Go Redmond Grand Parade & Ben Franklin Kids' Bike Parade


FREE Ben Franklin Kids' Parade

Date: Saturday, July 14
Registration: Opens at 9am at the Opportunity Building Parking Lot
Start Time: 10am
Best Viewing: Anywhere along the parade route (see map below)
Opportunity Building Parking Lot, 8383 158th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Decorate your wheels, yourself, your parents and pets and join the festivities. Get creative! Since the first Derby Days Kids Parade in 1940, the community's children have decked out their wheels and come to the parade. Decorate your bike, trike, scooter or skates and join the fun. It needn't be fancy! Remember, everyone is invited so get the whole family in the act. Bike decorating supplies can be purchased from Ben Franklin prior to parade day. Every child who participates and wears a helmet will receive a prize of a silver dollar coin courtesy of Clark, Raymond and Company.

After strutting your stuff along the .6 mile parade route, check your "wheels" at the Bike Check-In next to Redmond City Hall. Spend the day enjoying the criterium bike races, live music, entertainment, food and games.

Click here to download the 2018 participation waiver to print, sign and bring with you to parade registration. Additional copies will be available on-site.

  • Kid's parade route will be the same as Grand Parade route (see below).
  • All participants must report to the registration tables located at the Opportunity Building Parking Lot (See above for address).
  • All kids on "wheels" must have a helmet on, no exceptions!
  • No judging will occur at the event.
  • All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Information

Need a Helmet?
Helmets will be available near the registration tables ($10 donation). The City of Redmond Police Department will be on-site to provide helmet education and custom fitting. Please arrive early to get a helmet in time for the parade.

Go Redmond Grand Parade

Date: Saturday, July 14
Start Time: Approximately 11am (Immediately following Kids' Parade)
Best Viewing: Anywhere along the Parade Route (See map below)
Parade Entry: For those interested in being in the parade. Submit your Parade Entry application here.

Gather up your family and friends and come celebrate the Derby Days Grand Parade! Find a seat and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Grand Parade, immediately following the Ben Franklin Kids' Parade. It all begins at 10am on July 14.

In the spirit of honoring our "Hometown Heroes", we are excited to recognize local award winning volunteers as our Parade Grand Marshals. Thank you to the Parks & Recreation Month honoree; Rob Noteboom, Older American Month volunteers; Eileen Englehart and Max Heckert, as well as Hopelink - for their outstanding volunteerism, and demonstration of what it means to be a true Hometown Hero!

The parade route starts at the intersection of NE 83rd St and 161st Ave NE and heads north. It will then take a left on NE 85th St and will conclude at 158th Ave NE (See the parades map below).

Go Redmond

Contact Information
Maggie Roe

Want to be in the Parade?
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Attention Parade Entries!
Parade entry parking is located at the Unisea parking lot.
15400 NE 90th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Walk south one block to check-in and get lined up.