Yes! Students stayed away in droves yesterday to watch the Seahawks parade. (At least we hope that’s why they skipped school …) Speaking of the parade. Some Seahawks linebackers chowed down during the parade, buying hotdogs as they made their way down the street. Have a look at this video: We’re sure the machinists would agree:…More
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Parade, Parade, Parade! (Some 500,00 fans could attend, and some of them have already staked out their spot. Yikes!) Some important things to help you out: Interactive map: Parking, coffee shops near route Printable map Police out in force Transportation tips Share your photos Seattle principals get say on schoolkids’ parade absences You probably…More
Update at 2:34 p.m.: Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, speaking at a media briefing outside police headquarters, said Seattle police will have a “rather large contingent of officers” along the parade route, although he didn’t provide specific numbers. He said police are preparing for about 300,000 people to gather to honor the Seahawks, but acknowledged there could…More
The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along the downtown parade route are expected to be in the mid-20s, says…More
Former Seattle Sonics superstar guard Gary Payton will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s Seafair Torchlight Parade, the summer festival announced Friday. “We’re honored that Gary is serving in the Grand Marshal role and welcome him to the Seafair family,” Seafair President Beth Knox said in a news release. “His international status as a sports…More
After taking Thanksgiving Day off, the familiar rains returned to the Puget Sound area today, testing the resolve of those headed downtown to the Holiday Parade. But stay tuned. Better weather is on the way, according to the National Weather Service. Showers are expected to taper off this evening, and the chance of showers decreases into the…More
The Associated Press WENATCHEE — City officials in Wenatchee are wondering whether to regulate the practice of using chairs to save spots along the Apple Blossom Festival parade route. For years, parade-goers have set chairs, buckets, ropes, benches or other items days or weeks in advance of the parade. The city has received complaints from business owners…More