2 for tomorrow: Seafair Pirates Landing; Lucha Libre in South Park

On Saturday – two big events starring guys in wild outfits! West Seattle at midday, South Park in the evening…


(2008 photo by David Hutchinson)
SEAFAIR PIRATES LANDING: You can make a day of it at Alki Beach, with vendors scheduled to start up around 9:30 am, though the Seafair Pirates themselves aren’t expected before the 11:30 am-12:30 pm window – if you’ve never been before, you’ll want to stake out a spot on the beach (Bathhouse vicinity) and watch the flotilla offshore to see where, when, and how the Pirates will approach and them storm ashore! Live music’s planned and more … details are on the Seafair website.

SOUTH PARK ‘LUCHA LIBRE EN LA CALLE’: The second annual edition of the popular Mexican sport, South Park style, promises to be even bigger than last year:

Our photo from a pre-show demonstration last year shows the luchadores’ (wrestlers) masks – a key part of their outfits – as are the showy moves. Tomorrow’s festivities start with kids’ activities at 3 pm and continue on through the wrestling itself (5:30 pm) – details on our partner site The South Park News. It’s a block party in the 8500 block of 14th Avenue S. (map).

12 Replies to "2 for tomorrow: Seafair Pirates Landing; Lucha Libre in South Park"

  • Jack Spara July 6, 2012 (12:11 pm)

    Argh…see ya tomorra mates!

  • NW Momma July 6, 2012 (12:56 pm)

    May be less of a show from people outside west Seattle- the westbound viaduct closure will really throw anyone for a loop coming from I-5.

  • smokeycretin9 July 6, 2012 (3:50 pm)

    can we throw tortillas?

  • curious July 6, 2012 (6:13 pm)

    Ugh. Wait around for THREE HOURS for weird smelly pirates who throw fake booty? No thanks!

    • WSB July 6, 2012 (6:17 pm)

      Aw gosh, “Curious,” they’re volunteers. But sure, the event is not everybody’s cup of … tea. And the 11:30-12:30 pm landing window really is “time approximate,” as the saying used to go; I remember a few years of waiting/waiting/waiting/waiting. If it’s sunny as expected, wear a hat, bring sunscreen, etc. Or sleep in and come to South Park, where the sun will fall behind the ridge in the late afternoon and things may cool down a tad … TR

  • miws July 6, 2012 (6:26 pm)

    Yep, curious, they’re smelly all right!


    They smell strongly of year-round charity, and they smell of being goodwill ambassadors of Seattle. Plus, as TR pointed out, they are all volunteers.


    I’ll take those smells any day, over the smell of nay-saying.



  • J242 July 6, 2012 (7:24 pm)

    Good on ya Mike… If there was a “fan” system on this board I would be clicking that button so fast it’d burn a hole through my desk.

  • AJP July 6, 2012 (8:15 pm)

    I think the pirates should participate in the lucha libre.

  • Mike July 6, 2012 (11:32 pm)

    I like the pirates, always have. It’s a part of Seattle history to have them in Seafair events and kids love it. My daughter is excited to see them. She woke up and just asked if we are going now to see them.
    Smelly pirates are better than Macy’s unmentionables smelling Eastsiders. Those people really stink.
    The time they land can depend on tides and safety. The landing craft needs to do it safely so not to hurt anyone, beach or a military landing craft.

  • Ken S. July 7, 2012 (6:19 am)

    Lucha Libre? – Me gusta!

    The family & I went last year to the SP Lucha-fest and had a GREAT time. Thanks for posting the info WSB – I suspected it might be coming again soon, and didnt want to miss it! I hope they have the loteria game boards with stickers again for the kiddies – that was fun too!

  • sam-c July 7, 2012 (9:17 am)

    another recommendation for lucha libre. we had so much fun last year. the little bingo card w/ stickers was fun. (loteria, I guess?). the stickers were so cute and well designed- we saved it for the summer scrapbook- could not throw it away….

  • sam-c July 7, 2012 (9:41 am)

    one word of caution before going to lucha libre: don’t go on an empty stomach. when we went last year, the only food/ restaurant that we saw open was muy macho. (right near the luchador ring). I like muy macho, but in no way, shape, or form were they prepared to handle the crowds. we hightailed it to our favorite taco truck in white center.

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