Seafair – Fleet Week

Date(s): Wednesday, August 1 – Sunday, August 5, 2012
Location: Seattle Waterfront
Time: 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Tours 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday & Noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday

Fleet week is great fun! Unfortunately, you need to be 8yrs or older to participate in the

Parade of Ships & Flight
ship tours.  Since my boys are younger than that, we will have to resign ourselves to only looking at the ships.

Dates: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Location: Seattle Waterfront, Pier 62/63

Times: 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Boeing Salutes Fleet Week Waterfront Celebration features the “Parade of Ships” as vessels conduct a majestic procession through Elliott Bay, while overhead a “Parade of Flight” showcases aviators in vintage and contemporary aircraft. Join Seafair and Boeing on the Seattle Waterfront and Pier 62/63 for this spectacular arrival of the Fleet.

Ship Tours
Dates: Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5, 2012
Location: Seattle Waterfront
Times: Thursday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Admission: FREE

Age Requirement: 8 years of age or older

Seafair Fleet Week also offers the public a unique opportunity to tour the ships and meet the sailors who operate them. Ship tours will be available daily, Thursday through Sunday. The 2012 Seafair Fleet vessels will be announced in mid July. Docking locations will include Pier 66, and several other locations to be announced pending confirmation.


Seafair – Kids Triathalon

Date(s): Sunday, July 22, 2012
Location: Seward Park
Time: 10:30 a.m

I love it when kids can get out and have fun, enjoy the outdoors! I am definitely no physical fitness nut, but I am trying to leave more chores and errands undone to go for walks and enjoy my family more often. If your kids are able to do all the parts to the triathlon, this might be a great event for them.

Kids Triathlon Information
Kids can “tri”, too, on a fun, custom-designed course just for them!  Kids Beginner Course: 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, .2 mile run. Kids Intermediate Course: 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, .5 mile run. All participants will receive a race t-shirt and a finishers medal.  Minimum age for participation in the kids triathlon is 6.

Seafair – Milk Carton Derby

Seafair.- Milk Carton Derby

I love watching the milk carton derby. Its great to see how far each team will actually get.  While I usually watch on the television, I can only imagine how much fun this would be in person.

The Derby is highlighted by a full day of “competition” as children, adults, families and businesses build milk carton watercraft for show and racing. The 42nd Annual Denny’s Seafair Milk Carton Derby will take place on Saturday, July 14! Nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design will compete on the waters of Green Lake for $10,000