Bob Friel/Contributed photo

Bob Friel/Contributed photo

Solstice parade celebrates 21 years

  • Mon Jun 17th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Everyone is invited to celebrate the 21st Annual Summer Solstice Parade on Saturday, June 22, at noon in Eastsound. The theme is “Carnival of Elements.”

The always colorful, whimsical procession will once again glide, swirl and dance on Main Street to North Beach Road and loop into the Village Green. Immediately following the parade, all are invited to join the conga line on the Green.

The festivities will continue with DJ Bodhicypha, Emcee Mark Padbury, and The Elements playing late ’70s and early ’80s reggae songs in their traditional arrangements. The Elements focus on positive messages and danceable grooves to uplift their audience. This 3-piece vocal group is made up of seasoned musicians and long-time islanders, Randy Smith, Andrew Moore, Fabrice Van Putin, Dan Burke and island newcomer Kady Fox.

Parade participants are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m. at Haven Road. Haven intersects Main Street and signage will point the way. No pre-registration is required. Volunteers will be on hand to help participants find a place in the line-up.

The parade is a foot parade, including bicycles, wagons, carts and people powered floats. No motorized vehicles, livestock or written words. For more information or to volunteer please call Laura Gibbons at (360) 376-5458.