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Happy Summer Solstice!

The Fremont Solstice parade actually fell on the Solstice this year, and Alev attended with her son, Atlas, writing about their experience here.

June 25, 2014

Once in a blue moon, the Fremont Solstice Parade actually occurs on June 21st – and such is true this year! Considering this is a once every 7-ish-year phenomenon, my son Atlas and I couldn't help ourselves and joined the party.

Fremont is a short stroll down the hill from our house, so we got there early to check out the arts & crafts stands. People had already brought down their sofas to secure a spot along 35th Street, the parade route.

Partying with a 4-year-old means no beer gardens for us, but there was plenty of other fun things to do and see. People watching is hands down the best part of the Fremont Fair anyway; everyone let’s their “creativity” come-out to play!

As usual, the parade did not disappoint. I will let the pictures do the talking:


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