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Greenwood Seafair Parade is tonight

July 27th, 2011 · Comments

Don’t forget that downtown Greenwood will be closed to traffic tonight for the 61st annual Greenwood Seafair Parade.

About 10,000 people usually line the parade route, which runs along Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street south to North 85th Street, then west along 85th Street to 6th Avenue NW. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and should end around 9 p.m.

More than 103 parade entries include floats, drill teams, marching bands, cute kids, local businesses and community groups. PhinneyWood will be marching, too. We’ll be asking parade watchers to sign the back of PhinneyWood’s banner, answering the question, “What does community mean to you?” We’ll post some of the answers, along with lots of pictures, later that night. And, yes, we’ll also be passing out candy (because the PhinneyWood Kid insisted on it).

Most of downtown Greenwood will be closed to traffic from 5-10 p.m. Greenwood Avenue will be closed from North 105th to North 84th streets, and 85th Street will be closed from Dayton Avenue North to 8th Avenue NW.

Metro bus route 5, which normally travels on Greenwood Avenue, will be rerouted. Here’s the info on the 5 from Metro:

Event Reroute – Route 5 Express

On Wednesday, July 27 from 5:15 PM until 8:30 PM, Route 5 Express will be rerouted off of Greenwood Av N between N 80th St and N 90th St, due to the Greenwood Seafair Parade.

During this event, Route 5 Express heading toward Greenwood will travel instead westbound on N 79th St, 1st Av NW, N 80th St, Linden Av N, N 85th St to its regular Base route serving all posted bus stops and temp stops along the reroute.

Heading toward downtown Seattle Route 5 Express is not affected.

Event Reroute – Route 5 Local

On Wednesday, July 27 from 4:00 PM until 8:30 PM, Route 5 Local will be rerouted off of Greenwood Av N between N 80th St and N 90th St, due to the Greenwood Seafair Parade.

During this event, Route 5 Local heading toward Northgate Transit Center or Shoreline Community College will travel instead via northbound on Greenwood Av N, N 80th St, NW 80th St, 8th Av NW, NW 87th St, 3rd Av NW, EB Holman Rd NW – To Northgate – continue eastbound on N 105th St – To Shoreline Community College – left northbound on Greenwood Av N to its regular route serving all posted bus stops and temporary stops along the reroute.

Heading toward downtown Seattle Route 5 Local will travel instead via Greenwood Av N, Holman Rd NW, 3rd Av NW, NW 87th St, 8th Av NW, NW 80th St, N 80th St and Greenwood Av N to its regular route serving all posted bus stops and temporary stops along the reroute.

And the 48, which travels along 85th Street, also will be rerouted to Linden Avenue, to 80th street, to 8th Avenue NW.

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