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2013 Torchlight Parade and Run

July 27,  2013  -


Reserve your spot early for Seattle's premier parade

     Some people reserve their space 12 hours in advance by spreading out their blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers. By the time the Torchlight Run starts there are over 300,000 people lining the streets to watch the 8K and 5K races finish.

     When the Torchlight Run ends the Torchlight Parage begins at the Seattle Center with the first of over 100 entries. You'll see them all,  Seafair Pirates, Seafair Clowns, ethnic drill teams, marching bands, giant helium balloons, numerous decorated floats, and many entertaining acts from around the area.

     The Torchlight Parade goes down Fourth Avenue and ends 2.5 miles later on South King Street. When it starts it will be daylight but by the time it finishes you'll need a torchlight.


Time: Sat Run 6:30 pm

Sat Parade -  7:30 pm


Location:  Seattle Center to 4th Ave


Cost: Free



 * Come early for a good seat. It fills up quickly.Chairs start to appear at 7 am.

* Be sure to bring snacks.

* It can get cold after the sun goes down - be prepared.

* Between Metro and Community Transit you will be able to enter and leave downtown quickly and cost effectively.

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