Procession of the Species

OLY ARTS is excited to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Procession of the Species. Our coverage is listed below.

The 2017 Procession Celebration:

  • Luminary Procession
            9:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Procession of the Species
            4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017


Procession Mission

To empower communities to engage in cultural relationships with the natural world as a means of sustaining efforts of environmental protection and restoration.


Procession Features

Corinna Luyken

Corinna Luyken at Captain Little

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Most kids love to draw. The difference between artists like...

Olympia Waldorf School peacocks

OIympia Waldorf School Struts Its Stuff

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Led by Jerry Berebitsky, Olympia Waldorf School has...

blue heron at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Alki Middle School and the Shores of Nisqually

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Since 1974, the Nisqually river delta has been set...

Madison Elementary lion puppet, photo by Laura Killian

The Pride of Madison Elementary

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS According to the Daily Mail, there were over 200,000...

Samba Olywa

The Tigers of Samba Olywa

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Samba dancing began as semba in Angola, then evolved...

Luminary Procession, photo by Richard E Swanson

Light It Up at the Luminary Procession

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The subtler sibling to the many-splendored Procession of...

chalk art at Procession of the Species

Chalk Art at the Procession of the Species

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Nearly every inch of the route for the Procession of the...

Eli Sterling, photo by Laura Killian

Eli Sterling: The Man Behind the Masque

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS It’s no exaggeration to call Eli Sterling the...

Procession of the Species – 2017

OLY ARTS is excited to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Procession of the...


About the Procession of the Species

Created by the community for the community the Procession of the Species Celebration is a joyous, artistic pageant, embracing the languages of art, music and dance to inspire learning, appreciation and protection of the natural world. The intent of the Procession is to elevate the dignity of the human spirit by enhancing the cultural exchange that we have with each other and with the natural world… and to do that through imagination, creation, and sharing.


Procession Participation Rules

The three rules below inspire, nourish and protect the Procession’s cultural evolution of imagination, creation and sharing.

No written or spoken words. We use no words, symbols or lyrics in our art, music or dance.

No pets or live animals. We have no live animals in the Procession, with the exception of service animals.

No motorized vehicles. We do not motorize our creations, and that includes the use of musical amplification. Of course, a motorized wheelchair is certainly permitted.

What: Procession of the Species

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29

Where: Legion Way and Jefferson St. to Heritage Park,
Fifth Ave. and Water St.

How much: free

Learn more: 360-705-1087 | Procession of the Species