Summer Streets is Becoming a Special Tradition for Seattleites

West Seattle Summer Streets

A powerful idea is spreading across the world.  It goes by many names.

“Ciclovia” in Bogota. 

“Plages” in Paris.

“Sunday Streets” in San Francisco

“Summer Streets” in New York City and Seattle

The idea is simple—open a city street for several hours for people to stroll, bike, shop and just enjoy being in their community.

Something special happens during Summer Streets.   A street—normally a space for vehicles—is transformed into a place.  This unleashes creativity and energy within our neighborhoods.  The street becomes a public plaza where people celebrate, dance, create art, play games, get to know their neighbors and enjoy their community.

Summer Streets helps the public imagine a bright future where healthy transportation options and a vibrant local economy help create a wonderful quality of life.  During Summer Streets you live that vision, and people want more.

Celebrating its fifth year, Summer Streets has quickly become a tradition as aspecial part of summers in Seattle.  Local merchants and artists work together months in advance to make their event even better each year.  Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss the fun!

Ballard—Friday, May 18, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Bike to Work After
Alki—Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the W Seattle 5K Run/Walk
Greenwood/Phinney —Friday, August 10, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. with Art Up & Chow Down
Rainier Valley—Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

Want to host an activity? Sign up on our Get Involved web page. The deadline for the Alki event is April 5. Also, like us on Facebook to get regular updates.

It’s everybody’s street. Imagine the possibilities.