(WSB photos)

The first of two “rollouts” for this year’s pandemic-style Alki Beach Pride celebration just happened – a car and motorcycle parade.

Participants gathered at Jack Block Park to decorate their rides before heading up to Admiral and circling around to Alki. We photographed the parade just after it left the park, traveling northwest onto Harbor Avenue.

This is Alki Beach Pride’s 6th year! Its mission “is to unite the LGBTQ+ community, celebrate LQBTQ+ culture in a dignified way that acknowledges the intersection of race, liberate LGBTQ+ people who do not feel seen, heard, or accepted, and to educate our community in a way that fosters inclusivity, equality, and respect for everyone.”

Tomorrow’s “rollout” is for non-motorized wheels – skates, bikes, etc. – meet up at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki) at 1 pm to be part of it.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Alki Beach Pride parade"

  • Lori Gilliam August 23, 2020 (2:07 pm)

    just saw the bike portion…. sure would have been nice if these events were better announced…….looked fun!

    • WSB August 23, 2020 (2:55 pm)

      We published a preview a couple weeks ago, and had this in the daily list both days this weekend. Organizers have been active across multiple scial-media channels and had a bonafide website. Aside from postering – not particularly feasible this year – what more could they have done?

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