Folklife Festival, Parades, Baseball and More
Seattle – The coming Memorial Weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer with the Folklife Festival kicking off the season of summer festivals. There’s something for everyone –including all forms of the arts, a barbeque, a religious parade, and sports for both participants and spectators. The Seattle Department of Transportation advises event-goers to plan for possible delays associated with these activities and consider taking one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, Metro Transit, car pool, bicycle or walk, if feasible.
Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31
39TH Annual Folklife Festival: 11a.m. – 10p.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday
Event will use streets surrounding Seattle Center for production staging through June 1st; expect congestion in the area.
Saturday, May 29
“World Peace” Religious Parade: 6 p.m.
2,500 participants expected
SPD will escort the parade on the streets surrounding the Vietnamese Catholic Church which starts at 1230 E Fir Street; heads west on Fir to 12th Avenue S; north on 12th to E Spruce Street; east on Spruce to 14th Avenue S; south on 14th to E Fir Street.
Sunday, May 30
Fremont Criterium Bike Race: 10:20 a.m. (first race)
520 participants expected
Streets closed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: triangular closed course using N Canal Street, Phinney Avenue N, and N 35th Street.
Bicycle Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to South Orcas Street
Monday, May 31
Homeless Veteran’s Day: 12 – 4 p.m.
Free barbeque at Bread of Life Mission for homeless veterans.
Streets closed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: S Main Street between Alaskan Way S and first Avenue S;
Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: 7:10 p.m.
Expect congestion in SODO area around stadium.