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Seafair Pirates take Alki Beach before huge crowd | Westside Seattle Skip to main content July 7, 2018|72 °F Mostly Cloudy Search Search Secondary links Subscribe Advertise Contact Us Westside Seattle if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } NewsBallardHighlineWest SeattlePolice BlotterBallardHighlineWest SeattleCalendarBallardHighlineWest SeattleFeaturesBallardHighlineWest SeattleArts & EntertainmentBallardHighlineWest SeattleObitsBallardHighlineWest SeattleSportsBallardHighlineWest SeattleEatBallardHighlineWest SeattleTrafficBallardWest SeattleDwellHealthMoneyOpinion Recent Articles Herbold: Transportation Benefit District changes allow for additional service for Delridge Seafair Pirates take Alki Beach before huge crowd Review meeting July 6 for three story expansion of building at 20th SW and Delridge Way Cars that fell in river after fire to be recovered; Global Diving has been hired West Seattle Traffic Cameras - Current traffic conditions High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open this week if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } Trending Herbold: Transportation Benefit District changes allow for additional service for Delridge Seafair Pirates take Alki Beach before huge crowd Review meeting July 6 for three story expansion of building at 20th SW and Delridge Way Cars that fell in river after fire to be recovered; Global Diving has been hired West Seattle Traffic Cameras - Current traffic conditions High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open this week Seafair Pirates take Alki Beach before huge crowd Seafair Pirates take Alki Beach before huge crowd Seattle football great Sonny Sixkiller named King Neptune if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } Leaping from the landing craft the Seafair Pirates again took Alki Beach in the annual traditional kickoff for Seattle's celebration of all things maritime, Seafair.  Photo by Patrick Robinson Sat, 07/07/2018 The Seattle Seafair Pirates made their traditional landing at Alki Beach on July, 7 before a crowd of thousands who welcomed their annual visit. Taking the stage, they named Seattle football great Sonny Sixkiller as King Neptune, and being given the "Key to the County" by King County Executive Dow Constantine. "It must come as quite a shock to people who are new arrivals here at some tech firm when they look at this event and say 'WHAT?!' but this is what we do around here!," said Constantine. The Pirates landed during a relatively high tide this year on a very crowded beach as people scrambled to both get a look at them and get out of their way. Vendors, rides and music all preceded their arrival as hundreds of kids in pirate gear, mermaids, and more provided entertainment for the people gathered. Shannon Broderick was disabled but went by the name of "Peg" for the event!. Photo by Patrick Robinson. Henna tattoos were called for. Photo by Patrick Robinson Many people dressed up for the event. Photo by Patrick Robinson Kids LOVE pirates! Photo by Patrick Robinson It's ok to fall asleep when you get your face painted. It's relaxing. Photo by Patrick Robinson Mermaids (and men?) were there to show off their tails. Photo by Patrick Robinson Foam sword fighting was a new feature of the event. Photo by Patrick Robinson Did we mention they are fierce!? Photo by Patrick Robinson This boy had that pirate hook by the hand and told him who was boss. Photo by Patrick Robinson How do they get off the boat? THEY JUMP! Photo by Patrick Robinson Sonny Sixkiller was named King Neptune.. which apparently surprised him! Photo by Patrick Robinson Sonny Sixkiller knighted a pirate. Photo by Patrick Robinson The Key to the County was given away. Photo by Patrick Robinson Children's rides were part of the event. Photo by Kimberly Robinson Lots of fun items available as souvenirs. Photo by Kim Robinson The Albert Lee Appliances hydroplane was on display. 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