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A little rain didn’t put a damper on Seattleites who came out to play on the street in Alki!

Spring showers and Summer Streets brought soggy fun to Alki. After a series of sunny weekends, mother nature let loose with some rain, but it did not stop those who came out from having a great time. Over 30 volunteers and SDOT staff helped open the street and keep it safe for people to walk, bike and participate in free activities and see what life could be like if we all drive a little less. The morning kicked off under a light drizzle with the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by West Seattle High School PTSA, with over 850 participants.

See all the race results at Rogue Multi-Sport:

Then, as the finish line for the race cleared out, Alki Summer Streets took form.  Entertainment sponsored by Tony Fragada of the Alki Community Council included Hollow Earth Radio, live music by Sarey Savy, Mighty Tiny Band, Choro Tocando, and Not Dead Yet. Seattleites enjoyed fun activities like 3on3 Battle on the Blacktop basketball tournament, Detective Cookie’s youth chess games, paddleboard demos, craft-making, a kids’ bike parade and the Seattle Humane Society’s Maxmobile adoption center. Alki Arts had their own musical lineup and artist demonstrations going on throughout the day and a number of non-profits braved the weather to talk about their causes.

Speaking of causes, thanks to everyone who contributed to the West Seattle Food Bank canned food pyramid!

Finally, a special thank you to our fabulous volunteers (including kids from the Service Board) and the sponsors and partners who made this great day possible:

  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • Waste Management
  • Urban Press Inc.
  • Keeney’s Office Supply

See more awesome pictures from the Alki Summer Streets event on Flickr at:

The next series of Summer Streets are August 10 in PhinneyWood and August 18 in Rainier Valley. Hope to see you there!

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