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Seafair Weekend & Seafair Community Events

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023 3:00PM PARADE START There’s nothing like the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade, and no better way to spend a summer day enjoying a Free activity suited for the family. The Torchlight Parade is where Seafair celebrates the cultural diversity and traditions of the Pacific Northwest with over 100 entries. From dragon dancers to precision drill teams or marching bands to prancing horses, the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade will keep you entertained from start to finish. New this year, the parade will be kicking off at 3:00pm. With over 100 parade units, including your favorite sports teams, military bands, and the legendary Seafair Pirates. The Torchlight parade is a true spectacle showcasing diverse cultures throughout the Pacific Northwest. Starting at 1:00pm, come down early to the Westlake Center to immerse yourself in a festival atmosphere bursting with live entertainment, food trucks, and more This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. If you prefer reserved seats for your family, buy your tickets today for the best selection.

Genesee Park and Lake Washington:

4316 S Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98118

Friday, August 4th - Sunday, August 6th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

An iconic Pacific Northwest tradition, Seafair Weekend Festival is the culmination of the summer-long Seafair Celebration. Known and loved as an unofficial Puget Sound holiday, this is the most anticipated event of the summer! Set on Lake Washington’s 1.5 miles of shoreline, Seafair Festival Weekend is the largest boating event, air show, and festival all rolled into one. Fans enjoy the Boeing Seafair Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Miss HomeStreet racing at over 220 MPH in the HomeStreet Bank Cup, and the unforgettable sights, sounds, and smells of Alaska Airlines Park. If you can't make it to the lake, make sure to tune in to KONG TV with live coverage of the races and air show. Or, tune in to 88.9 FM The Bridge for Log Boom Radio, Mercer Island High School’s radio station, which will be broadcasting the excitement all weekend long. TRANSPORTATION Fans are invited to get to the park using public transportation, including Metro and Link Light Rail, as well as ride-share and bicycle options. Guests arriving via Link Light Rail can get off at the Columbia Center Station and take advantage of our free round-trip shuttle service from the station to the park Friday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Members of the military and their families will receive free rides on Metro Transit by simply showing their military ID. SEAFAIR WEEKEND HOME OF THE HOMESTREET BANK CUP HYDROPLANE RACES AND BOEING AIRSHOW. Genesee Park and Lake Washington: 4316 S Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98118 Friday, August 4th - Sunday, August 6th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

AUGUST 4-6, 2023 The Boeing Seafair Air Show is the ultimate thrill-seeker's dream come true! Get ready to witness the most heart-stopping, gravity-defying, and adrenaline-pumping aerial performances ever seen! From the awe-inspiring U.S. Navy Blue Angels to the world-renowned U.S. Army Golden Knights, the airshow is a showcase of some of the most elite aviation teams on the planet. And it's not just the military that gets in on the action! The Boeing Seafair Air Show also features incredible displays by civilian pilots, vintage aircraft, and parachute demonstrations that will leave you breathless. What's more, the airshow takes place over the stunning backdrop of Lake Washington, making it an event that's as visually stunning as it is thrilling! And with the I-90 bridge remaining open during performances, you can rest assured that getting to and from the event will be a breeze. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the exhilaration of the Boeing Seafair Air Show. Boeing Seafair Air Show is a chance for fans to see magnificent aerobatics done by various military and civilian teams, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Note: The I-90 Bridge will remain open during Boeing Seafair Air Show Performances.

AUGUST 4-6, 2023 Winning the HomeStreet Bank Cup is the goal of every team competing in the world’s fastest racing boats, and there is no better place or time to host that competition than the iconic Seafair Festival Weekend. Whether you are spectating near the shores of Lake Washington or from the Seafair Log Boom, you are in for a special treat. The excitement of hydroplanes racing at over 220 MPH is unbelievable. Not to mention you might get a little wet if you get too close! The HomeStreet Bank Cup is an integral part of the Seafair Weekend Festival that was started in 1950. Lake Washington is the third oldest H1 Unlimited race site. This year, we are celebrating 70 years of hydroplane racing at Seafair with multiple classes of boats.

