Seafair Milk Carton Derby
The Milk Carton Derby on Greenlake is Seattle at its creative best…and amazingly it is time again for the 43rd Annual derby that will take place on Saturday, July 13. This year there will be nearly 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and design competing on the waters of Green Lake for fantastic prizes and of course bragging rights. The Derby is highlighted by a full day of “competition” as children, adults, families, and businesses build milk carton watercraft for show and racing.
8:30 a.m. – Registration and Inspection Opens
9:30 a.m. — National Anthem performed by Upward Bound in the Fifth Dimension
9:30 a.m. – Urban Surf Seafair SUP – Individual Race
10:00 a.m. – Open Category
10:45 a.m. – Racing Category
11:15 a.m. – Group/Commercial Category
11:30 a.m. – Urban Surf Seafair SUP – Relay Race
12:00 p.m. – Kid’s Area Programming
12:30 p.m. – Parade of Boats for Showboat Award Judging (non-racing)
12:45 p.m. – Seafair Team Challenge Boat Build Begins
1:00 p.m. – Military Category
1:30 p.m. – Seafair Team Challenge Race
1:45 p.m. – Racing and Open Category FINALS
3:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Register now – Click Here
Go to the SeaFair Milk Carton Derby site for specifics on boat categories.
Boat Building Tips, Rules & Regulations
If you need help with building your vessel Click Here
For Official Rules & Regulations Click Here
Activities on Land
There will be plenty of activities on shore as well – including interactive displays and exhibits, autographs and picture opportunities (Seafair Clowns, Seafair Princesses, The SeaGals – and more!) and plenty of food booths!
There is a whole play space just for kids. There will be two inflatables, the Seafair Clowns, the Seafair Princesses, face painting, and a booth by Clowns Unlimited. The Kid’s Entertainment Area will be at the southwest end of the event site.
Milk Carton Pick-Up
Interested in building a boat for the Seafair Milk Carton Derby? Do you need additional milk cartons for your raft? Smith Brothers Farms has generously donated thousands of milk cartons for your use. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 728-0123 ext. 122 to schedule a time to pick up your 250-carton allotment at the Seafair Office (2200 6th Ave. Suite 400). Pick-up slots are available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. while supplies last. Please note, you must be signed up for the Seafair Milk Carton Derby before you may pick up milk cartons.