Seafair Festival Kick Off
Date(s): Sunday, June 15, 2014
Location: Westlake Park
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Join Us to Kick Off the Season of Seafair! 
This day of Family Fun will start with a celebrity-packed ceremony to announce the 2014 King Neptune and Queen Alcyone, emceed by The Boat Guy, Chip Hanauer. Exhibitor booths will feature giveaways and prizes, and information on the line-up of Seafair events this summer.

You won't want to miss a return of one of Seafair's most beloved traditions . . . towing a wooden hydroplane behind your bike! Seattleites and visitors are invited to help us commemorate Seafair's 65th Anniversary and set a world record with the most bikes towing a hydro! We'll have a limited number of wooden hydros on a first-come, first serve basis. Start Father's Day with the whole family, and Turn Summer Up with Seafair! 

Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m - Registration/Kick Off Opens
10 a.m - Ceremony featuring Hydroplane Racing Legend, "The Boat Guy" Chip Hanauer & Unveiling of the 2014 King Neptune & Queen Alcyone followed by a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Kick Off Seafair Festival Season!
10:30 a.m. - Biking Starts for Guinness World Record
11 a.m. - End of Biking & Post-Bike Ceremony
1 p.m. - Kick Off Ends


Get ready for the 2014 King Neptune & Queen Alcyone!
Since 1950 Seafair Royalty has reigned over the Festival and represented the City of Seattle. Seafair selects notable individuals for their contributions to the Greater Seattle Area, and this year you will not want to miss the announcement of who will reign as the 2014 King Neptune and Queen Alcyone!

This outstanding couple is chosen based on their philanthropic contributions to the Puget Sound region and ability to inspire the communities in which they live. Throughout the summer festival, Seafair Royalty participates in festival events and activities to celebrate the pageantry and tradition of Seafair while helping celebrate the community spirit of greater Seattle to the fullest.

The King and Queen will be featured as honored guests in the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade.Throughout the festival they will perform several knighting ceremonies recognizing outstanding citizens in the Seattle area and provide support to Seafair’s Royalty Program, consisting of Miss Seafair and the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women participants.

Past Seafair Royalty
Scott Oki & Dorothy Bullitt (2000), Herb Bridge & Phyllis Campbell (2001), David Towne & Patrinell Wright (2002), Rev. Samuel B. McKinney & Rita Ryder (2003), Roberto Maestas & Jeannie Nordstrom (2004), Bill Rex & Joan Wallace (2005), Dr. Carver Gayton & Karen Moyer (2006), Bob Santos & Mona Locke (2007), Skip Rowley & Constance Rice (2008), Pat Cashman & Darlene Corkrum (2009), John Curley & Dr. Bonnie Dunbar (2010), Tom Skerritt & Joni Earl (2011). Slick Watts and Sue Rahr (2012), Jonathon Poneman & Jennifer Roth (2013).

About Our Emcee: 
The Boat Guy, Chip Hanauer
Also known as "The Boat Guy", Chip is a hydroplane racing legend and one of the most successful unlimited hydroplane racers in history. He won a record 11 American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cups and drove one of the most famous boats in the APBA history, the Miss Budweiser. In 1995, Chip became the youngest inductee into the U.S. Motorsports Hall of Fame. Chip's boyhood aspirations included Grand Prix auto racing. However, the boating environment of the Pacific Northwest drew Chip to start racing powerboats at the age of nine. He won his first National Championship in the 145 class when he was 18. He went on to win six more limited National Championships in various classes. Chip now stars in "The Boat Guy", a light-hearted web series highlighting Chip's unique perspective on boats, boating, and enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. For more information on Chip, CLICK HERE.

World Record:
Most People Towing Mini-Hydroplanes Behind Their Bikes
One of the most beloved traditions of Seafair is towing a mini-hydroplane behind your bike when summertime rolls around! Make sure to arrive at Westlake Center before 10 a.m. to get registered and ready to participate in the setting of a world record. This is a perfect way to start Father's Day and commemorate the last 65 years of Seafair!

Event Sponsors
Albert Lee Appliance, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, Geoteaming, Graham Trucking, Grand Event Rentals, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, MOVIN 92.5 All The Hits!, Oberto, Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle, Rockstar Energy Drink, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Tagboard, TalkingRain Beverage Company, The Boeing Company, The Boat Guy, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, Today’s Warm 106.9 FM, Tulalip Resort Casino, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers.