The History of White Center Jubilee Days
Celebrating 90 years
Since its revival in 1986, the White Center Jubilee Days celebration has grown to become one of South King County’s most anticipated summer festivals. Held in White Center, conveniently located between Seattle, West Seattle, and Burien, an estimated 25,000 people attend this celebration each year. White Center Jubilee Days events are part of the Seafair calendar, which is distributed at no cost in the greater Seattle area through Seafair's member festival organizations, which is sponsored by Boeing.
In 1966, the all volunteer staff and organizers decided to expand the White Center Jubilee days festival to two days. It was a great success, and the new 2 day festival has grown to include a Kids Parade, which is attended by the Seafair Parade Marshals and of course those goofy Seafair Clowns, and it would not be a Parade without the Pirates.
Since the street fair and food Vendor court was incorporated a very popular Beer Garden was added which always hosts one or two locally made brews, as seen in the Stranger recently. The two popular Entertainment stages have been a great gathering site for families and friends and have had some very big name entertainers such as The Kingsmen and Merilee Rush. A new Kids Center was added a few years ago and has been one of the most popular events at the festival and is attended by both young and old.