Seafair splashes & soars into summer

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Quietly saving the Puget Sound’s endangered orcas

An orca jumps through the water

One of the biggest threats to orcas is noise pollution. Noise vibrates through their bodies and affects their echolocation abilities, which they use to communicate and find food. Quiet Sound asked vessels to voluntarily slow down to decrease noise pollution and help the struggling killer whales, and they're seeing results.


Are herring runs rebounding in Seattle-area waters?

Herring in Puget Sound

Some experts are optimistic that herring runs, which used to be a regular occurrence in local waters but have dropped off in recent decades, seem to be making a comeback. This could bode well for the region's aquatic habitats overall.


“From Hiroshima to Hope” annual ceremony honors victims of violence

Lanterns for Hiroshima event in Green Lake

Toro Nagashi, Japanese for “floating lanterns,” is a tradition used to honor the souls of the dead in Japan. Every Aug. 6 (including this coming Sunday), Seattleites light floating lanterns on Green Lake to honor the victims of the 1945 atomic bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the From Hiroshima to Hope ceremony. 


Get ready for Seafair 2023

Blue Angels fly over SeaFair

Boat races and airborne acrobatics and sanctioned hydroplaning? Must be Seafair! Dive into the weekend festival, Friday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6, along the shores of Lake Washington, and check out our videos from past Seafair celebrations!


🎵 So Dreamy Music Festival returns for an encore

So Dreamy Festival

So Dreamy Music Festival is back on Aug. 25! 🌈 ☁️ ✨ Artists from last year’s first-ever rendition of the festival shared why this one in particular meant so much to them as musicians and creators who often feel marginalized.