West Seattle Wednesday: Seafair Parade of Ships; Blue Angels flyby; Duwamish kayak tour; comedy meets rollerskates; more

(Photo by Long Bach Nguyen: Over Duwamish Head during low-low tide earlier this month)

Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LOW-LOW TIDE: With the full moon approaching, low tides are low enough for excellent beachwalking. Today at 9:58 am, it’ll be out to -1.5 feet.

BLUE ANGELS FLYBY: Seafair announced late last night that in addition to the solo Blue Angels jet making flights today with “key influencers” (including soccer star Megan Rapinoe at 9:30 am), the team will fly over Safeco Field toward the start of today’s Mariners game, around 12:30 pm. No road closures since it’s not a practice show – those start tomorrow. They’re subsequently heading over Whidbey Island, and of course you’ll likely see/hear them on the return to Boeing Field, too.

SEAFAIR PARADE OF SHIPS: You’ll likely see some other military aircraft, including a Coast Guard helicopter, while this is under way, starting off West Seattle shores at 1 pm or so (time may vary, as the only “official” time is 1:45 pm along the downtown waterfront, but the Seafair fleet usually stages to the west, off Alki Point, and heads eastward along shore. Three U.S. Navy ships, three Canadian Navy ships, and one U.S. Coast Guard cutter, as detailed in our original preview; Duwamish Head and points east are ideal for viewing, but you’ll see them from Alki too.

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm, fresh produce on sale at the High Point Market Garden Farmstand and the visiting ROAR Mobile Farmstand. Remember that HP SHA residents are eligible for vouchers, available at the farmstand as well as at Neighborhood House’s HP center, with half off all produce up to $10. (32nd/Juneau)

DUWAMISH RIVER KAYAK TOUR: This summer’s community-tour series starts, 6 pm, RSVP required – info in our preview published earlier this week. (Launch location provided in RSVP response)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ PICNIC: 6-8 pm at Shelter 4 on Lincoln Park beach. Potluck, with hamburgers/hot dogs provided. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEACH: 6 pm concert at Alki Bathhouse, per the summer Seattle Parks brochure – (update) bluegrass with The Weavils. (60th/Alki)

SOLAR WORKSHOP: 6:30 pm, free SolarWISE workshop from Seattle City Light and Northwest SEED at High Point Community Center with “the latest on solar pricing, technology, financing options, and steps to go solar.” (6920 34th SW)

BERNIE SANDERS GATHERINGS: Nationwide “house party” night for supporters and prospective supporters of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders – times vary – West Seattle listings (and contact info) here.

COMEDY FUNDRAISER: Comedy at Feedback Lounge tonight, hosted by Lisa Curtis, headlined by Mona Concepcion – seating 7 pm, show at 8, fundraiser for Tilted Thunder Rail Birds roller derby. (6451 California SW)

MORE! on our calendar.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: Seafair Parade of Ships; Blue Angels flyby; Duwamish kayak tour; comedy meets rollerskates; more"

  • ChefJoe July 29, 2015 (10:22 am)

    The cutter was headed N about 15 minutes ago. Off the W shore.

    • WSB July 29, 2015 (11:36 am)

      Thanks – according to a TV tweet, they were doing a search-and-rescue demonstration, somewhere. If following the way it’s worked in years past, the ships will start to stage off Beach Drive/Alki Point within the next hour or so – looks like, via MarineTraffic.com, they’re headed northwestbound now, three unidentified US Navy ships passing Magnolia. We’ve learned to be in place sooner rather than later, in recent years!

  • ChefJoe July 29, 2015 (12:55 pm)

    Yep, they’re turning around off Alki now.

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