It’s summertime, which means the Fremont Solstice is back! From June 17 to 18, the Fremont neighborhood turns into a massive festival and market filled with music, food, and fun. Like thousands of other Seattleites, we at Cyrene Apartments are preparing for the big weekend.

Lucky for us, our Pioneer Square Apartments in Seattle are centrally located, so it’s easy to experience Fremont and the Fair. One of the many benefits of living on the revitalized waterfront is that the Burke Gilman Trail just a few hundred feet away. This provides a beautiful bike ride into Fremont. Plus, Highway 99 is right near us, which makes the 3-mile drive north to Fremont a cinch. For these reasons, we’re quite familiar with Fremont Solstice and can help you with a game plan for all the festivities! 

Fremont Solstice Music


*image from the Fremont Solstice website

Musicians from Seattle and beyond will be performing on two different stages for your listening enjoyment.

Corona Light Mainstage


  • Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme begins the day with some funk music at 11 a.m.
  • Dirty Revival hits the stage at 3 p.m. to play soul-infused jams.
  • Kuikna begins at 4:30 p.m. to grace your ears with a pop, electronic, and folk mixture.
  • Polyrhythmics goes on at 6 p.m. As an eight-piece funk band, they’re sure to fill up Fremont Solstice with sound.
  • Orgone will be rounding off the night with soul music at 7:30 p.m.


  • Coral Creek begins at 11 a.m. with a mixture of Americana and bluegrass.
  • Cascade Crescendo will be energizing the crowd the with newgrass music at 12:30 p.m.
  • Scott Pemberton is blending funk, jazz, and rock at 2 p.m.
  • Aryon Jones & The Way will end Solstice with some Seattle rock from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Casa Noble Center Stage

On both days of the Fair, this stage will be home to Club Sunshine featuring DJ Indica Jones. He’ll be spinning a mixture of 80s, 90s, hip-hop, rock, and pop music going from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fremont Solstice Food


*image from the Fremont Solstice Website

Food, food, and more food – that’s basically how it is during the Fremont Solstice and it’s fine by us! Here are some of our favorite spots: 

Ballard Brothers Seafood & Burgers

Ballard Brothers has been a local favorite for three decades. The only problem with their burgers, seasoned fries, and blackened Cajun salmon – you’ll continue to crave it long after the Fair.

Corn Dogs of the World

It’s a fair, people! Corn dogs and soft serve are a must!

Whipped Raw Mobile

Speaking of soft serve, Whipped Raw caters to those who are vegan or cannot handle gluten. Their delicious frozen treats are made from coconuts.

Paseo Caribbean

Seattleites are quite familiar with Paseo’s scrumptious Caribbean cuisine and sandwiches. In fact, if you actually visit one of their three Seattle locations, you often see long lines out the door.

Fremont Solstice Vendors


*Image from Fremont Solstice’s Site 

It’s not often that you have more than 300 vendors in one spot providing a diverse mix of products and services. The Market portion of the Fair is something you must absolutely check out!


One-of-a-kind pieces from the Seattle’s mind-blowing art community.


Looking for a caricature? How about some psychic healing? There are plenty of fun, on-the-spot services to enjoy. 


An abundance of clothing and accessory options that’ll have you stylin’ and profilin’.

Lifestyle and Home

From natural deodorant to vintage barware, the Fair has what you need for improving the self and home.


Spoil yourself or someone else with hand-crafted jewelry from Fremont Solstice.


Apparel, toys, and home goods geared toward the kids.


Caring for the environment and the world is kind of a big deal to Seattleites, so it’s no surprise that there are several non-profit booths throughout the Market.

The Painted Cyclists

When the Solstice Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, prepare to be wowed by naked bike riders covered in body paint. We understand how odd that might sound, but it truly is a fun and entertaining experience! In fact, some might say the “Naked Bike Ride” is what Fremont Solstice is best known for. If you’re feeling a little uneasy about it, don’t worry – it’s tasteful and out of respect for artistic expression. And, the streets are lined with people of all ages.

Fremont Solstice is just one of the reasons why Seattle has such an amazing, eclectic culture. And, it’s this culture that helps Cyrene create an incredible living experience. When residents aren’t out exploring a dynamic, thriving city, they’re in an apartment community completely centered around them.

Every Cyrene resident has access to a plethora of amenities including lounge areas for relaxing and socializing, a fitness center/yoga room, bike storage, and rooftop deck and terraces that include space for relaxing, entertaining and admiring stunning views of nature and the city skyline. Plus, the building and homes boast designs that are modern, soothing, and gorgeous, and every apartment is well-appointed with fantastic features and custom finishes.

Want to live in a phenomenal apartment surrounded by a spectacular city? Call or click to find out more about our apartments in Seattle!