One of my favorite summer activities is to attend the Seafair Milk Carton Derby. You can spend a couple of hours or a full day watching adults, children, families and businesses compete on the waters of Green Lake in creative and colorful boats they built from milk cartons. Some are more seaworthy than others, but that’s part of the fun!
In addition to the races, which are scheduled from 8 am – 4 pm, there are interactive exhibit booths, local food vendors and photo opportunities with a cutthroat Seafair pirate or two.
You’ll want to bring your camera, a blanket or chair, refreshments and plenty of sunscreen for a day of fun at Green Lake. ADMISSION IS FREE
8:00 am: Registration and Inspection Open for all Events
9:30 am: National Anthem Performed
9:35 am: Youth Race
10:00 am: Non-Profit/ STEM Race
10:30 am: Mixed Age Race Division -Heat 1
11:00 am Adult Race
11:30 am: Morning Heat Awards, Knighting, Etc.
11:30 pm: Team Challenge Race- Build Begins
12:00 pm: Mixed Age Race Divison - Heat 2
12:30 pm: Team Challenge Race
1:00 pm: Military & First Responder Race
1:30 pm: Commercial Race
2:00 pm: Parade of Boats
2:30 pm: Afternoon Awards - Heat & Best in Show
Mixed Age Heat 1
Mixed Age Heat 2
Best in Show – Commercial
Best in Show – General
Since 1950, nothing has been more synonymous with summer in Seattle than Seafair. The annual not for-profit festival spans ten weeks and touches more than two million people through 75 sanctioned events. Seafair helps create memories that last a lifetime, unites and celebrates communities, and offers affordable fun for all. For more information, visit www.Seafair.com.