Best places around Seattle to see Blue Angels perform

Jul 27, 2015, 3:11 PM | Updated: Jul 31, 2015, 10:37 pm
Onlookers photograph the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Boeing Field. (AP file photo)...
Onlookers photograph the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Boeing Field. (AP file photo)
(AP file photo)
A U.S. Marine staffing an MV-22B Osprey aircraft looks overhead at the arrival of four U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, members of the Blue Angels, as they billow vapor trails before landing at Boeing Field Monday, July 28, 2014, in Seattle. Both aircraft will be part of the annual air show over Lake Washington at Seattle's Seafair festival, Friday through Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seafair hydroplane races on Lake Washington in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Seafair Hydros. The Oh Boy! Media interview pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Boeing Field, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead) Four of the six members of the Blue Angels, flying U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, billow vapor trails as they arrive at Boeing Field Monday, July 28, 2014, in Seattle. The flight demonstration squadron will be part of the annual air show over Lake Washington at Seattle's Seafair festival, Friday through Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEATTLE (AP) - As the Blue Angels return to Seattle for Seafair, so do Interstate 90 bridge closures. Onlookers photograph the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Boeing Field, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)

The Blue Angels are back for Seafair 2015 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

8:30 a.m. – Gates Open
10:30 a.m. – Embry-Riddle, Matt Chapman Eagle 580
10:45 a.m. – Air National Guard, John Klatt MX-S
11:05 a.m. – Flying Heritage Collection Sortie
11:20 a.m. – Team Oracle Presents Sean D. Tucker
11:40 a.m. – U.S. Air Force C-17
Noon – Lear 24 Jet
12:10 p.m. – Breitling Jet Team
12:30 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
1 p.m. – Flying Heritage Collection
1:15 p.m. – U.S. Marine Harrier Jet AV-8A
1:30 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert
1:40 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels
6 p.m. – Gates Close

Saturday

8:30 a.m. – Gates Open
10:25 a.m. – Air National Guard, John Klatt MX-S and Team
Oracle Presents Sean D. Tucker
10:35 a.m. – Flying Heritage Collection Sortie
Noon – Lear 24 Jet
12:10 p.m. – Breitling Jet Team
12:30 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
12:40 p.m. – U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
1 p.m. – Flying Heritage Collection
1:15 p.m. – U.S. Marine Harrier Jet AV-8A
1:30 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert
1:40 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels
3:25 p.m. – Team Oracle Presents Sean D. Tucker
3:40 p.m. – Air National Guard, John Klatt MX-S
3:55 p.m. – Embry-Riddle, Matt Chapman Eagle 580
4:10 p.m. – U.S. Air Force C-17
6:30 p.m. – Gates Close

Sunday

7:30 a.m. – Gates Open
10:30 a.m. – Air National Guard, John Klatt MX-S
10:50 a.m. – U.S. Army Apache H-64
10:55 a.m. – Team Oracle Presents Sean D. Tucker
Noon – Lear 24 Jet
12:10 p.m. – Breitling Jet Team
12:30 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
12:40 p.m. – U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
1 p.m. – Flying Heritage Collection
1:15 p.m. – U.S. Marine Harrier Jet AV-8A
1:30 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert
1:40 p.m. – U.S. Navy Blue Angels
3:40 p.m. – Embry-Riddle, Matt Chapman Eagle 580
3:55 p.m. – Flying Heritage Collection Sortie
4:15 p.m. – U.S. Air Force C-17
6 p.m. – Gates Close

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close the I-90 bridge for practice times and during the air shows.

I-90 floating bridge closures
Thursday, July 30: 9:45 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Friday, July 31: 11:50 to 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 1: 11:50 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
Sunday, Aug. 2: 11:50 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

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

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Best places around Seattle to see Blue Angels perform