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2023 Seafair Blue Angels Viewing in Bellevue

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are back in town doing air show practices and performances from Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6, 2023.


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Over the 3-day Seafair weekend, the Bellevue skies become one of the prime playgrounds for these mighty Blue Angels and their spectacular aeronautics. So if you're anywhere near or in downtown Bellevue during the scheduled practices and performances, then you are in for a roaring, eye-popping treat.

Simply head to the nearest window and look out and up! If you're already outside, then just look up! Other notable Blue Angels viewing spots include:

Want to get right in the middle of the action? You can rent paddleboards, canoes and kayaks from the boathouse at Enatai Beach and Meydenbauer Bay and head out to Lake Washington and be right in the action!

Enatai Beach Boathouse | Meydenbauer Beach Boathouse | Meydenbauer Beach Boathouse |

Blue Angels Performance

  • Friday, August 4:  3:30 - 4:30pm (Seafair airshow)
  • Saturday, August 5:  3:30 - 4:30pm (Seafair airshow)
  • Sunday, August 6:  3:30 - 4:30pm (Seafair airshow)

Can't make the actual show? Practice flights occur Thursday, August 3, at the following times:

  • 11am–noon: #1–4 practice flight
  • Noon–1pm: #5–6 practice flight
  • 2:20–3:20pm: #1–4 practice flight
  • 3:20–3:30pm: Fat Albert practice flight (U.S. Navy C-130J Hercules)

US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Chance Merchant US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © David Conger US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © David Conger
US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Tim Durkan US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Brendan Ramsey US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Brendan Ramsey
Photos © David Conger, Tim Durkan, Brendan Ramsey, Chance Merchant

I-90 Bridge
Since 2022, a new flight path allows the Blue Angels to soar over the Bellevue/Seattle area during the Seafair Air Show without closing the Interstate 90 floating bridge. In the past, the Washington State Department of Transportation has been required to close the bridge by the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the public safe and minimize distractions. This year's flight path eliminates the need for a closure.

SR520 Bridge
The SR 520 bridge will remain open to vehicle traffic and tolls will be collected.

Updated: July 30, 2023


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