Best places around Seattle to see Blue Angels perform

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It's been two years since the best pilots in the world performed over Lake Washington. The Blue Angels are back for Seafair 2014 and fans are thrilled, but what if you don't want to battle the crowds at Genesee Park?

Use this list to find an alternate vantage point.

Parks along Lake Washington

Mt Baker Ridge Viewpoint, 1403 31st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Mount Baker Park Bathing Beach, 2521 Lake Park Dr. S, Seattle, WA 98144

East Portal Viewpoint, 1400 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Day Street Boat Ramp, 1402 Lakeside Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Colman Park, 1800 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Pritchard Island Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North Renton, Wa 98057

Newcastle Beach, 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. SE, Seattle, WA 98144

Kerry Park, 211 W Highland Dr Seattle, WA 98119

Parks on Mercer Island

Park on the Lid, 2030 72ND AVE SE, Mercer Island

Groveland Park, 7740 SE 58TH ST, Mercer Island

Slater Park, 2835 60TH AVE SE, Mercer Island

Aubrey Davis Park, 72nd Ave SE Mercer Island

I-90 Bridge viewpoint

Viewers can drive to Mercer Island and walk onto the I-90 Bridge from West Mercer Way. This location is expected to be one of the most popular this weekend, so pedestrians and cyclist should allow themselves 2-3 hours to get settled before the shows begin.

You can catch the Blue Angels take off and land at The Museum of Flight, located at 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

Schedule for Air Show Events

Friday's practice time, 12:15 to 2:40 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 2
8:30 a.m. Gates Open
10:35 a.m. Flying Heritage Collection
11:03 a.m. Bill Leff Airshow
11:19 a.m. Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:30 p.m. Patriots Jet Team
1:00 p.m. Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:45 p.m. U.S. Navy Blue Angels
3:10 p.m. Lucas Oil Airshow
3:23 p.m Flying Heritage Collection
3:41 p.m. Jack Link's Jet Waco
9:30 p.m. Patriots Jet Team
9:50 p.m. Bill Leff Airshow
11:00 p.m. Gates Close

SUNDAY, August 3
7:30 a.m. Gates Open
10:50 a.m. Lucas Oil Air Show
11:14 a.m. Flying Heritage Collection
11:32 a.m. Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:30 p.m. Patriots Jet Team
1:00 p.m. Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:45 p.m. U.S. Navy Blue Angels
3:20 p.m. Bill Leff Airshow
3:44 p.m. Flying Heritage Collection
4:02 p.m. Jack Link's Jet Waco
6:00 p.m. Gates Close

WSDOT: I-90 Bridge Closures for Seafair

Official web site of the Blue Angels. Information about past and present Blue Angels, with photos and videos.

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