By Angela Brown
What is Seafair?
"Connecting and celebrating the community spirit of Puget Sound" is the mission of Seafair, Seattle's summer series of special events that begins in June and runs well into August. Held annually since 1949, Seafair festivities include a torchlight run and parade, hydroplane races, and an air show. Other scheduled Seafair events during the summer include a milk carton derby, an air show, a triathlon, a scholarship pageant, and a rock-n-roll marathon. The Seafair fun continues throughout much of Seattle's summer, providing a selection of different things to do each week. The revelry includes festivals, parades, and community events, held in locales throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. These special events celebrate everything from African, Hispanic, or Filipino culture to whaling and seafood.
Seattle Seafair event details and dates: