SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of several events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. The International Auto Show runs Thursday through the weekend. President Barack Obama will visit Seattle Friday for a political fundraiser. The Saint Demetrios Greek Festival runs Friday through Sunday. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is Saturday, in and around Seattle Center.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th:
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW: The latest makes and models of over 400 new automobiles are on display at the CenturyLink Events Center. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th:
PRESIDENT OBAMA VISIT: President Obama will visit Seattle to attend a fundraising event for Sen. Patty Murray at the Westin Hotel. Please plan ahead as the interstate and city streets will likely be impacted by the visit.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th:
DEMETRIO’S GREEK FESTIVAL: The 55th annual celebration at St. Demetrios features traditional Greek food, music, dance performances, and cultural items for purchase. Hours are Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. About 4,500 people are expected to attend over the weekend. Traffic in the Montlake neighborhood is likely to be heavier than usual, so please plan accordingly (some Baklava might help).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th:
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK: This walk benefits the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research grants, and programs and programs for people undergoing treatment. The event starts and ends at the Seattle Center International Fountain at 9 a.m. The route heads east on Mercer Street, south on 9th Ave N through Denny Park, north on Dexter Avenue N, west on Mercer, south on 5thAvenue N, west on Broad at Denny Street returning back to Seattle Center on 2ndAve N. About 3,200 people are expected to participate.
Norm Mah, SDOT