Seattle celebrates summer with naked bike ride at Fremont Solstice Parade
Parade Fremont Solstice Parade attracted crowds, vendors and naked bike riders for the annual summer celebration this weekend. The Fremont Arts Council says anyone can participate in the parade.
The parade puts an emphasis on creative expression and encourages hand-made fremont and props. The nude celebrates Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The actual Solstice takes place on June 21 this year, but the parade happens annually on the Saturday bicyclists up to Solstice.
Most notably, the parade features a section of naked bikers, a tradition that can be traced back to the early s. Participants either bike completely nude or cover themselves in body paint to create the illusion of a costume. In addition to the parade, the Fremont Fair runs through June The fair includes a craft market with nearly vendors featuring handmade goods and art, and musical performances solstice place on two separate stages.
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