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The Seafair




SEAFAIR SKULL-DUGGERY—Toasting their plans for mischief during the 1951 Seattle Seafair celebration August 2-12 are the official rogues of the civic carnival Don Reed who plays the role of Captain Kidd (left) and Adam Lyskoski, smiling Davy Jones. Joining in the moment of pre-carnival revelry is Miss Colleen Anawalt. The Davy Jones Crew, made up of members of the Ale and Quail Society of the Washington State Press Club, will rove through Seattle on fun-searching visits to Seafair event sites.

SEATTLE'S SEAFAIR RESTAURANT—Seattle's popular Seafair Restaurant, located at 2nd and Broad, was recently opened by Joe Boothby who operates four other restaurants under the banner of Seattle's United Restaurants.


Pageants, parades, marine regattas, races and a dazzling array of other events will crowd the 11-day calendar of Seattle's second annual Seafair, August 2 to 12. Greater Seattle, Inc., announcing the Seafair program, said the stress would be on marine events in keeping with Seattle's boast as "boating capital of the world."

Twenty of the nation's fastest speedboats will be here for the Gold Cup race. A downtown parade will precede the race.

Other marine events will include Pacific Coast speedboat and outboard championships, a sailboat regatta, regional swimming and diving competitions, fishing derbies and a water-ski show.

The Aqua Follies will be staged nightly at the Green Lake Aqua Theater.

A variety of community festivals is planned during the Seafair, including the International Carnival, University District Seafair Kids' Parade, West Seattle Hi-Yu Days, Rainier District Pow-wow, Wallingford Pirate Days and the Ballard Festival.

King Neptune II and the Seafair Queen will reign over the Seafair. Davy Jones and his crew of pirates will enliven the Seafair with attempts to shanghai the Seafair royalty.


The schedule of events of the Seattle Seafair, August 2 to 12, was announced by Jerry Bryant, Seafair chair­man, and is as follows, subject to minor changes:

Thursday, August 2—Aqua Follies (membership pre­view); arrival of visiting queens; Gold Cup trials. Friday, August 3—Aqua Follies premier; arrival and crowning of King Neptune II.

Saturday, August 4—Aqua Follies; Grand Parade; Gold Cup Races; Limited Hydroplane Races; Street Dance in Fourth Avenue; Junior Salmon Rodeo; Gold Cup Banquet, Olympic Hotel.

Sunday, August 5—Aqua Follies; Outboard Hydroplane Races, Green Lake; Ski-Quatic Follies, Lake Wash­ington; Seafair Yacht Parade, Montlake Cut; Ballard Locks Concert.

Monday, August 6—Aqua Follies; Arrival of Davy Jones; Davy Jones Dance, Norway Center.

Tuesday, August 7—Aqua Follies; Coronation of Queen.

Wednesday, August 8—Aqua Follies; Rotary Luncheon; 100-Mile Outboard Marathon, Lake Washington; Musi­cal Jamboree, Civic Auditorium; Torchlight Parade.

Thursday, August 9—Aqua Follies; West Seattle Hi-Yu; International Festival Parade; Sailboat Races.

Friday, August 10—Aqua Follies; Kids' Seafair; University District Parade; West Seattle Hi-Yu; International Carnival Square Dance; Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair.

Saturday, August 11—Aqua Follies; West Seattle Hi-Yu Parade; Motor Truck Rodeo; Scottish Highland Games; Regional Utility-Outboard Championships, Green Lake; Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair.

Sunday, August 12—Aqua Follies; Seafair Trophy Race; Pacific Motorboat Trophy Race; Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair; Rainier Pow-wow Operetta, "Pinafore"; Fireworks Finale.








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