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Seafair

July-August
Seafair is an annual summer festival for residents of and visitors to the Greater Puget Sound region of northwest Washington state. The three-week festival features more than 40 educational, cultural, and sporting events, most of which are water-related. It begins with the Pirates' Landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle and includes concerts, a torchlight parade, hydroplane races on Lake Washington, and Bon Odori (Japanese folk dancing) performances ( see also Obon Festival). Local businesspeople are honored by being named Commodores, and scholarships are awarded to the festival Queen and Sea Princesses. Seafair claims to be one of the largest festivals in the United States, attracting more than 54 million visitors annually.
CONTACTS:
Seafair
2200 Sixth Ave., Ste. 400
Seattle, WA 98121
206-728-0123; fax: 206-728-9506
www.seafair.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 208
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