…is how I describe the Fremont Solstice Parade.  Colors, Art, and Laughter are the main themes to ring in Summer. This eclectic neighborhood of Seattle used to be the location of office when I was living in Seattle and working for Creative Living Services.  Let me describe Fremont for a moment; the neighborhood motto is “delibertas quirkas,” the freedom to be peculiar. This suits the art community and free spirits of the Seattle Area. The homes are interesting and beautiful, the view of the city is breathtaking on a clear day.  It is home to GasWorks Park, which on a sunny day, can be sprinkled with sunbathers, kites, and general relaxation. Many beautiful days I found myself migrating towards the top of the hill there to read and take in the view of the Emerald City. The Troll also lives there, and he is a great representation of the artistic view on urban living that Fremont residents have. It is a fun community with great places to have a bite to eat, visit, and enjoy.

The Solstice Parade has a community of its own.  Before the “actual” parade, a large group of folks strip down, paint up, hop on their bikes and take to the road in a colorful and hilarious showing of guts and humor.

Community Groups get together to celebrate summer in the ways they know best, art, dance, music. Pure Joy.