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Best of Seattle Seafair July 30 – August 7

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Seafair kicks off over Memorial Day weekend with the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon and Half, and there are festivals and celebrations all summer long. But the culmination of Seafair is the Torchlight Parade, Fleet Week of Boats, Hydroplane Races and Air Show. Here’s a run down of the week between July 30 and August 7, so you won’t miss a thing!

Taste of Torchlight
Saturday, July 30
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Seattle Center Grounds
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Visit the Seattle Center for this pre-parade party featuring exhibits, float viewing, meet & greets of parade participants and more!

Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run
Saturday, July 30
6:30pm

Cheer the runners in this year’s 8K and 5K fun run! The route will starts at the Seattle Center, proceed south on Western to the viaduct, south on the upper lid of the viaduct to Qwest Field, then north through Pioneer Square. Then continues east to 4th Avenue along the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade route.

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade
Saturday, July 30
7:30pm

This magnificent parade will include giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes.
Ticket Prices:4th Avenue Bleachers $18; Westlake Bleachers (near Starbucks) $25; Start Line Bleachers (near Fischer Plaza) $25; VIP Grandstand (Westlake/4th Avenue TV ZONE) $37. Go to http://www.seafair.com for tickets and more information.

Seattle Fleet Week Presented by Boeing
Parade of Ships
Wednesday, August 3
1:45pm

The Fleet will make its entrance in Elliot Bay on Wednesday, August 3 between approximately 1:45pm and 2:45pm. Show your support by welcoming the Fleet at Bell Harbor as they parade through Elliot Bay.

Ship Tours
Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront
Thursday, August 4
9:30am to 3:30pm
Free.

US Navy Blue Angel practice
Thursday, August 4
The US Navy Blue Angels will practice on Thursday from 10am-Noon and then 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Traffic will be affected during practice times.

Albert Lee Cup – Hydroplane Races, Boeing Air Show and Seafair Weekend
Lake Washington
Friday, August 5
8:30am – 6:00pm
Northwest sun, hydroplanes, Blue Angels and live music await you at Seafair Weekend!
Visit this page for more info: http://www.seafair.com/seafairweekend

Ship Tours
Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront
Friday, August 5
9:30am to 3:30pm
Free.

US Navy Blue Angels Performance
Lake Washington
Friday, August 5
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Albert Lee Cup – Hydroplane Races, Boeing Air Show and Seafair Weekend
Lake Washington
Saturday, August 6
8:30am – 6:00pm
Northwest sun, hydroplanes, Blue Angels and live music await you at Seafair Weekend!
Visit this page for more info: http://www.seafair.com/seafairweekend

Ship Tours
Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront
Saturday, August 6
9:30am to 3:30pm
Free.

US Navy Blue Angels Performance
Lake Washington
Saturday, August 6
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Albert Lee Cup – Hydroplane Races, Boeing Air Show and Seafair Weekend
Lake Washington
Sunday, August 7
7:30am – 6:30pm
Northwest sun, hydroplanes, Blue Angels and live music await you at Seafair Weekend!
Visit this page for more info: http://www.seafair.com/seafairweekend

Ship Tours
Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront
Sunday, August 7
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Ship tours are free.

US Navy Blue Angels Performance
Lake Washington
Sunday, August 7
1:30pm – 2:30pm

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