SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. There is a Cinco de Mayo event on Thursday in the Green Lake neighborhood. Opening Day of Boating Season on Saturday features the annual Boat Parade and races in the Montlake Cut. The Seattle Sounders also play Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. The Alaskan Way Viaduct 2-week closure is still ongoing.
THURSDAY, MAY 5th:
Cinco de Mayo Block Party: A block party at Green Lake closes 2nd Avenue NE between E Green Lake Way N and Woodlawn Avenue N from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. About 950 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, MAY 7th:
Opening Day of Boating Season: The Windermere Cup races are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by the Boat Parade until 2:30 p.m. in the Montlake Cut. The Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Northbound 24th Avenue E will be detoured at E Roanoke Street and southbound Montlake Boulevard will be detoured at NE Pacific Street. About 4,500 people are expected to attend.
Fiesta 5K Ole!: The race starts in Volunteer Park at 9:30 a.m. followed by a fiesta with mobile food trucks and a margarita garden though 6:00 p.m. The race circles the park east on E Prospect Street, north on 15th Avenue E, west on Howe Street, south on Federal Avenue E, east on E Prospect Street and south on 12th Avenue E. The course U-turns at E John Street and returns back to the park. About 5,000 people are expected to participate.
LUNG FORCE Walk – Seattle: A walk to raise awareness and funds to fight against lung cancer and for lung health. The walk starts at Lake Union Park at 9:00 a.m., heads east on sidewalks along Mercer Street, south on Fairview Avenue N, west on Denny Way, and north on Westlake Avenue N back to Lake Union Park. About 750 people are expected to participate.
Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose: 7:00 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, MAY 8th:
The Color Run: Mercer Street will close at 5:30 a.m. between 1st and 4th Avenue N for set-up and the race starts at 8:00 a.m. The route heads south on 4th Avenue N, east on Republican Street, south 5th Avenue N, south on Cedar Street, and south on 4th Avenue to Seneca Street. The route U-turns and returns to the Seattle Center north on 4th Avenue, west on Denny Way, and north on 2nd Avenue. About 9,000 people are expected to participate.