Press Release


September 19, 2018

Media Contacts:

Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5839 |

Addie Davis, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5805 | 

Seahawks’ First Home Game Kicks Off with Blue Friday Rally

Blue Thunder drumline, Blitz the Seahawk and Sea Gals cheerleaders to lead march from Westlake Park to Pike Place Market, Walter Jones to join at Pike Place Market

WHAT: Join Visit Seattle, CenturyLink, the Seattle Seahawks and Pike Place Market for a special Blue Friday Rally on Friday, September 21 in celebration of Sunday’s home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Free public Wi-Fi, powered by CenturyLink, is available at the Market Information Center, making it easier than ever to share Blue Friday festivities on social media. Fans are encouraged to use #TGIBF, #WeAre12, #GoHawks, #VisitSeattle and #PikePlaceMarket as part of their Blue Friday social media posts.

WHERE: The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an opening performance by the Blue Thunder Drumline at Westlake Park under the Arch (4th Ave. and Pine St.). From there, Blue Thunder, Blitz the Seahawk and the Sea Gals Cheerleaders will parade down Pike Street to Pike Place Market where they will perform adjacent to Visit Seattle’s Market Information Center at the corner of 1st Ave. and Pike St.

Walter Jones, former Seahawks offensive tackle and Hall of Famer, will join the festivities at Pike Place Market. Participants will also have an opportunity to watch the famous Pike Place Market Fishmongers in action as the rally continues down the cobblestones of the Market. The march will conclude with a final Blue Thunder performance at the MarketFront Plaza (1901 Western Ave.).

WHO:  All Seahawks fans – visitors and locals alike – are invited to participate. The Blue Thunder Drumline, Blitz the Seahawk and Sea Gals Cheerleaders will lead the march through downtown.

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.       Blue Friday celebration begins at Westlake Park (4th Ave. and Pine St.)

10:15 a.m.       Blue Thunder, Blitz and Sea Gals parade down Pike St.

10:30 a.m.       Blue Thunder performs near the Market Information Center (1st Ave. and Pike St.)

10:35 a.m.       Fish-throwing at the Market

10:45 a.m.       Blue Thunder, Blitz and Sea Gals parade down the cobblestones of Pike Place

11:00 a.m.       Blue Thunder performs at MarketFront Plaza (1901 Western Ave.)

11:15 a.m.       Photo Opportunity with Blitz and Sea Gals at MarketFront Plaza

11:30 a.m.       Rally concludes

WHY: Seattle’s fans, businesses, merchants and vendors come together to show support for their NFL team, celebrating the first home game of the 2018-19 Seahawks football season. The Seahawks play the Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 p.m., Sunday, September 23.

Seahawks 2018-19 Season Schedule:

About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. For more information, visit






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