Today is the first day of Seafair and the famous United States Navy’s Blue Angels are soaring over Lake Washington. The precision aerial maneuvers leave the spectators breathless. The qualifying races are also underway for the Albert Lee Cup in hydroplane racing. This is the 60th year of hydroplane racing on Lake Washington. Travel to Seattle and join the spectators on the shores of Lake Washington or step aboard one of the many military ships in town for Fleet Week. There is a lot to see around Seattle this weekend.
The Blue Angels will be performing many aerial maneuvers over Lake Washington. The team will be taking off and landing at Boeing Field. When not airborne the Blue Angels will be on display outside the Museum of Flight. Located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle. (Outdoor events are free and museum admission is $8 – $15 206-764-5720). Blue Angel performance times are: 1:30 – 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Watch the impeccable precision of the pilots as they move in and out of the jets. At times the pilots will position for autograph sessions.
The hydroplane events are scheduled throughout the weekend with the culmination of Seafair Weekend unveiling the winner of the coveted Albert Lee Cup. Friday admission to the races is free. Saturday and Sunday admission: $25/advance, $30/gate, $5/ages 65 and older. Active military and children 12 and younger with adult are free. Stan Sayers pit passes are available for an additional $10. Kids /zone all-day ride pass $12. For more information: Seafair .
Fleet Week brings the community an opportunity to step aboard the many ships that serve our continent. Ships from the U.S. Navy, Coast guard and Canadian Navy are docked along the Seattle waterfront and open for tours. Thousands of sailors are in town to celebrate Fleet Week as well as guide tourists around the variety of ships.
Seafair is a 50 year Seattle tradition. The Blue Angels, Boeing Air Show, Fleet Week and the racing unlimited hydroplanes draw the attention of more than 2 million spectators. Residents of the Puget Sound community await this event every summer. It is an exciting opportunity to explore activities on land, sea and in the air. Join the crowds around Lake Washington and enjoy a sunny summer day in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. If traveling from Arizona, it’s only a short 2.5 hour flight and short drive to Boeing Field, where the Blue Angels will be staging their jets.
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