Signs of summer: Seafair Pirates Landing banners go up

June 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

It’s so summery on Alki today, the banners are now up for a big event that’s just one month away – the Seafair Pirates Landing. They’ll arrive at midday Saturday, July 6th. Other big events at the beach this summer include the Alki Art Fair, July 20-21, and the Alki Beach 5K Walk/Run on August 25th. (And of course events all over West Seattle, stretching months into the future, are listed on our calendar, ready for your perusal any time.)


  1. Wow! Ugly banners! Hardly notice that its advertising an actual event- appears to be just company logos.

    Comment by Nan's — 8:38 pm June 5, 2013 #

  2. Wake up and smell the Chicken and Waffles (branded national potato chip) People! This should be the alarm clock of FREEDOM (freedom is a copyrighted slogan of Frito Lay Inc. Used without permission). The new world order is here!!! The so called “Seafair Pirates”(Brand name registered to the North Korean People’s Glorious Snack Foods Division by United Nations directive #785) come not to bring joy and levity to your humdrum lives- they come to enslave us! Look at the official record! Look at the unofficial record! Look at my record collection! Look at my extensive collection of limited edition Archie and Jughead Collector Plates from the Franklin Mint! It tells a different story of Kim Jong On’s illegitimate quest to control American snack foods and the grown men in ruffles and eye patches, frightening small children and the unwell elderly with shouting and questionable water craft. It is a bitter, sorry world that I see from my laundry room. The coyotes still won’t let me leave. I think they have robots. I take no chances. Beware. Watch the skies.

    Comment by Cranky Westie — 9:07 pm June 5, 2013 #

  3. Ah, but our Seafair Pirates will kick big corporate’s butt, Westie! After all, corporations are people, and people have butts!


    Now, regarding your coyote conundrum; you have the solution to your problem right within reach, down there in your laundry room.


    Look at that shelf up there. No, the other up there. Now, right next to the Snuggle Crisp Autumn Breeze fabric softener, is that unmarked Mason jar that you put up there back on July 17, 2007, and have since forgot what the liquid it contains is.


    That’s the Wolf Urine you collected back then, not sure at the time what you would use it for, but certain that some day, you indeed would find a use for it. Now is the time, dude.


    BTW, good to see you back around these parts. It’s been awhile, and I was wondering just the other day why we hadn’t heard from you lately.



    Comment by miws — 9:47 pm June 5, 2013 #

  4. Corporations are not people: soylent green is people. Excellent call on the wolf urine, however I used it all in an embarrassing ritual with Carlos Casteneda on 2011. It did cause hallucinations but mostly they centered on fungal growth that resembled Richard Nixon. I did accidentally discover that wolf urine does make an excellent fabric softener! Did yo notice the swarm of black helicopters yesterday? The seafaring pirates shall not be denied.

    Comment by Cranky Westie — 9:01 am June 6, 2013 #

  5. What happened to the cool banners that used to be there these are ugly. The city never used to allow this kind of advertising on City poroperty What happened ?

    Comment by Past pirates fan — 10:23 am June 6, 2013 #

  6. So, I guess we can surmise that wolf urine does not deter black helicopters?



    Comment by miws — 4:31 pm June 6, 2013 #

  7. Are there people who think the Seafair Pirate Landing can be put on free? The thousands of people who come to Alki for this event thank the corporate sponsors.

    Comment by zipline — 7:11 pm June 6, 2013 #

  8. And you might recall that a few years back, the Pirate Landing, like some other community events, was in danger of not happening unless significant sponsorship dollars could be found. They were.

    Comment by WSB — 7:14 pm June 6, 2013 #

  9. I still harbor an irrational fear of the Seafair Pirates from an incident when I was four at the Salty Sea Days Parade in Everett, I am grateful to the WSB for the heads up so I can avoid Alki on the landing day :D

    Comment by kitty — 11:30 pm June 6, 2013 #

  10. The Seafair Pirates are an awesome bunch of guys that make Seattle’s summers memorable. Come on out and support them, bring the kids and get ready for some Seafair Festivities! LETS GO PIRATES!!!!

    Comment by Mark J — 8:10 am June 10, 2013 #

  11. How do your pole banners hold up in the wind? How long do they last?

    Comment by Scott Hogge — 11:37 am June 21, 2013 #

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