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


The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Lit Life

7 Iconic Seattle Books to Read Right Now

Essays, fiction, and graphic novels: Beloved Seattle-based authors have books across the board.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Books & Talks

TONIGHT: Author Jim Lynch at Third Place Books

The Olympia scribe reads from his latest novel, Truth Like the Sun.

04/25/2012 By Seattle Met Staff

Golden Anniversary

Tom Skerritt, Mayor McGinn Kick Off the Next 50 Celebration

Relive the 1962 World’s Fair with free performances and a ton of food trucks.

04/19/2012 By Seattle Met Staff


From 1962, a Message to the City Council of the Future

The city council of 1962 had a message for the city council of today.

04/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


La Tienda’s World’s Fair Beginnings

How the World's Fair's Mexican Pavilion inspired Leslie Grace to open Ballard store La Tienda.

01/26/2012 By Janet Pelz


Brave New Fashions

View a slideshow of space-age fashions from Town and Country magazine, August 1962.



Vintage Video from Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair

Listen to President Kennedy’s opening remarks for the 1962 World’s Fair. Join an excited young couple for a ride on the Monorail. And rock out with Elvis in the movie trailer for It Happened at the World’s Fair.



Fiction: Jim Lynch’s World’s Fair Tale, Truth Like the Sun

An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming novel Truth Like the Sun.

01/20/2012 By Jim Lynch


Seattle Center House Recycled

In time for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, Graham Baba Architects turns the old armory into a house of light.

01/20/2012 By David Laskin


Visionaries Imagine Seattle in 2062

David Miller, Erik Lindbergh, and Dr. Leroy Hood imagine Seattle 50 years from now.

01/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner and Brian Colella


The Seattle World’s Fair in 2012

In 1962, Seattle introduced the world to the Space Needle and Belgian waffles. Peter Steinbrueck, Tom Douglas, and John Findlay imagine a 2012 version.



The 1962 World’s Fair: A Timeline

A timeline of the 1962 World’s Fair.


Seattle Bookshelf

Seattle World’s Fair, a Look Back

New book The Future Remembered rewinds the clock to 1962.

10/24/2011 By Seattle Met Staff