Porch Parade

The City of Bothell will come together this year to showcase the first-ever “Porch Parade” in lieu of the annual Fourth of July Parade, due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, and its financial impacts.

Community members are encouraged to join in the fun by using either provided theme ideas, such as Stars and Stripes, Vacationing in Place, or Shine Bright Bothell, as well as their own artistic, imaginative, family-oriented designs to decorate their porches, yards, sidewalks, windows, or businesses.

Participants can register for free to have their address added to the Porch Parade map. A virtual map indicating the whereabouts of all those taking part in the neighborhood festivities will be provided on June 26th, so that everyone may get a chance to either walk through, or drive by and enjoy the celebration.

Another inspiring suggestion is to “Thank a Hometown Hero” by placing a sign on camping chairs in honor of those community members that have made contributions during the COVID-19 quarantine. This could be anyone from a nurse, to a grocery store clerk, thanking them for their continued and appreciated hard work. Sign templates are available for download online.

Registrants are encouraged to complete decorating by 12 p.m. on June 27th, allowing them to remain visible through midnight on July 4th. However, registration will stay open until July 3rd for any last-minute entries.

Those that wish to have photos of their decorated areas featured on social media may share here. Guests that would like to share their pictures from the parade route can do so by using the following tags on social media @bothellparksandrecreation #BothellPorchParade.

Get creative, spread some good vibes and happiness, and join the Independence Day fun! For all rules and regulations please check here.

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