Happening nearby: Tour de Terrace starts Friday

Kids will have a ball at Tour de Terrace.

It’s almost here.

One of the best family festivals of Seafair for the past two decades, Tour de Terrace starts Friday, July 24 with the 22nd Annual Tour de Terrace Parade.

The parade kicks off with the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team at 6:45 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is Shellie Hart, Warm 106.9 Radio Personality and On-Court Entertainment Emcee for the Seattle Storm. The parade travels along 56th Avenue West from 234th Street northward to 222nd Street and Evergreen Playfield.

The parade rolls down “Main Street” with fan favorites including the Seafair Pirates and Clowns, Lake City Western Vigilantes, drill teams, dancers, floats, trucks, classic cars and much more. TV Personality, Disc Jockey and Actor Danny Bonaduce, who was the 2013 Grand Marshal, will also be in the parade. The Tour de Terrace Parade is always held the night before the “Seattle Torchlight Parade” and serves as a dress rehearsal for many of the parade participants.

Among the Tour de Terrace highlights are live music and entertainment on the main stage, a beer garden, food booths, pancake breakfast, street fair, Davis Shows Northwest Carnival, 5K fun run/walk, and the classic car, truck and motorcycle show (Saturday only 9-3). The fireworks show will light up the sky on Saturday evening just after 10 p.m.

This is the second year in a row for a BBQ Competition and Chili Cookoff sanctioned by and subject to the rules of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association (PNWBA) and the Chili Association Society International, Inc. (CASI). Teams and judges come from the entire Northwest and Canada. This event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 on the northern-most soccer fields at the Evergreen complex.

The Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 25 at the Mountlake Terrace High School and winds its way through city streets and Terrace Creek Park. Proceeds from this event help local public schools. To register for the fun run/walk, Barbecue competition or car show, visit www.tourdeterrace.org and click “events”.

The car show, located on the grass field next to the Carnival at Evergreen Playfield Complex, is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, July 25.

The pancake breakfast is from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 at the South end of the main field. Cost is $6.

Want to win $1,000. Then join the Nile Shriners at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 26 for the 2015 Nile Shrine Golf Ball Drop.

Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter to a golf green below. You have the chance to purchase one of those golf balls and if your ball makes it into the hole, you’ll have to buy a thicker wallet to hold $1000, $300 or a pro golf package. Proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children,

Tickets can be purchased in the Nile Main Office, from any Shriner participating in the ticket sales process or at the Tour de Terrace. Tickets are just $5 each and are individually numbered. That ticket number corresponds to the number on one particular ball.

For more information about Tour de Terrace including the musical line-up, visit www.tourdeterrace.org. You can also find them on Facebook at Tour de Terrace.

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