PHOTOS: South Park’s 2019 Fiestas Patrias parade

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.

2 Replies to "PHOTOS: South Park's 2019 Fiestas Patrias parade"

  • Onion September 15, 2019 (4:21 pm)

    I wish there was a way to simply ‘like’ this post. I wish I could have been there. I salute our Hispanic community(just sign me a middle-aged white guy)

    • WSB September 15, 2019 (4:28 pm)

      It is an excellent parade every year (says your parade-fan editor). Our tip for getting there is to approach SP from the south, park in the Machinist Hall lot (which has never had a conflicting event), and watch about a block north of therre at 14th/Henderson, which is toward the start of the route.

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