Location: Downtown Seattle
Date/Times: 7/30/2011 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Everybody loves a Parade - and none is more magical, musical and thrilling than the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade at Seafair. This magnificent parade will include giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes.
Now in its 62nd year the Torchlight Parade offers something for everyone. Young and old will make their way to downtown Seattle early Saturday morning and stake a curbside seats along the two-and-a-half mile route hours before the 7:30 pm start. Many people attend the parade to cheer on family members and friends. Still others attend the Torchlight Parade because it represents a civic celebration rich in tradition, one that instills a feeling of excitement with every drum beat. For one magical night, the city comes together in the heart of downtown to celebrate a variety of entertainment that makes the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade a truly special evening.
4th Avenue Bleachers $18
Westlake Bleachers (near Starbucks) $25
Start Line Bleachers (near Fischer Plaza) $25
VIP Grandstand (Westlake/4th Avenue TV ZONE) $37
Tickets go on sale mid-April.
Taste of Torchlight
Visit the Seattle Center for this pre-parade party featuring exhibits, float viewing, meet & greets of parade participants and more! This event will take place from 2 pm-6pm. Additional information will be posted soon.
About Our Partner Alaska Airlines
For more than 75 years, Alaska Airlines and its people have been guided through thick and thin by a shared commitment to integrity, caring, resourcefulness, professionalism and spirit. Especially spirit - an Alaskan spirit, born in the land the airline is named after - a place where "can-do" and "neighbor-helping-neighbor" are facts of life.
The result? A long list of aviation milestones, as well as countless stories of people going out of their way to help others - both in the course of business and in support of organizations that makes our communities better places to live.
In the process, Alaska has grown from a small regional airline to one of the most respected in the nation. Carrying more than 17 million customers a year, Alaska's route system spans more than 60 cities and three countries. The Alaska Airlines fleet of Boeing jets is one of the youngest among all major airlines. And its reputation for outstanding service consistently earns best U.S. airline recognition from the likes of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines.
Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Sponsors
Alaska Airlines, Seattle Center, The Boeing Company, 76, Albert Lee Appliance, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Tulalip Resort Casino, Michelob ULTRA, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association.
Special Thank You
The Seafair Parade Marshals assist in the planning, promotion and production of this event. The marshals also assist over 20 different communities from their parades - from Whidbey Island to Auburn, from Ballard to Leavenworth