Hundreds of Sikhs participate in the parade through the streets of Kent each spring, part of the Khalsa Day celebration. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Khalsa Day Celebration and Parade return to Kent on Sunday

  • Mon May 22nd, 2017 9:49am
  • News

The Sikh community presents the 10th annual Khalsa Day Celebration and Parade – a festival filled with music, food, games and demonstrations – on Sunday at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. The public is welcome.

Exhibits and tour guides are available for non-Sikh visitors. Food stalls will be set up in the west parking lot.

The parade, beginning at ShoWare and continuing throughout downtown streets – is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Every spring millions of Sikhs worldwide celebrate Vaisakhi Day, marking the beginning of the harvest season and the Sikh new year. It is considered one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar. Vaisakhi is historically the festival of spring harvest in Punjab, India.

For more information, call Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Renton at 425-226-2277 or visit singhsabhaseattle.com.