The Seattle Pride Parade is back Sunday, June 26, and large crowds are expected to attend to honor our LGBTQIA+ community. A forecast for sunny weather could help drive up attendance, and we’re encouraging everyone to plan ahead if they are traveling to or around downtown Seattle.

Expect congestion and bus reroutes downtown

The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Fourth Avenue at Pike Street and travels north to Second Avenue and Denny Way. From about 7 a.m. until about 5 p.m., Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle will be affected by street closures and traffic congestion associated with the parade. Transit service will be rerouted off Fourth Avenue. King County Metro bus routes 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 24, 26, 28, 33, 36, 40, 43, 47 and 66 and Sound Transit bus routes ST 522, ST 545 and ST 554 will be affected by this event. For information about these reroutes, visit our Service Advisories page for updated information.

Riding transit to the parade?

Please allow extra travel time. Sound Transit’s Link 1 Line is a great option to bypass traffic congestion and travel to – and under – downtown Seattle. Pop up to watch the parade. Due to expected toasty weather, consider packing a water bottle for your trip to the parade.

See our Grand Marshal: Metro Operator Johnathon Futch

This year’s parade theme is “Family Reunion” and showcases the return of the annual event and its celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. Metro is enormously proud our own family member, Operator Johnathon Futch, will help lead the festivities as a parade Grand Marshal. Johnathon was selected to represent essential workers who served our region throughout the pandemic.

Many Metro employees plan to march alongside our “Ride with Pride”-wrapped bus in the parade to reaffirm and celebrate our steadfast commitment to diversity, fairness and justice. At a time when the rights of many in our country are under threat, our community is strong and supports our LGBTQIA+ employees and community members.

More information on travel planning, the parade and Pride Month

Visit Metro’s online regional Puget Sound Trip Planner or call the Customer Information Office on weekdays at 206-553-3000 to plan transit trips. Text your stop ID to 62550 to see when your bus will depart from your stop.

For more information on the parade and Pride Month, visit the Seattle Pride webpage.