The Museum’s annual Seafair weekend outdoor festival-by-the-flight line, Jet Blast Bash, offers fast planes, music, food and a beer garden with the closest seats in Seattle to the thunder of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ takeoffs and landings. AND the Blues will unveil their new jets - the Super Hornets - for the first time in the Northwest!

Saturday and Sunday enjoy family activities and crafts, Corvette car show, music by The Afterparty and tunes mixed by C89.5 DJs, and Brian Shul, legendary SR-71 pilot, will be available for Meet N' Greets and gives a talk both days! Not to mention our favorite Blue Angels History Talks!

As a special treat, after the Blue Angels perform in the Boeing Seafair Air Show and land back at Boeing Field, you'll have the opportunity to meet the pilots and get their autographs! You don't want to miss this!

Aircraft on Static Display: (subject to change)

  • Stinson AT-19
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angel #8 (Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet)
  • Boeing EA-18G Growlers
  • Cessna 206

We've got something for everyone and we can't wait to see you there!
Jet Blast Bash activities are included with Museum admission.

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Event Details

Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2022
Event Activities: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Museum's Galleries open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Event Schedule

Same activity schedule for both Saturday and Sunday.

  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Museum Galleries Open
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Brian Shul Meet N' Greet (T.A. Wilson Great Gallery)
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Weekend Family Workshops (Side Gallery)
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Blue Angels History Talk (William M. Allen Theater)
    Learn about the origins of the Blue Angels in 1946, the types of aircraft flown over the years, and the fast-paced lives of the most famous pilots who ever flew! Presented by Bill McCutcheon of The Museum of Flight Speakers Bureau.
  • 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - The Afterparty Band performs (Outside)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Brian Shul - Sled Driver Talk (William M. Allen Theater)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Weekend Family Workshops (Side Gallery)
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - U.S. Navy Blue Angels Take-off for the Boeing Seafair Air Show and return to Boeing Field
  • 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM - U.S. Navy Blue Angels Meet N' Greet & Autograph Signing (Outside)

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Parking Information

Because this event takes place in our main parking lot, our free onsite parking is limited. View and download the Event Parking Map below.

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We recommend taking public transit or using ride-share options if possible and available to you. METRO Bus #124 drops off directly in front of the Museum and can be picked up from the Tukwila Light Rail station or in Downtown Seattle.

U.S Navy Blue Angels Information

During the week of this year’s Seafair Weekend Festival, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be stationed at the King County International Airport terminal (north end of Boeing Field). This area is not accessible to the public.

As a viewing alternative, you can see the Blue Angels’ take-offs and landings from The Museum of Flight’s parking lot on Thursday, August 4–5, 2022. The main parking lot will be closed to vehicle traffic on August 5, but you are still welcome to view Boeing Field on foot; general admission is not required. Flight times: (times are subject to change at the discretion of the U.S. Navy)

  • Thursday, August 4
    • 11:00 AM - #1-4 Practice Flight
    • 12:00 PM - #5-6 Practice Flight
    • 2:20 PM - #1-6 Practice Flight
    • 3:20 PM - Fat Albert Practice Flight
  • Friday, August 5
    • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - U.S. Navy Blue Angels Take-off for the Boeing Seafair Air Show and return to Boeing Field

On Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2022, viewing the Blue Angels from The Museum of Flight will be enhanced with Jet Blast Bash taking place in the parking lot! See schedule above. Museum admission is required to access this outdoor event.

The Museum of Flight is an official partner of the Boeing Seafair Air Show.

Boeing Seafair Air Show