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FREE Ben Franklin Kid's Parade


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 will be available before the parade. Every child who participates and wears a helmet will receive a prize of two silver dollar coins courtesy of Clark, Raymond and Company.

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

  • NEW for 2015 - 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.
  • Please keep pets on leashes at all times.
  • All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Information
Ria Emsley, Ben Franklin
425-883-2050
ria@craftsandframes.com

Large Group?
If you have 10+ participants in your group, please contact Ria Emsley in advance.


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.

Save Time!
If you would like to save time in the registration process, feel free to fill out the waiver form at home and bring it with you.

Grand Parade


Start Time: Approximately 11am (Immediately following Kid's 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 Kids and Grand Parades! Find a seat and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Grand Parade, immediately following the Ben Franklin Kid's Parade. It all begins at 10am on July 11.

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).

Contact Information
Nicole Wiebe
425-556-2395
nwiebe@redmond.gov

Want to be in the Parade?
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Parades Map


Click on map to enlarge in new window 2015 Event Map