Scenes from the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

Today is one of the city’s biggest celebrations of the Summer Solstice, with the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade taking over downtown Fremont all day.

We’ll be updating with photos all day — if you have some to share, email us at tips@MyBallard.com.

By Laura Mansfield
By Laura Mansfield
By Laura Mansfield
By Laura Mansfield
By Laura Mansfield

Meanwhile, the Craft Fair at the Fremont Fair is going strong with over 300 . vendors.

By Laura Mansfield
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Paintking
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Paintking

There was a parade Saturday? Yawn.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

And I see you are still a boring old troll.

mecanicogolf
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mecanicogolf

Yea. Worst one I have been to since 2013. Bikers never looped and NO one was in the parade. Not worth the effort to go see.

Beaver
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Beaver

Not enough paint on that fat tub of lard. And somebody better disinfect that Lime Bike seat.

carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

The solstice festival looks like a fun community building event. I would attend if it weren’t for the naked bike riders and general openness toward nudity associated with the event. Unfortunately that keeps me and many of my friends from participating, but otherwise it looks like a grand time!

mecanicogolf
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mecanicogolf

The painted bodies are called ART. You do not look at the body as if it’s got clothes on it or not. That’s not the point. You are supposed to look at the painted body as art. If you can get that down, you are doing alright and getting the point.

Truth
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Truth

Yeah, if naked bike riders bother you that much, the Fremont Solstice Parade is probably not your jam.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

carsongbaker – people are too hung up on naked bodies. We are born naked and many off us end up naked when we die. Our bodies are not something to hide or be ashamed of. I believe if we were all comfortable with being naked and we could be naked with strangers in groups our lives would be very different. There is no reason to be ashamed or offended by a naked body! We do that with our moral judgments about nudity, sexuality and our fears of what could happen. What the bike ride is about is expressing human freedom, it all started with some people “streaking” the parade back in the early 1990s.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

The painted bikers are the best part of the parade! Always have some interesting body painting going on – different creatures/heroes/goofy stuff.

Dr.Clipper
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Dr.Clipper

I am glad it,s over ….but did notice Ballard was quite and fewer bums which was cool this past weekend

Beaver
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Beaver

That giant walking pink jellyfish needs a wax. She has an enormous bush. It’s 2019, not 1979.

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