Junior Parade 2018-05-03T16:08:24+00:00

Junior Ski to Sea Parade

Join us for the 98th annual Junior Ski to Sea Parade presented by Haggen!  This parade has the cutest children, floats, pets and a variety of other sights you don’t want to miss.

The Junior Ski to Sea Parade will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM along Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham.

Anyone can be a part of this event by assembling at the beginning of the parade route (Cornwall and Kearney) from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and Junior Ski to Sea Race teams are encouraged to participate.

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Show us your creativity! Make your own parade entry!

Registration is required for floats, car and trucks and marching bands.

In addition, the Junior Parade is looking for volunteers to carry the banners for the parade. Banner-carriers are usually middle school students. Anyone interested can contact the chamber at 360-734-1330.

The parade starts on the corner of Cornwall and Kearney Streets, continues down Cornwall and ends at Railroad and Champion Streets.

Participants may begin lining up at 4:30 p.m.  Judging begins at 4:30 p.m.

Awards were presented to the following parade entries in the 2017 Jr. Ski to Sea Parade:

Grand Prize – PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Black Pirate Ship

Best Large Float – Catch the Son Preschool’s Cat in the Hat carCamelot w dogs

Best Small Float – Gypsy Queen Traveling Show

Best Decorated Bike – St. Paul’s Bike Knights / Princess

Best Pet – Bellingham Senior Activity Center’s Pony

Best Walking Group – King Elementary’s Marching Band

Best Novelty/Most Unique – Mount Baker Theatre’s Ballet Cinderella

Judges Award – Lowell Elementary’s Wagon Float

Judges Award – Early Learning Family Services’ Head Start Opportunity Council

Judges Award – Parkview Elementary’s Walking Group with Pet

Judges Award – Love to Learn Preschool’s Dr. Seuss

1st Place Marching Band – Ferndale Middle School

2nd Place Marching Band – Meridian Middle School

3rd Place Marching Band – Blaine Middle School

Who won last year?  Here are the results from the 2016 judging categories: Please Click Here for Results

Jr Parade 2014 (14)

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Parade begins at 6:00 p.m.


Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

Registration for the 2018 parade will open on February 1, 2018.

Parade Rules & Registration
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