Lake City Summer Festival & Parade

Festival Returns – August 3, 2019

From Festival Organizer Bob Greenspun:
Lil’ Ol’ Lake City is Getting Big!
The Lake City Summer Festival & Parade on August 3, 2019 is local, inclusive, and fun, with activities for every age and interest!
FESTIVAL 10:30AM – 4:30PM
At the center of it all is The Grandstand Stage presented by Seattle Drum School at 28th Ave NE and NE 125th . There are surprises throughout the day, including 4 amazing bands plus dance, candidate karaoke, and silly contests.

· 10:45 am Grimy Funk Jazz with Peter Daniel, Joe Doria, Andy Coe, and Tarik Abouzied.
· 12:00pm Boka Kouyate’ & The Djeliyah Band featuring West African song and dance
· 1:00pm Suenos de Salsa Performance Dance Team.
· 1:10pm Candidate Karaoke. See the candidates sing for your vote three days before the primary election.
· 2:00pm Rising Star Mariah Belgrod sings original pop songs. Over 273,000 followers on social media!
· 3:00pm Reflection Ceremony to remember the March 27th violent attack in Lake City. Eric Stark, the heroic Metro Bus Driver, and Debbie Judd, Laurelhurst schoolteacher, will be proclaimed by Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine. We will also pause to remember the lives of Dr. Bob Hassan and Richard Lee.
· 3:30pm The 350s featuring Kristy Smith. These maestros of rock will melt your face off. The 350s are: Steve Smith (drums), Alan Paisley (bass guitar) and Bruce Hazen (electric guitar).

Virgil Davis Park, south of The Professional Building, hosts Aerial Drone racing. FPV Racing Club, the best racers in the region, will use Virtual Reality goggles to navigate their quad-copters through a heart-pounding obstacle course. Big screens will show you the pilots’ view. Become a pilot yourself in the demo area.
Since 1950, The Lil Ol’ Lake City Salmon Bake has been cooking for a good cause. This year, Hunger Intervention Program will command the grills and serve up a complete meal at a value price.
Artists and Crafts on 125th. Find the perfect thing for you at this expertly curated collection of crafts made by local artists. Focused on usable objects and clothes for kids, millennials, and up.
Food Trucks and Booths. Bread & Circuses, Hellava Felafel, and more.
Free Rock Climbing wall
Screening of the award-winning documentary Princess Angeline about Chief Seattle’s daughter will be shown at 2pm at The Mennonite Church. Edie Loyer Nelson, member of the Duwamish tribe will be on hand for a Q&A.
Lake City Festival Car Show presented by first-time sponsor Toyota of Lake City and a Touch-a-Truck.
Family Fun Zone presented by BECU in Albert Davis Park, led by The Lake City Community Center and Seattle Parks & Recreation. Starting at 12:30pm there will be crafts for the kids, fun games and activities. Decorate your bike for The Kid’s Parade. Tumble Course with Seattle Gymnastics Academy. Meet Mermaid Elora. All free!

There is a free shuttle bus courtesy of First Student during the day, with stops at The Lamb of God Church Parking lot at 27th Ave NE and 125th; at the back beer garden at Elliott Bay Brewing; and at 13035 Lake City Way in front of HellBent Brewing. ADA Parking is at Lamb of God Church.
Parades, Parades, Parades.
When the early evening arrives, the three Lake City Parades begin. “As The Crow Flies”
The Kid’s Parade presented by Rotary Club of Seattle Northeast. Grab your kids, their friends, their schoolmates, and their teams and clubs and meet up at 5:30pm near The Wells Fargo at 130th and Lake City Way. Costumes, uniforms, signs, and decorations are encouraged. Step off at 6pm. No pre-registration. Trophies and popsicles.

The 3rd Annual Dog Parade presented by HellBent Brewing. Meet up around 6pm at The Hellbent Parking Lot, grab a beverage, and step off at 6:30pm down Lake City Way. No fee, no pre-registration.

[The%20Lake%20City%20Seafair%20Grand%20Parade%20presented%20by%20Fred%20Meyer]The Lake City Seafair Grand Parade presented by Fred Meyer starts at 7pm & features floats, bands, high-stepping drill teams, clowns, pirates, and more. Route starts on Lake City Way at the Toyota of Lake City at 135th, heads south to 125th, then west to 25th Ave NE. The Grandstand Stage is at 28th and is hosted by The Mayor of Lake City, HOT103.7’s Eric Powers.

If you have a few hours, we need Lake City Ambassadors. Register at: Volunteers receive a T-Shirt. The first 50 volunteers get free lunch from The Salmon Bake.
Questions? Contact Bob Greenspun, Festival Director 206-795-1600

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