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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White Center Jubilee Days: Street fair and carnival all weekend!

July 18th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days: Street fair and carnival all weekend!

The big festival weekend is here and that means it’s street fair time for White Center Jubilee Days – 17th SW south of Roxbury – while the carnival continues at Steve Cox Memorial Park. See the stage schedules on the official website; it’s not just music – for example, the Highline Bears plan a demonstration on the main stage at 2:30 pm.

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White Center Jubilee Days 2015: Fireworks, carnival on Wednesday

July 12th, 2015 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 2 Comments »

This year’s Jubilee Days festival is about to gear up, with big events Wednesday – the fireworks show at dusk at Steve Cox Memorial Park, where you’ll also find the five-day carnival starting the same day. Also from the WCJD website – the main-stage schedule, and the family-stage schedule for the festival’s two biggest days, next Saturday and Sunday (July 18-19).

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White Center Jubilee Days: Street fair, car show, parade today!

July 19th, 2014 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days: Street fair, car show, parade today!

Biggest day of White Center Jubilee Days is today – and even if for some reason you’re not going, you should be aware of the traffic effects. Today, according to the WCJD website:

*Street fair on 17th between 100th and Roxbury (music schedule here)
*Car show (100th at 16th), 11 am-4 pm
*Parade, traveling north on 16th SW from SW 112th to 100th, 2:30 pm

And of course the carnival continues at Steve Cox Memorial Park, starting today at 11 am. Have a great day!

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White Center Jubilee Days: Carnival begins; fireworks tonight

July 16th, 2014 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days: Carnival begins; fireworks tonight

Just a reminder – as of mid-afternoon today, the White Center Jubilee Days carnival is on, and at dusk tonight, it’s the fireworks show.

The carnival continues through Sunday; other Jubilee Days info is on the official website.

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White Center Jubilee Days: Just a week and a half away

July 6th, 2014 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Jubilee Days: Just a week and a half away

The end of the 4th of July weekend is just the start of the rest of our summer. White Center Jubilee Days is just a week and a half away, starting Wednesday, July 16th, with the carnival opening at 3 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park, hours before the fireworks show. The carnival continues daily through the end of Jubilee Days on Sunday night, but in the meantime, you can enjoy the Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday (July 19-20) and the Parade on Saturday (2:30 pm July 19th), among other events. More previews to come!

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Video: One last look at White Center Jubilee Days’ big night

July 21st, 2013 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off on Video: One last look at White Center Jubilee Days’ big night

Just found out about that video by Blair Johnson from White Center-neighboring Highland Park – he included some of the Jubilee Days carnival rides on Wednesday night, and then the fireworks show. Great memories – thanks!

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Seen at the 2013 White Center Jubilee Days street fair

July 21st, 2013 Tracy Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news 1 Comment »

The fog hadn’t burned off yet when we stopped by the White Center Jubilee Days street fair earlier today – so Deano the Clown‘s bright makeup and costume really stood out against the gray sky. Another standout element, as always: The volunteers who put in so much time and effort to make your community a better place, like White Center Food Bank board member Jun Tay, photographed at the WCFB booth:

And the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, whose booth was anchored by NHUAC members Liz Giba and Pat Price, along with Bob Price, when we visited:

Also on hand – robotics students from the Evergreen campus demonstrating their frisbee-flinging robot in the KeyBank lot:

Jubilee Days entertainment continues until 6 pm today. This is the 90th edition of the festival!

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