Their mission is to celebrate the Nordic LGBT Community, while fundraising for a local non-profit that helps the community at large. Nonetheless, celebrating the main reason for this day, Norway’s Constitution! Ballard has hosted this annual parade in tradition as done in Norway and is one of the largest parades outside of Norway, dating back to 1889. See link www.17thofmay.org
Since 2008 they have had the pleasure of teaming up with the BalMar on Ballard Ave. @ NW. Market, an excellent panoramic view of the parade and private full service bar with friendly service staff serving up specialty cocktails and Nordic inspired appetisers. Aquavit? Ja! Skål!
A $7.- VIP Pass Includes:
Exclusive access to the upper VIP Level and
10% off of Spirits, Beer & Appetisers…
This years non-profit is Equal Rights Washington
This particular organisation was a key player to help Washington State to became a “Marriage Equality State” and continues to focus on getting the federal level to achieving this right in all states… As well, ERW is working on marriage equality rights for non-US residence in a relationship with those who are US citizens. See ERW’s full mission statement by visiting www.equalrightswashington.org
All donations help ERW, by door entrance donations and raffles…
Please join them for this on-going event! Too fun to miss!
Join them at Changes Bar & Grill in Wallingford for 17th of Norgay 9PM – Closing!