Saturday, January 12, there will be three very different events at the Seattle Center ranging from snow activities including a sold-out snowball fight and a Seattle University Basketball game, to an operatic Cinderella. Taking place at overlapping times, the events are expected to draw a combined attendance of nearly 13,000 people. On Sunday afternoon, the Washington CeaseFire organization is sponsoring the StandUp Washington march which encourages people to “turn anger into action” and call for a ban on semi-automatic weapons in Washington State. The Stand Up Washington march with over 1,000 participants, could slow traffic through downtown as it moves north from Westlake Park to the Seattle Center.
The Seattle Department of Transportation urges motorists to consider leaving their cars at home and reduce their impact on the environment by traveling via one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – bus, carpool, Metro Transit, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, bicycle or even walking, if feasible.
Saturday, January 12
Snow Ball Fight: 12 Noon – 7 p.m.
Next 50 Plaza, Seattle Center
Expect some congestion on surrounding streets.
Seattle University Redhawks vs. Denver: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
Traffic may be heavier on the west side of the Center adjacent to the Key Arena.
Cinderella: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
Plan for heavier traffic on Mercer Street before and after the performance.
Sunday, January 13
Stand Up Washington: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Gathers at Westlake Park
March starts at Westlake Park and travels north on Fourth Avenue from Pine Street to Denny Way, then north on Fourth Avenue N into the Seattle Center Mural Theatre. Traffic will likely be disrupted, so motorists need to allow for possible delays. Seattle Police will escort.
contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114