Honoring Our Freedom through Celebration!

It shouldn't matter if you were born in the United States, have immigrated to the US or you’re just visiting, you’ll surely take advantage to join in any one or more of the various celebrations occurring on Independence Day in America!

And for folks living around Angle Lake there'll will be no exception. Residents throughout our community will be enhancing their July 4th holiday by participating in the various family fun events hosted by Angle Lake Shore Club, Angle Lake Manor HOA, the City of SeaTac and their commercial sponsor, Recology Cleanscapes. Download a map of locations and accompanying schedule by Clicking HERE.

The lineup of events is as follows:

10:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade
Pull up a chair to watch or decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself and join in the parade!  Parade starts at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St and then turns right to proceed down S 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a group sing along and complimentary ice cream treats. Yum!

11:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Walk and Run Around the Lake
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes and trophy as the fastest runner to be the first to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Pre-registration begins at 10:30am; Fitness Walk at 11:00; Competition Race at 11:30 – finish by 12:00.

11:00 am – Children’s Play Area and Water Spray Park 
Angle Lake Park will be the site for various giant inflated slides and bouncy houses. Purchase an all day pass to participate. If inflatable’s aren’t your thing, then a safe, thrilling alternative would be to cool off in the spray park that features numerous spray nozzles for kids to run through and play in. If you dare, endure a drenching from the Mega Soaker, a 55 gallon container that fills with water and spills over every few minutes onto the surface and anybody under it!

1:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Get those creative juices flowing to come up with the most impressive Independence Day display.  Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Gift Certificate for First Place!  $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel for 2nd  – 10th place respectively.

1:00 pm - Live Entertainment
Entertainment is sponsored by the City of SeaTac featuring Maurice the Fish Record label artists and friends of the record label.  Family friendly entertainment starts at 1:00 p.m. and continues non-stop all the way through to 9:45 p.m.

3:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies, flounders, barracudas, sharks, and whales – show up in your swim attire and get ready to compete for ribbons and cash awards!  Begin assembling by 2:45 on the shores of the Louvier’s Beach at Fire Post #46 or look for the banner displayed on the Northeast lakeshore.

3:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
Immediately following the swim races – the action will shift to boat racing. If it floats then we’ll let you race it! Show up in any kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in. Join in the fun and paddle, pedal, row or sail your way to victory.  Louvier’s Beach at post 46.

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
The fireworks display will again be launched from the fishing docks located off the shoreline of Angle Lake Public Park. The show will feature numerous shells lifted to fill the sky in an artistic display for ultimate viewing pleasure. Please note that for safety reasons the swimming beach and public boat launch at Angle Lake Park will be closed all day on July 4th for staging of the fireworks.  Boaters are welcome to view the fireworks display from the water however will be required to remain a minimum of 210 feet away from the fireworks staging area.

Events of this size cannot be done without the help and cooperation of many people. A special and sincere thank you is given to each of the volunteers who have donated their time in helping to coordinate these events and to all our Shore Club members who have donated financially, thank you for your support and contributions.

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!

Summer Concerts at Angle Lake Park

The City of SeaTac “Summer in the Park” concert series kicks off at Angle Lake Park this Friday Evening, June 24th. The season start features local artists “Show Nuff Funk” who promote themselves as a “hard core, old school, funk band”. Music will be performed live on the park’s center stage from 6:30 until 8:00 pm and is FREE to attend!

Family and friends are invited to gather for an evening of great entertainment. Bring a picnic basket, your lawn chair or blankets to sit on; prepare to kick back and relax or plan to dance the evening away to the soulful summer sounds. Children can play on the equipment within the park as well as enjoy the spray park, splash along the shore or dance along in front of the stage. Boat parking is available if you chose to arrive by water, otherwise vehicle overflow parking will be available courtesy of the Alaska Airlines Group in their corporate headquarters parking lot immediately north of the park.

Please take note that the audience area is surrounded by tall fir trees – where the shade can be considered a blessing during hot summer days or a source of discomfort during the cooler evenings! So be sure to also bring a jacket if you're susceptible to chill… otherwise you might likely find yourself sitting wrapped up in that blanket you brought instead of sitting on it!  

Access the full Summer Concert Series schedule HERE.

Mid-Year Check Point

In addition to the regular responsibilities for planning, coordinating and executing our Annual Club and Community Events, the Angle Lake Shore Club Board is including focus on two additional goals this year: 
  • Bringing a major fireworks display back to the center of the lake.
  • Getting younger families with children involved in lake activities.

The following is a status report on how the board is making progress toward the above two goals:
  • Firework Barges
The club has received donations from our members that put the total funds raised to date at just over 70% of our targeted goal of $24,000. While efforts will continue to raise the remaining funds needed (see our GoFundMe page), design and build tasks are now underway.

Jonathan Standridge has volunteered to manage the overall schedule to ensure that the project is completed in time for the planned 2017 fireworks show. A build site has been secured, potential build managers have been identified, and additional volunteer laborers are being requested. The team plans to have the first barge complete and available for use for the upcoming Lake Bottom Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd. 
  • A New Family Event
While the latest newly added events have achieved success in drawing out the younger members in particular (the Easter Bunny Dock Hop; the Halloween Spook-tacular Boo Cruise) the board continues to consider ideas that cater to family members of all ages.  An event opportunity we feel achieves this goal is the ONE TIME trial run of the small junior series hydroplane races.  

If approved, the Seattle Outboard Association, a club who has been in operation for over 80 years, will be entirely responsible for race operations including insurance coverage and safety personnel. 

The event hosts encourage lakeside residents to invite family and guests over to watch the races from their homes, while also welcoming all spectators the opportunity to visit the pits to witness the activity up close and meet the racers at the park.  

The two day race event is planned for September 10th and 11th. Racing will be limited between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. This event is still subject to approval by the City of SeaTac Council. 

Updates will continue to be posted periodically on the Angle Lake Shore Club as status changes.