June 18

Fremont Fair this weekend



Get ready for the 42nd annual Fremont Fair – the free community celebration that draws over 100,000 guests to Fremont. Coinciding with Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade, the fair includes performances by local bands, arts and crafts, shopping, food and drink, artistic expression, and fun for young and old – all coming together to celebrate Fremont’s “delibertas quirkas” culture. Here’s what to look forward to this weekend (from the Fremont Arts Council):

Friday Pre-Party: The Main Stage Beer Garden and Redhook Main Stage opens Friday night at 4pm. Celebrate the Solstice until the sun goes down while you quench your thirst on your favorite summer brews and listen to live music on the Redhook Main Stage. The Redhook Main Stage and the Main Stage Beer Garden also stay open late on Saturday. Friday night is just the kick-off of an entire weekend of live music from 40 bands on four stages and two beverage gardens serving up beer, wine and spirits.

Saturday Solstice Parade at 3pm: Celebrate the free-spirited community of Fremont in the whimsical Solstice Parade, produced by the Fremont Arts Council, on Saturday, June 22 at 3pm. A non-motorized display of mobile art, the Solstice Parade annually draws over 50,000 spectators to the heart of the Fremont neighborhood.

Pre- and post-parade, guests flock through the Fair for the beer garden, shopping, eats, live music, and more.

Sunday Dog Day: On Sunday, June 23, the Fremont Fair hosts its 3rd annual pup parade paralleling its human counter part, the Solstice Parade. Fairgoers are invited to bring their four-legged friends to participate in this artful Dog Day Parade. Costumes encouraged. For the yogis, beginners or experts can strike a down dog pose during Solstice Yoga at 10am Sunday. Arts & Shopping

All Weekend: Fremont Fair also features the Seattle Art Car Blowout with more than 50 funky decorate art cars on display, the Fremont Abbey Arts for All Area (a hands-on art exhibit), and over 300 pop up shops featuring imports, handmade crafts, funky jewelry, organic clothing, and more. Funds raised at the Fremont Fair benefit a number of area non-profits including the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and Solid Ground, a local poverty-focused non-profit who originated and produced the Fair for nearly 40 years.

For more information, visit www.fremontfair.org.


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