While the colorful and weird Fremont Solstice Parade won’t be happening this year, the organizers have decided to celebrate the longest day of the year virtually.
The virtual celebration is titled, “Past, Present, & Future,”and will be a compilation program of prerecorded content, available for streaming at 1pm on the solstice, June 20. The program will include a mix of historical archives, ensembles, art, and personal testimonies.
The Fremont Arts Council is asking for submissions for the recorded program: “All welcome; drag queens, giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, musicians, green hat go getters and more!” the council writes on their website. “Together they will create a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression in our virtual program!”
To apply, click here to submit either a past film of your past participation in the parade, an interview or story about what the parade means to you, or “a film of you juggling, dancing in flowers, in a green hat, laughing with your cats, etc,” the council writes.
You can also volunteer; they need help with marketing, sponsorships, submission reviews, and making Green Hat (aka donation) videos.
Submissions are due June 1—for more info about the guidelines, visit Fremont Arts Council’s submission info site.
Photo: Fremont Arts Council