Best Places To Watch The Blue Angels This Weekend
It’s Seafair weekend, the weather is predicted to be warm and the Blue Angels are in town to celebrate with Seattle.
Interstate 90 will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, eastbound and westbound, mainline and express lanes, between Interstate 5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:
Friday, Aug. 1: 12:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Practice)
Saturday, Aug. 2: 12:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
Sunday, Aug. 3: 12:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
The bridge highrises will still be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. However, no one on foot or bike can travel beyond the highrises up to 30 minutes prior to posted closure times.
Here are other some spots where you can go to get a good glimpse of these world-famous US Navy jets.
Argosy Cruises’ Seafair Blue Angels Viewing Lunch Cruise
Saturday and Sunday
August 2nd and 3rd
12:00pm – 3:00pm
3240 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
During one weekend each year, BLUE ANGELS fans witness captivating sights as the best pilots in the world perform heart-pounding stunts over Lake Washington. The Blues provide spectators a one of a kind performance of choreographed aerobatic maneuvers. In years past, they have executed knife edge passes so closely that guests will feel their engine forces. Your Argosy cruise includes a fabulous lunch buffet as well as coffee, tea and soda. Call or go online for tickets.
Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
If getting up close and personal with the Blue Angels is what you’d like to do, head to the Museum of Flight. Away from the Lake Washington performance, you’ll be able to see the US Navy Blue Angels at their host venue (the museum) during the team’s entire Seafair stay. Activities include the team’s precise pre-flight walkdowns, plus thrilling formation takeoffs and landings. Please note, parking and access to the Museum will be limited on Saturday and Sunday.
Related: Best “Fainting” Blue Angel Ride-A-Long Video Here.
Lake Washington Boulevard
Seward Park is closed during Seafair, but you want to park somewhere north of Seward and walk or cycle along Lake Washington Boulevard (it is closed to vehicle traffic). Ice cream trucks, neighbors selling cookies and lemonade line the route as you head toward the spot where you’d like to stake out a seat for the airshow performances. Just south of the Stan Seyes Pits you can usually find a good spot for viewing.