Seafair Weekend is one of Seattle’s most antcipated events. But with so much good stuff packed into three days, it can be tough to navigate. Here’s your go-to guide for a safe and happy Seafair.
Seafair Weekend Main Gate
4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle, WA
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1
8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3
It’s important to note that Seafair sponsors the various events taking place Aug. 1-3. If you have questions, complaints or concerns regarding Seafair events, please contact Seafair directly by clicking HERE.
Where are the best places to experience SeaFair?
Seafair Weekend events and activities are scheduled throughout North Beach Park, Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Genesee Park. For a full listing of activities and locations, click HERE.
For information on air show performers, click HERE.
For information on the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup (hydroplance races), click HERE.
For information on the Hyperlite Seafair Wakeboard Experience, click HERE.
For information on mainstage entertainment, click HERE.
Where can I buy tickets?
Seafair offers a variety of events from floating parties to private lunches that require tickets. To review the offers and purchase tickets, click HERE.
Where can I see the Blue Angels?
Genesee Park, East Portal Viewpoint
Where can I see the hydroplanes?
Genessee Park, Lake Washington, Stan Sayres Memorial Park
What are the park rules I have to follow inside the main gate? (please note the park rules outside of the main gate differ, see below)
- No alcoholic beverages are permitted through the entrance gate
– No pets are permitted through the entrance gate unless they are aid-dogs
– No firearms are allowed at the event
– Shoes are required in certain areas, closed-toe shoes are required in pits
– No bicycles are allowed in the park – a bike corral is located at the main admissions gate
What can I bring with me inside the main gate? (please note the park rules outside of the main gate differ, see below)
Lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, food, portable barbecues
What’s the best way to get there?
Public transportation is encouraged! Click HERE for a step-by-step guide to public transit.
Parking is limited at the event site. Parking passes can purchased online for $30 per day. Parking typically sells out early. Seafair Weekend Public Parking Lot address: 4501 42nd Avenue South, Seattle WA, 98118 (must have a pass). There will be a limited number of disabled parking spaces due to space restrictions.
What you MUST know before you go:
During Seafair Weekend and leading up to the event, there will be park and facility closures for safety measures and practices.
– Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center will close from Tuesday, July 29 through Monday, Aug. 4.
– Stan Sayres Boat Launch will closed from Tuesday, July 29 through Monday, Aug. 4.
– Seward Beach and Park will be closed on Thursday, July 31, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-3, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. during airshow rehearsals and performances.
– Mount Baker Beach will be open every day, but swim float will be removed from Wednesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
– Fishing piers between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park will be closed Aug 1-3, and may have restricted access on July 30 and 31.
Seafair tips, tricks and reminders from Southeast Crew Chiefs
- Expect DELAYS traveling to and from Seafair
– Traffic enforcement will be in full force, do not block driveways, park in community center lots, etc.
– Do NOT leave pets in your car. Pets are not allowed inside the Seafair main gate; leave them at home.
-You cannot use a portable barbecue unless you are inside the Seafair main gate. Seattle Parks does not allow them to be used in parks.
– Wear sunscreen!
– Do NOT drink and drive!
– You may not sell items at Seafair unless you have been properly permitted.
– Come early! People start getting in line at the main gate at 7 a.m.