July 3, 2000
The Seafair Pirates will come ashore at Alki Beach for the West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival on July 8 from 11 a.m.to 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 www.seafairpirates.org.
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.