Boeing Seafair to return “100%” this summer

Good news for businesses and restaurants around Lake Washington this summer, as Boeing Seafair is returning since the pandemic began.

A full slate is planned for 2022, including the Blue Angels, Fleet Week, and hydroplanes.

Organizers said the month-long festivities will kickoff Fourth of July weekend with fireworks at Gas Works Park.

In December, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced they will return as the featured performer at the Boeing Seafair Air Show in 2022 and 2023.

When the team returns to the skies above Lake Washington, they will premiere their new Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Jets for the first time in the northwest. It will be the first time in 36 years that the team will be using new jets in Seattle.

“Seafair is thrilled to have the U.S. Navy Blue Angels back for another two years,” said Eric Corning, president and CEO of Seafair. “After the past two years that saw so many events be put on hold, we are looking forward to join our community in welcoming back a Pacific Northwest tradition.”

Seafair was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the Blue Angels did not participate in Seafair’s in-person events in 2021.

The flight box will remain the same as it was during the 2019 Seafair Festival, so the I-90 Bridge and Seward Park will remain open for the weekend.

The Blue Angels have performed for nearly 500 million fans since 1946.