News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Fremont Solstice Parade is coming

March 20th, 2019 by Sara

Once again giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, skywriters, dancers, sashayers and musicians from all over will parade on the streets of Fremont in a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. We’re preparing right now and are inviting our friends and neighbors to make the 2019 parade and following Gasworks Park Celebration the best ever! Who can participate? Anyone! We believe in cultivating the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist. This people-powered celebration is not only for Fremont, but for our entire Seattle community!

Open registration coming soon, but in the meantime apply for a MCKAY GRANT! The Dave McKay Parade Art Grants support the development of art and performance for the Fremont Solstice Parade and the following Celebration at Gasworks Park. The grants provide design and creation funds for art projects which transform the street into theater with social commentary and the unexpected. This call is open to artists, individuals, groups or community organizations that would like to bring together an ensemble or movable piece for the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration. Grants up to $1,500 will be awarded. Proposals are due: April 5, 2019

Details at:

Send us your POSTER ART! We invite artists to submit designs for consideration for use in this year’s parade advertising. The successful artist will be awarded $250 honorarium for the design, a membership in the Fremont Arts Council, a profile on our website crediting you with the 2019 design; and the grand notoriety of your design representing this beloved Seattle event.

Proposals due: March 19
Final Design due: March 30

Details at:…/

Workshops and other Parade Prep coming soon!


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Early dismissal Friday for Seattle Students

February 7th, 2019 by Sara

From the District:

Based on forecasts from the National Weather Service and our partners at the City of Seattle, there is a high chance of significant snow and icy road conditions on Fri., Feb. 8 and Sat., Feb. 9.

Student and staff safety are our top priority. In an abundance of caution, students will be released 75 minutes early on Friday afternoon. Schools will follow a Wednesday class schedule. School will start at the regular time and transportation will run regular routes.

Additional details:

  • All after school activities are cancelled on Fri., Feb. 8, including athletics. Please check the district’s athletic webpage and your child’s school website for additional information.
  • Please check with your provider regarding childcare.
  • All district events are cancelled for this weekend.

Next Week: The possibility of additional snow early next week is in the forecast. If additional schedule changes are needed, we will inform you through our regular district communication channels.

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December 11th, 2018 by Sara

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Final days at the ‘old’ Burke

November 28th, 2018 by Sara

Celebrate the final days of the current Burke Museum before we close our doors on December 30, 2018 to move collections and prepare exhibits for the New Burke Museum (opening fall 2019). Enjoy free admission and gallery activities for all ages.

Scheduled activities:

11 am – 1 pm daily: Meet paleontologists and get a closer look at fossils being prepared in the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress paleontology labs

11:30 am daily*: Storytelling of “How Mouse Moved the Mountain.” Dec 29 & 30 only: activities led by special guest artist/storyteller, Ty Juvinel (Tulalip)

2 pm daily: “Tiny Talks” with Burke staff and volunteers about their latest research and recent (re)discoveries of stories revealed in the process of moving into the New Burke

Ongoing activities (10 am – 5 pm daily):

-Take part in culture, fossil and biology-themed crafts and hands-on activities for all ages
-Enjoy the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress exhibit along with the Burke’s long-term Life and Times of Washington State and Pacific Voices exhibits
-Add you own artistic contribution to a large-scale geologic timeline drawing created by artist Jed Dunkerley in the Burke Room
-Mark the occasion in the Burke Boiserie Photobooth and share your favorite memories in a special yearbook

*Additional storytelling times may be added daily as staffing allows

Go to to plan your visit and for more information.

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Annual Green Lake Pathway of Lights

November 28th, 2018 by Sara

Join in a beloved Green Lake tradition at the annual Pathway of Lights, December 8 from 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Walk the loop and view tons of beautiful light displays, and a hot air balloon display.

Enjoy  live music and complimentary refreshments as you circle the lake. Please bring a nonperishable food item to to benefit FamilyWorks.

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Free kids cardmaking at Popluxe Brewing

November 28th, 2018 by Sara

Grab the kiddos and head on down to Populuxe, December 8 from 2-4pm to make some holiday cards. Art supplies will be provided. Santa Claus will be onsite to visit with the kiddos and take photos. Free and open to all!

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Transit Talk

September 25th, 2018 by Sara

The U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Link light rail stations will arrive in 2021, which means these neighborhoods will be better connected to each other and the region. Three-quarters of Ravenna residents said they plan to use the Roosevelt light rail station when it opens, according to a 2013 RBCA survey.

Join U District, Let’s Go for an evening of sharing ideas and resources to prepare for these changes. Learn what our neighborhoods are already doing to get ready for transportation investments coming soon. Let’s learn from each other and build on our collective creativity as we get ready for 2021.

Transit Talk: We’re in it Together
Urban Luxe Café, 6105 Roosevelt Way NE

October 4, 2018

6:00 p.m. Doors open, drinks, appetizers, networking

6:30 p.m. program start, welcome, panel introductions and brief presentations

7:40 p.m. moderated audience Q&A

8:00 p.m. program ends

More information and free registration available through the U District, Let’s Go website.

