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SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

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SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

We have two days in Seattle before an Alaska cruise I see that there is a parade on our final evening 7/28 but have not been able to find the route. We are first time visitors and will be staying at the Belltown Inn. We have a rough itinerary the Space Needle, Chuilly Gardens, Pike's Market and will not have a car and maybe the locks or the ferry still working on that but I like some more information with regards to this parade. In addition to a route, will there be attraction closures ? where is a good SAFE place for viewing (that would be free or inexpensive)? Thank you in advance for any input

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1. Re: SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

It runs the length of 4th Ave between the Seattle Center and Pioneer Square. There shouldn't be any attraction closures. It's an interesting parade-- there's a lot more cultural diversity than you'd see in a lot of parades.

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2. Re: SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

There are many events / activities leading up to and during Seafair weekend. If you're interested there's a 'fanfest' at the start of the parade route which allows you to see the floats up close (free to the public). More info: https:/…torchlight-parade-fanfest

The 5K & 8 K run starts before the parade. The full calendar of Seafair events can be found here: https://www.seafair.com/events

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3. Re: SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

I'd get out of downtown during that time. Maybe go to Ballard to see the locks during the afternoon and enjoy dinner and the evening there.

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4. Re: SeaFair Torchlight Parade Question

Any place you can find to stand along the sidewalk of the parade route will be free and safe. It's very festive. I certainly wouldn't suggest you avoid it myself.

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