Kenmore Air Seaplane Fly-In and Kenmore Waterfront Activities Fair this Saturday

Friday, May 13, 2016

Join both Kenmore Air and Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center for their events open to the public this Saturday, May 14.

Kenmore Air Seaplane Fly-In

Celebrate Kenmore Air's 70 years of flying in the Pacific Northwest at the 2016 Seaplane Fly-In. 

From 11am to 3pm, stop by the food trucks, listen to live music, and join in the other festivities. There will be a short presentation and a raffle at noon.

Scenic seaplane flights will be available at the Fly-In. Flights will depart from Kenmore Air’s Lake Washington terminal, 6321 NE 175th St, Kenmore, and include thrilling water takeoffs and landings.

70th Anniversary SeaPlane fly in at Kenmore Air
Photo courtesy Kenmore Air

Costs for scenic flights will be free for children under 10 years of age and $20 for children 10 – 18 years of age, and $40 for adults. Flights will be offered from 11:30am to 1:30pm, weather permitting. Note this will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the spots are filled, there will not be any more sold. Passengers will check in at the front counter downstairs and pay, then will be given tickets with their scenic flight time on it. 

Kenmore Air also has an internationally renowned maintenance department. Guided facility tours will be available from 11:00am to 1:00pm, including a look at their new Otter Hangar. Completed last year, the new building is large enough to fit even a twin turbine de Havilland Otter on amphibious floats. Plus, you’ll be able to take your photo up close and personal with a seaplane.

Kenmore Waterfront Activities Fair

Get out on the water at the third annual Kenmore Waterfront Activities Fair from 11am to 3pm with activities happening at the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center at Squire's Landing Park, 7353 NE 175th St, Kenmore, and at Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE, Kenmore.

Kayaks at the 2015 Waterfront Activities Fair
Photo courtesy City of Kenmore

Try out kayaks,stand-up paddle boards, dragon boats, canoes and rowing shells. Sign your kids up for summer paddling, rowing day camps or the dragon boat club, or join the adult dragon boating and rowing clubs. Check out the new public boat storage and see Kenmore's plans for expanding public waterfront recreation. There will be snacks and a raffle too!

Shuttle and parking information:

Parking can be found along NE 175th Street and at Log Boom Park with overflow parking at the front of CalPortland. A free shuttle will operate between Log Boom Park near the playground, Kenmore Air Harbor and Squire's Landing Park. Signs will be posted at the front of the event locations. Spectators are also encouraged to bike or walk the Burke-Gilman Trail.


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