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Guide to Seafair’s Community Festivals July 12 – 15

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There are Seafair sanctioned festivals in many Puget Sound Communities this weekend! From Kent to Queen Anne, Ballard to Mercer Island, Chinatown-International District to White Center, there are celebrations and family fun to be had! Get out and enjoy!

Kent Cornucopia Days
Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15
Kent, WA 98031
http://www.kcdays.com

Kent Cornucopia Days is a community service project produced by the Kent Lions & Foundation, an all-volunteer organization and committee. This is a four-day festival includes a street fair with hundreds of food, commercial and non-commercial vendors; a community parade; a full size “Funtastic Shows” carnival and midway, continuous entertainment, and numerous educational displays.

Seafair Treasure Hunt
Thursday, July 12
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Westlake Center
400 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.seafair.com

Each Thursday during the festival the Seafair Street Team visits a new location with a new clue and opportunity to win one of many priceless prizes! This week’s prize: a wakeboarding lesson with the pros! Come meet Miss Seafair Veronica Quintero! Visit http://www.Seafair.com for more details.

West Seattle Hi-Yu and Summerfest Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 13, 14 and 15
Seattle, WA 98116
http://www.wsjunction.org

West Seattle’s Hi-Yu Summer Festival is celebrating 78 years! Events include concerts in the park, parades, and a scholarship for women. Plus the Summerfest Festival in the West Seattle Junction July 13 – 15.

Crown of Queen Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, July 14
7:00am
2400 8th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
http://www.queenannehelpline.org

The Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk is a scenic 5K course on the beautiful streets of upper Queen Anne. This event, sponsored by Queen Anne Helpline, promotes neighborhood pride in the spirit and tradition of being an inclusive, compassionate community. Assemble at Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 8th Avenue W. The Fun Run/Walk starts at 5th and Halladay and ends at Coe Elementary School. Schedule: 7:00-7:30am Registration and Number/T-shirt Pickup; 8:00am Start of Race (Walkers); 8:20am Start of Race (Runners). Register online HERE.

Ballard Seafoodfest
Saturday and Sunday
July 14 and 15
2208 NW Market Street,
(Seattle) Ballard, WA 98107
http://www.seafoodfest.org

Come celebrate this great community and its rich Scandinavian and maritime heritage. Year after year, SeafoodFest offers first-rate professional entertainers at two separate stages. SeafoodFest vendors offer food, merchandise, information and activities to festival goers.

Mercer Island Summer Celebration
Saturday, July 14
10:00am – 10:00pm
Mercerdale Park
77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
http://www.mercergov.org

Summer Celebration is a family festival located in the heart of Mercer Island. Events include live entertainment on two stages, children’s fun zone, boat rides around the island, Fun Run, fireworks, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food vendors, and arts and craft vendors. Each year is a different theme, 2012 is “The Spirit of the Olympics” where participants can expect to meet past Olympians and participate in a variety of fun challenges.

Seattle Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest
Saturday and Sunday
July 14 and 15
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.cidbia.org

Founded nearly four decades ago, the festival has grown to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual Asian American celebration. Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown, the Festival alone attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a $2 Food Walk with many of Chinatown’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world, while supporting the neighborhood business community. Dragon Fest will kick off a week-long series of summer celebrations throughout the neighborhood including art & music event, and closing with a Chinatown parade on the following Sunday.

White Center Jubilee Days
Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 22
1612 SW 114th St.
White Center, WA 98146
http://www.jubileedays.org

Jubilee Days is a weeklong festival celebrating the rich diversity of the White Center community. It all starts with the highly anticipated Golf Tournament at noon on July 7 and Garden Tour on July 14. Wed. is the start of the five-day carnival and larger than life fireworks show. On Saturday, July 21 the festival launches into high gear with its 3rd annual Car Show ’n’ Shine, and the start of the two-day street fair featuring a unique variety of craft, farmer and more than 50 international food vendors, a Kids Center and family-oriented entertainment. Indulge in refreshments while enjoying the bands on the main stage, and then groove the night away at the street dance Sat. night. Sunday begins with the annual parade, continues with the second day of the street fair and closes out with headliner music.

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