Madrona Mayfair Block Party 2017 Is On The Way!


Talk about blinked and you missed it!

March is already gone and April is in full swing.Before you know it, it will be May, and better yet, time again for Madrona’s annual Mayfair Block Party!

This year, Mayfair will be on Saturday, May 13th, and it’s shaping up to be a fabulous time for the whole family.

As all Madronaites know, Mayfair is our beautiful community’s yearly celebration of Spring with plenty of fun and games with our neighbors.

In 2017, Mayfair is celebrating 41 years of bringing the community together with festive fun, and it looks to be the best Mayfair yet!

The fun starts with the parade line up, starting at Al Larkins Park bright and early at 9:15 a.m., with the parade kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Led by Seattle Firefighters and beloved Charles the Clown, the parade will head to the Playfield, and Charles will put on a great, goofy show everyone is sure to love, at 10:00 a.m. at the Shelterhouse. Don’t slither off after the clownery, because the Reptile Man will be there will plenty of scaly friends at 10:30 a.m.

The whole morning will be packed with activities for the kiddos to have a ball, such as face-painting, bouncy houses, pony rides and much more. Get a balloon animal made, arrange Pots for Tots at Cambium’s booth, or just mix and mingle with other families from right here in Madrona! Learn about goings on in the community such as the Madrona School Playground Revitalization project, visit the Seattle Public Library booth explore all the things the people and businesses in Madrona have to offer.

Of course, all that fun builds up an appetite, so there will be plenty of tasty food to satisfy almost any craving. Indulge in some yummy, fresh spun cotton candy from Madrona Grace or light and airy freshly-popped popcorn from Epiphany Parish. Be sure to peruse the selection of baked goodies, grab a hot dog, and don’t miss the perineal favorite, Imperial Mixup from St. Clouds Restaurant. 

The morning’s events will conclude with a delightful concert from Recess Monkey in the park, the whole family is sure to love.

Mayfair is a Madrona tradition and a community favorite for so many reasons and is brought to us by Madrona Community Council which funds the events through sponsorship, donations, and lots of hard work. The array of enjoyable activities, booths and treats are made possible by generous and fantastic local sponsors including Ewing & Clark, Rock Paper Scissors, Molly Moon’s, Harvard Avenue Preschool, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, Cambium, Riolo Orthodontics, SRG Partnership, St. Clouds Restaurant, Girlie Press and Becky Gelder Designs.

Mayfair is the best way to welcome Spring in Madrona, and It takes plenty of volunteers to make this beloved event happen. If you would like to volunteer, please contact volunteer coordinator Rob Ward at mmayfairvolunteer@gmail.com.

Be sure to join the fun on May 13th and make Madrona’s Mayfair a tradition in your family…if it isn’t already!

Agenda for Mayfair on May 17 and 18

mayfairOn May 17 you can stop by the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse from 4:00-5:00pm for Trike/Bike/Scooter Decorating.

On May 18, the festivities began at 8:00am with a Pancake Breakfast at Madrona K-8 School. The Parade line up begins at 9:15am at Larkins Park. Many activities and events are available at 9:30am such as pony rides, face painting, bouncy house, break dancing instruction and build your own bird house. Charles the Clown will perform at 10:00am in the Shelterhouse Lawn and the Reptile Man will perform directly after Charles at 10:30am. Recess Monkeys will perform live in the Playfield at 12:00pm. Admission to the show is free!

Many Madrona restaurants and organizations will be their time and labor to sell delicious food and treats . All profits are donated to the MCC to help support Mayfair activities. Some of the participating restaurants include Restaurant Bea, Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria and St. Clouds. Hi Spot Cafe, Trophy Cupcakes as well as Cupcake Royale are just a few of those who are donating their treats to be sold at the bake sale.

A few of the sponsors that donated $500 or more towards making the activities possible are Art Aloft, Ewing & Clark, Inc., Law Contractor and Madrona Dining and Sipping Society.