Welcome to Seattle’s popular 17th of May Celebration, a.k.a. Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My]. Last year was one of the largest yet with 1,000’s of spectators lining the streets of Ballard for the parade to see more than 100 groups including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more – all for Norway’s Constitution Day.
Parade units and marchers check-in station near Adams school, corner of 28th and 62nd NW. The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Lone St.
In addition to the popular parade there are other events going on all day including music and dancing at Bergen place, a luncheon, kids events and free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum, and more. For more information, visit our website.