Help kick off Salmon Days by joining over 100 participants in the Salmon Days Grande Parade.
Swim upstream - be as fishy as you can!
Show your support of the environment, our tradition and our culture
Everyone is welcome - Bands and Floats are encouraged! We'd appreciate if you left plastic balloons out of your display
Salmon Days Grande Parade
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.
Starts at Front & Dogwood and heads North on Front St. where it will take a left onto Gilman Blvd and exit at 12th Ave.
Downtown Joe Bryant discovered he loved playing records and talking to people in 1977 when he worked at his first “real” job, a small record store on Front Street in Issaquah. Joe went on to turn his passion into a profession by pursuing a career in broadcasting and after taking his first “real” job in radio to produce the Bob Rivers show in 1990, he settled in for a 25 year run of entertaining the Puget Sound Region with his buddies Bob and Spike on KISW, KZOK, and KJR.
Currently Joe is in his fourth year serving as the Broadcast Media Teacher and General Manager of the award-winning station, KMIH - 889 The Bridge at Mercer Island High School.
Bryant says “to be honored as co-Grand Marshall of the Salmon Days Parade is a thrill for me! I have been going to the parade for decades, standing curbside and waving to friends, family members and neighbors that have been a part of this great event. I look forward to, for the first time, seeing Salmon Days from the middle of the action and will be practicing my ‘parade wave’ to make sure I live up to the honor bestowed on me. I am also excited to be sharing the day my radio brother Spike O’Neill and adding Salmon Days to the long list of great experiences we have had together.”
Spike O’Neill was born on the wrong coast, but thankfully that error was corrected in 1989 when he moved to the Northwest with Bob Rivers to form what would become one of the most popular morning radio shows in Seattle history.
Along with Bob and their good friend “Downtown” Joe Bryant, Bob, Spike and Joe enjoyed a quarter century of sharing their lives with, and bringing a smile to the people of the NW.
Spike is also the front man of Spike and the Impalers, the Classic rock band that has entertained tens of thousands of people for nearly two decades.