Reliving the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

Saturday afternoon saw a Rainier Avenue packed with more than 3000 South End residents standing shoulder to shoulder to catch a glimpse of entrants in the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, presented by the Rainier Chamber of Commerce. Beginning at Rainier Avenue and 42nd, and ending at Rainier and Alaska, participants – including drill teams, dance crews, and political hopefuls –  marched (and in some cases drove) the half mile stretch in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Now in its 23rd year, the parade – attached to the Rainier Valley Heritage festival that kicked off immediately afterwards- moved a step closer in its ultimate goal of functioning as the seminal event for the entire South End. As this year attracted residents from the neighborhoods of Skyway, Rainier Beach, Mt. Baker, and Georgetown- that objective looked well within reach.

You can relive the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade below, courtesy of Brett Hamil who live tweeted the parade for the Emerald.

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