In Seattle, the 4th of July marks the beginning of summer. On San Juan Island, in Friday Harbor – it means an all day party packed with small town fun. What can you expect to find there? Here’s the 2013 lineup:
10:30 AM – The Fabulous Fifties Parade
What local event would be complete without a parade? Get out your flags and dust off those poodle skirts because this year’s theme is “The Fabulous Fifties.” Participants will march through the center of town along Spring Street, ending at the San Juan Island Historical Museum grounds.
Plus, don’t forget to hoot and holler for your favorite vintage car or truck. A grand prize of $200 will be awarded to the Best Vintage Car or Truck. (The automobile entry fee is $20.) (more…)
Did you miss your chance to win a JazzFest weekend in Victoria, BC? Well, it’s your lucky day. We’re giving away another trip to this fantastic, music filled extravaganza.
Did you just do a little fist pump? I sure did.
From now until midnight (PST), June 16, 2013 – enter for your chance to win a two night, round trip vacation from June 21 – 23.
One lucky winner will receive the following:
- Roundtrip seaplane flight for two people on Kenmore Air from Seattle’s Lake Union to Victoria’s Inner Harbouron June 21 with return flight June 23
- Two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific, double occupancy (Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22)
- Two tickets to two different Victoria International JazzFest shows:
Friday, June 21 – Bettye LaVette at Royal Theatre at 7:30pm & The Boom Booms at Sugar Nightclub at 9:45pm
Saturday, June 22 – Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society at Royal Theatre at 7:30pm & Garbriel Palatchi Band at the Victoria Event Centre at 9:45pm.
Winners must be 21 or older and must have a valid passport. (Enhanced drivers licenses don’t count.) The contest winner will be announced Monday, June 17, 2013.
Some people have vacation homes. Some people have yachts. And some people like to have their cake and eat it too. Here at Kenmore Air, we’re okay with that. In fact, we’re huge fans. Because what do you get when you throw a vacation home and a cruise into one big bag of fun? Limitless possibilities.
Using your boat as your second residence, your home can be anywhere. During the summer months, cruise between your favorite marinas for a little hiking here and a little swimming there.
Can’t stay all summer? Work getting in the way? We have you covered. Moor your boat near one of our more than 30 regularly scheduled and chartered destinations and we’ll help you commute back and forth.
To wet your limitless whistle, check out this British Clumbia marina lineup, beginning with Montague Harbour on Galiano Island, a regularly scheduled destination. (more…)
It’s not often we act like tourists in our own city. Typically we save trips to the Space Needle and the Seattle Aquarium for when guests visit. While we may swing by the Fremont Troll and Pike Place Market now and again, ending up on a guided tour is a far cry from normal for Seattle residents. As it turns out, un-normal is pretty darn awesome. Hopping on one of the new Emerald City Trolleys shows our city in a unique light we Seattleites might never otherwise see. At least, it did for this Seattleite.
After announcing the trolley’s opening on the blog, I went to check it out for myself. While I’d seen every stop on all three routes, the guides showed me them in a new light. Their wealth of Seattle knowledge was fascinating.
Have you seen “Waiting for the Interurban.” I’d been there, done that and decorated the statue from time to time. But did you know it was sculpted by artist Richard Beyer? He was a member of the Fremont Arts Council and he appointed himself to the task of creating a statue to commemorate the light rail Interurban line that used to connect downtown Seattle with the Fremont neighborhood. When Beyer squabbled with the honorary Mayor of Fremont, Armen Stephanian, Beyer ultimately had the last word – he crafted the dog’s face after Armen’s own. (more…)
10 days. 350 musicians. Over 80 performances. Victoria’s about to get hot. It’s the 29th Annual TD Victoria International JazzFest. The music will be cool. The summer nights will be warm. And you could be there too.
Kenmore Air is partnering with KPIU 88.5 to send one lucky person and their guest for a weekend of music and culture in Victoria, BC. The giveaway includes:
Tickets to see Herbie Hancock at the Royal Theatre on Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.
Roundtrip flights for two on Kenmore Air between Seattle’s Lake Union and Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Two nights at the four-star Hotel Grand Pacific located Harbourfront in downtown Victoria (evenings of June 28 and 29)
Admission to the Royal BC Museum including their current exhibit, “Race to the End of the Earth.” (more…)