Seafair © Joe Mabel
Seafair is one of the biggest community festivals in the country, a summer tradition that is rated as one of the top events in North America. Major events include the famous US Navy Blue Angels air show, Hydroplane Races, the Torchlight Run and Parade, and the traditional Milk Carton Derby in which families take to the water in homemade milk carton boats and rafts. There is also plenty of live music, art and cultural attractions, and demonstrations throughout the city, as well as a Rock 'n Roll marathon and other marathons and triathlons to participate in.
Seafair has been an annual event in Seattle since 1950. The Seafair Pirate's Landing at Alki Beach is a fun version of a pirate ship attack, complete with fully outfitted pirate boat and authentic-looking pirates. The Albert Lee Cup is a well-known and prestigious hydroplane race, one of very few hydroplane races to be televised. There is also an air show, a trucking cup, inflatable games, and a wakeboarding competition.
Date: 2 August - 4 August 2019