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World's Largest Water Balloon Fight @ Seattle Center | Guinness World Record Attempt, FAQs


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World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight
August 17, 2013
Noon – 7 p.m. | $10 Until July 5 / $25 After July 6 | All Ages
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Seattle Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Water balloon toss competition, arts and crafts, friendship bracelets just as you remember them

Lots of MUSIC
Local bands and “high energy” DJs

36 dedicated campers, filling water balloons 9hrs/day for 9 days = 300,000+ water balloons. Wanna help?

Lots of BEER
Red Hook Brewery is building a 1,500 person beer garden

The unofficial record was achieved by the University of Kentucky on August 24th, 2012 and consisted of 11,622 participants and 236,484 water balloons. The official Guinness World Record was also achieved by the U. of Kentucky. Let’s gather 12,000+ campers and call it good.


  • 11:30am Registration Begins
  • 12:00pm Camp Gates Opens
  • 1:00pm Water Balloon Toss Competition
  • 2:00pm Live Performance from featured local band
  • 4:00pm World Record Attempt
  • 5:00pm Party Camp DJ set
  • 7:00pm Last call for day drinking
  • 7:30pm Gates Close

1. All participants must be at least 18 years old and show photo ID for entry.
2. Do not bring your own water balloons or lawn furniture.
3. No head shots. If you have bad aim, aim lower.
4. No physical contact.
5. Be safe and have fun! Counselors will be on patrol.

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Who currently holds the world record largest water balloon fight?
According to Guinness World Records, the University of Kentucky set the record in 2011 with 8,957 participants, and 175,141 water balloons. However, they broke their own record last year with 11,622 participants. This summer the competition has heated up as Water Wars-Atlanta and the University of Kentucky are also attempting to break the world record. Come on Seattle, we can do this!

How can I stay up to date?
Please follow us on twitter (@SetaRecord) and like us on Facebook for updates leading up to the event

How can I help?
We need volunteers to help fill more than 300,000 water balloons! All volunteers will receive commemorative shirts and be entered into a contest for a new iPad 2 along with several other prizes. Please sign up here

What is the price?
The cost is $25/person. Be a kid for a day, help a kid for life… yeah it’s a fundraiser.

When and where is this world record going down?
August 17th, 2013 at Seattle Center’s International Fountain & Fisher Plaza. 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA

Can I bring my own water balloons?
No, all water balloons will be provided for participants. No one will be allowed into the venue with their own water balloons.

Can I bring a water balloon launcher? Catapult? Sling shot? Cannon?
For the safety of all participants, water balloon launchers of any kind are strictly prohibited from the event. Throwing water balloons is what true warriors do.

My cousin is from Kentucky, can he come?
Sure, if he wants to beat his own states record.

Am I going to get hurt?
As with any athletic activity there is also the risk of injury. All participants must sign a disclaimer and liability waiver before entering the venue. Eye protection is encouraged, but not required.

Where do I park?
There are multiple options. Right in front of Memorial Stadium is a large paid parking lot; there are also multiple parking garages for Seattle Center. For complete list and pricing, click here. Since we are also an eco-friendly centric city we also recommend: taking the King County Metro, biking, walking…heck run there if you want!

Will there be beverages and food at the event?
There will a beer garden inside the venue and a cornucopia of food trucks will be on hand just outside of the venue. Additionally, the Center House located next door has a multitude of bars and restaurants