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Seafair Weekend Festival

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Date: Aug 03 - Aug 05, 2018
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A Pacific Northwest tradition since 1950, Seafair Weekend Festival is the culmination of the summer-long Seafair Festival. Known and loved as an unofficial Seattle holiday, this is the most anticipated event of summer!

Seafair Weekend offers the best sights, sounds, tastes and action of the summer including Hydroplane racing on the water, Blue Angels performing in the sky, world class wakeboarding tricks off shore and music and entertainment on stage!

Seafair Weekend features:

  • Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
  • Albert Lee Appliance Cup featuring H1 Hydroplane racing
  • Graham Trucking Seafair Cup
  • Hyperlite World Class Wakeboarding
  • Monster Energy's BMX Stunt Bikes
  • Kids Zone with inflatables and games
  • and more!

GETTING THERE

By Link Light Rail
From the North

Park at the University of Washington E12 & E19 lots at Husky Stadium
  • $15 on Friday
  • $10 on Saturday until 12pm
  • Free on Saturday after 12pm
  • Free all day Sunday
From the South
Park in the Sea-Tac Airport Garage or at a convenient Light Rail station

There will be a free Event Shuttle from the Columbia City Station from 10:00am-5:30pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

By Bus
Metro Bus Route 50 will be operating a standard schedule with stops at Genesee Park & Columbia City Station. This route will operate every :15 minutes from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Seafair Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for Light Rail & Metro Bus schedules & rates.

By Bike

Anyone riding their bike to the Saturday or Sunday of Seafair Weekend Festival (Aug. 4 & 5) can use the North Gate entry to gain access to a free and secure bicycle pavilion. Seafair will provide anyone riding and storing their bike in the pavilion with a 1/2 price general admission ticket to the event (normally $40.00 at the gate), and a free bottle of water!


I-90 Bridge Closures
Friday, August 3
  • 12:55-2:45pm
Saturday, August 4
  • 12:55-2:45pm
Sunday, August 5
  • 12:55-2:45pm
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TICKETS
Single Day Festival Admission
  • Pick up Friday GA tickets for FREE at Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Casino, or select HomeStreet Bank locations. Tickets at the gate on August 3 will be available for $10 with proceeds benefiting the Seafair Foundation.
  • At the Gate, August 4 & 5: $40
  • 3-Day Festival Championship Admission: $75
  • Youth (6-12) & Senior (62+) Festival Admission: $10
  • Boeing employees get in free with employee badge
Grandstand Seating
  • Friday Grandstand Seating: $30
  • Saturday Grandstand Seating: $60
  • Sunday Grandstand Seating: $60
Captain's Club
  • Friday Captain's Club Seating: $125
  • Saturday Captain's Club Seating: $150
  • Sunday Captain's Club Seating: $150
Pit Pass
  • Pit Pass: $10
Military Discounts
  • Active duty, reserve, & retired military may enter Seafair Weekend Festival for free by presenting their Military ID badge at the special Boeing & Military entry gate at Genesee Park. Active duty, reserve, & retired military may also purchase additional reduced price general admission tickets at the gate for $20 per ticket, per day.
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EAT & DRINK
  • Johnsonville's Big Taste Grill
  • Ezell's Famous Chicken
  • 320 Below
  • Ben N Jerry's
  • Blue Elephant
  • Kettle Corn
  • Corn Dogs
  • Chicago West Food Truck
  • Piggly's
  • Kaleena's Piroshkis
  • Daddy Donuts
  • Hei Hei Shave Ice
  • Lemon Grass Thai
  • Rain City Sushi on a Stick
  • Tornado Potato
  • Green Tree Vegetarian
  • Coca Cola products
  • Monster Energy
  • MillerCoors products
  • Beam Suntory alcohol
  • Barefoot Wine
  • Tito's Vodka
  • Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum
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Notice To Boaters

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BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV
Catch all of the Seafair Weekend action on KONG 6 on Sunday, August 5th from 3 to 6pm. It will feature all of this weekend's events - wakeboarding, BMX stunts, Albert Lee Appliance Cup and the Boeing Air Show. This broadcast is presented by KING 5 and SWX and will also be broadcast across Eastern Washington thanks to KNDU.

RADIO
KIXI is your official Seafair Hydroplane race day radio station! Sunday August 5th at 10AM tune in to AM 880, or 106.9FM HD-2, live stream www.kixi.com or get the FREE KIXI App on all your devices. Catch all of the day’s hydro action, along with race team interviews, special features – and the always exciting race calls of the day’s heats. Race day coverage will conclude with the presentation of the 2018 Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup trophy live from the Stan Sayres Pits. And when the thunder boats aren’t rockin’ Lake Washington, KIXI will be rockin’ your radio with Hits Between The Heats, your favorite Summertime KIXI music!
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Download the Seafair App!

