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Here’s how you know summer’s just about here: The official kickoff of Seafair!

Okay, so we’re a ways away from fireworks and the Blue Angels . . . but it really does feel like summer’s in the air when Seafair officially gets underway, and today’s the day!

The big festivities are at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle, with mini-celebrations happening all over town at select Starbucks locations. Here’s the official schedule:

Seafair Kickoff at Westlake
Join us at Westlake Center Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to meet our new King Neptune and Queen Alcyone in a star-studded ceremony, followed by a very special knighting. Food vendors and exhibit booths will be present, along with hydroplanes and Seafair personalities for some great photo-ops. Don’t forget to stop by the Seafair booth to learn all we have in store for you in 2016!

This all-day event is FREE and open to the public.

Seafair at Starbucks
Join us at select Starbucks locations and get up close to your favorite Seafair personalities – the clowns, pirates, princesses and more. Plus, we’ll have games, swag, Seafair tickets and fun surprises at every location.

· 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. West Seattle Junction Starbucks 4233 SW Alaska St.
· 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Westlake Center Starbucks 400 Pine St.
· 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Magnolia Starbucks 3300 W. McGraw St.
· 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 83rd and Aurora Starbucks 8301 Aurora Ave N.

More details at

Happy Summer (almost)!

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.