By Meghan Walker
This weekend is the annual Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade.
The Fremont Fair will kick off with music from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday night with music from Kissing Potion, Unite-One, Soul Senate, Lucky Brown and Altered States of Funk, and Yogoman Burning Band featuring SambAmore at the Redhook Main Stage.
On Saturday, the Solstice Parade starts at noon in downtown Fremont, and is put on by the Fremont Arts Council. As usual, there will be painted naked cyclists galore making their way from downtown Fremont to Gas Works Park. But, new this year is the “We the People Power Festival” at Gas Works Park from 1 to 7 p.m. According to the event’s website, the festival is a,”celebration of sustainable living, people-powered action and grassroots democracy, with hands-on fun for the whole community.”
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. will be the “Dads and Dogs Day,” a dog (and owner) parade that winds through the fair. There will also be “Yoga for the Solstice” and more events. For a full line-up of the weekend’s festivities, visit the Fremont Fair website.
Road closure boundaries for the fair and parade include First Avenue NW on the west; N 36th Street on the north; Fremont Avenue N on the east; N 34th Street/N Canal Street on the south. Streets will be closed from 1 p.m. on Friday through midnight on Sunday.