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Another big Seafair weekend in Seattle, July 31-Aug 3

It’s another big-time, Seafair weekend. Following last week’s Torchlight Parade, this will be the weekend for the traditional Seafair hydroplane races and the Blue Angels air show, closing I-90 at times and closing Lake Washington Boulevard South along Lake Washington. Also on this weekend’s agenda are the annual Seafair events in Magnolia, Central Area, and Lake City — all reasons for planning your trips around town to avoid delays. (For public transit and parking information to get to the hydroplane races, see http://tinyurl.com/mqn7mjj.)

There is a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert tonight (Wednesday), a wild and crazy bicycle festival in Georgetown on Friday night, and an art street fair in the Pioneer Square area on Saturday.

As always, taking public transit is a preferred way to get around. Check schedules and any “Rider Alerts” in advance. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/

There is no better time of year to walk or take a bike to your destination, possibly in combination with public transit, and reap the benefits of exercise and enjoyment in addition to getting there.

 

Wednesday, July 30

Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert

  • Safeco Field
  • Starts at 8 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 40,000
  • Expect congestion on routes leading to the stadium area.

 

Thursday, July 31

Blue Angels Practice

  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic
  • Closure times: 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

 

Friday, August 1

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels practice)

  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

Magnolia Summer Fest & Art Show

  • Magnolia Playfield, on West Smith Street between 32nd Avenue West and 34th Avenue West, and on 33rd Avenue West between West Wheeler and West Smith streets
  • Event hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 3,500
  • The streets listed above will be closed from 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 500

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

The Greatest Party Known to Humankind (Bicycle race from Beacon Hill to Georgetown and celebration of bike messenger culture)

  • Georgetown
  • Estimated attendance: 3,600
  • Event hours: 4 p.m. on Friday to 2 a.m. on Saturday
  • Street closure: 12th Avenue South between South Vale and South Harney streets from 2 p.m. on Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday

http://tinyurl.com/mdqr4gu

 

Saturday, August 2

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels practice)

  • On and above Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

Art of the City, art street fair (Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts 10th anniversary celebration)

  • Prefontaine Place South between Fourth Avenue South and Yesler Way
  • Event hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Prefontaine Place South will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

http://streetfair.tklofts.com/

Magnolia Kids and Seafair Parade

  • Kids parade at 10:30 a.m., main parade at 11 a.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 6,000
  • Staging is on 34th Avenue West between West Raye Street and West Barrett Street beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Parade route: Starts at 34th Avenue West and Raye; south on 34th to West McGraw Street; east on McGraw to 32nd Avenue West; north on 32nd to West Raye Street.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/Seafair_Parade.html

Magnolia Summer Fest and Art Show

  • Magnolia Playfield, on West Smith Street between 32nd Avenue West and 34th Avenue West, and on 33rd Avenue West between West Wheeler and West Smith streets
  • Estimated attendance: 6,000
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • West Smith from 32nd to 34th, and 33rd from West Wheeler to West Smith streets, will be closed from 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2nd.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Estimated attendance: 3,000
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

Umoja Fest Parade

  • 23rd Avenue, and Judkins Park
  • Parade starts at 1 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 900
  • Parade staging begins at 11 a.m. on 23rd Avenue between East Union Street and East Madison Street
  • Parade route: starts at 23rd Avenue and Union Street; south on 23rd to South Norman Street; west on Norman into Judkins Park.

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

SalmonFest Seattle

  • Northeast 125th Street between 26th Avenue Northeast and 30th Avenue Northeast
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 5,000
  • Street closure: Northeast 125th between 26th and Lake City Way Northeast will be closed from 5 a.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/

SalmonFest Seattle Parade

  • Lake City Way
  • Kids parade at 6 p.m. Grand Parade at 7 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 5,000
  • Staging is on Lake City Way Northeast between Northeast 137th and Northeast 135th streets, and side streets to the west, beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Parade route: start at Lake City Way Northeast and Northeast 135th Street; south on Lake City Way to Northeast 123rd Street; east on 123rd to 32nd Avenue Northeast.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/special-features/

 

Sunday, August 3

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels air show)

  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 500

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

SalmonFest Seattle

  • Northeast 125th Street between 26th Avenue Northeast and 30th Avenue Northeast
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 4,000
  • Street closure: Northeast 125th between 26th and Lake City Way Northeast will be closed from 5 a.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marybeth Turner

Public Relations Supervisor

City of Seattle Department of Transportation

O: 206.684.8548 | Media Line: 206.684-3151| F: 206.684.3238 |marybeth.turner@seattle.gov

 

 

 

Traffic Advisory

 

July 30, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:               Marybeth Turner, Public Relations Supervisor, 206.684.8548

 

 

Another big Seafair weekend in Seattle

Plan ahead to get there in time

 

SEATTLE—It’s another big-time, Seafair weekend. Following last week’s Torchlight Parade, this will be the weekend for the traditional Seafair hydroplane races and the Blue Angels air show, closing I-90 at times and closing Lake Washington Boulevard South along Lake Washington. Also on this weekend’s agenda are the annual Seafair events in Magnolia, Central Area, and Lake City — all reasons for planning your trips around town to avoid delays. (For public transit and parking information to get to the hydroplane races, see http://tinyurl.com/mqn7mjj.)

