Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade
Saturday, July 26 - Seattle Center/4th Avenue/Downtown Seattle
Everybody loves a Parade - a
nd none is more magical, musical and thrilling than Torchlight Night.
This magnificent parade will include giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes.
Now in its 65th year the Torchlight Parade offers something for everyone. Young and old will make their way to downtown Seattle early Saturday morning and stake a curbside seat along the two-and-a-half mile route hours before the 7:30 p.m. start.
Many people attend the parade to cheer on family members and friends. Still others attend the Torchlight Parade because it represents a civic celebration rich in tradition, one that instills a feeling of excitement with every drum beat. For one magical night, the city comes together in the heart of downtown to celebrate a variety of entertainment that makes the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade a truly special evening.
Seafair Torchlight Night Schedule
Seattle Center Seafair Torchlight FanFest - 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run - 6:30 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets - CLICK HERE
Seafair Torchlight Night Fan Guide
CLICK HERE to download the Seafair Torchlight Night Fan Guide PDF.
Alaska AIrlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Co-Grand Marshals
Seattle Sounders FC Players Clint Dempsey & DeAndre Yedlin
Star players for Seattle Sounds FC and members of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, forward Clint Dempsey and defender DeAndre Yedlin, have been named Co-Grand Marshals for the 2014 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade.
About Clint Dempsey
Selected eighth overall inthe 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, Clint Dempsey became animmediate impact player winning the 2004 MLS Rookie of the Year and helping histeam reach the MLS Cup Final in 2005 and 2006 while being named to the MLS BestXI in both 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Clint made the move overseas to Englishclub, Fulham. While with the club until 2012, Clint helped lead Fulham to theirbest finish ever in the English Premier League, during the 2008-2009 season,while setting the record for most goals scored by an American in the EPL. InAugust, 2012, Clint was moved to Tottenham Hotspur when he played until signingwith Seattle Sounders F.C. in August, 2013. Clint made 213 appearances forFulham and Tottenham, totaling 57 goals while being named the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Clint Dempsey currently stars andis a Designated Player for the Seattle Sounders F.C.
Clint Dempsey additionally has a successful international career. Representing the U.S. Clint first appeared in a game for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2004,during a World Cup qualifying semifinal. He helped the U.S. reach the 2006,2010, and recent 2014 FIFA World Cups, holding the title as Team Captain in the2014 World Cup in Brazil. Clint has appeared in 109 matches for the U.S., scoring 39 goals overall.
About DeAndre Yedlin
DeAndre Yedlin has become a local hero, globally recognized and coveted just in recent weeks. Growing up inthe Seattle area, DeAndre attended O’Dea High School, attended and started for the Sounders FC Academy team and was invited to the U.S. Soccer U-18 Men's National Training Camp and the 2010 SuperElite International Showcase. DeAndre received national recognition for his play and was one of the top college players in the nation while playing at Akron, earning All-MAC First Team honors in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, DeAndre signed with the Seattle Sounders FC, becoming the first Homegrown Player inclub history. Quickly becoming a starting defender at right back, and leadingthe team in minutes, DeAndre became a finalist for MLS Rookie of the Year andthe youngest player to record a goal and assist for Sounders FC. Yedlin wasalso named a 2013 MLS All-Star, the first rookie to be named an All-Star since 2005.
Internationally, DeAndre made his first appearance for the U.S. Men’s National Team in February 2014. He was then added to the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster. He made his WorldCup debut as a substitution against Portugal and immediately made an impact;helping fellow Grand Marshal and Sounders FC player Clint Dempsey score the team’s second goal late in the game. DeAndre celebrated his 21st birthday on July 9th, and will be a staple of U.S. soccer for years to come.
Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Line-UpCLICK HERE
to download the Parade Line Up PDF.
