West Seattle Sunday: Blue Angels, Shakespeare, Dog Film Festival, music, more…

Thanks to Pete Commons for the photo from Saturday – the Blue Angels’ final Seafair performance of this year is part of what’s on the highlights list for today.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Love salads? Lettuce is part of what’s at or near its peak. Market’s open 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction (California between Oregon and Alaska). Remember

TODAY’S WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK HOURS: Lincoln Park wading pool and Highland Park spraypark are both open 11 am-8 pm today; also open, Delridge wading pool, noon-6:30 pm. (Find addresses here)

BENEFIT CAR WASH: The Chief Sealth IHS Cheer Hawks are washing cars at Les Schwab in Burien, 11 am-3 pm, $5 donation. (13609 1st Ave. S.)

BLUE ANGELS FINALE: It’s the second and final day of the official Seafair airshow, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels (and other participants) taking off from nearby Boeing Field. The Blue Angels go up between 1 and 1:30 pm, which means I-90 will be closed east of I-5 between 12:55 pm and 2:40 pm.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm, free lighthouse tours with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – be there by 3:40 pm to get into the final group to be admitted for the day. (3201 Alki SW)

ZEN MASTER VISITS: All are welcome at the Vietnamese Cultural Center in West Seattle this afternoon: “Visiting Zen Tibetan Lama Master Thich Vien Phap from California will teach and practice ‘How To Release The Depression In Your Life’.” 1:30 pm. (2234 SW Orchard)

NEW YORK DOG FILM FESTIVAL: Two screenings, 3 and 5 pm at Admiral Theater, with dogs welcome – as previewed here back in June. (2343 California SW)

FOX AND BONES: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: 3 pm at Lincoln Park, GreenStage presents “Richard II,” directed by Susannah Rose Woods. Free. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

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8 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday: Blue Angels, Shakespeare, Dog Film Festival, music, more..."

  • MercyMoi August 6, 2017 (9:59 am)

    So… where exactly in the park are the Shakespeare plays? Are they close to the north parking lot or the south parking lot?

  • Fred August 6, 2017 (10:28 am)

    I don’t understand why they have freeway closures for airplane shows. Am I missing something?

    • WSB August 6, 2017 (11:08 am)

      Explained atop this: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/northwest/king/seafair/

    • Tired Resident August 6, 2017 (12:43 pm)

      They Blue Angels fly over the I-90  bridge.  Imagine if a tragic accident occurred on the bridge think of a driver watching the overhead flights while driving, crashes into another car or into the side of the bridge, or the jet has a mishap over/on the bridge.   The roadway would be impacted and a complete MESS. 

  • Danny McMillin August 6, 2017 (11:00 am)

    In year’s past, it’s been closer to the north lot. As I recall, there were signs directing one to the play’s location.

    • MercyMoi August 6, 2017 (11:49 am)

      Thank you!

  • TJ August 6, 2017 (12:14 pm)

    Fred, FAA requires it. I believe in 1996 they for whatever reason wouldnt grant the permit so the Blue Angels performed over Elliott Bay. Luckily it was a one year hiatus and they were back. Awesome show and worth the closures

  • gxnx August 6, 2017 (3:36 pm)

    So why don’t they  fly over Elliott Bay? so the only closure is the W.Seattle Bridge, less noise and we can see them flying the open skies so much better.

    I bet it is all about Money!! so those Seafair folks can charge big bucks for those who are willing to pay just to watch them in that park and  watch some piece of water machines go round and round the water,,,,for no reasons.

    Without the Blue Angels, there won’t be a Seafair festival


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