 

There is a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert tonight (Wednesday), a wild and crazy bicycle festival in Georgetown on Friday night, and an art street fair in the Pioneer Square area on Saturday.

 

As always, taking public transit is a preferred way to get around. Check schedules and any “Rider Alerts” in advance. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/

 

There is no better time of year to walk or take a bike to your destination, possibly in combination with public transit, and reap the benefits of exercise and enjoyment in addition to getting there.

 

 

Wednesday, July 30

 

Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert

  • Safeco Field
  • Starts at 8 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 40,000
  • Expect congestion on routes leading to the stadium area.

 

 

Thursday, July 31

 

Blue Angels Practice

  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic
  • Closure times: 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

 

 

Friday, August 1

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels practice)

  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

 

Magnolia Summer Fest & Art Show

  • Magnolia Playfield, on West Smith Street between 32nd Avenue West and 34th Avenue West, and on 33rd Avenue West between West Wheeler and West Smith streets
  • Event hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 3,500
  • The streets listed above will be closed from 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org

 

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 500

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

 

The Greatest Party Known to Humankind (Bicycle race from Beacon Hill to Georgetown and celebration of bike messenger culture)

  • Georgetown
  • Estimated attendance: 3,600
  • Event hours: 4 p.m. on Friday to 2 a.m. on Saturday
  • Street closure: 12th Avenue South between South Vale and South Harney streets from 2 p.m. on Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday

http://tinyurl.com/mdqr4gu

Saturday, August 2

 

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels practice)

  • On and above Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

 

Art of the City, art street fair (Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts 10th anniversary celebration)

  • Prefontaine Place South between Fourth Avenue South and Yesler Way
  • Event hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Prefontaine Place South will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

http://streetfair.tklofts.com/

 

Magnolia Kids and Seafair Parade

  • Kids parade at 10:30 a.m., main parade at 11 a.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 6,000
  • Staging is on 34th Avenue West between West Raye Street and West Barrett Street beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Parade route: Starts at 34th Avenue West and Raye; south on 34th to West McGraw Street; east on McGraw to 32nd Avenue West; north on 32nd to West Raye Street.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/Seafair_Parade.html

 

Magnolia Summer Fest and Art Show

  • Magnolia Playfield, on West Smith Street between 32nd Avenue West and 34th Avenue West, and on 33rd Avenue West between West Wheeler and West Smith streets
  • Estimated attendance: 6,000
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • West Smith from 32nd to 34th, and 33rd from West Wheeler to West Smith streets, will be closed from 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2nd.

http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/

 

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Estimated attendance: 3,000
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

 

Umoja Fest Parade

  • 23rd Avenue, and Judkins Park
  • Parade starts at 1 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 900
  • Parade staging begins at 11 a.m. on 23rd Avenue between East Union Street and East Madison Street
  • Parade route: starts at 23rd Avenue and Union Street; south on 23rd to South Norman Street; west on Norman into Judkins Park.

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

 

SalmonFest Seattle

  • Northeast 125th Street between 26th Avenue Northeast and 30th Avenue Northeast
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 5,000
  • Street closure: Northeast 125th between 26th and Lake City Way Northeast will be closed from 5 a.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/

 

SalmonFest Seattle Parade

  • Lake City Way
  • Kids parade at 6 p.m. Grand Parade at 7 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 5,000
  • Staging is on Lake City Way Northeast between Northeast 137th and Northeast 135th streets, and side streets to the west, beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Parade route: start at Lake City Way Northeast and Northeast 135th Street; south on Lake City Way to Northeast 123rd Street; east on 123rd to 32nd Avenue Northeast.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/special-features/

 

 

Sunday, August 3

 

Seafair Weekend (hydroplane qualifying and Blue Angels air show)

  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Washington Boulevard South will be closed between Mount Baker Beach and 49th Avenue South from 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3
  • I-90 Bridge will close to traffic from 12:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=11&SecID=936

 

Umoja Fest Festival

  • Judkins Park
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 500

http://umojafamilyfest.com/

 

SalmonFest Seattle

  • Northeast 125th Street between 26th Avenue Northeast and 30th Avenue Northeast
  • Event hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 4,000
  • Street closure: Northeast 125th between 26th and Lake City Way Northeast will be closed from 5 a.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

http://salmonfestseattle.com/

 

 

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