Come see your Seattle Seafair Pirates at their first big event to kick off their year! At 12:30 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshals lead Seattle’s 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up 4th Avenue, traveling north from Jefferson to the reviewing stand at Westlake Park. From there participants are invited to travel for free via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies at the Irish Festival in the Armory at 2:30 pm.
Start saving your milk cartons because the annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby is approaching! Since 1972, this quirky celebration of creativity and boatmanship features nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design. Children, adults, families and businesses are all invited to build milk carton watercraft and compete on the waters of Green Lake for prizes and bragging rights.
You don’t have to be a sailor to have fun at this event! Participants and spectators can visit interactive exhibit booths, satisfy hunger with food vendors, meet Seafair personalities and more! Whether you’re participating in the races or cheering from the shoreline, the Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby Presented by Safeway/Albertsons is your chance for a full day of summer fun. Your Seattle Seafair Pirates will be on site to cheer on the teams. So come out and have some fun!
Each year on one magical summer night, thousands of spectators gather to watch as more than 100 parade units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle. Now in its 68th year, the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a child, child-at-heart or somewhere in between, we guarantee memories of entertainment to last a lifetime.
You don’t have to wait for the parade to start to have fun with Seafair! Torchlight FanFest has everything you need to get excited for our iconic parade. Guests can explore exhibit booths and food vendors while previewing the parade units and floats lined up along Mercer Street. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the Blue Angels balloon, Albert Lee hydroplane and more.