2018 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, report #2: The winners, and other notable entries!

July 22nd, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on 2018 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, report #2: The winners, and other notable entries!

(Jubilee Days spectators, photographed by Gill Loring)

And now, our big collection of photos from today’s White Center Jubilee Days Parade! First, from parade coordinator Terri Robison, the winners from today’s parade, followed by a few other entries that caught our eye:

Grand Marshal’s AwardWheels of Boom

(All photos from here on down are by WCN’s Patrick Sand)

Mayor’s AwardRat City Roadents motorcycle club

Judges’ Award – Grupo Folklorico

Favorite Marching Band – Seattle All City Jr Marching Band

Favorite Floatish – McLendon Hardware

Best Drumline

First: Ladies of Elegance Drumline
​​Second: Washington Diamonds Drumline

Favorite Drill Team

First: Washington Diamonds
​​​Second: Ladies of Elegance

​​​Third: Princesses of Elegance

Best In Show ​Motorcycle – Jolly Roger motorcycle club

​​Car – 1929 Model A Sedan (Ted Kuhn)

Best Classic Car – 1979 VW Bug (Kurt Rauschenberg)

Best Antique Car – 1930 Model A Ford Coupe (John Michaud)

Now, a few others we wanted to show you – starting with the dancing horses and their riders!

And “The Mayor”:

We have other photos, and video, on the WCN Twitter feed.

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2018 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, report #1

July 22nd, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on 2018 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, report #1

11:04 AM: According to the announcer, the parade has just begun! It’s headed north on 16th SW from 112th to 100th, which is of course closed for the occasion.

FIRST UPDATE: The Solo Cups were among the first entries. Among the biggest entries,the Jolly Rogers motorcycle club:


11:54 AM: The last of the entries has just passed our spot midroute, at SW 107th – North Highline Fire Engine 18

Still a bit of time to go to the conclusion. We’ll add lots more photos and video later!

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JUBILEE DAYS: Saturday photos, Sunday schedule

July 22nd, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on JUBILEE DAYS: Saturday photos, Sunday schedule

White Center Jubilee Days wraps up today with two big events: The parade (11 am, on 16th SW, from SW 112th north to SW 100th) and carnival (White Center Heights Elementary, 11 am-11 pm). We stopped by the street fair and car show Saturday afternoon:

OK, that wasn’t part of the car show – it was seen along 16th SW. One block west, these gleaming vehicles (and many others!) WERE part of the show, presented by Eazy Duz It Car Club:

On SW 98th, a hydroplane!

And at the street fair – community organizations along with vendors, including the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, sharing their booth with the Disabled American Veterans:

It was a beautiful afternoon to wander the street fair:

Here, by the way, is who made your community festival happen!

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PHOTOS: Jubilee Days carnival and block party

July 21st, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on PHOTOS: Jubilee Days carnival and block party

Call her Mayor Ginger. The “unofficial mayor of White Center” election was just part of the Friday night Jubilee Days festivities. The youth we photographed along with the new “mayor” had helped clean up the street before 16th SW was closed for the Jubilee Days block party:

Meantime, the Jubilee Days carnival at White Center Heights Elementary was into its third night:

Big stuff for Saturday: Street fair on 16th SW starting at 11 am, car show on SW 100th 11 am-5 pm, main-stage music starting at 12:30 pm. The carnival is scheduled 11 am-11 pm, with a shuttle bus!

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JUBILEE DAYS: Street party tonight!

July 20th, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on JUBILEE DAYS: Street party tonight!

Jubilee Days continues with a block party in the street on 16th SW, 7-11 pm tonight – that includes the unofficial mayoral election (three candidates last time we checked the ballot). The carnival continues until 11 pm too!

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WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS: Carnival starts today!

July 18th, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 2 Comments »

Our photo is from Tuesday, as setup continued at White Center Heights Elementary (10015 6th SW) for this year’s Jubilee Days carnival. It opens today (Wednesday) at 3 pm – here’s all the info you need.

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White Center Jubilee Days 2018: The plan, and what’s new

June 21st, 2018 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days 2018: The plan, and what’s new

Announced today – the plan for this year’s White Center Jubilee Days. That includes some changes, such as the carnival moving to White Center Heights Elementary because of the work that will be under way at Steve Cox Memorial Park (and no fireworks this year as a result):

2018’s White Center Jubilee Days brings some changes to the Jubilee Days format. This year’s Jubilee Days will kick off with a block party on Friday evening from 7-11pm. While the crew works hard to get things set up for Saturday’s fun, 16th Ave SW will be closed between SW Roxbury and SW 100th Streets for the community to get out and enjoy themselves. Local bars and restaurants will have outdoor service areas, there will be live music at several local venues, and we’ll elect the Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center!

