Madrona Mayfair


The annual Madrona Mayfair is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, May 14th 2016.  The festivities kick off at 9:30 AM with the Madrona Mayfair parade. Led by Deano the Clown, the parade starts at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike).   Other activities will be spread throughout the morning.  For a full list of the events, see below:

9:15 AM

Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park

(34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

9:30 AM

Parade begins!

Breakdancing Instruction

Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Photo Booth

Mayfair Screen Printing

(bring your own shirt or tote bag to print on)

10:00 AM

Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30 AM

The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00 PM

Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

Save the Date – Madrona Mayfair!

With the rain coming down hard this week, it feels like the perfect time to start getting excited for spring activities! Mark your calendars, because rain or shine the 2014 Madrona Mayfair is scheduled for Saturday May 10th from 9:30am-1:00pm. Mayfair will include a similar lineup to years past with the favored kiddie parade, pony rides, big bounce houses, clowns and various attractions along with a concert by the Recess Monkeys at the Madrona Playfield.

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This year there will also be the first annual silent auction put on by Madrona K-8 and the Madrona Community Council (MCC), so come on down and check out the list of auction items. Volunteers are certainly still needed, and while several sponsors have already committed (Ewing & ClarkHarvard Avenue School, Molly Moon’s, Cambium, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, and the Madrona Dining and Sipping Society) sponsorships are still much appreciated. If you’d like to get involved or if you’d like more information on supporting this treasured Madrona event, please contact Stacey Kryman via email at,

After Mayfair Happenings

There is a lot going on in Madrona this weekend that we don’t want you to miss out on! If you’re looking for something to do after Mayfair festivities are over tomorrow, head over to Davenport for a glass of champagne and check out their Grand Opening Party. If you’re hungry for some tunes with your snacks, head over to Bottlehouse for their after Mayfair block party, where they will have plenty of bloodys & mimosa specials, and kid friendly floaty drinks for the little ones from 1-7pm! Happy hour specials will run 12-3, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to head down before the bands come on and grab a seat. bottlehouse

Holiday Skincare, Madrona’s Holistic skincare studio in the former Sage Salon space will also have it’s opening during Mayfair, and invites everyone to come and enjoy the new decor. As a thank you for stopping by, customers will be treated to opening day gifts courtesy of Eminence Organic. The studio is run by Renae Berg, of Mt Baker’s Dahlia Spa, and with nearly a decade of experience under her belt, Renae knows the ins and outs of healthy skin care regimens for all types of skin, organic skincare products, and strives to be a gentle waxer.

madronaIf you’re looking to move to the Madrona neighborhood, stop by this Madrona Open House located at 3103 E Olive Street on Saturday from 2-4pm, or if you miss it Saturday, swing by Sunday from 1-4pm.

Have fun this weekend, and we hope to see you around Mayfair!


Madrona Mayfair Volunteers Needed

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is May 18th this year a date I will always remember as the day Mt. St. Helen’s blew….yet I digress.  The Madrona Community Council puts on Mayfair each year, but the council which is run entirely by volunteers, always needs an extra hand when it comes to the big neighborhood celebration.  If interested in helping, please comment on this blog and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.  Following are the shifts and duties needed for Mayfair:

Set Up 8-9am – 6 people
Clean Up 12-1pm – 1 person
Pony Rides 9:30-11am-3 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
St. Clouds Food Table 11:00am-12:00pm – 1 person
Hot Dog Stand 9:30-11am-5 people (at the grill and taking money) / 11am-12pm – 3 people
Bouncy House 9:45am-11am – 2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Obstacle Course 9:45am-11am -2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Bake Sale Table 9:30am-11am – 4 people / 11:00-12:00pm – 3 people
Traffic Control (for the parade from 9:15am-9:30) – 6 people
Crowd Control for Reptile Man and Clown performance Approx. 10-11:30 – 4 people
On Call Doctor with a First Aid Kit 9:30-1pm

Madrona Mayfair – Save the Date

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is already in the works and it is shaping up.  Knock on wood that the weather cooperates.  This year Madrona Mayfair will be Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  As always, Mayfair will begin at Al Larkins Park with the kiddie parade and end up at Madrona Playgound were there will be all kinds of fun.  Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, Obstacle Course by Seattle Gymnastics Academy, Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, and this year the Recess Monkey will have a concert right there at the Madrona Playfield starting at noon.

Many Madrona restaurants/dessert makers have expressed interest in participating in this year’s Mayfair, but so far it can be announced that St. Clouds and Pritty Boy’s Pizza have confirmed.

As always the Madrona Community Council (MCC) is planning Mayfair.  Madrona Community Council is always looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event so they can continue to provide the event free to our Seattle neighborhood.  So far, Ewing and Clark are sponsoring the pony rides, Lakeview Kids Dentistry is sponsoring the Recess Monkey Concert, Madrona Dining and Sipping Society is covering the cost for permits for the parade, and Harvard Avenue School is providing face painting, but the Madrona Community Council is looking for two more sponsors to assist with other hard costs.  If you do not want to sponsor, but can help out either during or before the event they are still looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in either, please add a comment to this blog (it will no show to the public) and we will forward your information to the correct member of the Madrona Community Council.


Madrona Mayfair T-Shirts Available Online

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair t-shirts are now available online.   T-shirts will be on sale until May 1st to ensure that they will be delivered in time for Mayfair.  The t-shirts will NOT be available for sale at Mayfair, so be sure to order your t-shirts before the big event.  Click the link to order your Mayfair t-shirt today.  T-shirts are approximately $15 (depending on sizes, etc.) and are available in all sizes.

