ALASKA AIRLINES SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT PARADE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
Sat., July 28 - 7:30 p.m. - Downtown Seattle/4th Ave.
The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Northwest. Now in its 63rd year, it is the pinnacle of the eight-week Seafair festival and continues to be a highly anticipated event for the thousands of people that line up along the parade route to watch the showcase.
Date: Sat., July 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Seattle/4th Ave.
Tickets: Seating Areas and Pricing
4th Avenue Bleachers $20
Westlake Bleachers (near Starbucks) $30
Start Line Bleachers (near Fischer Plaza) $30
VIP Grandstand (Westlake/4th Avenue TV ZONE) $40
Westlake Promenade Seats (Westlake/4th Avenue) $50
Visit Seafair.com/torchlightparade for more information.
This memorable parade will include over 110 entries, including giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes.
Presiding over Torchlight Night will be Grand Marshal and Musician Duff McKagan, a rock and roll hall-of-fame inductee who hails from Seattle, WA. McKagan has played in over 30 rock bands - including his 13-year tenure as a founding member and the bassist of heavy metal group Guns n' Roses. Duff co-founded the band Velvet Revolver and is the leader of Seattle's Loaded. He attended Seattle University's Albers School of Business in 2000 to attain his accounting degree and later launched a wealth management firm for musicians. An avid writer, Duff has authored his own book ("It's So Easy: and Other Lies" - an autobiography), and has a column on Seattle Weekly's Reverb. Duff loves Seafair, and remains very involved in the Seattle community.
The following is a list of all units who will be featured in the 2012 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade in the order of their appearance:
Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team: Prelude
Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Pace Car
Opening Banner with Seafair Ambassadors
Joint Service Color Guard
Alaska Airlines Float
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Drill Team
Grand Marshal Duff McKagan
Charros Latinos de Washington
South Park Community Float
Kennedy High School Marching Band
King County Executive Dow Constantine
Rapid Ride King County Transit
Coalition of Filipino American Organization of WA
FYA Drill Team
University of Washington Cheer & Varsity-Alumni Band
King County Sheriff Steve Strachan
King County Sherriff’s Honor Guard
King County Posse
City of Kelowna Spirit of the Lake Float
Highlander’s Drill Team
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News & Vintage Hydroplane
Sumner High School Marching Band
American Family Insurance Car Balloon
Marysville Community Float
Albert Lee Cup Mini Wooden Hydroplanes
Kobe Sister City Dignitaries
Kobe Sister City Delegation
West Seattle Hi-Yu Float
BECU Pirate Balloon
North Queens Drill Team
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Sunnyside Community Float
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz
Seattle Police Pipes & Drums
Zillah Community Float
Pacific Alliance Drum Corps
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
The Gunslingers Drill Team
Seattle Fire Department & Fire Chief Gregory Dean
Seattle Fire Department Pipes & Drums
Sequim Community Float
Cashmere Community Float
Boeing Salutes the Military Banner
U.S. Army – Lieutenant General Robert B. Brown
56 State & Territorial Flags
56th Army Band
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Colonel Bruce Estok
Boeing Air Show Blue Angels Balloon
Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration
U.S. Navy – Rear Admiral Select Markham Rich
Navy Band Northwest
Penticton Peach Festival Float
Chinese Community Girls Drill Team (Celebrating 60 years)
Seattle Chinatown Dragon Team (The year of the Dragon)
1971 Fire Engine & Burned Children’s Foundation
Vietnamese Community Float
Sounders FC Sound Wave Band
Seafair Board Chair MG James Collins
Sikhs of Washington
U.S. Air Force 62nd Airlift Wing – Colonel Wyn Elder
Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Alaska Airlines Spirit Wagon & Employee Wand Team
Ballard Eagles Drill Team
Talking Rain Balloon (The company is celebrating 25 years)
Seattle Seafair Clowns
Cowichan Lake B.C. Float
Northside Drill Team & Drum Squad
Falun Dafa Association of Washington
KUBE FM Float
All-Star Drum Line
U.S. Coast Guard – Rear Admiral Keith Taylor
13th Coast Guard District – National Flag
Sweet Mahogany Drill Team
Holland America Orca Balloon
Tulalip Resort Casino Float
Kau-Lio Pau Riders Equestrian Riders “Colors of Hawaii”
The Beat Goes On Marching Band (Featuring Robert Fulghum, the author of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Kindergarten")
Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival
Electronettes Hi-Steppers Drill Team
Seafair King Neptune Slick Watts & Queen Alcyone Sue Rahr
Seattle Seafair Commodores
2012 Miss Seafair
2012 Scholarship Program Participants
First Student Community Bus
Ellensburg Rodeo Posse & Royal Court
Royal Rosarians Float (Celebrating 100 years)
Alaska Airlines Air Cargo Unit
Alaska Airlines Airplane Balloon
KISS FM Float
U.S. Marine Corps – Captain William Nelson
Seahawks Blue Thunder
Seahawks Helmet and Sea Gals
Seattle Schools All-City Band
Seattle Seafair Pirates
76 Antique Tanker Truck
Far Away Galaxy Star Wars Characters
Washington National Guard – Colonel Michael Weitzel
Ezell’s Famous chicken
Mason County Forest Festival Float
The Dolls and Gents Drill Team & Drumline
Port Orchard Fathoms O’ Fun Float
Tibetan Association of Washington
Pacific Northwest Drumline
Daffodil Festival Float
Washington State Korean Association (Celebrating 45 years and featuring performers from the Beijing Olympics)
Lake City Western Vigilantes
Seafair Boat Club Commodore – Ryan McTaggart
Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Banner
U-21 Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane
U-7 Graham Trucking Hydroplane
F1 PROP Tour Boat
Lincoln Towing Pink Tow Truck
The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is the culmination of Seafair Torchlight Night, which begins at 2 p.m.
-Seafair Torchlight Spectacular at the Seattle Center - 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
-Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run starting and finishing at the Seattle Center - 6:30 p.m.
-Miss Seafair Coronation Scholarship Program for Women Presented by AT&T - 7:30 p.m.
-Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade - 7:30 p.m.
About Alaska Airlines
The naming rights of the Puget Sound area's largest summertime march goes to the region's
hometown airline. With Seattle roots going back more than five decades, Alaska Airlines is honored to be associated with the parade cherished by our thousands of Seattle-area employees. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.
Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Sponsors
Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Company, Albert Lee Appliance, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, 76, Tulalip Resort Casino, Radio Disney AM 1250, BECU, Michelob ULTRA, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association, TalkingRain Beverage Company, American Family Insurance, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Wells Fargo, Seattle Center, Denny’s, Holland America Line.
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
For parade route and road closure information, CLICK HERE.
For parking instructions, CLICK HERE.
For the parade line up document, CLICK HERE.
For the Seafair Torchlight Night Fan Guide, CLICK HERE.