Seafair tomorrow: Watching for free, plus “what if it’s cloudy?”

2007-ba_08.jpgNever mind the rain. Tomorrow’s what we refer to as Seafair Free Day” – you can go to Lake Washington and watch hydro trials and the Blue Angels’ “practice show” for free, on the same shores where you’ll pay admission to watch Saturday and/or Sunday (read more in our “Seafair Secrets” post from last year). So what if it’s still cloudy, you ask? Checking the WSB archives (where we’ve now set up a Blue Angels-only category), seems that Seafair Weekend last year was plagued with the same problem – on “Free Friday,” though the clouds mostly burned off by noontime, the Blue Angels did their “low show” anyway (here’s our coverage). For the next three days, by the way, the I-90 bridge will be closed 12:45-2:40 pm for the Blue Angels shows (which don’t last two hours, but WSDOT needs to set a wider window).

3 Replies to "Seafair tomorrow: Watching for free, plus "what if it's cloudy?""

  • Jo August 1, 2008 (8:41 am)

    I normally don’t work on Fridays, and have been watching the Thursday practices in past years, but…
    this year I changed my schedule so I could watch the entire show.
    Since I work at Leschi, at the first sound of the Angels, I race through the store and take up my front row position at the Leschi Marina fence.

    Yahooooo. Love those Blue Angels.

  • Barbara August 1, 2008 (8:56 am)

    Where is the best place to watch in West Seattle?

  • austin August 1, 2008 (12:10 pm)

    I had a lake-facing house on the east end of jefferson park for the past few summers.. It was like having our own personal airshow in the backyard. They really buzz beacon hill. The cats are relieved not to be quite so in the middle of it this year.

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