What’s Moving Seattle This Week? August 14-18

People biking on the Westlake protected bike lane on a sunny day.
People biking on the Westlake protected bike lane on a sunny day.

People biking on the Westlake protected bike lane on a sunny day.

 

It’s another busy summer weekend in Seattle! Plan ahead for the Rolling Stones, Hempfest, and more.

 

Don’t forget: during the #SeattleSqueeze, it’s important to plan ahead and find ways to change your commute so that we can all get around safely and efficiently. Now is a great time to try riding your bike, taking the streetcar, or riding the bus instead of driving alone!

 

It’s also important to slow down, pay attention, and travel safely to help us reach our Vision Zero goals of zero traffic deaths by 2030. Each of us plays a role in reaching Vision Zero and making Seattle’s street safer for everyone – whether we’re driving, walking, or biking.

 

Lastly, get the latest traffic information by following our @SDOTTraffic Twitter account.

 

Safe travels and have a great weekend!

 

WED. AUG 14

 

Rolling Stones: 2019 No Filter Tour: CenturyLink Field. 7:30 – 10:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 50,000.

 

Seattle Opera Presents Verdi’s Rigoletto: McCaw Hall. 7:30 – 10:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 3,000.

FRI. AUG 16

Hempfest: 28th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront. 12 – 8 PM. Estimated attendance: 30,000.

 

Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market: Annual dinner at the Pike Place Market to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation. Pike Place will close at 8AM Friday morning. 7 – 11 PM. Estimated attendance: 1,600.

 

SAT. AUG 17

Hempfest: 28th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront. 10 AM – 8 PM. Estimated attendance: 30,000.

 

Big Day of Play: Rainier Community Center and Playfields. Free event presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation. 11 AM – 5 PM. Estimated attendance: 2,600.

 

Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct Picnic: Event will close 12th Ave between E Pine St and E Pike St. 1 – 4 PM. Estimated attendance: 230.

 

Belltown Block Party: Event will close 2nd Ave between Battery and Lenora Streets. 2 – 11:59 PM. Estimated attendance: 730.

 

South Lake Union Aloha Market: Event will close 9th Ave N between Denny Way and Thomas St. 4 – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 15,000.

 

Seattle Opera Presents Verdi’s Rigoletto: McCaw Hall. 7:30 – 10:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 3,000.

 

SUN. AUG 18

 

Hempfest: 28th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront. 10 AM – 8 PM. Estimated attendance: 30,000.

 

Greaseball: Annual free all ages community event to showcase home-built, old-school hot rods, custom chops, rat rods, bobbers, vintage motorcycles, and more.  Event will close 1st Ave S from S Mead St to S Lucille St from 12 – 8 PM. Estimated attendance: 1,000.

 

Seattle Opera Presents Verdi’s Rigoletto: McCaw Hall. 2 – 4:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 3,000.