Fremont Fair to bring music and naked cyclists to the Center of the Universe

Friday is the longest day of the year, and Fremont is celebrating with the Fremont Fair starting tomorrow through Sunday. The three-day fair will be a combination of music, a parade of (mostly) naked cyclists, some community yoga, and even a dog parade. Most of the fun will be happening in the downtown Fremont area along the Ship Canal and on 35th Street (here’s a map).

On Friday, the fun will start with a concert at the Redhook Main Stage from 4 to 11 p.m. Performing artists will include the following:

  • 5:00pm: The Fabulous Party Boys
  • 6:00pm: Skablins
  • 7:15pm: Cumbieros
  • 8:30pm: Longstride
  • 9:45pm: Publish the Quest

Saturday is the famed Solstice Parade, happening at 3 p.m. and organized by the Fremont Arts Council. The parade route will close to cars at 2:30 p.m. It begins at N 36th Street and Leary Way; moves eastbound on Leary to Fremont Place N; then heads south and east on Fremont Place N to Fremont Avenue N; south on Fremont Avenue to N 34th Street; east on 34th to Stone Way N; south on Stone Way N to N Northlake Way; eastbound on Northlake Way to Gasworks Park where it ends. Some 22,000 spectators are expected, so plan your parade-watching accordingly.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is Yoga for the Solstice happening at the Waterfront Stage on the west end of the fair. Laura Yon-Brooks will lead the one-hour solstice-inspired yoga class.  They ask that participants pre-register for the class.

Also on Sunday is the Dog Parade at 2:30 p.m. Registrations will be taken on-site next to the Waterfront Stage from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. It costs $10, which goes to COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas). The parade will be led by brass band Tubaluba.

Photo from last year’s parade, courtesy of Fremont Universe

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