Soon to be seen off West Seattle: Seafair Pirates, en route to annual landing

(July 2017 Seafair Pirates Landing photo tweeted by Brandon, @olysportsblog)

Another nautical story: We’re now less than two weeks away from the annual Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki Beach – Saturday, July 7th. As with all big events, an official “neighborhood notification” is required, and we’ve received it from event producer Oliver Little:

WHAT: Seattle Seafair Pirate Landing
WHERE: Alki Beach Park
DATE: July 7, 2018
TIME: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
WHO: Seattle Seafair Pirates

On 7/7/2018, our organization The Seattle Seafair Pirates will be producing a special event in the Alki Beach neighborhood called The Seattle Seafair Pirate Landing. The Alki Beach Neighborhood has again
been chosen as the location for this event because of the historical significance. We are thrilled to be
guests in your neighborhood and it’s important to us that we are communicating clearly with you, the

• Event hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on July 7, 2018.
• We will be loading in beginning at 7:00 AM on July 7, 2018, and will load out until 6:00 PM on July 7, 2018.
• We will leave your neighborhood as we found it: litter and recycling will be handled by Recology.
• During the event hours, we expect between 1,000-3,000 attendees per day.
• Streets will not be closed nor have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access.
• We will have amplified sound during the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on July 7, 2018.
• Music and other entertainment will be located on the Northwest side of the Alki Beach Bathhouse.

We are working closely with the City of Seattle Special Events Committee to minimize the impacts of the
event. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience in your neighborhood. If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about impacts of this event, please email us at:

Oliver Little, Event Operations –
Chris Swenson, Chair, City of Seattle Special Events Office –

Always the big question, “When will the pirates land?” This year it’s expected to be around 1:30 – could be earlier, though! (Here’s our coverage from last year.)

3 Replies to "Soon to be seen off West Seattle: Seafair Pirates, en route to annual landing"

  • heartless June 25, 2018 (8:58 pm)

    Most polite pirates one could ever hope for.

    • AJP June 26, 2018 (9:55 am)

      Yaaar, we have the permits and the trash pick up all arranged. And don’t be expecting us to be there past 6 pm, yaaarrrrr. 

  • Erithan June 25, 2018 (9:31 pm)

    Yarrr! *grabs saber*   > : ) let the rum flow!

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