Thousands pack Seattle for Seafair Torchlight Parade

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seafairSEATTLE — Thousands of people packed Downtown Seattle Saturday night for Seafair’s Annual Torchlight Parade.

More than 100,000 people lined 4th Avenue between Denny Way and Yesler Way for the 64th annual event.

This year’s Grand Marshall was Seattle SuperSonics Legend Gary Payton.

There were marching bands from all over the state, dozens of floats and the Seafair Pirates.

Seafair weekend starts next Friday and includes the hydroplane races on Lake Washington.

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