A pandemic won’t stop some Ballardites from celebrating Syttende Mai.
Many in Ballard decided to keep the annual May 17th parade going with their own version of it, which involved decorating cars in Norwegian flags and driving around the neighborhood.
Heidi Larsen shared her photos from their parade on Facebook, saying this is the first time she hasn’t marched in the parade in her bunad since she was young, but that she and her family had a blast anyway.
The car parade made its way down to central Ballard, up to the Norse Home, and then to Shilshole Marina. Here are photos from the parade, all taken by Larsen.
Thanks for sharing your photos, Heidi!