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Seafair 2010 - A Tradition You Have to "Sea" to Believe

Monday, August 9, 2010by  WALLY Team

It's a bird, it's a plane - it's a hydroplane! This past weekend, Steven, Danielle and I headed to Genesee Park on the shores of Lake Washington for the 60th annual Seafair Celebration. From epic hydroplane races to majestic displays of aeronautical precision, Seafair did not disappoint. We manned our PEMCO station and greeted spectators all weekend long. Along the way, we discovered that this celebration is not only powered by jet fuel, but also by a sense of tradition.

People in the Northwest have been celebrating Seafair for more than 50 years, and they have the flare to prove it. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the weekend:

Attending Seafair parade for 40 years 

Check out Walter's impressive sash of pins - he's been attending Seafair every year for the last 40 years! "I've loved coming to Seafair since I was a little guy; now it reminds me of all the fun I had as a kid," he remarked.

volunteer at Seafair parade 

Not all flare belongs on a shirt. "I love volunteering here at Seafair, heck I've been doing it since before you were born," said Kathy.

costumes at Seafair 

And sometimes flare doesn't come in the shape of a pin; instead, it's in the form of a costume.

If you missed all the high-flying action at Seafair be sure to come out to the South Lake Union Block Party this Friday. We'll be there, mixing it up until dusk, even if that means surviving a zombie invasion. Here's more about the event: http://www.slublockparty.com/

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