Fair Thee Well

Seafair 2022 Is On, and It’s Going to Be Bigger (and Louder) Than Ever

The iconic festival will return with its Lake Union fireworks display, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and the Torchlight Parade this July.

02/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Fair Game

Our State Fair Is...Which State Fair?

A guide to the Evergreen State Fair, Washington State Fair, Seafair, and more.

08/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Blowouts

What to Do In and Around Seattle for Fourth of July 2021

From fireworks to a local audio series about the first woman to run for president.

07/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Taking Action

Where to Protest in Seattle July 31–August 3

Calls for change continue. Here are places to join them.

07/30/2020 By Sam Luikens

Monthly Planner

15 July Events You Can't Miss

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

J. Michael Kelly Just Wants to Run a Clean Race

The hydroplane driver has won two straight Albert Lee Cups at Seafair—and both were controversial.

07/14/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Heather Gobet Is Ready to Lower the Boom

The president of Western Display Fireworks preps for Seafair’s Fourth of July Celebration.

07/01/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Does Anyone Love Seafair?

One Seattle native’s quest to love her city’s summer festival again.

07/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: July 28–August 3

A local artist colony celebrates with the public while the Blue Angels soar overhead: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

07/28/2014 By Conor Romack

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: July 21–27

Pirates on parade and a how-to for making it in the music business: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

07/21/2014 Photography by Conor Romack

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: June 30–July 6

Elton John gets a reggae makeover and fireworks blast off around town: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

06/30/2014 By Conor Romack

Slideshow

Slide Show: Seafair Gala

08/03/2013

No Money Mo Problems

No Blue Angels this Summer at Seafair

No Blue Angels, no 4th of July fireworks, no zombies. What kind of summer is this?

04/09/2013 By Laura Dannen

Slideshow

Slide Show: Seafair Gala

08/04/2012