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Fremont Seattle – The Center Of The Universe

What do a giant troll, a statue of Vladimir Lenin, naked cyclists and zombies have in common? They can all be found in the funky neighborhood of Fremont Seattle.

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The Fremont Troll
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Controversial statue of Vladimir Lenin

To read about how this statue came to be in Fremont click here.

Fremont Solstice Parade
Fremont Solstice Parade cyclists

City of Neighborhoods

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, each very distinct and full of community pride. From the stately homes of Queen Anne to the funky music scene of Capital Hill to the craft brewery mecca of Ballard along with literally dozens of other unique hoods there really is something for almost every demographic. I say almost because after all this is Seattle so there is the relatively high cost of living to consider.

When we are home in the Pacific Northwest we try to explore all the unique things to do in Seattle as much as possible and of all the fabulous neighborhoods in this city, Fremont Seattle definitely makes our top picks list. They call themselves The Center Of The Universe and with the central location, free spirited laid back vibe and great selection of restaurants, nightlife and variety of housing options it really is hard to beat. Add to that the constant stream of festivals and events and it does indeed feel like you’re at the center of everything.

Fremont Center of the Universe sign
Fremont: Center of the Universe
Fremont restaurants
Fremont has fabulous restaurants,quaint cafes and funky bars.
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Art is a big part of Fremont
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Sitting waterside and watching the boats float by is a nice way to pass the day.
Cycling in Fremont
Cycling is a popular mode of transportation around Fremont
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Fremont Sunday Market has great food, crafts and a flea market
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You will always find street performers in Fremont
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One of the colorful booths at the Sunday market
Norm's at Fremont
Norm’s is a favorite in Fremont serving great food and drinks even to their canine customers
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Fremont is a dog friendly neighborhood

Fremont Seattle Festivals

Some of our favorite Fremont events are the year-round Sunday waterfront market, Oktoberfest, the Zombie Walk and the Lovefest but I think at the top of our list is the Summer Solstice Parade and Fremont Fair which we attended this past weekend of June 20-23. In the words of the Fremont Arts Council they “Celebrate the longest day of the year through profound street theatre, public spectacle, and a kaleidoscope of joyous human experience.” Oh and this is where the naked (though body painted) cyclists come in. The rest of the weekend is spent eating, drinking, dancing and shopping by way of the many booths, beer gardens and music stages throughout the closed streets along the waterfront. There’s even a dog parade on the Sunday!

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Fremont Fair
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Lots of interesting items for sale at the Fremont Fair


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What’s a fair without food?
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Who can resist a block of curly fries?
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Ok so fair food isn’t very healthy. We’ll just have to exercise an extra 30 minutes to balance it out.
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Dancing is a good way to burn off the fair food.
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Chilling in the beer gardens
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The Art Cars are a big draw at the Fremont Fair
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Escape the crowds and the heat at the waters edge

Both Washington residents and visitors to Seattle will find Fremont really is a great place to go any time of year whether for a festival, the Fremont Sunday Market or just for an afternoon or evening out. If you go here are some good links to help plan your time there. Everything you need to know about Fremont including a calendar of events A Fremont Blog Information for the annual Fremont Fair Creating events and supporting the arts in Fremont


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