Tour de Terrace underway with parade, carnival rides, food, entertainment

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Carnival rides and games at 2013 Tour de Terrace
Carnival rides and games at 2013 Tour de Terrace

The 2013 Tour de Terrace festival got underway Friday with big crowds, nice weather, and a few new additions to the annual event.

Members of Dance Elite provided color and dance to the parade
Members of Dance Elite provided color and dance to the parade

The parade featured 74 entries, including plenty of drill teams, dance squads, dignitaries, and delights for the hundreds of spectators that lined both sides of 56th Avenue West. Crowd favorites included Grand Marshals Danny Bonaduce and Sarah, the Seafair Pirates, Seafair Clowns and the Seattle Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team.

Devanne (left), Draedan (center) and dad Doug Clark (right) try a new treat at Tour de Terrace this year, chocolate covered bacon
Devanne (left), Draedan (center) and dad Doug Clark (right) try a new treat at Tour de Terrace this year, chocolate covered bacon

The main stage entertainment got underway right after the parade with Sly Mr. Y entertaining the many festival-goers that flocked Evergreen Playfield and the popular beer garden. Live music continues Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon each day.

The parade entertainment was so bright, you just had to wear shades
The parade entertainment was so bright, you just had to wear shades

Tour de Terrace Schedule …

Saturday, July 27
Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m. (Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801-44th Avenue West)
Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show: 9a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Davis Carnival: 10 a.m. – 11p.m.
Food Booths: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Street Fair: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Beer Garden: 1-11 p.m.
Fireworks Show: 10 pm.

Stage Entertainment:
Noon – 1:40 p.m. Those Guys (Pop Songs)
2-3:40 p.m. 93 Octane (Original Rock)
4-5:40 p.m. Ventura Highway (Soft Rock of the 70’s)
6-7:40 p.m. The Popoffs (Fun Party Rock)
8-11 p.m. Hairstorm (80’s Hair Rock Tribute band)

Sunday, July 28
Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Davis Carnival: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Food Booths: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Street Fair: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Beer Garden: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Stage Entertainment:
Noon – 1:40 p.m. 44th Street Blues Band (Blues)
2 – 3:40 p.m. Little Bill and the Blue Notes (Local Blues Hero)
4- 6 p.m. The Davanos (Rock)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Last night’s parade was quite entertaining and enjoyable but the one thing that spoiled it was the political signs especially the ones trailing the parade carrying signs about corporate greed, etc. The parade is no place for politics and should not be allowed. Keep the campaigning and political messages out of the parade.

    Sincerely,
    Linda Snyder

  2. A parade is fun because of its diversity. Even though (as candidate for city council) I didn’t get in the parade, I applaud the parade hosts for acknowledging that politics and muscle cars are part of free expression. That said only political entries were charged a fee for participating. From a business standpoint it was like a TV commercial.

  3. Stephen, thank you for your comments. I agree wholeheartedly with you that diversity–even controversial–puts the pizzazz in any parade and should reflect the broad spectrum of a community’s citizens and businesses (although I think only locally-owned businesses should be allowed to participate). As a Mountlake Terrace resident and the creator of the art pieces our group presented (including CorpZilla and Lady Liberty), our message is intended to express an issue that affects most of us. As for your exclusion from the parade, I have to say that’s not a good policy. I happen to support your opponent, but I think all viable candidates should be allowed parade participation.

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