Tour de Terrace
July 23, 24, 25, 2021 (Tentative Due to COVID-19)
The Tour de Terrace organization is making an effort to hold a modified event, but they will definitely not hold the parade, car show, or fireworks show in 2021. The organization hopes to have music, beer garden, carnival, food, and street fair but plans are on hold until the Governor’s phase announcement in late May. Please watch for announcements here. Additionally, should an event take place, Tour de Terrace needs volunteers to monitor entry and exit sites and to count attendees. They ask the community to please help by signing up on the “contact us” page.
Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned, summer festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July. The first Tour de Terrace, as we know it today, was celebrated in 1994 when two residents, Jerry and Judi Smith, decided to establish an event to commemorate the city’s 40th birthday and generate community spirit.
The Smiths and a small group of dedicated volunteers first started the Tour de Terrace Parade in 1993 which serves as a warm up for many groups participating in Seafair’s Torchlight Parade. The Tour de Terrace Parade always occurs on Friday night, the day before the Torchlight Parade.
Over the years, Tour de Terrace became a non-profit organization and today the festival features a parade complete with Seafair pirates and clowns, live music over three days, beer garden, carnival, street fair, classic car show, 5K fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. The Smith family, along with their trusted volunteers, still operate the festival with police, parks, public works and publicity assistance from the city.
The Tour de Terrace festival is located at the Evergreen Playfield Complex at 22205 56th Avenue W. The parade route runs along 56th Avenue W beginning at the staging area at 234th Street SW and concludes at the park.