You might want to paint the town red, as they say, with so much inspiring activity going on. From way-high bridge painting to four back-to-back Mariners vs. Red Sox games, we’ve got you covered (not in paint, that would be sticky). But stick with us to learn about…
I promise we’re not judging here, though Kevin Hart does look beside himself (with worry? 5 shades of Hart?), on his tour poster. The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour comes to Seattle tonight, June 14, at KeyArena. The 7-10 PM show is expected to draw about 12,000 attendees, likely making for very limited parking availability in the immediate area.
THU 6.14 & SUN 6.17 → FRI 6.22
To paint a bridge 167 feet above ground/water, one needs to be OK with heights. Here’s to the crew painting the SR99 Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge) and doing it overnight (9 PM-5 AM) to minimize impacts of closing 2 SB SR99 lanes nightly, between Raye St and Fremont Way N. While building a bit of a bridge under the bridge, to support crews sand blasting and painting George Washington’s underside (no soft underbelly here), the team even relocated some red-tailed hawks (true story).
Crane Update: The tower crane at 1215 E Union St is scheduled to be removed by Friday, June 15. This private project to construct a new Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences building should be complete next month.
4 Days. Same Socks.
THU 6.14 → SUN 6.17
Four days straight with the same socks could get stale, unless you leave ’em washed up each day. Either way, the Seattle Mariners play the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field four days in a row, tonight through Sunday. A Mariners clean sweep might be a great Seattle Father’s Day gift…on the heels of our Mariners rising above the Angels in 3 back-to-back games. But if you’re heading to Safeco Field, know that pretty epic crowds are expected:
- 25,000 @ June 14 game, 7:10-10 PM
- 35,000 @ June 15 game, 7:10-10 PM
- 35,000 @ June 16 game, 5:15-9 PM
- 40,000 @ June 17 game, 1:10-4 PM
Enjoy, just plan for traffic delays and limited parking (mass transit, anyone?!).
SAT 6.16 → SUN 6.17
SDOT work: Crews are continuing to pave 6th Ave, working from 8 PM June 16 through 6 AM June 17 (Father’s Day!). To do the work, 6th Ave must be closed during those overnight hours, between University and Stewart Streets. Take 4th Ave to help avoid delays.
Have you ever had a day where you were racing around in circles, over and over again? Do you want one? You can make it official by joining the Taco Time Volunteer Park Criterium (or Crit, as the cool kids say). The course, or Crit Lap (OK, I feel cool saying that), is just over one kilometer. If you’ve got true crit grit, maybe you’ll take home some of the $5,300 in prizes given to the top 5 in each of many races around the park. The Criterium starts at 10 AM and wraps at 6:30 PM (no tortilla required), with an estimated attendance of 800.
Juncture of Community & Fun
This Saturday, June 16, is the long-awaited and much beloved Annual Morgan Junction Festival, where else but at West Seattle’s Morgan Junction Park. Between 10 AM and 4 PM enjoy live music; watch a mural painting; join the Bark of Morgan; get effervescent with Bubbleman; and otherwise join the estimated 700 attendees in this celebration of community!
Fremont Solstice & Fair
SAT 6.16 → 6.17
This weekend Fremont centers on fun, with its annual Fremont Fair and Fremont Solstice celebrations!
The Fremont Solstice Parade is Saturday at 1 PM, from NW 39th St. and Leary Way NW to Gas Works Park. Approximately 20,000 people are expected to participate! Then, at Gas Works Park, the solstice celebration continues until 10:15 PM, with an estimated 2,000 in attendance.
The 2-Day Fremont Fair is expected to draw about 30,000 people–each day: 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday; and 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday. With so many people drawn to the center of the universe, traffic might create a new planet. To prepare, try these travel suggestions.
SPU work: Seattle Public Utilities begins work Monday, June 18, to install a new public sewer mainline in SODO. Project construction is scheduled through August 20, with all overnight shifts. Roadways closed 7:30 PM-5 AM include: S Horton St, between 1st and 3rd Avenues S; and Occidental Ave S, from S Hanford St to just south of S Horton St.