162,000 pounds of snow will be dumped in Seattle on January 12 but you won't hear the weather forecasting it! This snowfall won't bring the city to a standstill with traffic issues but will bring roughly 6,000 people together to break a world record in snowball fighting. Snow Day, an event that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of King County, will also have fort building contest, 12 pubs in lower Queen Anne will be offering Snow Day deals, and live entertainment to keep you warm despite the cold.
The world's largest snowball fight record is currently held by North Korea, with 5,387 participants hurling snowballs at one another. This fundraiser is hoping to have 6,000 or more participants to properly ensure that the record is broken. Snow will be trucked in from mountain passes - the snow will be there!
What you need to know:
Snow Day will be held at Center Square in Seattle Center
The cost is $25 per person
Snow fort and castle building begins at 1pm, the snowball fight is at 5pm, and the pub crawl is at 6pm
Must be 18 or older to participate in the snowball fight
Must have protective eyewear for the snowball fight - ski, snowboard, or swimming goggles required
Snow forts will be built by organizations and teams that have raised money for the fundraiser. If you are interested in helping to build a snow fort, you can ask a team if they want help.
For more information, check out the Snow Day website.