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Seattle’s Seward Park Turns 100

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Seward Park turns 100 years old and the community is celebrating with a festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17! Put on your best outfit for being out and about – anything from 1911 to 2011 – and be part of the community promenade around the park. Or join in the festival, eat food, enjoy live music and see vintage Seafair hydroplane boats!

Check out the classic car show in Seward Park’s upper parking lot for a 1911 Baker Electric car, a 1929 Lincoln Limousine, Model As and Ts, a 1947 Coupe Super Deluxe, and a 1957 Thunderbird. And along the lakeshore, you will see historic hydroplanes, including 1951 Slo Mo Shun, the 1968 Miss Budweiser, and the 1975 Oh Boy! Oberto.

There will be a mainstage with live music, a fashion-through-the-ages show, a ceramic art show, food vendors, pie-eating contest and more! Bring the family and spend the day celebrating this wonderful park along with local elected officials, the community and special guest, Seattle comedian John Keister.

On Sunday, July 17, you can join in on a self-guided Garden and History tour. See private and public gardens and sites of historical interest in Hillman and Columbia City. The tour map and guide include stories beginning with the area’s first people, the Duwamish. The tour begins at the Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center. Registration begins at 12:30 PM. All proceeds support the Seward Park Centennial events throughout 2011. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

For more information, visit the website at: http://www.sewardparkcentennial.org.

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