Fremont Festival.

Ever since we moved to Seattle and told people that we would be moving to the Fremont neighborhood, we have been hearing about the Fremont Solstice weekend.  A big celebration of creativity and the arts, my neighborhood turned into a huge whacky parade and festival for two days straight.

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I was shopping for baby goods most of Saturday (!), but I did make it to the festival Sunday afternoon, and I’m so glad I made time to check it out before it ended. 

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There was delicious free Tully’s coffee!  Perfect for a slightly cool afternoon.

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And tons of fun for families and kids.  Cotton candy!

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And some sort of super slide – couldn’t convince Casey to give it a try…

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Everything in Seattle is green and eco-friendly.  Even street fairs!

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Casey and Sarah and I walked up and down every row, checking out the vendors and the crazy crowds.

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Lots of vegan and vegetarian representation there too!

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Smurfs…

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Bands…

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Hula hooping…

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The Library Fairy…

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Hair of every color…

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And a marching band!

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Best part of the afternoon…

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And finally, the FOOD!  Considering this was a street fair I was amazed at the number of vegetarian options available…

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All three of us ended up choosing vegetarian gyros.  Yum.

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Casey also got an extra “falafel on a stick” for us to share.

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Delicious gyros enjoyed waterside.

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Mmmmmmmmm.

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And giant waffle cones of soft serve ice cream to finish out our Fremont Fair experience.

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It was fun to have such a big Seattle event right here in our neighborhood!  Although we live pretty close to the main commercial area here, and I’m happy to return to some peace and quiet now that the floats have all paraded past and the trucks have packed up.  Until next year!