On Saturday, the Eazy Duz It Car Club will roll onto 17th Ave SW to host the Jubilee Days car show and show off some incredible works of car art, 16th Ave SW will have the Main Stage and Beer Garden, Community Stage, and Street Fair, the Wide World of Kids and Detective Cookie’s Chess Program will be ready to entertain, there will be a Scavenger Hunt with prizes, and more!

On Sunday, and annual parade will march down 16th Ave SW, culminating in parade awards and a post-parade party at Viva Mexico!

PROGRAMMING DETAILS

Jubilee Days Carnival presented by Davis Shows Northwest – new location!*
Wed, July 18-Sun, July 22 | Wed-Fri, 3 pm-11 pm; Sat-Sun, 11 am-11 pm
White Center Heights Elementary School – 10015 6th Ave SW
Free shuttle to/from carnival and the downtown White Center area will be provided Saturday and Sunday (July 21-22).
*Steve Cox Park is installing a new artificial turf field with construction beginning on July 1. The carnival will not be able to use the park as a location moving forward because they can’t set up on the artificial turf. There will not be fireworks this year due to the construction, as well. Big thanks to the Highline School District for helping us find a new location for the carnival!

Friday Night Block Party & Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center Election
Fri, July 20; 7-11 pm | 16th Ave SW between SW 100th St & SW Roxbury
Street closes at 5 pm, activities start at 7 pm. The Mayoral Election will get underway at 8 pm; look for nomination info on the jubileedays.org site.

Jubilee Days Car Show presented by Eazy Duz It Car Club
Sat, July 21; Roll In 7-10:45 am, Showtime 11 am-5 pm | 17th Ave SW at SW 100th St
Awards at 4 pm, after hop at 6:30 pm

Street Fair, Main Stage, Beer Garden, Community Stage, Kids Area, etc.
16th Ave SW between SW 100th St & SW Roxbury
Sat, July 21; 11 am-11 pm (hours for specific elements will vary, see website for more info)

Jubilee Days Parade
Sun July, 22; 11 am | 16th Ave SW, starting at SW 116th St and ending at SW 100th St
Parade registration is free, join the fun! Post-parade party at Viva Mexico (10601 16th Ave SW) immediately following!

More details about all things Jubilee Days can be found at www.jubileedays.org, including Main Stage lineup, applications for vendors, parade participants, car show registration, and more. We’re looking forward to a super fun Jubilee Days with our friends, family, and community in White Center!

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2017 White Center Jubilee Days parade, report #2: More photos!

July 23rd, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on 2017 White Center Jubilee Days parade, report #2: More photos!

In addition to some early highlights we published during today’s parade, here are more memorable sights, photographed by WCN co-publisher Patrick Sand:

Great drill-team/drumline performances, including, above, the Washington Diamonds, and below, Princesses of Elegance:

White Center’s own Evergreen High School brought cheer-team members and athletes:

Riding in the parade as Grand Marshal was Karl Sutter:

Here’s another look at White Center’s honorary mayor “Mac” McElroy, proprietor of the Triangle Pub at 16th/15th/Roxbury:

The White Center Eagles led off the parade, including their famous “walking flag”:

There was a Bigfoot sighting (courtesy of Miss Sheryl’s Ballet):

Also a dinosaur sighting, atop the Jurassic Park Jeep replica:

Four-hoofed magic was provided by the Latin Dancing Horses and their riders:

Many four-wheeled sights too:

They included the McLendon Hardware truck:

And the Wheels of Boom:

Thanks to everyone who participated, and organized, for a great parade!

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WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: Final day

July 23rd, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: Final day

Finally got a chance to get over to the street fair and kid zone, and you have until 6 pm to do the same (carnival runs until 11 pm tonight). You can shop both the year-round stores and the vendor booths, and talk with local community organizations like the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council:

From left, NHUAC board members Pat Price and Liz Giba were answering questions when we stopped by. Giba also is a North Highline Fire District Commissioner, and they have a big area set up on 17th at 98th:

Kids visiting the NHFD zone can even see what it’s like to fight a fire.

More activities for young street-fairgoers are steps away on the east side of 17th. Back on 16th, a Pinewood Derby is happening this afternoon outside Full Tilt Ice Cream – we were there just a little too early but here’s the track:

All the festival info you need is here.

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2017 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, first look

July 23rd, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on 2017 White Center Jubilee Days Parade, first look

(Added: The Latin Dancing Horses toward the start of the Jubilee Days Parade)

11:04 AM: Parade time! For the next hour-plus, this year’s Jubilee Days Parade will proceed northward down 16th SW from SW 112th to SW 100th. We’re stationed near the midpoint for photos and video, which we’ll add here later; watch our @whitecenternow Twitter feed for updates in the meantime.

