The South Perry Parade and Fair opens on Saturday July 17 with perhaps the area's smallest and most quirky community parade at 10 a.m. The parade runs between 8th and 12th Avenues on South Perry and it's not too late to sign up. Willie Earthman is the grand marshal of the parade.
The Street Fair runs all day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the business district and in Grant Park. There will be free bike tuneups by Pedals2People at The Shop all day and live music in the park and at The Shop.
Get the Saturday band schedule here.
A portion of proceeds from the Fair and Parade goes to The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Center, Grant Elementary School's Parent and Teacher Organization (PAWS) and the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association.
The next planning meeting is on Monday, July 12 at 5:30 at the Perry Street Cafe - everyone is welcome.
The Fair and Parade still needs volunteers and vendors are welcome to sign up by contacting Heidi at (509) 536-5516 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org