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Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned, summer festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July. The first Tour de Terrace, as we know it today, was celebrated in 1994 when two residents, Jerry and Judi Smith, decided to establish an event to commemorate the city’s 40th birthday and generate community spirit.


The Smiths

The Smiths and a small group of dedicated volunteers first started the Tour de Terrace Parade in 1993 which serves as a warm up for many groups participating in Seafair’s Torchlight Parade.  The Tour de Terrace Parade always occurs on Friday night, the day before the Torchlight Parade.

The Smiths

Judi Smith

Scott Smith

Tisa Smith

In Memory of Jerry E. Smith

Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, Officer, Mr. Mountlake Terrace, Mayor, Council Member, M.T.Y.A.A. President, Coach, High Shire Reeve, etc… Jerry E. Smith had numerous names and titles thru out his life. The one name he took great pride in was MAYOR. Jerry was Mayor of Mountlake Terrace from 2004 till his passing. Jerry is Mr. Mountlake Terrace and always actively promoting everything Mountlake Terrace.

With the sudden passing of Jerry in 2018. The Smith Family wants to carry on his legacy of community service and giving back to the community of Mountlake Terrace. The Tour De Terrace event will continue to carry on in the memory of Mayor Jerry E. Smith.

Thank you to everyone who has or will be attending Tour De Terrace.

The Smith Family.

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Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza

Tour de Terrace is pleased to share that the The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously agreed to name the new Civic Campus Plaza in Jerry Smith’s honor.

The plaza will be used for civic events such as farmers’ markets, special events, and performances. It will provide tables and chairs, water features, sculptures by two Northwest artists, and a stage adjacent to the Council Chambers. It will also be equipped with a flagpole pavilion and in-ground lighting.

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