NOON: The parade is headed for the finish line at SW 100th – the North Highline Fire Department’s ladder truck and Engine 18 were the final entries and just passed us at SW 107th a few minutes ago.

A few entries earlier, we saw and heard the Junior All-City Band:

The Wheels of Boom Car Club was particularly memorable – more than 10 Seahawks-fan-themed vehicles:

And White Center’s elected-for-Jubilee-Days Mayor Geoffrey “Mac” McElroy rode in style:

Many more photos to come!

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JUBILEE DAYS 2017: What you need to know about where this weekend’s street fair and parade are happening

July 20th, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 8 Comments »

The weekend’s getting closer – and here’s what you need to know about the different layout (and street closures) for the Jubilee Days street fair and other events on Saturday and Sunday:

Note that 16th and 17th SW will both be closed between Roxbury and 100th, as will 98th between 15th and 18th, 6 am Saturday morning through about 11 pm Sunday night.

*Street fair and main stage (music lineup here) on 16th
*Food on 98th
*Car show/kids’ area on 17th

On Sunday, the parade closure will be 9 am-1 pm on 16th SW between SW 100th and SW 116th. The parade starts at SW 112th at 11 am and runs north from there – more info here.

And check out the Jubilee Days site for tons more info! Organizers point out that local businesses in particular have stepped up in a BIG way this year, more than ever, so be sure to hang out with them throughout the weekend – we’ll have another event-specific preview on Friday.

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Jubilee Days 2017, night 1: Scenes from Steve Cox Memorial Park

July 20th, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 2 Comments »

The first night of the White Center Jubilee Days 2017 carnival was clear … and bright, both at midway level and high above. Partly because of the rides:

And also because of the fireworks!

The show was a full 20 minutes. And then, back to the carnival:

The games and rides continue today/tonight, 3 pm-11 pm.

And this weekend’s the big street fair. Schedules and more are at jubileedays.org.

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WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: Carnival, fireworks tomorrow

July 18th, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: Carnival, fireworks tomorrow

The Jubilee Days festival is almost here! First sign – the Davis Shows Northwest carnival has arrived at Steve Cox Memorial Park. We stopped by for photos just before dusk.

The carnival is scheduled to open at 3 pm Wednesday and run until about 11; those will be the hours through Friday, and then 11 am-11 pm Saturday and Sunday, according to the Jubilee Days program. You can get discounted wristbands – here’s how.

Steve Cox Park is also where you can see the big fireworks show on Wednesday night, around 10 pm.

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WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: See the music lineup!

June 8th, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 1 Comment »

Jubilee Days is huge this year – on 16th AND 17th SW – and has just announced an appropriately huge music lineup:

White Center Jubilee Days, Monumental Undertaking, and Match + Gasoline present
WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017
Live Music on the Jubilee Days Main Stage
July 22-23, 2017

ABOUT WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS MAIN STAGE
For the 2017 Jubilee Days festival, we are thrilled to be presenting a broad and dynamic main stage lineup featuring some of our favorite bands from around the Seattle area, including several bands based out of our very own White Center. The 2017 Main Stage will be located at 16th Ave SW & SW 100th St and there will be a rockin’ beer garden (21+, with proper ID required) running from noon-10pm’ish each day.

White Center Jubilee Days Live Music poster design by Dan Cunneen at Oranj Screen Printing & Graphic Design

MAIN STAGE LINEUP
Please see for more information about the bands, including links to their websites and Facebook pages.

SAT, JULY 22

HOBOSEXUAL – 8:30pm
THE BLACK TONES – 7:30pm
ACAPULCO LIPS – 6:30pm
SKATES! – 5:30pm
TOUGH TIMES – 4:30pm
DYNAMITE NUGGET – 3:30pm
THE DEAD LETTERS – 2:30pm
TWICE NICE – 1:30pm

SUN, JULY 23

DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO (DLO3) – 7:30pm
THADDILLAC – 6:30pm
THE SPOILS (of Seattle) – 5:30pm

More Sunday lineup information coming soon!

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You can call him ‘Mayor Mac’: Jubilee Days fundraiser voters choose ‘Mac’ McElroy as Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center

April 1st, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Eagles, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 3 Comments »

(WCN photos by Patrick Sand)

The results are in and White Center has its new Unofficial Official Mayor – who happens to have run for an “official” political office before (State Legislature, 2010) – the namesake and proprietor of Mac’s Triangle Pub, Geoffrey “Mac” McElroy. If somehow you don’t know Mac, that’s him at the center of our photo above, with, left to right, Justin Cline, a stand-in for Floyd Dog (dogs aren’t allowed at the White Center Eagles HQ), Christine Spencer, and Brian Cooper. Big crowd for the Jubilee Days benefit dinner at which the voting results were announced:

Definitely a White Center who’s-who there tonight – not just the candidates! Look for more fun stuff in advance of Jubilee Days; the festival itself is happening July 19th-July 23rd this year.

