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It’s here! Seafair officially starts today!

The weather’s been perfect, and now the calendar has caught up: Seafair officially starts today at noon!

The festivities go from noon to 4 this afternoon (Wednesday) at Westlake Park and Westlake Center Plaza. Here’s the plan:

  • Come and be a part of the induction of the new King Neptune and Queen Alcyone! The ceremony will take place at 12:15 p.m.
  • New this year: “Seafair at Starbucks”. Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at various Starbucks locations, you can meet your favorite Seafair personality! ENJOY COFFEE WITH SEAFAIR’S KING NEPTUNE AND QUEEN ALCYONE! At future “Seafair at Starbucks” events: Get your picture taken with Miss Seafair, meet a professional pilot or clown-around with the Seafair clowns while enjoying your favorite Starbucks beverage! There will even be a chance to win free Seafair passes! Here’s the full schedule.
  • Geoteaming and Seafair will be debuting the ultimate Seattle summer game: the Mobile Bucket List Challenge! Get ready to play over 100 missions that will have you going on a quest to experience quintessential activities in our city in the summer. Enter to win great prizes!
  • Hydroplanes on display: Albert Lee Appliance and Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum.

And of course, Warm 106.9 will be on hand for the fun! Check out our Seafair kickoff page for more.

Get psyched with this video:

AboutJohn 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.