Here’s the skinny on the Tour de Terrace Parade

TDT_DetourMap2014-jpgThe Seafair-sanctioned Tour de Terrace summer festival kicks off Friday, July 25 with the 21st Annual Tour de Terrace Parade featuring the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team at 6:45 p.m.

Come and see the parade roll 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. This year’s Grand Marshal is Paull Shin, former Senator from the 21st District. Danny Bonaduce of television and radio fame and last year’s Grand Marshal will also be in the parade.

The parade travels along 56th Avenue West from 234th Street northward to Evergreen Playfield at 222ndStreet SW. The parade line up will cause heavier than usual pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area along with a street closure.

Traffic in downtown Mountlake Terrace is expected to be heavy beginning at 4 p.m., especially around the Civic Center at 232nd Street SW and 58th Avenue West and along 236th and 220th Streets SW as parade participants check in. Street closures include 56th Avenue West between 236th and 220th Streets SW, and 224th (54th to 56th Avenues W) which is closed for the Street Fair.  56th Avenue will close at 6p.m. and reopen at approximately 9 p.m. (See above map.)

The Tour de Terrace Parade is always held the night before the “Seattle Torchlight Parade” and serves as a dress rehearsal for the various parade entries.

For more information about Tour de Terrace, visit or find them on Facebook at Tour de Terrace

  1. 220th will be open. Only 56th Avenue will close at approximately 6pm until approximately 9pm on Friday, July 25 for the parade. 224th Street between 54th and 56th will be closed for the entire festival for the street fair.

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