SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city through the weekend that will affect area traffic. A reminder that there will be rolling slowdowns on SR 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct Wednesday and Thursday for a film shoot. The Northwest Folklife Festival starts Friday through Monday at Seattle Center. The Mariners play at Safeco Field tonight and Wednesday, and Friday through the weekend.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th – THURSDAY, MAY 26th:
Motion Picture Filming: The production will film in the northbound direction of SR99/Alaskan Way Viaduct from S Atlantic St to Western Ave during off-peak hours, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and also between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. In the evening, they plan to start after Mariners traffic dissipates and wrap around 8:30 p.m., before the game ends. Traffic will not be stopped, but there will be rolling slowdowns as filming moves along the Viaduct.
FRIDAY, MAY 27th – MONDAY, MAY 30th:
Northwest Folklife Festival: The annual festival of music and the arts at Seattle Center starts Friday. Festival hours are Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. About 60,000 people are expected to attend each day.
Tuesday, May 24th, Mariners vs. Oakland, 7:10 p.m. About 15,000 people are expected to attend.
Wednesday, May 25th, Mariners vs. Oakland, 7:10 p.m. About 15,000 people are expected to attend.
Friday, May 27th, Mariners vs. Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. About 32,000 people are expected to attend.
Saturday, May 28th, Mariners vs. Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. About 29,000 people are expected to attend.
Sunday, May 29th, Mariners vs. Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. About 29,000 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, MAY 28th:
South Lake Union Saturday Market: Local food and crafts street market at 9th Avenue and Denny Way. 9th Ave between Denny Way and John St closed for the market from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through September 24th.