Available in the Google Play Store & Apple App Store,
thanks to Albert Lee Appliance!
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FRIDAY

Gates open at 8:00am
8:00am: Grand Prix World Testing
9:00am: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Testing
10:00am: Wakeboard Experience on South Turn
10:10am: Vintage Boat Exhibition 1
10:30am: H1 Unlimited Testing

11:00am: Performance by Dub Lounge International
12:25pm: Junior Hydro Race 1
12:30pm: Performance by Navy Band Northwest Funk Band
1:00pm: US Air Force A10 Warthog
1:20pm: A10 Warthog & P51 Heritage Flight
1:30pm: US Navy - C130 Fat Albert
1:40pm: US Navy - Blue Angels

2:15pm: Performance by Sunshine Junkies
2:40pm: PBY Catalina
2:50pm Brad Wursten MXS-R Aerobatic
3:05pm: US Coast Guard SAR Demo
3:20pm: Mike Wiskus Aerobatic

3:35pm: Performance by Perfect by Tomorrow
3:50pm: Junior Hydro Race 2
4:15pm: Grand Prix World Exhibition 1
4:35pm: Vintage Boat Exhibition 2
4:55pm: H1 Unlimited Qualifying


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SATURDAY

Gates open at 8:00am
8:30am: Junior Hydro Race 3
9:00am: Grand Prix World Testing
9:35am: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Testing
10:00am: Wakeboard Experience at South Turn
10:10am: H1 Unlimited Testing

11:00am: Performance: Nolan Garrett
11:05am: Grand Prix World Exhibition 2
11:25am: Vintage Boat Exhibition 3

11:45am: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
12:00pm: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Heat 1

12:15pm: Milk Carton Derby Demo at Grandstands
12:30pm: Performance: Navy Band NW - Funk Band
12:30pm Wakeboard Demonstration at Log Boom
12:45pm: Wakeboard Demonstration at Grandstands

1:00pm: US Air Force A10 Warthog
1:20pm: A10 Warthog & P51 Heritage Flight
1:30pm: US Navy - C130 Fat Albert
1:40pm: US Navy - Blue Angels

2:15pm: Performance: Booboolala
2:40pm: PBY Catalina
2:45pm: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
2:50pm: Brad Wursten MXS-R Aerobatic
3:05pm: US Coast Guard SAR Demo
3:20pm: Mike Wiskus Aerobatic

3:35pm: Performance: Clinton Fearon
3:50pm: Junior Hydro Race 4
4:20pm: Grand Prix World Exhibition 3

4:25pm: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
4:40pm: Vintage Boat Exhibition 4
5:10pm: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Heat 2
5:40pm: H1 Unlimited Heat 1A
5:55pm: H1 Unlimited Heat 1B
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SUNDAY

Gates open at 8:00am
8:30am: H1 Unlimited Testing
9:35am: Vintage Boat Exhibition 5
9:55am: Grand Prix World Testing
10:00am: Wakeboard Experience at South Turn
10:40am: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Heat 3

11:00am: Performance: The Black Tones
11:10am: H1 Unlimited Heat 2A
11:25am: H1 Unlimited Heat 2B

11:40am: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
11:50am: Junior Hydro Race 5
12:10pm: Wakeboard Demonstration at Log Boom
12:30pm: Wakeboard Demonstration at Grandstands

1:00pm: US Air Force A10 Warthog
1:20pm: A10 Warthog & P51 Heritage Flight
1:30pm: US Navy - C130 Fat Albert
1:40pm: US Navy - Blue Angels

2:15pm: Performance: Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers
2:40pm: PBY Catalina
2:45pm: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
2:50pm: Brad Wursten MXS-R Aerobatic
3:05pm: Boeing 737 MAX Fly-Over
3:10pm: US Coast Guard SAR Demo
3:25pm: Mike Wiskus Aerobatic

3:50pm: H1 Unlimited Heat 3A
4:05pm: H1 Unlimited Heat 3B
4:20pm: Junior Hydro Race 6

4:25pm: BMX Stunt Show at South Turn
4:40pm: Grand Prix World Final
4:55pm: Vintage Boat Exhibition 6
5:15pm: West Coast F1 Tunnel Boat Final
5:30pm: H1 Unlimited Final
5:45pm: Awards Ceremony
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Special Thanks To:

Albert Lee Appliance
Boeing
Starbucks
KING5
KONG-TV
Grand Event Rentals
Uber
Barghausen Consulting
MillerCoors
Axis
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
Rain City Catering
Athletic Awards
Accel Net
Barefoot
Absco Solutions
Avigilon
Beam Suntory
Monster
Homestreet Bank
Droneworks
Warm 106.9
AM 880 KIXI
MOViN 92.5
98.9 The Bull
Graham Trucking
William Scotsman
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