Seafair Royalty has reigned over the festival and represented the city of Seattle since 1950. For the first five decades, Seafair Royalty consisted of King Neptune and his Prime Minister, and the Seafair Queen (renamed Miss Seafair in 1972) whose roles included greeting visiting dignitaries, participating in ceremonial activities throughout the City, and encouraging all to take part in Seafair festivities.
In 2000, the Royalty Program was updated to crown one man as King Neptune and one woman as Queen Alcyone. This outstanding couple is chosen based on their philanthropic contributions to the Puget Sound region and ability to inspire the communities in which they live.
Miss Seafair is selected through the Seafair Foundation’s Scholarship Program for Women, designed for women seeking academic scholarships and opportunities for leadership development. Miss Seafair is selected based on her academic abilities, public speaking skills and community service.
Throughout the summer, Seafair Royalty participate in festival events and activities to celebrate the tradition of Seafair and the community spirit of greater Seattle. They also perform several knighting ceremonies recognizing outstanding citizens in the Seattle area.
Click here to learn more about past Seafair Royalty.