Opening Banner with Seafair Ambassadors
Joint Service Honor Guard
Alaska Airlines Luggage Carts
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Drill Team
2014 Co-Grand Marshals Seattle Sounders FC Players Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin
Seattle Sounders Sound Wave Band
Tibetan Association of Washington
King County Executive Dow Constantine
King County Metro Transit Bus
King County Sheriff's Honor Guard
King County Sheriff John Urquhart
King County Posse
Today’s Warm 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol Drill Team
COFAO PHILIPPINE FLOAT - Coalition of Filipino American Organization
Hibbing, Minnesota High School Band
American Family Insurance Car Balloon
Red Hot Mamas
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole
Seattle Police Pipes and Drums
Seattle Fire Department and Fire Chief, Gregory Dean
Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums
Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival Float
Latin American Dancing Horses of Washington
Kobe Ambassador Ms. Chisa Takeda
Vietnamese American Seafair Community Float
The Ladies of Elegance Drill Team
Pierce County Daffodil Festival
University of Washington Varsity Alumni Band & Spirit Squad
Alaska Airlines Balloon presented by Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines Airplane Balloon
Portland Royal Rosarian Foundation Float
Boeing Salutes the Military
US Army – Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza
56 State and Territorial Flag Marching Unit
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Platoon
JBLM Command Stryker Vehicle
US Army Corps of Engineers - Colonel John Buck
First Corps Army Band
Capital Lakefair Float
Seattle Washington State Korean Association
Seattle Public Utilities
US Marine – Lieutenant General David H. Berger
The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Seattle Seahawks Hawk, Blitz, Sea Gals
Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline
Seattle Seahawks 12th Man
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
Kau-lio Pa'u Riders (Colors of Hawaii)
Boeing Welcomes Seafair Fleet Week
US Navy - Rear Admiral Jeff Ruth
Navy Band Northwest
Seafair Board Chair Emelie East
Washington State Fallen Heroes Banner Project
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Seafair Queen Alcyone Governor Chris Gregoire
Seafair King Neptune Marcus Trufant
Seafair Royalty Alumni
Sumner High School Spartan Marching Band
Boeing Seafair Air Show
Boeing Blue Angel Balloon
Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup Unlimited Hydroplane
Albert Lee Appliance Hydro Cup Hydroplane
Boeing "787 Salute to Seafair" Hydroplane
Vintage Oberto Hydroplane and KIRO 7 Morning Team
Miss Graham Trucking Hydroplane
Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce Pageant Float
Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team
Seattle Chinatown Dragon Team
US Air Force - Colonel David Kumashiro
New Westminster Hyack Festival Association Float
Wells Fargo Bank Stage Coach
US Coast Guard - Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich
13th Coast Guard District - National Flag
Zillah Community Float
FYA Drill Team
Holland America Orca Balloon
The Dolls & Gents Drill Team and Drumline
Seattle Seafair Commodores Float
2014 Miss Seafair
2014 Scholarship Program for Women Participants
Kennedy Catholic High School Lancer Marching Band
Seattle Seafair Clowns
Highlanders Drill Team
Ellensburg Rodeo Posse & Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court
Washington National Guard - Colonel Kevin McMahan
Falun Dafa Association of Washington
Northside Drill Team
Sequim Irrigation Festival
Electronettes Hi-Stepper Drill Team & Drum Squad
SIKHS of Washington Float
Miss Sunnyside Community Float
SGI-USA Ikeda Youth Ensemble
Port Orchard Festival Fathoms 'O Fun Float
Selah Community Days Float
Mason County Forest Festival Float
North Queens Drill Team
Lake City Western Vigilantes
Ezell's Famous Chicken
Washington State Fair - Do the Puyallup!
Ballard Eagles Drill Team
Kent Cornucopia Days Float
Seattle All City Band
Tulalip Resort Casino Float
Seattle Seafair Pirates
76 Antique Fuel Tank Truck
Seafair Boat Club Commodore Gary Grubbs
West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival Float
Cashmere Community Float
Penticton Peach Festival Society Float
Lincoln Towing Pink Toe Truck
Parade Support Vehicles
CLICK HERE to download the 2014 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Route map.
Parade TV Coverage
KIRO 7 is the place to be for live coverage of the 65th Annual Seafair Torchlight Parade! Join KIRO 7
Eyewitness News anchors Steve Raible and Angela Russell, as they host the live broadcast, in High Definition over the air, or on Comcast 107. Live coverage begins at 7 p.m. with the pre-parade show and then the parade. If you’re not at a TV, no problem, KIRO 7 has you covered on www.kirotv.com, with live streaming video of the parade. In addition, the KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Morning Team will be in the parade riding a vintage hydroplane.
Seattle Center Seafair Torchlight FanFest
Visit Seattle Center for this pre-parade party featuring exhibits, float viewing, meet & greets of parade participants and more! This event will take place from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
There is no easier way to get downtown on Torchlight Night than riding the bus. Metro will provide extra service from various King County Park & Ride locations between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as well as extra service for the return trip following the parade. Contact Metro at (206) 553-3000 or Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 for additional information.
About Our Partner Alaska Airlines
The Puget Sound area's largest summertime march is named after the region's hometown airline. With Seattle roots going back more than five decades, Alaska Airlines is honored to be associated with the parade cherished by our thousands of Seattle-area employees. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico
Special Thank You
The Seafair Parade Marshals assist in the planning, promotion and production of this event. The marshals also assist over 20 different communities from their parades - from Whidbey Island to Auburn, from Ballard to Leavenworth.
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