The Greenwood Seafair Parade takes over a good portion of Greenwood tonight. The parade route starts at North 95th Street and runs down Greenwood Avenue North to North 85th Street, then turns west, before ending at NW 85th Street and 6th Avenue Northwest.
The entire parade route will be closed from 5:30 p.m. until after 8:30 p.m. Seattle Police will direct traffic. Also, Greenwood Avenue North between North 95th Street and North 105th Street will be closed at 4:15 p.m. for staging.
Metro Transit bus routes 5, 48 and 355 will be rerouted from about 4-8:30 p.m. Click here for more information on the routes, or call Metro’s Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000. In a nutshell:
Route 5 Express: Use stops south of North 79th Street or the temporary stop eastbound on North 80th Street & Greenwood Avenue North, from 5:15-8:30 p.m.
Route 5 Local: Use stops north of North 105th Street or south of North 80th Street, or use the temporary stops along the reroute, from 4-8:30 p.m.
- Route 48: Use stops east of Linden Avenue or west of 8th Avenue NW, or the temporary stops along the route, from 5:15-8:30 p.m.
- Route 355: Use stops west of Linden Avenue or north of 105th on Greenwood, or the temporary stops along the route, from 4-8:30 p.m.
The grandstand will be set up in front of Bartell Drugs and Blockbuster. The parade announcer is Randy Rowland, voice of the Seahawks at Qwest Field and pastor at Sanctuary Church (which meets at Taproot Theatre and runs the Green Bean Coffeehouse).
About 100 floats, marching bands, drill teams, community and school groups, and the Seafair Pirates are in the parade. Grand Marshals are Seattle a capella group The Coats. The parade starts at 6 p.m. with the kids’ parade.
We’ll be there taking pictures and video and we’ll have a full report later tonight.