AUGUST 1-6, 2023 Seattle Fleet Week - A time to honor, celebrate, and connect. Join us and be a part of this remarkable experience. The spectacle known as the Seattle Fleet Week returns to Seafair once again. The celebration starts with the Parade of Ships through Elliot Bay, followed by a week of events where the public is invited to meet the sailors and guardsmen, enjoy free music, and take ship tours. Seafair has hosted Fleet Week on the Seattle Waterfront since 1950 in celebration of the men and women who serve our country. This year Seafair, along with Boeing, the Seattle Navy League, and the Port of Seattle, is proud to welcome the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. Experience the power and majesty of naval vessels up close. Tour the impressive ships, meet the dedicated sailors, and gain insight into their vital missions. Free ship tours will be available August 2-6 on Pier 46, 66 and 69. Tour times will be on this webpage in July. Explore maritime exhibits, enjoy interactive displays, and learn about the rich maritime heritage of our region. Don't miss out on this unforgettable event!

  • Fri, Jul 21, 20232:00 PM Sun, Jul 23, 20235:55 PM

Take in the colorful views while strolling the promenade, as you eat and shop among the expansive lineup of artists, makers, and performers and celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of our local arts and culture

  • Fri, Jul 21, 20232:00 PM Sun, Jul 23, 20236:00 PM

Tour de Terrace is a 3-day Community Festival that hosts a carnival, parade, live music, beer garden, arts & crafts vendors, food, fireworks, and car show.

  • Fri, Jul 21, 20234:00 PM Sun, Jul 23, 202310:00 PM

The Seafair Indian Days Powwow is a three day festival of Native American and Indigenous Culture it features traditional Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food Vendors, and Arts & Crafts. It is open to the public and shares Native cultures with all of Seattle. Over 15,000 attend the three day event. The Seattle Indian Days Powwow is held annually by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. It is traditionally held the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair.

  • Saturday, July 22, 2023

  • 11:00 AM 5:00 PM

The West Seattle Grand Parade, occurring since 1935, is hosted by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. The West Seattle Grand Parade celebrates the diverse community and participants of the greater Seattle area. It is a proud member of the Seafair community of events which includes the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry, and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

  • Saturday, July 22, 2023

  • 11:00 AM 7:00 PM

Nia means Purpose and our Purpose is unity! Nia Festival is a free community event, celebrating and honoring the legacy of the black community in unincorporated Skyway WA.

  • Sunday, July 23, 2023

  • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade is famous for its rich ethnic flavors, the 100-foot dragon, and the Chinese Community Girls Drill Team in traditional Chinese opera costume. Added in recent years are many other Asian performance groups participating along with the traditional floats and drill teams, provide two hours of fun and entertainment for the thousands of spectators who line up along the streets hours before the start.

  • Fri, Aug 4, 202312:00 PM Sun, Aug 6, 20238:00 PM

Umoja Fest is a cultural extravaganza that uniquely touches the spirit of the Community and has historically been the most unifying celebration of Summer in Seattle's Central District. The Festival brings people of all ethnic backgrounds together for a Celebration of Culture, Economic Advancement, Entertainment, Social festivities, and Networking. The event highlights activities such as the popular Africatown Heritage Parade, Children’s Day, the AfroBeats Stage, Basketball Tournament, Fitness and Wellness Circle, Gospel Fest, Voter Registration, and Vendor Marketplace.

  • Fri, Aug 4, 20231:00 PM Sun, Aug 6, 202310:00 PM

Magnolia Summerfest is an annual neighborhood festival that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests around the shared enjoyment of arts & crafts, live music, food & beverages, a big parade, and tons of stuff for kids.

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023

  • 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Northeast Seattle's largest, the Lake City Summer Festival and Parade, is about gathering the community together for some unexpected fun in Lake City. Activities include craft artists’ demonstrations, a festival car show, big trucks to climb on, tastes from around the world, a variety of zany entertainment, a Kids' Activity area, and more. Three parades in the evening cap of the day.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • 12:00 PM 6:00 PM

It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, how you tell your story online can make all the difference.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Spice up your taste buds and experience the soul of Louisiana in the PNW. Dance, dine, and have a ragin’ Cajun good time where Southern culture and hospitality turn historic downtown Kent into “Little Louisiana”! Authentic and energetic live Cajun & zydeco music will keep festival-goers entertained throughout the day. The event also features Cajun-themed food trucks, beer/wine garden, vendors/artists, activities for the kids, 2nd line parade and more. We promise a feast for the senses!

  • Fri, Sep 8, 202310:30 AM Sun, Sep 10, 20236:00 PM

Seattle Outboard Association will host the Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta at Angle Lake. The American Power Boat Association sanctions the event and will feature various outboard hydroplane and runabout classes. Categories that will be racing are Stock, Modified, Pro along with the Junior Hydros that are featured at Seafair on Lake Washington.