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This week in Seattle.

Want to know what we know? Read it below! Then on Thursday eve, check back for our Weekender Edition updates.


Calm before the storm.

Aerial view of Columbia St between 1st and 3rd avenues.

Image by Google Maps |

TUES 7.10 → MON 7.16 | Work on post-Alaskan-Way-Viaduct-demolition mobility continues. Columbia St from 1st to 3rd avenues is becoming 2-way for bus routes coming from W Seattle. Traffic signal work is now complete, with final inspection underway. The added left turn lane between 2nd and 3rd will remain until project completion–expected July 16.


Storming KeyArena.

image of team logos.

Image by Seattle Storm WNBA |

TUES 7.10 & SAT 7.14 | Following their mid-day July 10 home game against the L.A. Sparks, the Seattle Storm is back at Key Arena Saturday, playing the Dallas Wings, @ 6 PM.


10,000 at McGraw/Hill concert.

FRI 7.13 | Tim McGraw & Faith Hill perform at KeyArena, 7:30PM – 11PM.  Estimated attendance is 10,000–meaning a crowded Lower Queen Anne on Friday night!


3 days of seafood in Ballard.

poster promoting Seafoodfest.

Image by Ballard Seafood Fest

FRI 7.13 → SUN 7.15 Go fishing, Nordic style! The annual Ballard SeafoodFest starts Friday, 5 PM – 11 PM, continuing Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM and Sunday 11  AM – 9 PM. Sat/Sun crowds are estimated to be around 23,000. Try mass transit to avoid parking struggles!


West Seattle Summer Fest.

Web page promoting West Seattle Summerfest

Image by West Seattle Junction Association |

FRI 7.13 → SUN 7.15 |The annual West Seattle Summer Fest runs 10 AM – 6 PM Friday/Saturday, and 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday. Expect about 7,500 people opening night; followed by 12,500 July 14, and 5,000 the final day. California Ave SW between SW Edmunds and SW Genesee streets will be closed for the event.


Cap creative for the Helpline.

Image by Queen Anne Helpline |

SAT 7.14 | An expected 800 people will take part in the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run, Saturday.  Walkers start at 8:30 AM; runners at 9 AM, at Queen Anne Lutheran Church, at 8th Ave W and W McGraw. Prizes for fastest finishers and best hat contest winner!


Derby Days at Green Lake.

SAT 7.14 | The Annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby Race is this Saturday, on Green Lake off the Aqua Theater. More than 3,000 people are expected for the 9:30 AM – 5 PM event!


Wallingford Family Parade!

SAT 7.14 | The 69th Annual Wallingford Family Parade runs from 11 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday, on N. 45th St. between Bagley Ave N and Interlake Ave N.  Estimated attendance is 1,500.


SODO flea market.

SAT 7.14 | The next monthly SODO flea market is this Saturday, on Utah Ave S between S Stacy and S Holgate streets.  Utah Ave S will be closed 6 AM – 6 PM to include set-up and break-down of the 10 AM – 4 PM event.  Estimated attendance is 1,000.


Queen Anne Day!

SAT 7.14 | The Queen Anne Day Festival is at West Queen Anne Playfield Saturday, 11 AM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance is 500.


Run like a Viking; walk like an Egyptian?

Image by the Nordic Museum |

SAT 7.14 | Whether you walk like an Egyptian or a Viking, you’re welcome to join Saturday’s 5k run/walk event! Don your Norse seafaring attire for the 9 AM trek at the new Nordic Museum!


Nordic days are here again…

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | The Nordic Museums’ 35th Annual Viking Days are now the same weekend as the Ballard Alliance SeafoodFest–for all things Nordic! About 250 attendees expected to the Viking encampment at 2655 NW Market St.


STP starts in the wee hours.

STP Route Map by Ride with GPS |

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | Up to 10,000 participants are expected in the ~200-mile Seattle to Portland bicycle ride, over one to two days. Riders start at University of Washington’s E-1 lot, heading out in 10-minute waves beginning at 4:45 AM. The last rider will leave at 7:30 AM.


Dragon Fest @ Hing Hay Park!

Image by Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area |

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | Dragon Fest 2018 – This Annual Chinatown/International District community festival is at S King St/Hing Hay Park from 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday, and 12 PM to 6 PM Sunday. Approximately 10,000 attendees are expected each day!


Run/Walk for cancer research.

SUN 7.15 | The Swedish 5k Summer Run & Walk is this Sunday, on Seattle’s First Hill and Capitol Hill, to benefit Ovarian Cancer research. Estimated attendance is 2,800 at the morning event, 8:15 – 11 AM.


Reviving I-5 & paving SR 99.

MON 7.9 → Fall 2019 | WSDOT crews just started the 1.5-year project to repave 7.58 miles of State Route 99/Aurora Ave N, between Roy St and N 145th St. Dozens of ADA compliant pedestrian ramps will also be rebuilt/added. Much of the work is planned for overnight shifts, opening lanes up at 5 AM on weekdays. Some daytime closures may be necessary, though WSDOT says at least one lane of SR99 will stay open in each direction.


FRI 7.13 → MON 7.16 | WSDOT Full NB I-5 closure at W Seattle Bridge off-ramp to Seneca St, starting at 8 PM Friday, running through 5 AM Monday. Expect delays and bring a snack! The final weekend closure will be a partial NB I-5 reduction, scheduled for August 10-12.


SAT 7.15 | SB I-5 between NE 45th St and SR 520 will be reduced to two lanes, 2 AM – 12 PM. This Ship Canal Deck work is weather dependent.


SAT 7.15 | NE 45th St on-ramp to NB I-5 closed, 2 AM to 12 PM for weather-dependent Ship Canal Deck work. Visit WSDOT King County weekly update page for more information.



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