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SATURDAY NIGHT: Jubilee Days fundraiser to ‘elect’ Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center

March 28th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY NIGHT: Jubilee Days fundraiser to ‘elect’ Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center

If you don’t already have your ticket(s) for this – hurry! It’s a fun(draiser) for White Center’s Jubilee Days festival:

Who will become the first Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center??

Join us on April 1, 2017, at the White Center Eagles for the election of the first-ever Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center!

The Mayor of White Center will be elected via “campaign donations” raised by each candidate. The final election will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and the winner will be determined by the number of “votes” (i.e. dollars) raised in their name. All proceeds go to support the production of White Center Jubilee Days.

The final candidates for Mayor of White Center are:

• Justin Cline
• Brian Cooper
• Floyd Dog
• Donnie “D” McDermott
• Geoffrey “MacDaddy” McElroy
• Christine Spencer

To “vote” for your favorite candidate by contributing to their campaign, go here.

The April 1st Election Fundraising Event at White Center Eagles will feature:

• Prime Rib Dinner!
• Door prizes!
• DJ Plantkiller!
• Mayoral Debates!
• Last-chance voting and announcement of the election winner!

Tickets are $35 each, and include dinner, or $250 for a table for eight people. Come join us for an exciting election night in White Center!

April 1st White Center Mayoral Election Fundraiser

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 6 pm

White Center Eagles, 10452 15th Ave SW

Tickets, voting, and more information available at jubileedays.org.

This year’s dates for Jubilee Days, by the way, are July 19-23.

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White Center Jubilee Days fundraiser @ Oktoberfest carnival in Top Hat

September 24th, 2016 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days fundraiser @ Oktoberfest carnival in Top Hat

(WCN photos, added Saturday night)

Just got a note from Ron, who says you’re invited to the Jubilee Days fundraiser happening right now (Saturday, September 24th) at the Oktoberfest carnival in Top Hat (at 11225 1st Ave. S., the old Bernie & Boys, future housing development site) – with a beer garden – until 10 pm. We found an online mention here.

The carnival rides and games continue tomorrow (Sunday), too.

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VIDEO: Fireworks, carnival on first night of White Center Jubilee Days

July 13th, 2016 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 1 Comment »

That’s a minute of the 20-minute fireworks show that delighted Jubilee Days-goers in Steve Cox Memorial Park tonight. It was also opening night for the carnival at the park:

Carnival’s on through Sunday.

The street fair happens Saturday and Sunday, and that’s only part of what’s happening all weekend, including entertainment (see the schedule here).

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Almost time for White Center Jubilee Days! Carnival, fireworks Wednesday

July 10th, 2016 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on Almost time for White Center Jubilee Days! Carnival, fireworks Wednesday

The White Center Jubilee Days festival kicks off Wednesday (July 13th). That’s the first night of the carnival at Steve Cox Memorial Park (scheduled to open at 3 pm Wednesday), which is also where fireworks are scheduled that night at dusk. Full details on the festival – including next weekend’s street fair – are at jubileedays.org.

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SUNDAY: White Center Kiwanis pancake breakfast; Jubilee Days parade; Zippy’s burger-eating contest

July 19th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Food, Fun, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center Kiwanis Club, White Center news Comments Off on SUNDAY: White Center Kiwanis pancake breakfast; Jubilee Days parade; Zippy’s burger-eating contest

While the Jubilee Days street fair continues, three events of note today (Sunday, July 19th), one part of Jubilee Days, two that are separate:

WHITE CENTER KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 7:30 am-1 pm at Holy Family School (9615 20th Ave SW), come have breakfast for $7 – kids 5 and under eat free. You can also purchase drawing tickets at the breakfast for special baskets, with the proceeds benefiting a variety of local nonprofits. Bring diapers for the WestSide Baby drive, too!

JUBILEE DAYS PARADE: 11 am, watch the parade as it heads northbound on 16th SW from SW 112th to SW 100th.

BURGER-EATING CONTEST: Love Zippy’s Giant Burgers? How many could you eat at one sitting? Pay $15 to enter and get a chance to win $100. Just show up at Zippy’s in White Center (9614 14th SW) at 1 pm to sign up – there’s room for 20 contestants, and you have to be 18 or older – and then gear up to chow down at 2 pm.

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