Space Needle’s “Next Fifty” Celebrations Start Today

Look high in the sky, and you’ll see it. The “Next Fifty” flag atop the Space Needle today. It’s all part of the events, exhibits and experiences celebrating the Space Needle’s 50th birthday this year. Here’s what you can see and do today:

– Look for the arches at the Pacific Science Center to be aglow in Next Fifty colors.

– Stop at Capital Hill’s Five Point Café (415 Cedar Street, Seattle WA 98121) for a commemorative Next Fifty glass ($22), served with a special drink from local liquors.

– Join in a wine-tasting featuring 20 Red Mountain winemakers on the 100 level of the Space Needle tonight from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are $45/person and available at the door.

Do you have a special memory that includes the Space Needle? Historians want you to share on the new website,


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