Traffic-wise, it should be a relatively calm weekend. It’s the last weekend for you to enjoy the Seattle Boat Show which is billed as the largest of its kind on the West Coast. You can also participate in the Lunar New Year celebration in the Chinatown/International District on Saturday or be mesmerized by the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty at McCaw Hall. Drivers should anticipate some normal congestion associated with these events. With many events cancelled on Sunday to allow viewing of the Super Bowl, traffic may be unusually light everywhere between 3:30 – 8 p.m. when a majority of Seattleites will likely be indoors yelling at their television sets as the Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. Go Hawks!
For more information about the weekend events, please see the schedule below.
Thursday, January 30 – Saturday, February 1
Seattle Boat Show:
CenturyLink Field Event Center: 11a.m. – 8 p.m.; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. respectively
Chandler’s Cove at South Lake Union: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. respectively
15,800 over the three days
Expect congestion primarily around the south end of the lake.
For more information please see: http://www.seattleboatshow.com/
Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2
Pacific Northwest Ballet performances of The Sleeping Beauty: 8 – 11 p.m.; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.; 1 – 4 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m.; and 1 – 4 p.m. respectively
2,900 each show
Expect congestion particularly on Mercer Street before and after each performance.
Saturday, February 1
Lunar New Year Celebration: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hing Hay Park
Streets closed from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.: S King Street between Sixth Avenue S and Seventh Avenue S; Maynard Avenue S between S Jackson Street and S Weller Street. For more information please visit: http://www.cidbia.org/events/2014-lunar-new-year/lunar-new-year-celebration-2014-year-of-the-horse