For eight-weeks each summer Seattle’s premier festival includes over 75 events and reaches nearly two million people. Now in its 63rd year, Seafair has been connecting and celebrating the community spirit of Greater Seattle. Here’s what’s happening July 1 – 7!

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival – A Seafair Sanctioned Community Event
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
July 2, 3 and 4
The Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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The 2012 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, a Seafair sanctioned community event, will be the biggest and best the Center for Wooden Boats has held yet. Come ooh and aah over a variety of classic wooden boats, build your very own tiny wooden ship, go for a ride on sail, row, or motor boat and hear a variety of live music throughout the weekend. And, it’s all free! On Wednesday, July 4 the festival is teaming up with OneReel to participate in the 24th annual Family Fourth at Lake Union, Presented by Starbucks in Gasworks Park. Live bands will be playing at both parks and a history trivia game designed by the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will take place all along the lakeshore. In the evening, The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival (including the food vendors and Festival Pub) will remain open up until the fireworks begin.

Seafair Treasure Hunt Promotional Event
Thursday, July 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Denny’s SODO
2762 4th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98134

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! Visit for more details.

Seafair at Microsoft Take Your Child to Work Day
Friday, July 6
11:00am – 3:00pm
Microsoft Commons
15255 NE 40th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

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Seafair is participating in Microsoft Take Your Child to Work Day! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet 2011 Miss Seafair Veronica Quintero and get their picture taken in front of a vintage hydroplane!

Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Street Fair Festival
Saturday, July 7
10:00am – 5:00pm
N 45th St. in Wallingford

Kids of all ages parade along N 45th St in Wallingford to Lincoln High School. The street fair, a Seafair sanctioned community event, includes lots of food, crafts, live music and kiddies activities such as bouncy houses and pony rides.

Pioneer Square Fire Festival
Saturday, July 7
11:00am – 5:00pm
Pioneer Square
100 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

The Pioneer Square Fire Festival, a Seafair sanctioned community event, commemorates the re-birth of the Pioneer Square area following the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889 that destroyed most of downtown Seattle and gave rise to the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. The Pioneer Square Fire Festival gives attendees of all ages a glimpse into Seattle’s past and features displays by the Last Resort Fire Department, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park-Seattle. These displays include antique and classic fire engines, classic police cars, a gold mining demonstration, and other family-friendly activities. Kids can color a picture while sitting in the back of a 1940 fire engine, try on some firefighter turnout gear and say “hi” to Smokey.

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