It’s Tour de Terrace week!

By Doug Petrowski

Mountlake Terrace’s biggest festival of the year begins this Friday, July 27, and continues throughout the weekend with live music and entertainment on the main stage, food booths and a beer garden, a carnival and street fair, pancake breakfasts, a Friday night parade, a Saturday classic car, truck and motorcycles show, a fun run Saturday morning and fireworks Saturday night.

Tour de Terrace runs Friday, noon-11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Most of the festival activities take place at or near Evergreen Playfield, 56th Avenue West and 224th Street Southwest.

The Tour de Terrace parade gets rolling with the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team leading the way, heading north on 56th Avenue West from 234th Street Southwest at 6:45 p.m. on Friday. The parade features such entries as the Seafair Pirates and Clowns, the Lake City Western Vigilantes, various drill teams, dancers, floats, and classic cars. Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Nalin Sood, head coach of the Mountlake Terrace High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team.

The Saturday night fireworks show is best viewed from Evergreen Playfield and points north, with the first fuses ignited at 10 p.m.

A new event for this year is the Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk that begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The run begins at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801-44th Avenue West, and winds its way through city streets and Terrace Creek Park before returning to the high school. Organized by the Cedar Way Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, the race will benefit Mountlake Terrace public elementary schools. The cost is $25 per person, $20 for children, with kids under 5 free.

Pancake breakfasts are offered both Saturday and Sunday mornings, 8 a.m.-noon, at the festival. Cost is $5 per person.

Here’s the full schedule for the 2012 Tour de Terrace:

Friday, July 27
Festival opens at noon
Davis Carnival: 1-11 p.m.
Food Booths: 2-11 p.m.
Street Fair: Arts, Crafts, and Commercial Vendors 4-9 p.m.
Beer Garden: 5- 11 p.m.
Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team 6:45 p.m. (along parade route)
Tour de Terrace Parade: 7 p.m.
8:30 (after parade)-11 p.m. Sly Mr Y w/TimeSlip (High Energy Classic Rock)

Saturday, July 28
Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.-noon
Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m. (Mountlake Terrace H.S.)
Davis Carnival: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Food Booths: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Street Fair: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Beer Garden: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Featured music:
12-1:40 p.m., The Hay Burners (Eclectic Songwriting Duo)
2-3:40 p.m., 3 Miles High (Violin Fronted Rock)
4-5:40 p.m., Wired (Award Winning Blues Band)
6-7:40 p.m. The Popoffs (Pop/Rock)
8-11 p.m. Country Rock Association (Hard Rockin’ Country)
Fireworks Show: 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 29

Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.-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.
Featured Music:
12-1:40 p.m. Junkyard Jane Duo (Swampabilly Roots)
2-3:40 p.m. Little Bill and the Blue Notes (Local Blues Hero)
4-6 p.m. Geoffrey Castle (Celtic Rock)

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