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Scenes from a drizzly Solstice Parade

By Doug Alder · June 19th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Raindrops and overcast skies didn’t keep thousands of people from crowding Fremont’s sidewalks for the annual Solstice Parade.

The nude bikers led the way encouraging everyone to stand up and yell.

After a delay between the bikers and the parade itself, and a few verbal confrontations from people in the crowd jockeying for a good view, the first band made its way through the heart of Fremont. 

From bellydancers to street performers to elaboarate floats, this year’s parade had plenty of colorful entries to brighten up a dreary weather day.



Almost all of the parade entries took time to mix with the crowd and pose for pictures. One band even performed two songs for the appreciative crowd.



The crowd was also in a very giving mood, opening their wallets to make cash donations to make sure there will be a parade next year.


Earlier, we posted a few photos of the naked bicyclists warming up for the event. And here are photos from the Fremont Fair, as well. Our sister site MyWallingford also has a photo gallery of the parade from the Wallingford side and from Gas Works Park.  Oh, want more naked cyclists? The Kozy Shack has posted a bunch on Flickr.




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