Seafair cancels all summer 2020 events

SEATTLE — Seattle staple Seafair announced Wednesday that it is cancelling all of its events for summer 2020 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Given the uncertainty surrounding public health safety, and combined with guidance from local and state governments, Seafair is rescheduling its major events to next year,” according to a press release from the organization.

All of Seafair Festival's signature events, including the Fourth of July fireworks at Gas Works and the Torchlight Run, are canceled for this year, but will resume in summer 2021. The release said the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are already confirmed for next summer.

The organization said it will be in contact with ticket holders to discuss options in the coming days.

“We are deeply disappointed but together we will get through this emergency,” said Eric Corning, President and CEO of Seafair. "Events will be an important part of our recovery, and we look forward to working with our sponsorship partners, volunteers, and stakeholders to produce a festival with the Blue Angels, fireworks, pirates, clowns, parades, and all of the neighborhood community events.