Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fleet Week, Seafair Weekend & More

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Fleet WeekSeafair Fleet Week Starts Tomorrow

Seafair is proud to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and will welcome them to the Seattle waterfront for Seafair Fleet Week presented by Boeing on Wednesday, August 4. The Parade of Ships will make its entrance in Elliot Bay at approximately 1:45 p.m. Accompanying the Fleet will be the spray of the Seattle Fire Department boat and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Ships tours will take place Thursday, August 5 thru Friday, August 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Seafair WeekendAlbert Lee Cup, Boeing Air Show
& Hyperlite Wakeboarding Experience

Seafair Weekend 2010 is here! This year the Boeing Air Show will feature thrilling aerobatic performances by world champion pilots, an F/A-18 flight demonstration, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flyover and U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstrations. Seafair will also be celebrating hydroplane racing's 60th year on Lake Washington as young up-and-comer Brian Perkins in the U-21 Miss Albert Lee takes on legendary drivers Steve David and Dave Villwock competing for the Albert Lee Cup Championship. In the Graham Trucking Cup, Kayleigh Perkins will defend her Unlimited Lights title with a brand new engine in her boat, direct from a NASCAR engine garage. And NEW for 2010, the Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience will feature some of the sports top athletes as they wow the crowd with rail slides, 900's and huge aerial maneuvers, all while engaging those on shore!


Seafair WeekendTicket Information for
Seafair Weekend

Seafair offers a variety of ticket opportunities for everyone. Tickets are on sale on-site, through or by visiting participating 76 Gasoline Stations. Ticket options include:

·         Single Day General Admission (Saturday and Sunday only. Friday General Admission is Free) - $25 in advance, $30 on-site

·         76 Discount Weekend Pass (Two days for the price of one. Available at 76 Gasoline Stations only) - $25 in advance, not available on-site.

·         Senior Single Day Admission (65 & older) - $5 in advance, $5 on-site.

·         Active Military with ID – FREE

·         Children Under 12 Accompanied by an Adult – FREE

·         Pit Pass (Does not Include Gate Admission) - $10 in advance, $10 on-site.

·         NEW Hydroplane Grandstands (located adjacent to Stan Sayers Pits with a full view of the race course and Air Show. Ticket includes general admission and a reserved seat. Grandstands are in the open sun and not covered) – $20 Friday, $40 Saturday, $40 Sunday.


Air ShowU.S. Navy Blue Angels Schedule

For many across the Pacific Northwest, summer and Seafair reach their pinnacle as the six pilots behind the yokes of the "Blue" Boeing F/A-18 Hornets make their thunderous and spectacular appearance. Blue Angels demonstrations will take place daily August 6 - 8 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bridge Closure Information

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington several times from Thursday, August 5, thru Sunday, August 8, to accommodate air show practices and performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for this year's Seafair festivities.

Bridge closures will include:

Thursday, August 5, 2010 -There will be two separate bridge closures during which pilots will practice maneuvers and become familiar with area geography.

First Closure: 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second Closure: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 6, 2010 - Practice Show Closure: 12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - Full Show Closure: 12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - Full Show Closure: 12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Genessee ParkEntertainment & Activities
in Genesee Park

Thundering boats, heart-pounding jet planes and rockin' tunes - you'll find the perfect combination of entertainment choices during the Albert Lee Cup and Boeing Air Show at Genesee Park. The event will feature a Verizon Main Stage with live musical performances all weekend. The Kids Zone is also back. There will be inflatable rides, bounce houses and games certain to keep the young ones entertained. Giveaways and interactive displays like the U.S. Navy Flight Simulator will also be on hand. For those 21 and over, Seafair offers three unique beer gardens serving up ice cold Budweiser, Bud Light, Jack Daniels, [yellow tail] Wines and other refreshing beverages. Make sure you also check out the Hydro Fan Zone! The zone will include two vintage hydroplane boats, an Albert Lee Hydroplane (get your commemorative picture taken in the boat!), the "I Love Seafair" 2010 Sea Ray Boat and booth - and more!


Miss Seafair61st Miss Seafair
Kisara Nishimoto Crowned

Before the parade kicked off last Saturday, Miss Seafair 2010 Kisara Nishimoto was crowned at the Westlake TV Zone. The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is designed to give young women the opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of the Puget Sound and enrich their lives through education, philanthropy and community involvement.

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