Summer in Seattle has become synonymous with this region’s iconic festival... Seafair. Founded in 1950, the festival was designed to attract tourists and promote marine events in keeping with Seattle’s boast as the “boating capital of the world.” Since then, for over 64 years, Seafair has been connecting and celebrating the community spirit of Greater Seattle.
Over an eight-week period, Seattle residents and visitors enjoy a whirlwind of family activities,cultural festivals, neighborhood parades and sporting events. Seafair culminates with a nighttime run and parade, a fleet of Navy and Coast Guard ships, the thunder of the world’s fastest raceboats skimming across Lake Washington, the top wakeboard athletes in the country showing off their tricks in an exhibition and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels soaring overhead. Collectively, Seafair is involved in over 75 events that combined touch nearly two million people annually.
Our festival is a tradition in the Pacific Northwest - it's a celebration for our community.