Tour de Terrace is coming to Mountlake Terrace from July 29-31 this year.
Festivities begin on Friday, July 29 with the 23rd Annual Tour de Terrace Parade, featuring the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team at 6:45 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshals are Jim and Karen Miller, Mountlake Terrace residents since 1956; and Jim is a former City Councilmember and Karen is a retired Snohomish County Councilmember. The parade travels along 56th Avenue West from 234th Street northward to 222nd Street and Evergreen Playfield.
The parade rolls down “Main Street” with fan favorites including the Seafair Pirates and Clowns, Lake City Western Vigilantes, drill teams, dancers, floats, trucks, classic cars and much more. The Tour de Terrace Parade is always held the night before the “Seattle Torchlight Parade” and serves as a dress rehearsal for many of the parade participants.
Among the Tour de Terrace highlights are live music and entertainment on the main stage, a beer garden, food booths, pancake breakfast, street fair, Davis Shows Northwest Carnival, and the classic car, truck and motorcycle show (Saturday only 9 a.m.-3 p.m.). The fireworks show will light up the sky on Saturday, July 30, just after 10:00 p.m.
“Tour de Terrace draws thousands and thousands of people to Mountlake Terrace each year and it’s only possible because of the hardworking citizens who formed a group and started this festival over 20 years ago,” Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen said. “The core of those original volunteers still carries out this festival today. It’s a very special weekend for the Mountlake Terrace community!”
Tour de Terrace is a Seafair sanctioned event in Mountlake Terrace that happens every summer. Events include a parade featuring the swashbuckling Seafair Pirates at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29; a car, truck and motorcycle show on Saturday, July 30 starting at 9 a.m.; a $5 pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday; and a charity golf ball drop.
For more information about this year’s festivities, or to apply to be a vendor, appear in the car show or parade, click here to visit Tour de Terrace’s website.