Mayfair May 13, 2017

Mark your calendar for the latest, greatest Mayfair to celebrate 41 years of fun and games with Madrona neighbors and friends on May 13. The annual parade line up begins at Al Larkins Park at 9:15. At 9:30, Charles the Clown and Seattle Firefighters (and possibly Blue Thunder’s percussion unit) will lead the parade to the Playfield where Charles will perform his clown show at 10:00 at the Shelterhouse, followed by the the Reptile Man at 10:30. Throughout the morning, children can enjoy pony rides and bouncy houses, have faces painted, and balloons tied. Children also can arrange Pots for Tots at Cambium’s booth, visit the Seattle Public Library booth, learn more about the Madrona School Playground Revitalization project and much more. On offer will be cotton candy spun by Madrona Grace, popcorn popped by Epiphany Parish, baked goodies, hot dogs, and the always-popular Imperial Mixup from St. Clouds Restaurant. Morning events will conclude with the ever-popular Recess Monkey concert in the park.

Generous sponsors for activities offered include Cambium, Riolo Orthodontics, Ewing and Clark, Harvard Avenue Preschool, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, Molly Moon’s, Recology, and SRG Partnership Architecture. Thanks also go to St. Clouds Restaurant, and to Girlie Press for printing the Mayfair poster gratis and to Becky Gelder Designs for poster creation. The entire event is put on by the Madrona Community Council which funds the events through sponsorships, donations, and hard work.  And by you when you bring your check or cash to donate toward defraying costs.

It takes many volunteers to put on this event. If you have an hour or all morning to offer as a volunteer, please let volunteer coordinator Rob Ward know by contacting him at