Update: After we posted the reminder of the parade tonight, we received some great old photos of the parade from the late 60s-early 70s on our Facebook page. Scott Hauge, who gave us the photos, says his family has dozens of photos and old home videos of the parade. He lived on 85th Street, so his dad was always filming the parade.
Thanks, Scott, for sharing!
Original: The 63rd Annual Greenwood Seafair Parade is happening tonight, which means thousands will watch as bands, drill teams, and pirates fill the streets of Greenwood.
Photo from a previous year’s parade
The parade gets underway at 6 p.m., but the parade route streets will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. The staging area, on Greenwood Ave N between N 105th and N 95th streets, closes at 4 p.m. The route is the following: it begins at Greenwood Avenue N and N 95th Street heading south on Greenwood Avenue N to N 85th Street, then moves west on N 85th Street to Sixth Avenue NW where the participants will disperse to the north and south. The parade activities will wrap up around 8:30 with all streets reopening by 9:00 p.m.
The Greenwood parade is the oldest Seafair parade in the region, with over 100 participants. The theme this year is “Funny in Greenwood – putting the funny back in fun,” and is hosted by comedian Pat Cashman.