Posted by: arbeam | July 9, 2016

Aug 2- Aug 8: Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

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seafair-fleet-week cropSeafair Fleet Week has been a tradition in Seattle since 1950 with multiple ships annually coming into the Port of Seattle to celebrate this region’s premier summertime festival. In partnership with Navy League Seattle Council and Port of Seattle, Seafair Fleet Week honors the men and women of the military who proudly and courageously serve our country!

Title: Seattle Torchlight Parade 
Date: Saturday July 30
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Seattle Fairgrounds down 4th Ave to Downtown
Description:
Seafair Torchlight FanFest

The day kicks off with the Seafair Torchlight FanFest, where people visit booths and interactive exhibits from our partners starting at Noon on the lawn outside Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. The Alaska Airlines Entertainment Stage will preview of some of the most exciting bands and drill teams in the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade! Guests can enjoy a beer in the Beer Garden and the sights and sounds of live entertainment on the lawn and the stage all day.

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade

Torchlight Parade Raml Ruth

Later in the evening, the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade starts at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle Center and continues down 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. The Parade will be broadcasted live on KIRO 7. 150,000 spectators and over 100 community floats, bands, drill teams and giant helium balloons join in for the most magical night of summer in Seattle: Seafair Torchlight Night.

Torchlight 2013

Title: Parade Of Ships

Date: Tuesday 2 Aug
Location: Elliott Bay
Time:  1:00 PM

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Description: The Fleet will make its entrance into Elliott Bay accompanied by the spray of the Seattle Fire Department boat. The Navy Blue Angels will fly over.

USS Somerset (LPD-25)USS Somerset (LPD-25) Commissioned March 2014, Homeported in San Diego, The ship is named after the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks of 2001

USS Gridley (DDG-101)USS Gridley (DDG-101) Commissioned Feb 2007, Homeported in San Diego, Scheduled to change Homeport to Everett this Fall.

USCGC ActiveUSCGC Active (WMEC-618) Commissioned Sept 1966. Home Ported Port Angeles.

HMCS Saskatoon MM-709HMCS Saskatoon (MM-709) Commissioned in Sep 1998, Homeported in Esquimaly BC.

 

Title: 2016 SNL Eagles & Anchors Reception “Fleet Night at the Mariner’s “
Date: Tuesday Aug 2
Time: Gates open at 5:10 PM
Location: Mariner Field “Outside Corner” Reception

Fleet Week West

Description: Seattle Navy League Reception at SAFECO the Mariner’s vs the Boston Red Sox game. Our Guests of Honor – Officers & Chiefs of the Fleet

Our reception will end in time for all of us to watch our Mariners play the Boston Red Sox You will receive a 300 level ticket to the game, entrée to the “Outside Corner” where we will hold our Reception and Welcome our Guests of Honor (no host bar)

Cost:
Local Sea Services members that would like to attend the game, will be able to purchase a $12 ticket
Civilians interested in joining us for our Reception (which will include a ticket to the game) is welcome at a cost of $75 per person. $85.00 after Friday July 29, 2016

RegisterClick here

Email: Jeff Davis
Seattle Navy League
(360) 516-8085
rsvp@navyleagueseattle.org

Title: Ship Tours 
Date: Wednesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:
Pier 66 USS Gridley (DDG-101)
USCGC Active (WMEC -618) (Wed Only)
Pier 69 HMCS Saskatoon (MM-709)
Pier 90 USS Somerset LPD-25 (No tours on Saturday)

Seafair Ship Tours

Description: Come aboard a Canadian or United States Navy or United States Coast Guard vessel. Walk through passageways, climb ladders, tour the different decks and get a real taste of life at sea. Ship tours are free and open to the public. The Ships will get underway Monday morning Aug 8.

Comments: When arriving for public tours, all visitors will be required to present a photo ID and pass through an airport-style security screening checkpoint prior to boarding the ships. All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the security zone. Visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible when arriving for their tour and are recommended to wear flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes.

Prohibited items aboard include the following:

  • Weapons, including knives, firearms and club weapons
  • Defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace and pepper spray; spray cans of any type
  • Fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives
  • Illegal drugs, to include marijuana, and/or drug-related paraphernalia
  • Large bags, including backpacks and large camera bags (small camera bags and small handbags may be permitted, but will be subject to search)

Title: SNL Sea Services Luncheon
Date: Friday Aug 5
Time: 11:45 AM
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center

SNL Sea Service Luncheon

Description: Seattle Navy League hosts, honors and awards about 50 Sailors, Coast Guard, Canadian Navy and Marine’s SOY’s / EPOY’s. Speaker Vadm Ted Carter Superintendent Us Naval Academy.

Cost: Civilian $45/ person
Sign up Procedures:
Preferred Way to RegisterClick Here
By email: rsvp@navyleagueseattle.org

If you need assistance or prefer to RSVP by phone, please call: Jeff Davis at ManTech: 360-516-8085

Send check by mail, payable to:
NLUS, Seattle Council
Attn: Diane Jaffa
PO Box 16171
Seattle, WA 98116

SPACE IS LIMITED – Please RSVP with payment no Later than July 27th, 2016

Event: THIRD Fleet Reception
Date: Saturday Aug 6
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:Pier 90
Description: Invitations to this event will come from THIRD Fleet

Title: Boeing Seafair Air Show
Date: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: Fri/Sat 8:30 A.M.- 6 P.M., Sun 7:30 A.M.- 6 P.M.
Location: Genesee Park/ Lake Washington

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Description: One of the most impressive air shows in the country, the Boeing Seafair Air Show returns in 2016 with more exciting acts and daring aerial maneuvers than ever before!

The Boeing Seafair Air Show Features:

  • -the U.S. Navy Blue Angels
  • -Flying Heritage Collection

Jet Blast Bash Festival Features Blue Angels Thunder

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Seafair airplanes, bands, food, beer, and family activities all weekend Aug. 5-7

Blue Angels Flight Line

The Museum celebrates Seafair weekend Aug. 5-7 with Jet Blast Bash, an all-day outdoor family festival right on the Blue Angels’ flight line. The Bash is simply the best place in town for the Blue Angels’ thunderous takeoffs and dramatic landings. The festival offers food, drink, live entertainment and airplanes both static and furious.

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 – – Sunday, August 7, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Seattle Museum of Flight

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