SEAFAIR WEEK­END FES­TI­VAL

WHEN AN EN­TIRE CITY THROWS A PARTY, YOU AL­READY KNOW IT’S GO­ING TO BE A LONG WEEK­END

Lowrider - - LOWRIDER - STORY & PHO­TOS BY BETO MEN­DOZA

When Roger Trout­man sang the cho­rus “Cal­i­for­nia knows how to party” he wasn’t kid­ding—but he prob­a­bly also never vis­ited Seat­tle for their an­nual Seafair Fes­ti­val. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not try­ing to dis­credit Cali, but the an­nual Seafair Fes­ti­val is ab­so­lutely in­sane.

The Seafair Fes­ti­val started back in 1950 and to­day it’s push­ing phe­nom­e­nal num­bers. With over 30 com­mu­nity events, 10 sig­na­ture events, and over 2 mil­lion peo­ple reached, this is not just a fes­ti­val, it’s a ma­jor pro­duc­tion. With the help of 3,000 vol­un­teers and 68 years in the mak­ing, Seafair has over 30 com­mu­ni­ties in the Seat­tle area si­mul­ta­ne­ously host­ing events to kick off sum­mer.

As part of their event, the Ju­bileeDays com­mit­tee asked our good friends from Eazy Duz It to be in charge of host­ing a car show, and they agreed. They were granted space on 17th Av­enue be­tween 98th and 100th Streets, and what looked like a mas­sive amount of space wound up be­ing jam-packed with well over 200 cars—and let’s not for­get the count­less amount of cars that had to be turned away.

At the show, thou­sands of spec­ta­tors en­joyed the majesty of the city’s best cus­tom cars, and along with the eye candy were raf­fles as well as hy­draulic build­ing com­pe­ti­tions. A spe­cial cer­e­mony at the event also hon­ored a few lowriding vet­er­ans who helped pave the way for lowriding and the club; in all it was an au­to­mo­tive heaven.

Due to the over­whelm­ing re­sponse, plans are al­ready un­der­way to grant this at­trac­tion more space, so stay tuned and stay up to date be­cause next year is go­ing to be wild. Till then, en­joy the pics and feel free to visit them at www.seafair.com.

A Seafair lowrider show­case in Seat­tle.

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