Step right up Seattle. Magnolia is once again hosting a Seafair Weekend not to be missed.
The annual Magnolia Summerfest will be held July 29th and July 30th 2011. Magnolia residents put this weekend on their calendar as it is always a charming slice of summer.
Friday July 29th kicks off the event with live music, street food, an art exhibit, and puppet shows for the kids. The grassy area next to the Magnolia Community Center provides ample room for the various bouncy houses that help burn off that insanely addictive kettle Corn.
On Saturday, July 20th, the Magnolia Summerfest weekend continues at 10:30 starting with the children’s parade. This kid’s parade is one of the largest in the city. Break out the cardboard and streamers and turn those trikes into floats! Put your dog in a costume; wear a funny hat, whatever works. But hey, ya gotta throw candy.
After the cameras are put away, families enjoy the main parade. This year the parade is hosted by beloved Seattle newscaster Kathi Goertzen. This classic parade is a mix of high school marching bands, vintage cars, Seattle drill teams, and the Seafair Pirates. The pirates are a Seattle Institution and really make the parade memorable. In a nod to the many children in attendance, the quiet zone allows younger ears to avoid the Pirate’s cannons which can be deafening. And, it is really sweet to see a fierce pirate turn soft with the little ones in the quiet zone.
Once the parade is over, mingle with friends over street food, enjoy the art show, or watch a puppet show with the kids.