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Birthday Bash

Sept. 8, 11am – 3pm, FREE Admission
Seattle Center Campus, Sponsored by Bartell Drugs

Please join us for a really, really BIG PARTY, the Seattle Center Big Birthday Bash sponsored by Bartell Drugs, Sept. 8, 11am – 3pm. This FREE admission, fun and family-friendly, community-wide celebration is a centerpiece of The Next Fifty, where you’ll find the most entertainment and activity-packed 4 hours of the past 50 years, with live bands, colorful spectacles, interactive diversions and much, much more.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll enjoy:
  • Five U.S. Bank Music and Arts Spotlight Stages -  check out the lineup
  • Junior League of Seattle Kid's Zone with FREE World's Fair coloring books to the first 1000 takers
  • FREE Rides in the Wells Fargo Advisors Playway (11am – 2:30pm) *
  • FREE Seattle Center Monorail Rides for kids 12 & under (with paying adult, 10am – 4pm) - sponsor and preferred transit provider of The Next Fifty
  • FREE Birthday cake for the first 1,500 takers
  • FREE Ivar's Clam Chowder samples for the first 10,000 takers
  • FREE Admission to EMP for ages 16 & under
  • Two FREE Space Needle admission vouchers for youth 12 & under for every paid adult. * *
  • Bartell Drugs Wellness Tent
  • CupCake Palooza Contest
  • Century Ballroom® Outdoors
  • Cut The Birthday Cake
  • Birthday Greeting Videos sponsored by Accenture
  • SIFF’s Red Carpet It Happened at the World’s Fair Film Screening
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Photo Opportunities with Local Sports & Entertainment VIPs
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Mascots & Seafair Pirates
  • Vintage Merchandise Booths
  • Midway Booths, many with FREE samples
  • Wall of Jello Bricks
  • FREE Admission to the Earth Portal
  • Roaming Entertainment
  • Mobile Food Vendors
  • Much more!

Exciting Special Offers for our Birthday Bash Celebration!

The Next Fifty Gift Shops Special Birthday Bash Package * * *  : The Future Remembered book, When Seattle Invented the Future DVD, a set of Next 50 Zombie Glasses and a Next 50 tote bag - a $105.00 value, special sale price on  Sept. 8 only: $65.00

FREE Century 21 Exhibit at the International Fountain Pavilion

Pottery Northwest Open House – clay activities for the young, demonstrations, giant clay birthday cake

Teatro ZinZanni Open House – backstage tours every half hour, stations where people can try their hand at circus skills, boutique and bar will be open

* Arrive early, rides limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Wristbands for FREE rides available at participating Bartell Drugs locations.
* * While supplies last, vouchers available Sept. 8, 11am - 3pm at Bartell Drugs Wellness Tent and Wells Fargo Advisors Playway ticket booth. 
* * *  The Next Fifty Gift Shops are located by the Seattle Center Monorail, and inside the International Fountain Pavilion.Offer good while supplies last.
Dates/times/events subject to change.
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US Bank

Seattle Center Monorail

Century Ballroom
US Bank
Junior League of Seattle

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Puget Sound Business Journal
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