SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city this week that will affect area traffic. The West Seattle Summer Fest starts Friday at The Junction. The Ballard Seafood Fest is Saturday and Sunday. The Seattle Sounders FC plays at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon.
FRIDAY, JULY 8:
West Seattle Summer Fest: Community festival in the West Seattle Junction features crafts, live music and a kid’s play area. The festival starts Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m. Streets close Thursday at 6 p.m. for festival set up. Street closures include California Ave SW from SW Edmunds to SW Genesee streets, and SW Alaska St from 42nd to 44th Ave SW. SW Oregon St will remain open to vehicles. About 24,000 people are expected to attend throughout the weekend.
Seattle Night Ride: Starting at 9 p.m. bicycle riders will take to the streets and trails from Ballard, through Queen Anne, to Myrtle Edwards Park and back. NW 49th St will close between 15th Ave NW and 17th Ave NW for the rider start and finish lines. Post ride celebration from 10 p.m. through 1 a.m. About 600 bicycle riders are expected to participate.
SATURDAY, JULY 9th:
Ballard Seafood Fest: A celebration of Ballard’s Nordic roots featuring arts and crafts, live music, a skate event and plenty of seafood. Festival hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Streets close Friday at 8 p.m. for festival set up. Street closures include NW Market from 20th to 24th Ave NW, 22nd Ave NW from NW Market to NW 58th St, Ballard Ave NW from NW Market to NW Vernon Place and Leary Ave NW from NW Market to NW Vernon Place. About 50,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend.
Wallingford Family Parade: The 67th Annual Seafair Wallingford parade features drill teams and marching bands. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Interlake Ave N and N 45th St, runs east to Bagley Ave N and turns north into the Meridian Playground. Streets closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. About 1,500 people are expected to attend.
Wedgwood Art Festival: Family-friendly art event in northeast Seattle on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School located at 3520 NE 89th Street. About 2,100 people per day are expected to attend.
Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk: A 3.1-mile course around historic Queen Anne. Race starts at 8 a.m. at 5th Ave W and W Halladay St and ends in front of Coe School on 7th Ave W between W Smith and W McGraw Streets. About 700 runners and walkers are expected to participate.
Queen Anne Days Festival: Celebration at the Queen Anne Community Center field at 1901 1st Ave N. Live music, car show, art walk and a kiddie parade, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. About 350 people are expected to attend.
Uwajimaya Natsu Matsuri Summer Food Festival: Family-friendly summer festival featuring Japanese street food on S. Weller St between 5th Ave S and 6th Ave S. The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. S Weller Street will close on Friday at 6 p.m. for festival set up. About 500 people are expected through the weekend.
Sounders vs. LA Galaxy, 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. About 45,000 people are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, JULY 10TH:
See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon and 5K: Race starts at Gasworks Park at 8 a.m., heads west on Northlake Way, south over the Fremont Bridge, along the Ship Canal trail and south around Lake Union; heads north on Fairview Ave N, crosses the University Bridge and returns to Gasworks Park along Pacific Avenue. About 3,000 people are expected to participate.