The 2018 USA Games kick off with the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium on Sunday, July 1, and culminate on Friday, July 6, with the Closing Ceremony presented by Amazon. The Closing Ceremony will be held at the iconic Lake Union Park in Seattle and will be free and open to the public.
The Closing Ceremony will include ceremonial elements such as lowering the Special Olympics flag, extinguishing the Special Olympics flame and announcing the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games host city. The ceremony will also feature musical performances and a festival-like atmosphere to celebrate the athletes’ achievements and give Seattleites a chance to bid farewell to the athletes before they return to their home states.
The Closing Ceremony is designed to inspire attendees to continue demonstrating acts of inclusion throughout their communities long after the 2018 USA Games have concluded.