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Seafair’s 19th Annual Tour De Terrace

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The 19th annual Tour de Terrace, a Seafair-sanctioned summer festival for Mountlake Terrace and surrounding communities, will take place from Friday to Sunday. The parade will feature celebrities, classic car, truck, and motorcycle show entries, fantastic floats, drill teams from Mountlake Terrace High School athletes, as well as other entertainment.

The family-run three-day festival features a carnival, parade, live music performances, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, and fireworks displays.

Car Show

Tour de Terrace provides the perfect family-oriented weekend activity. Boasting classic car shows, parades, carnivals, beer gardens, live music performances, and food vendors, businesses, as well as arts and craft makers with local or legacy ties, can rent booth space at this three-day festival.

The Mountlake Terrace Festival is an annual Seafair-sanctioned summer event that draws thousands of people to Mountlake Terrace every year. Established by two residents, Jerry and Judi Smith, in 1994 to generate community pride, it runs solely with volunteer help from its participants.

This year’s car show showcased over 80 vehicles competing for 16 awards in various categories. On display were Evergreen Playfields 4 and 5, where viewers cast ballots to vote for their favorite car; viewers cast votes via ballot boxes in Evergreen Playfields 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Voters selected their top choice vehicle to receive a trophy as the overall favorite, plus prizes were awarded in additional categories like Best Work in Progress, Most Unusual Entry, and Rat Rod, among many more.

After the death of her husband, Jerry, in 2018, Judi Smith has continued organizing Tour de Terrace as an advocate for Mountlake Terrace and to keep its spirit alive. Along with running Tour de Terrace, she’s actively been involved with the Arts of Terrace Juried Art Show as well as volunteering at Coffee with the City, caring deeply for Mountlake Terrace while always looking for opportunities to give back.

Parade

At any Seafair event, a parade is one of the main draws – and Terrace Tour de Terrace’s Parade is no different. Notably featured are celebrities, classic cars and motorcycles on display, fantastic floats, drill teams from Mountlake Terrace High School athletes, and pirates representing Seafair itself. Beginning Friday at 7 p.m. along 56th Avenue West from 234th Street Southwest up 56th Avenue West until Evergreen Playfield at 222nd Street Southwest; streets will remain closed along its route well into its conclusion at Evergreen Playfield at 222nd Street Southwest until approximately 10:30 p.m.

The festival provides a street fair, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, and live music as part of its lineup of activities. Vendors include arts and crafts vendors as well as commercial businesses who prioritize local vendors with legacy ties to the community for priority placement at their booths. Admission to the event itself is free, but guests may pay to partake in carnival activities like fun runs/walks or mini golf if desired.

Mountlake Terrace and neighboring communities come together each July for this three-day Seafair-sanctioned celebration, organized and sanctioned by Mountlake Terrace itself and Seafair Washington. Events include a parade, carnival rides, live music performances, and a fireworks display – bringing community spirit and pride. It takes place within Mountlake Terrace, Washington, city limits.

Street Fair

The Street Fair at Tour de Terrace features art and craft booths run by local artists, as well as beer gardens, food vendors, and carnival rides. There’s live music during the day or fireworks on offer during the evening – and admission to this free event may vary according to carnival activities or mini golf activities purchased separately.

This year’s parade begins at 7 pm and travels along 56th Avenue West from 234th Street to 222nd Street SW near Evergreen Playfield Complex. Celebrities, classic car, truck, and motorcycle show participants, fantastic floats, drill teams from Mountlake Terrace High School athletes, and Seafair pirates will also be present to delight and surprise children alike!

At this festival, you can shop for handmade crafts and souvenirs at the Street Fair, which opens its doors at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon. Additionally, many artists will perform live on the music stage throughout the weekend, and Davis Shows Northwest offers rides.

This year’s organizers of Mountlake Terrace and neighboring communities’ Seafair-sanctioned summer festival hope to involve even more people. Volunteers are especially needed for food and beverage service, keeping the area clean, organizing trash bins, etc. For more information, visit their website.

Live Music

Since 1987, this Seafair-sanctioned community festival in Mountlake Terrace has brought residents together to foster community spirit and pride. Over three days, residents enjoy carnival rides, a parade, a beer garden, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, fireworks & car show! Although Jerry and Judi Smith are no longer here to lead it themselves, their son Scott Smith continues their legacy while local musicians perform all weekend long.

Beer Garden

At this street fair, enjoy delicious cuisine from various booths, and don’t forget to stop by the beer garden to satisfy your thirst! Please bring your ID as this event is 21+ only.

This three-day community festival includes carnival rides, parades, live music performances, beer gardens, arts & crafts vendors, car shows and fireworks displays. Additionally, it hosts a BBQ competition as well as a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday.

Experience evening dances to live music while meeting friendly faces at Northwest Balboa Festival at OmCulture Wallingford in Seattle at 2210 N Pacific Street, while masters of improvisation perform hilarious scenes and sketches during Seattle International Festival of Improv at Unexpected Productions 1428 Post Alley Seattle. Additionally, Seafair Indian Days Powwow shares Native American and Indigenous culture with the public through traditional drumming, dancing in regalia with drums as accompaniment, Native Food Vendors, and Arts and crafts vendors as Arts vendors.

Fireworks

After enjoying our parades, cars, fantastic floats, drill teams, Mountlake Terrace High School Athletes, and much more throughout the evening, we culminate with an incredible fireworks show! Bring a blanket or chair so you can sit back and take in all the explosions that light up the sky. Fireworks start at 10 pm! After that, head back over to Davis Shows NW’s midway for rides and games like Ali Baba Zipper Vertigo (and don’t miss them!).

Tour de Terrace is a three-day community festival held each June since 1994 and sanctioned by Seafair. This Seafair-sanctioned event serves Mountlake Terrace and surrounding communities and features carnival rides, parade floats, street fair activities, car show entries, beer garden entertainment, live music performances, arts & crafts vendors booths selling arts & crafts items and food vendors, fireworks as well as fireworks shows. Organized by an all-volunteer committee including former Mayor Jerry Smith & Judi (deceased 2018) as well as their son Scott (dead 2018), Scott continues running the event today.