Along with their exciting air show, one of the big highlights of the Seafair weekend, come road closures during the Blue Angel practices and performances. I-90 will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, between Interstate-5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island. The closures affect both east and westbound mainline lanes, plus the express lanes, and will start 30 minutes before the practice and show times. Below are the days/times that will kick off Thursday, July 31st.
- Thursday, July 31: 9:45am-Noon & 1:15-2:40pm (Practice)
- Friday, Aug 1: 12:15-2:40pm (Practice)
- Saturday, Aug 2: 12:15-2:40pm (Full show)
- Sunday, Aug 3: 12:15-2:40pm (Full show)
West Mercer Way from Roanoke Way to the SE 24th will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists. But pedestrians and cyclists will be allowed on the bridge highrises to view the Blue Angels. During the closures, access on West Mercer Way from Roanoke Way to the 2100 block of West Mercer Way will be limited to residents and their guests. If you will be expecting guests during this time, please make sure they are prepared to provide your address to police in order to drive through this area during the closures.
The Seafair weekend is full of events on Lake Washington. To see the full schedule, click here. Besides the hydro races, there will be music, cooking and bbq demos, a Food and Wine Festival, the Seafair Clowns, and of course the Seafair Pirates. Seattle Metro is offering a free shuttle from the Columbia City Light Rail Station to Genesee Park to watch the Hydros race. On Friday, August 1st, the shuttle will run 7 am to 3pm— Saturday, August 2nd, 7 am to 11:15pm– Sunday, August 3rd, 7 am to 5:30pm.
Have a fun, fabulous and safe Seafair Weekend!