Seafair events include community festivals in South King County

Here is the schedule of events for the fourth week of Seattle Seafair, that features events from all around the region.

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:19pm
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The Seafair clowns are always a big hit.

• Denny’s Seafair Milk Carton Derby

Sat., July 14 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Lake

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

• Scholarship Program for Women Presented by AT&T

Creative Expression & Community Service Presentations

Wed., July 11 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

William Allen Theater at the Museum of Flight

This event gives each participant the opportunity to describe her community service interest to the judges and audience during their individual presentation. Presentations will be judged on overall impression, poise and presence, content (sense of knowledge about platform), confidence in delivery, speaking ability, vocabulary/grammar, and observance of time limit. Creative Expression provides an opportunity for each participant to develop and display her creativity, self-expression, confidence and projection through performance. Creative Expression (talent) can fall under the categories of dance, vocal, instrumental, monologue, dramatic interpretation and public speaking.


• Kent Cornucopia Days

Thurs., July 12 – Sun., July 15 | Hours Vary By Event

Kent – Locations Vary By Event Kent Cornucopia Days is a community service project produced by the Kent Lions & Foundation, an all-volunteer organization and committee. This is a four-day festival that occurs in July of each year with upwards of 300,000 people in attendance.  The festival includes a street fair with hundreds of food, commercial and non-commercial vendors;  a community parade; a full size “Funtastic Shows” carnival and midway, continuous entertainment, and numerous educational displays.

• Seafair Treasure Hunt

Promotional Event Thurs.,

July 12 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Westlake Center

Each Thursday during the festival the Seafair Street Team visits a new location with a new clue and opportunity to win one of many priceless prizes! This week’s prize: a wakeboarding lesson with the pros! Come meet Miss Seafair Veronica Quintero! Visit for more details.

•  West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival – West Seattle Summerfest

Fri., July 13 – Sun., July 15

West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival is celebrating 78 years! Events are held for all ages throughout July, from a concert in the park, to participation in many parades, and a scholarship for women.

• Crown of Queen Fun Run/Walk – A Seafair Sanctioned Community Event Sat., July 14 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  7th Ave & W Halladay

The Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk is a scenic 5K course on the beautiful streets of upper Queen Anne. This event, sponsored by Queen Anne Helpline, promotes neighborhood pride in the spirit and tradition of being an inclusive, compassionate community.


Ballard Seafoodfest

Sat., July 14 – Sun., July 15 | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sun.


Come celebrate this great community and its rich Scandinavian and maritime heritage. Year after year, SeafoodFest offers first-rate professional entertainers at two separate stages. SeafoodFest vendors offer food, merchandise, information and activities to festival goers.

Mercer Island Summer Celebration

Sat., July 14 | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Mercerdale Park

Summer Celebration is a family festival located in the heart of Mercer Island. Events include live entertainment on two stages, children’s fun zone, boat rides around the island, Fun Run, fireworks, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food vendors, and arts and craft vendors. Each year is a different theme, 2012 is “The Spirit of the Olympics” where participants can expect to meet past Olympians and participate in a variety of fun challenges.

• Seattle Chinatown International District Dragon Fest

Sat., July 14 – Sun., July 15 | 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun.

Hing Hay Park

Founded nearly four decades ago, the festival has grown to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual Asian American celebration. Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown, the Festival alone attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a $2 Food Walk with many of Chinatown’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world, while supporting the neighborhood business community. Dragon Fest will kick off a week-long series of summer celebrations throughout the neighborhood including art & music event, and closing with a Chinatown parade on the following Sun.

• White Center Jubilee Days

Sat., July 14 – Sun., July 22 | Hours Vary By Event

White Center

Jubilee Days is a weeklong festival celebrating the rich diversity of the White Center community. It all starts with the highly anticipated Golf Tournament at noon on July 7th and Garden Tour on July 14th.  Wed. is the start of the five-day carnival and larger than life fireworks show.  On Sat., July 21 the festival launches into high gear with its 3rd annual Car Show ’n’ Shine, and the start of the two-day street fair featuring a unique variety of craft, farmer and more than 50 international food vendors, a Kids Center and family-oriented entertainment.  Indulge in refreshments while enjoying the bands on the main stage, and then groove the night away at the street dance Sat. night.  Sun. begins with the annual parade, continues with the second day of the street fair and closes out with headliner music.

Seattle’s annual tradition is woven into the hearts of long time, and new residents alike. For eight-weeks each summer the premier festival includes over 75 events and reaches nearly two million people. Founded in 1950, the festival was designed to attract tourists and promote marine events. Since then, for 63 years, Seafair has been connecting and celebrating the community spirit of Greater Seattle. Seafair 2012 | The Carnival of Summer: June 20 – Aug. 19. For more information, visit


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