Northwest NEWS

July 3, 2000


Upcoming Seafair 2000 events

   Seafair 2000 runs from July 6, with a Festival Kickoff, through Aug. 6, with the 50th year of unlimited hydroplane racing on Lake Washington with the PEMCO Classic.

   The Seafair Pirates will come ashore at Alki Beach for the West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival on July 8 from 11 2 p.m. The actual landing occurs at about 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. For information, call the Hotline at (206) 521-3300, or online at

   A Summer Celebration and Parade is set for downtown Mercer Island beginning at 10 a.m., July 7-9. Admission is free and includes a fireworks show, private garden tours ($15), craft booths, live music, parade, classic car show, three-on-three basketball tournament, and a Friday boat cruise ($36). For information or tickets, call Nancy Woo at (206) 236-7285.

   The Seafair Rainbow Regatta runs along the shore of Andrews Bay in Seward Park on July 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features racing with all different types of rowing shells, from one-person single sculls through eight-person teams. For details, call (206) 860-4199.

   Over 100 milk cartons compete for prizes in various categories in the Seafair Milk Carton Derby on July 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the southwest corner of Green Lake in Seattle. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Prize categories include: racing, military, commercial, showboat, scouts, and open. Booths and family activities will be set up. Admission is free. For information, call (206) 728-0123, ext. 350.

   The Chinatown/International District Summer Festival will be held July 8-9 at Hing Hay Park, 411 Maynard Ave. South. Admission is free. Events include exotic Pan-Asian entertainment, dancers, the Bite of Chinatown, a Children's Corner, and a mix of traditional and non-traditional arts and crafts. Call Pauline Zeestraten at (206) 382-1197.

   New to Seafair this year is the Dragon Cup Festival to be held July 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stan Sayres Pits, 3800 Lake Washington Blvd. South. Admission is free. Colorful 60-foot dragon boats with 22-person crews will compete in this celebration of cultural diversity and history. For information, call Chris Gimbl at (206) 318-8474.