VIDEO: Here’s how Alki Beach Pride 2021 began

Smiles, waves, billowing flags, and honking horns kicked off this year’s Alki Beach Pride weekend – celebrating the LGBTQ+ community – with a car/motorcycle parade that left Jack Block Park shortly after noon. Even a classic fire truck!

Here’s our video of the entire parade as it headed onto Harbor Avenue SW, beach-bound:

After the parade, we headed uphill to The Admiral District, where the Rainbow City Band was serenading outdoor diners on restaurant row:

Day 1 festivities continue with parties at West Seattle Brewing and Alki Beach Pub; tomorrow includes a rolling/biking parade from Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza at 1 pm and an outdoor movie at 8:15 pm at Alki Playground – see the full schedule here. This is the 7th year for ABP, but as explained here, its roots go back much further.

6 Replies to "VIDEO: Here's how Alki Beach Pride 2021 began"

  • Nancy August 14, 2021 (11:41 pm)

    I love parades. Next year I suggest walking due to global warming. Or bicycles.

    • WSB August 15, 2021 (12:18 am)

      As noted again above, the biking/rolling parade is today, 1 pm.

  • HS August 15, 2021 (9:35 am)

    So fun! Rainbow City Band sounds spectacular!!

  • wseaturtle August 15, 2021 (10:47 am)

    Rainbow City Band is Rockin’!!!

  • Bruce Barnett August 15, 2021 (1:22 pm)

    Wow, too bad we didn’t hear about it before moving away this year

    • WSB August 15, 2021 (2:24 pm)

      We covered it last year too, and it was also in our calendar/previews in 2018 and 2019 – those years it was primarily a big daylong beach party; COVID changed things this year and last year. (Separate coverage coming up of today’s rolling/biking parade, btw.)

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