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Seattle Seafair Kicks Off This Week

Jul 30, 2018

Few Seattle events are more highly anticipated than Seafair. For three exciting days this “unofficial Seattle holiday” takes over the city- from the streets, to the water, to the skies. 

This year’s Seafair Weekend Festival runs from August 3rd through 5th at Gennessee Park.  Featuring the majestic Boeing Air Show, and fast-paced Albert Lee Appliance Cup- this family friendly festival is sure to get your blood pumping! 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Seafair's Boeing Air Show- announced by the roar of the mighty Blue Angels!  This year’s line up includes magnificent acrobatic demonstrations by the US Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force, and the US Coast Guard!  These daring stunts will take your breath away! 

The Albert Lee Appliance Cup is speed and excitement on Lake Washington!  Now in its 69th year, the H1 Hydroplane race is the 3rd oldest unlimited race in the world- and arguably the most exciting.  You won’t believe your eyes as the hydroplanes slice through the chilly Lake Washington water at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour! 

The fun doesn’t stop there!  Visitors can also enjoy watch Hyperlite World Class Wakeboarding competitions, enjoy beverages in the beer gardens, get the energy out at the inflatable kids Zone, and be wowed by Monster Energy’s BMX Stunt Bike show.  

Seafair Secrets to Know:

-Download the Seafair App for everything you need to know all weekend long!  You can access schedules, a map, food and drink offerings, news and social media, transportation and weather updates, festival info, contests, treasure hunts and more- right on your phone!

-This incredible weekend is not only fun- but beneficial!  Tickets sales benefit the Seafair Foundation including the scholarship program for women!

-Have little ones?   Children 5 and under are free and kids 6-12 are just $10.

-Leave your furry friends at home- unfortunately animals and pets are not permitted within the festival.

-Beyond the weekend, Seafair traditions extend through July and into August- starting with the Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade, Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration, and much more!  Check out all the details at

-Sensitive to noise?  You might want to bring some earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones- this event can get REALLY loud.

-Parking can be tough- so check out the website for suggestions on how to get there with as little stress as possible.

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  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Monorail
  • Argosy Cruises
  • Children's Museum
  • Museum of Flight
  • Woodland Park Zoo

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