Seattle Mariners FanFest, Jan. 30-31; Seattle Boat Show, CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union, Jan. 29-Feb. 6
Get a taste of spring at Seattle Mariners FanFest at Safeco Field on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31, and the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center and at South Lake Union, Friday through Feb. 6.
Mariners players set to appear at FanFest include Kyle Seager, Charlie Furbush, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, new players Chris Iannetta, Steve Clevenger, Leonys Martin and Steve Cishek, manager Scott Servais and former players including Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner.
Tour the team clubhouse and the roof control room and get out on the field to run around the bases, pitch in the bullpen and catch in the outfield. Thrill-seekers can see Safeco Field like never before on a 200-foot zip line ride across the outfield, and there’s activities for kids including a giant slide, an obstacle course and visits with the Mariner Moose.
Seattle Mariners FanFest
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 30-31
Cost: $10; 14 and younger free
Location: Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle
Seattle Boat Show
CenturyLink Field Event Center: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 4; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6; 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle
South Lake Union: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Jan. 30-31; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6; 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle
Cost: $12/adults, $5/ages 11-17, free for 10 and younger; $8 after 5 p.m. Feb. 1-4
Mariners FanFest admission is free for kids 14 and younger. Discounted $7 parking at Safeco Field Garage is available by advance purchase online.
Boating is a year-round way of life here, but gazing at 1,000 boats and yachts indoors and on the water at the Seattle Boat Show’s two locations makes it easy to imagine warm days ahead.
Along with boats, gadgets and gear, there’s seminars, training classes and special events including Uncorked wine tasting on opening night, chowder tasting Saturday and Sunday, Sails & Ales craft-beer night Friday, Feb. 5, and 20-minute free boat rides for all ages daily at South Lake Union. Monday is Women’s Day with seminars designed for women by women boaters, with a pass available online for free admission for women. The Kids Zone offers craft activities, paddle boats, toy-boat building and ocean-themed demonstrations daily.
Boat Show admission is free for kids 10 and younger. Admission is discounted to $8 after 5 p.m. Monday through Feb. 4 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. For anyone who doesn’t own a boat and would like to, admission is free after 5 p.m. Monday through Feb. 4 simply by declaring yourself boatless.
Shuttle buses provide free transportation between the two show locations. Parking information including discounts and offers with advance ticket purchase are available at seattleboatshow.com.