Big Saturday: Parades and fun make for a full day in West Seattle - White Center
July 19 has so much going on it's likely you won't be able to do it all yourself so you will have to choose wisely where to and when to be part of what you choose.
First up is the Float Dodger 5k gets underway at 9:30am beginning at Calfornia Ave. and Charlestown Street before the West Seattle Grand Parade.
See more about it online http://floatdodger5k.com but you can do your registration on site starting at 8am.
Next up is the West Seattle Grand Parade, sponsored for the first time by the West Seattle Rotary Club.
The motorcycle drill teams begin the show at 10:30am and will lead the full parade which starts at 11am at California and Lander.
The Kiddie Parade, also by West Seattle Rotary starts then just farther south at California and Genesee Street SW. That's a quick one, lasting less than 20 minutes but usually features lots of kids.
At Hiawatha Community Center outside is The Mediterranean Fantasy Fest at 2700 California Ave. SW.
The event will feature Belly Dancers (and classes), sword balancing, fire dancers, music and food.
On the other side inside is the Hiawatha kids Fun fest from 12 to 3. The event will feature carnival games, refreshments, a dunk tank, children’s entertainment, face painting, and much more.
Be sure to bring along some cash. There will be hot dogs, pop, juice, water, chips, and Sno-Kones available for purchase. Plus, get an all day carnival bracelet for only $7.
Over in White Center the July Jubilee Days Parade is set to start at 2:30pm. The 12 block route runs from SW 112th St, heading North, to SW 100th St. The parade theme this year is 'Thanks for the memories' so you can expect antique cars, drill teams, marching bands, and the usual array of convertibles and commercial entries.
Also happening in White Center is the July Jubilee Days Street Fair with two music stages, a car show, a "space elevator race", a kids area and a beer garden.