SDOT is advising travelers that the 43rd Annual Seattle Pride Parade is on Sunday, June 25 starting at 11 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m. There are staggered street closures along 4th Ave beginning at 7 a.m. The parade and associated street closures are expected to have a significant impact on traffic around the downtown area, so please plan your day ahead accordingly.
About 205,000 people are expected to attend. Parade organizers are expecting the parade to run a little longer than previous years. Street closures vary for staging and parade areas.
What to expect:
4th Ave is scheduled to close:
- between Cherry and Union streets beginning at 7 a.m.
- between Union St and Olive Way beginning at 8 a.m.
- between Denny way and Broad St beginning at 8 a.m.
- between Olive Way and Denny Way beginning at 10 a.m.
Denny Way is scheduled to close from 4th Ave to 2nd Ave around 12 p.m.
All Streets are expected to reopen by 5 p.m.
The parade will last about 3.5 hours, ending at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center. Parade viewers are encouraged to watch the parade from the sidewalks, leaving the street open for the parade. Pride volunteers will be stationed throughout the route and at the intersection of Denny Way and Second Avenue to assure the safe and orderly flow of parade participants throughout the area. Pedestrian crossing at Denny Way will be restricted to the east side of Fourth Avenue. The I-5 southbound exit ramp at Union Street will close at approximately 9:30 a.m.
SDOT appreciates the public’s patience while this event travels through the city.