays that had one child near us asking “How do they DO that?”
Horseback riders concluded the parade:
The parade is presented by Sea Mar Community Health Centers, which is headquartered in South Park.