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Urban Survival Skills Fair in Northeast Seattle, Sept. 30, 10-2

September 24th, 2018 by Sara

Learn how to make an emergency toilet, operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), and other handy city life hacks at the Urban Survival Skills Fair on Sept. 30 next to Victory Heights Park. Hosted by Seattle Emergency Hubs, the fair will feature booths and information for those interested in emergency preparedness.

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Fremont’s Oktoberfest Tonight!

September 21st, 2018 by Sara

Fremont Oktoberfest is happening tonight!

Here are some of the guidelines, straight from the horse’s mouth:

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Fremont Oktoberfest requires a ticket and is 21+ EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
  • No kids. No babies. No exceptions.
  • Dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) to join you on Sunday Only.

Read on because we are about to school you on how to do Oktoberfest, Fremont style. For real, this is the best page to read on the whole website.


Tasting Tokens
Plastic tokens are included in General Admission (5 tokens) and Grand Admission (10 tokens), and are used like money to purchase tastes of beer with your 5 oz mini-mug, which is also included with your admission. Each token is good for one fill-up of your mini-mug. Got it?

How to Use Them
We have over 100 seasonal beers to taste, so explore the Beer Lineup, find beers you want to try, give the volunteers your mini-mug and a token, and you’re all set.

Worried About Running Out?
Oh no, out of tokens?? Don’t panic, you can buy more at our Merchandise Booth.


A 5 oz commemorative acrylic mini-mug is included with General Admission and Grand Admission.

How to Fill Up Your Mini-Mug
We have 100 seasonal brews to choose from inside of the festival. Decide what you want to try, give the volunteers your mini-mug and a token, and they’ll fill you up.

Don’t Forget
Tastes add up — don’t be deceived by its small stature, the mini-mug packs a punch (in the face).


Buxom Steins
5 oz not enough? No problem. We have larger options available for purchase in the Buxom Beer Garden:

  • Full-liter steins – $20, $10 refills
  • Full-liter boots – $25, $10 refills

Sweet – How Do You Go Buxom?
Purchase your Buxom options in the Buxom Beer Garden. Pay separately with cash or card. Remember, Tasting Garden admission is required.

What if You Only Want the Buxom Stein?
Already know you don’t want the mini-mug? We know your type. Skip the tasting and purchase our Festival Only Admission (entry only with no tasting tokens), then go straight to the Buxom Beer Garden for your Buxom stein options.

Don’t Forget
Buxom steins can only be filled in the Buxom Beer Garden; you will need a mini-mug to enjoy tastes elsewhere in the Tasting Garden. Easy, right? And if you change your mind, you can always buy a mini-mug and tokens at the Merchandise Booth.


Don’t worry, we have ciders and wine available too.


It’s okay, sometimes you just need it spelled out for you. Here you go…. $25 gets you the equivalent of two beers at the bar, plus live music, partying in the streets, over 100 beers to choose from, and drinking for a good cause. AND…. when you get your second wind, it’s $5 for three more tokens, which translates to $5 for a full beer. That’s a pretty good deal for microbrews. So take that.

Still feeling cheated? Fine, have a promo code for two extra tokens on us – enter SKEPTIC when you purchase tickets online.

Have more questions? Check out the FAQs.

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Family theatre at West of Lenin

September 20th, 2018 by Sara

Written by Lindsay Joelle, and Produced by Forward Flux Productions & presenting partner Pratidhwani, A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL, AGE 7 is an immersive experience that is perfect for the entire family. Audiences will travel to Mumbai, India, where they will meet Amal, a 7 year old boy who uses his explorer’s heart and a little Bollywood magic to fight the god of death. Exploring universal issues through the eyes of a small boy, this imaginative play weaves together heartache and triumph as it invites us to examine our connection to family, our city, and the world. The play is set in 2006, on the day of the Mumbai train bombings. It is inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s play, The Post Office (Bengali: Dak Ghar) Presented as part of The Flux Salon series last year, this new play was developed with the playwright as Joelle visited Seattle several times this summer to work with the cast and creative team to bring this immersive production to life. Run Time: 75 minutes, no intermission
Featuring: Nabilah Ahmed (Amal), Gurvinder Pal Singh (Uncle), Jay AthalyeSuda (Rishi), Varsha Raghavan (Rishi), Abhijeet Rane (Doctor), Meenakshi Rishi (Nurse)
Creative Team: Samip Raval (Director), Wesley Fruge (Movement Director/Forward Flux Producer), Shahbaz Khan (Assistant Director), Agastya Kohli (Pratidhwani Producer), Cassandra Thorpe (Production Manager), Jordan Gerow (Scenic Design), Pallavi Garg (Costume Design), Zanna King (Lighting Design), Brian Murphy (Sound Design), Karla Davenport (Properties Manager), Justin Duffiance & Annie Duffiance (Technical Director/Set Builders/Scenic Charges), Rachel Culbertson (Stage Manager), Michael Latham (Assistant Stage Manager) Questions? Contact the Producer! at

West Of Lenin: A Small History Of Amal, Age 7
WhenThu, September 20, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereWest of Lenin, 203 N 36th St (map)

Opens SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd @ 8:00pm Previews Sept 19, 20 @ 7:30pm, 21 @ 8:00pm Sept 24, 27, Oct 1, 3, 4 @ 7:30pm Sept 28, 29, Oct 5, 6 @ 8pm

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