SEATTLE — One of Seattle’s greatest summer traditions is the latest event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Seafair organizers announced all major of the events over the weeks-long celebrations have been canceled for 2020 and will instead have to wait until the summer of 2021 to come back.
Gone are the annual big 4th of July fireworks show over Lake Union and Gas Works Park, the Torchlight Parade in late July, and the grand finale weekend featuring the Blue Angels roaring in the skies above and Unlimited Hydros roaring across Lake Washington. Intermixed were car shows, Milk Carton derbies, the big triathlon, and other neighborhood celebrations.
Source: All Seafair summer events officially canceled for 2020 | KOMO https://bit.ly/36g7hmY
“Hydroplane races at Seafair canceled because of pandemic
This will be the first year the races will not be held since they first came to Seattle in 1951.” https://t.co/bcHiL0MgJt pic.twitter.com/mj282FqmUl
— Raceday Live 🏁 (@HydroRacerTV) May 21, 2020
Seafair announced it was canceling the unlimited hydroplane races this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/FYsr1h2lTj
— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) May 21, 2020
Photo below from 2019:
Our thoughts are with our friends at SeaFair. They have canceled all summer events including the 4th of July Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, Blue Angels and hydro races. They promise to be back and better than ever in 2021!
The staff here at Water Follies is working closely with local community leaders to evaluate the current situation. A decision will be made by June 1st to determine if we will move ahead with our event in July. Please stay tuned!