presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh

Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce & City of Bellingham

Join us for the 100th 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 15, 2020 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.

boy on plane

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.

Last year’s parade winners

Grand Prize – ROAR – Trinity Lutheran Church

Best Large Float – Peace Health Pediatrics

Best Small Float – Catch The Sun Preschool

Best Bike – Children’s Co-Op

Best Pet – Wade King Elementary

Best Walking Group – St. Paul’s Academy

Best Novelty – Yeager’s Toyland

Judge’s Award – Bayside Co-Op Preschool

Judge’s Award – Lowell Elementary

Judge’s Award – North Coast Gymnastics Academy

Judge’s Award – Love to Learn Preschool

1st Place Band – All Bellingham Middle School Marching Band

2nd Place Band – Blaine Middle School Marching Band

3rd Place Band (tie) – Meridian Middle School Band & Color Guard

3rd Place Band (tie) – Ferndale Middle School Marching Band


Friday, May 15, 2020
Parade begins at 6:00 p.m.


Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

Registration for the 2019 parade will open on February 1, 2020.

Parade Rules & Registration
Vendor application

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