Fremont is a Seattle neighborhood just north of the ship canal.
Traditionally shipbuilders and fisher folk, now home to a thriving arts
community Fremont's Solstice Celebration is a highlight of my year - music,
dancing, art, food, drink, cheerful crowds and a no-holds-barred parade.
The parade, with no signs, sponsors or advertising, features
larger-than-life puppets, fantastic costumes, and irreverent, human-powered
floats. Fremont is rapidly gentrifying and going high-tech so each parade
may be the last.