In Fremont: Solstice Parade gets ready to roll and the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project sends an update:

Photo courtesy FAC

Welcome to Fremont Solstice Parade Central! We’re gearing up for a deliriously good time! Are you ready?

Fremont Solstice Parade begins earlier this year, at 1:00 pm on June 17th, 2017.

What’s happening at the Powerhouse? The floats have arrived! This past Saturday, May 27th Noon-2:30pm there was a Powerhouse float-prep work party. Volunteers helped unstack floats and set up the work tent. The Float Czar was onsite to consult about float construction. Questions? Email   “Ensemble registrations are rolling in! Looking for inspiration for your ensemble, or want to join one in progress? We have  giant puppets, drums, dancers, fairies, kinetic sculptures, tubas…what can you bring to the streets? Keep checking to see what’s new and who needs volunteers!”

The powerhouse is open!

The powerhouse is open!

  • May 25 – 28 | Thursday – Friday 6 pm – 9 pm | Saturday Noon – 4 pm
  • June 1 – June 4 | Thursday – Friday 6 pm – 9  pm | Saturday Noon – 8 pm | Sunday Noon – 7 pm
  • June 7 – 11 | Wednesday – Friday 6 pm – 9 pm | Saturday Noon – 8 pm | Sunday Noon -7 pm
  • June 12 – 16 | Monday – Friday 4 pm – 9 pm | Saturday see us at the Parade! |

Additional hours for floats and ensembles available by request: email

Parade Art Workshops!  Get your hands dirty…glittery…sticky…painty…whatever it takes. Parade workshops are under development! Keep an eye on for updates. Be part of the planning!

The next Parade Planning Meeting will take place June 6th at 7:00 pm at The Powerhouse. Open to the public!

You’re not registered for the Parade? Join in the fun! Be in the parade: Create your own ensemble:  Volunteer at the Powerhouse or host a workshop: Volunteer day-of the parade:

Help us keep the party going this year, and for the next 30! . Donate today!

We want to be “fair”. It is only fair for us to let you know that volunteer shifts for the Fremont Fair are starting to fill with awesome people, just like you, that want to be part of this historic Seattle kick off to summer. It’s not too late for you to reserve your shift and be part of the action! Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles like beer pouring, assisting with the dog parade, greeting, or helping with the kid’s activities. Not only do proceeds from this event support Fremont charities, you’ll get an official volunteer t-shirt and a beer garden package after your shift! Volunteer here

King County is happy to announce that the Fremont Siphon Replacement Project contractor finished major construction activities on May 19 – right on schedule.

Completing the siphon is a major achievement for the community, King County, and its contractor. The new pipes will safely transport sewage and storm-water from north Seattle and beyond to the County treatment plant in Magnolia for decades.

A big THANK YOU from King County to all of the project’s neighbors and trail users for their patience with the disruptions that come with living, passing by or working near a major construction project. Their willingness to help the County team and contractor problem solve constructively made the project safer and easier for everyone involved. King County also deeply appreciates all of the community members who offered their time and ideas to help make the new pipe and odor control facility a great addition to the neighborhood.

Finishing touches  Before the project is a wrap, the County contractor will complete the following activities:

Finish landscaping Plants found on the northwest coast will connect the site with the trail and park
Install rain gardens Natural drainage will capture and filter the site’s stormwater
Install art The project artist designed colorful windows showing how the facility helps protect public health and the environment
Install interpretive signs Permanent signs to share the siphon’s significance and history, explain how the facility rain gardens work and provide more information about the art installation
Did we miss anything? If you have an unaddressed issue with the project, please let us know! Call 206-477-5549 or email
STAY SAFE! Please remember this is still an active construction site.

Be careful passing by!

The odor control facility is almost ready for the project art.


 For more information:

Call: 206-477-5549



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