Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) invites members of all faith traditions and communities to walk with them in the 2022 Kirkland 4th of July Parade. The theme for this year is “Celebrate Kirkland, Together Again”.
Participants in the parade are encouraged to wear clothing typical for their faith to help show the diversity of faiths participating in the FIRE group, t-shirts promoting peace and understanding, or other clothing of their choice. Those walking should wear sensible shoes; hats and sunscreen are advised (at least, let us hope they’re necessary!). Participants are welcome to carry signs and banners promoting peace, love, unity, and understanding.
The parade starts at Noon. It follows a route through Marina Park and around the downtown core, a total walking distance of about one mile; see the map below. Participants are asked to line up at the designated point in the Market neighborhood north of Heritage Park by 11AM. The position in the parade and the exact location at which the FIRE group will assemble will be assigned around July 1, posted on the FIRE web site, and emailed to FIRE email lists and all who RSVP.
Those interested in participating in the parade should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on the group’s position in the parade and assembly point will be sent as soon as they are known. We will also send recommended parking locations along with the line-up information; you can also consider taking King County Metro to the Kirkland Transit Center which is downtown near the parade route.
For more information on the parade, visit https://kirklanddowntown.org/events/celebrate-kirkland/. For further information on FIRE or our group in the parade, email email@example.com or contact Toby at 206-790-6377.