The Seattle Center turned on the water to the International Fountain this month, ushering in warmer weather.
Though it’s been rainy this past week, the clouds parted for a few hours this afternoon and it actually looked like spring under the Space Needle. Despite temperatures in the high forties, many passersby strolled and sat in the Center grounds, enjoying the unexpected sunshine.
The Center turned on all of its waterworks on April 1, after closing it throughout the winter as a cost-savings measure. From Seattle Center:
International Fountain is programmed with new music each week, selected by Seattle Center musicologist James Whetzel, often to coincide with events happening on the grounds. For the weekend of April 1st, visitors will hear a mix of Japanese pieces in recognition of Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, April 1 -3, in Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion.
The return of Seattle Center waterworks renews the hope that Mother Nature will soon delivery spring weather. Seattle Center invites the community to come down to the Center to take in the sun, view the spring flowers, listen to the fountain music and partake in all of the weekend festivities. For more information on Seattle Center attractions and events, visit the website at www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.