Andy Oakley

Fremont Solstice Parade 2008

Every year, Seattle welcomes the advent of summer with the Fremont Solstice Parade. The Fremont Arts Council -- which incidentally has the fabulous tag line 'Fremont is a state of mind' -- describes the event as follows:
An unparalleled demonstration of free speech, creativity, art and community, we cast a spell of joy, hope and rebirth that spreads from Fremont to the entire universe. We welcome wild, weird, engaging, surprising, delightful, beautiful, collaborative, innovative art of all stripes.
This year Theo Chocolate put together a Mayan theme entry complete with huge snake, Aztec headdresses and some very popular chocolate-covered ladies. Alongside Batman, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Uncle Sam on stilts, karate dancers doing back flips barefoot, full orchestras on hand-drawn floats and a whole block full of dancers in pink, the event pretty much sums up everything great about Fremont in a single afternoon.Start of the Fremont Solstice ParadeMore pictures in Andy's Fremont Solstice Parade 2008 photo set
June 22, 2008