Parade Sponsored By:
Grand Marshal Sponsor:
2017 Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
Want to be in the Strawberry Festival Parade?
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION
Deadline is Thursday July 6th.
Application fee of $25 for applications submitted after July 6th
Applications will not be accepted after Wednesday July 12th
It not a real summer on Vashon without the STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE! The parade kicks off on Saturday, July 15th, at 11:00 AM with the Children's Parade followed by the Grand Parade.
The parade is a great mix of traditional parade favorites with those that speak to Vashon’s uniqueness. It is THE event to see and been seen! It will feature: marching ukulele bands, floats, Island businesses, animals, costumes, drill teams, community groups, performance art, and tractors are all part of the fun! Perhaps a few surprise guests too! This year we have 2 marching bands.
PARADE PARTICIPANTS: YOUR GROUPING & PARADE POSITION WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU THURSDAY AFTERNOON July 13th.
9:30 AM Parade Participant Check In! Participants are required to check with the Parade Coordinator on the highway in front of the Lutheran Church 18623 Vashon Hwy SW.
PARADE PARTICIPANTS: You must enter the parade staging area from Vashon Higway from the south. Passes only good to get you through the barricade at 188th and Vashon Highway. Once the streets are closed you will NOT be able to enter the parade staging area from the North. When you check in in front of Lutheran Church you will be given your parade spot and your Parade Marshal vest. Click here for Detour Map.
10:20 AM Kids Parade Participants Line up at the Presbyterian Church (17708 Vashon Hwy SW)
10:45 AM Parade Marshals Safety Meeting at the front of the Parade
10:50 AM Kids Parade Starts
11:00 Grand Parade Starts!
The parade begins south of town, proceeds through the heart of Vashon’s town center and the Strawberry Festival, and ends near Ober Park. Come early to grab a good spot (remember to bring sun block), visit with your Island friends and neighbors, and then let the festivities begin. Performances will take place by Zombiez, the main intersection of Bank Road and Vashon Highway, Pandora's Box, and near Ober Park.
The parade concludes with the tractors and other vehicles lining up alongside the highway for your viewing pleasure.
PLEASE THANK OUR PARADE SPONSORS JOHN L. SCOTT!