Also, click the following link for the detailed Madrona Mayfair Block Party schedule.  Mayfair is Saturday, May 12th.

Madrona Mayfair & Block Party Schedule

Madrona MayfairMadrona residents come celebrate Mayfair this year with your fellow Seattle neighbors on Saturday, May 12th.  This year Madrona Mayfair is in the morning with the Madrona Block Party starting in the afternoon.  Following are the up-to-date details of the fun events.


Madrona Mayfair Block Party – Saturday May 12
Brought to you by Madrona Community Council & Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM)
Rain or Shine

Schedule of events
Friday May 11
4:00-5:00 – Bike/Trike Decorating at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Decorations provided!

Saturday May 12
8:00-9:15 – Madrona K-8 (33rd & Union) Breakfast & Last Minute Bike/Trike Decorating
9:15 – Parade Line Up at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike)
9:30 – Parade Begins
9:30-12:00 –  Bouncy houses, pony rides, bake sale, face painting, an obstacle course, The Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, food and more in the Madrona Playground (34th and Spring)

BOOM sponsors the 2nd half of the day with the Madrona restaurant and shops having food, fun and music all afternoon along 34th Avenue in the Madrona Business District

Amara Parking Lot Performances (34th & Union)

12:00 – The Not-Its! – America’s Most Rockin Indie Band performs in the Amara Parking Lot – great fun for kids and adults alike
1:00 Le Cancer
2:00 GOD
4:00 Ethan Freckleton
5:00 Autumn Electricity

Bottlehouse Performances (1416 34th Ave)

12:00 Band of Guitars
1:00 A Cedar Suede
3:00 Last Great Fire
4:00 TBD
5:00  Jazz Group

The Madrona Community Council and BOOM would like to thank all of the sponsors and Madrona neighborhood businesses for helping make the Madrona Mayfair Block Party a successful event:

Madrona Community Council
Ewing & Clark
Harvard Avenue Preschool
Madrona Family Dental
Lakeview Orthodontics

Supporting sponsors:
Cupcake Royale
Meter Music
Seattle Gymnastics
Seattle Parks & Rec
St. Cloud’s
Tougo Coffee

Madrona Mayfair T-Shirt Contest

Madrona Mayfair T-ShirtThere is still time … until April 3 at 5pm, Cupcake Royale will be accepting submissions for the Annual Madrona Mayfair Block Party T-Shirt Contest.

The contest is open to contestants in Madrona under 12 years old.  Create a colorful design on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that honors the annual Madrona Mayfair Block Party celebration and can be easily produced on a t-shirt.  Be sure to include your name, contact information and age on your submission.  And, please include Madrona Mayfair Block Party as part of your artwork.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday April 4 and t-shirts will be on sale online prior to the event.  All proceeds from this contest help fund Madrona Community Council (MCC).   The all-volunteer, non-profit organization MCC does everything from put on Madrona Mayfair each spring, print a newsletter to let the resident  know of the neighborhood’s happenings, help organize the flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District centered around 34th and Union, put together the bonfire at Madrona Beach during the Christmas Ship visit, plus much more.

This year Madrona Mayfair is coordinated with the Business Owners of Madrona’s (BOOM) Block Party. Together, Mayfair and the Block Party will be fun and game for the little ones in the morning in the Madrona Playground and concerts, food and retail specials in the afternoon along 34th Avenue for all ages.

Madrona Mayfair Block Party will be held on Saturday May 12th.

UPDATE: Madrona’s Wine Tasting Event

Madrona Wine MerchantsI previously blogged details about the fun Madrona Community Council’s Wine Tasting Event that takes place Saturday, Nov 5th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at the Madrona Glassybaby studio.  The event, which is $25 per person, includes free wine tasting and light food.  In addition, if you wish, you can purchase Glassybabies as well as your favorite wine at the event.

Since my last blog more details have come out:

  1. Tickets are limited to 150 people.  The event has been selling well, so tickets are expected to sell out prior to the event.  There is still time, but if you are thinking about going you should buy your tickets online and not expect to buy a ticket at the door unless you want to risk being turned away.
  2. Glassybaby has agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds to Madrona K-8 for any Glassybaby sales at the event.  Thus, while the event (ticket sales and wine sales) goes to support the Madrona Community Council and the events/things they support (Madrona Mayfair, Halloween Event, Madrona Blossoms, etc.), our local Madrona school will also benefit from the Wine Tasting Event with every Glassybaby that is purchased.

Hope to see you there at the Madrona Wine Tasting Event.

New Date for Wine Tasting Event to Support the Madrona Neighborhood

Madrona Wine TastingI will be writing more about this exciting event in the future, but I wanted to get the word out as soon as possible.  The date and venue have been set for the Madrona Wine Tasting Event which is being put on by the Madrona Community Council.  The event, which will be Saturday, November 5th (NOT October 22nd as previously reported) from 6:30 to 9 PM at Glassybaby studios (map), will help support all the things that are sometimes get taken for granted in the neighborhood such as Madrona Mayfair, Madrona Blossoms, Madrona Newsletter, Halloween Party, etc.

Tickets are $25 per person and will include appetizers and wine tasting.  Click the link to buy your tickets to the Madrona Wine Tasting.