Rainier Chamber Foundation’s
16th Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Festival & Parade
Saturday, August 16 in Columbia City
10:00 Happy Feet and Family Fun Run—decorate in silly garb for a short Fun Run at 39th and Dawson at Rainier to Ferdinand.
10:00 Parade Entrants begin assembling for Parade—for applications: www.rainierchamber.com Deadline: August 1st.
10:45 Family Fun Run—on Rainier from 39th to Ferdinand—Run to your spot to watch the parade.
11:00 Parade begins on Rainier from 39th to Angeline St. (for walkers—then back track through the park and go to the Festival) or Alaska St. (for cars—cars turn left on Alaska and back track to Edmunds and can park their cars in the Books 4 Cars parking lot—pre-arrangements only)
Music Stage—Arts in Motion Musicians and Nyamuziwa
Bite of the Valley—Sample tastes from all over the Valley. $3/bite:
· Columbia City Bakery
· Tutta Bella
· Roy’s BBQ
· Domovoi (wholesaler)
· Lola’s South Side
· Pat’s Cakes
Kid’s Activities, Street Art, Bikes, Back in Time and a Few Surprises:
Fun and games for all ages, presented by Columbia City Runners, Austin Foundation, Bike Works, Rainier Valley Historical Society, Muse Indigo, Gather, Rainier Lions, Festival sponsor tables and more!
Sponsors: City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, HomeSight, Cederstrand Apartments, Harbor Properties, Columbia City Business Association, Hasegawa Family Dentistry, Rainier Rotary Club, Rainier Chamber Foundation and South East Effective Development. Additional support from American Red Cross, Arts in Motion, Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Austin Foundation, BikeWorks, Columbia City Runners, Damascus Baptist Church, Department of Corrections WORKCREW program, Emmanuel’s Rug & Upholstery, Gather, HAL Real Estate Investments, King County Health Department, Law Office of Willie J. Gregory, New York Life, Muse Indigo, Pepsi Bottling Group, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation/The Brighton, Rainier Lions Club, Rainier Valley Historical Society, Royal Esquires’ Club, Seattle Parks and Recreation, SE Seattle Senior Center, SE Sustainable Seattle, and Sound Transit make the event possible.
Be aware of street closures:
· 10:30-12 Rainier Ave. will be closed between 39th and Alaska—check Metro for bus rescheduling
· 8:00-5:00 Ferdinand St. and 37th Ave., west of Rainier.