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Travel tips for May 23-June 4 including Memorial Day weekend: planned construction, sports, & community events

View of the Seattle skyline from the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge north of Beacon Hill. Photo: SDOT.

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SDOT construction, street closures, and travel impacts

Please note: our construction projects take place throughout Seattle. To stay informed about projects near you, subscribe to our email updates. Select from a list of projects and subscribe to the ones you’re most interested in.

RapidRide G Line – Madison St project:

Closures between May 23-June 4:

  • A southbound lane on 9th Ave, between Spring and Madison streets, is closed to traffic (it won’t reopen until paving is complete, which isn’t scheduled yet).
  • 2nd Ave will remain reduced to one lane between Madison St and Spring St in downtown Seattle until crews finish electrical trenching, conduit work, and sidewalk work later this fall.

People can expect (between May 23-June 4):

  • Short-term lane closures along the project corridor while crews install painting and markings on the street.
  • Short-term sidewalk and lane closures in Madison Valley while crews carry out sidewalk work.
  • Short-term intersection closures between 11th Ave and Martin Luther King Jr Way while crews carry out signal work.

Stay up to date on this project, visit our website and sign up for email updates.

Major league sports home games

Seattle Mariners

Upcoming games at T-Mobile Park

  • Monday, May 27 at 6:40 PM: Houston Astros
  • Tuesday, May 28 at 6:40 PM: Houston Astros
  • Wednesday, May 29 at 6:40 PM: Houston Astros
  • Thursday, May 30 at 1:10 PM: Houston Astros
  • Friday, May 31 at 7:10 PM: Los Angeles Angels
  • Saturday, June 1 at 4:15 PM: Los Angeles Angels
  • Sunday, June 2 at 1:10 PM: Los Angeles Angels

To learn more:

A catcher attempts to tag out a baserunner who is sliding into home plate during a baseball game. Green grass, brown dirt, and white lines are also in the image.
A close play at the plate during a Mariners home game at T-Mobile Park. Photo credit: Malingering via

If you’re riding the Link light rail, get off at the Stadium Station stop and walk a short two blocks over. If taking rideshare, there’s a designated rideshare lot southeast of the ballpark. If driving, the Mariners Garage opens three hours before game time. Biking, scooting, walking, or rolling to the game may also be great options, depending on your trip. Find more information on navigating to T-Mobile Park here.

Seattle Storm

Upcoming games at Climate Pledge Arena

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 7 PM: Indiana Fever
  • Saturday, May 25 at 6 PM: Washington Mystics

To learn more:

Two basketball players vie for a ball during a tip-off at a Seattle Storm basketball game. Other players are nearby on the court, with fans and spectators in the background.
Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics. Players leap for the ball at tip-off. Photo credit: Ronald Woan via

For all publicly ticketed events, guests receive a free public transit pass with their ticket. If driving to the arena, there are three parking garages available. Find more information on navigating to the arena here.

Seattle Sounders FC

Upcoming games at Lumen Field

  • Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM: Real Salt Lake

To learn more:

Seattle Reign FC

Upcoming games

  • There are no Seattle Reign FC home games during this timeframe. Stay tuned for our next blog post for future games.

To learn more:

Community events

Please note: We’ve highlighted several upcoming community celebrations below – but this is not intended as a comprehensive list of every event in the city. We hope you enjoy taking part!

May 24 – 27: 53rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival – Seattle Center

Four people dance while holding hands at the Seattle Folklife Festival, while standing on a grassy lawn area.
Four adults hold hands as they dance in a circle, smiling, on the grass lawn at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo credit: Northwest Folklife

The Northwest Folklife Festival gathers the community to celebrate, share, and connect with the diverse communities present in the Pacific Northwest. This year’s theme is Meraki, a Greek word meaning to do something with passion, soul, and love.

Get to Seattle Center by King County Metro bus or by taking the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake. You can find a range of travel options to get to Seattle Center here.

May 31 – June 2: Honk! Fest West – Several Seattle Neighborhoods

A woman and several other musicians play music at an outdoor community event.
Several musicians play together in Georgetown at a previous Honk! Fest West. Photo credit: Joe Mabel via

This music festival features bands from all over the country and interactive celebrations including “pick-up bands” where you can pick up an instrument and play.

The festival will take place in:

  • May 31: Georgetown
  • June 1: Columbia City
  • June 2: Pratt Park

Find more information regarding the festival here.

June 1 – 2: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival – Seattle Center

Four people dance on a stage as part of a performance. The background is a bright orange color.
Four women dressed in Filipino dance outfits with an orange background. Photo credit: Susan Fried via Centerspotlight

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington hosts the largest Filipino festival in the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the anniversary of Philippine Independence. No matter your background, visitors are encouraged to learn about Filipino culture, ranging from art, craft, song, dance, music, history, and literature. Find more information regarding the festival here.

Seattle Center can be reached by King County Metro bus or by taking the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake. You can find a range of travel options to get to Seattle Center here.

We hope this post provided you with useful tips and tools to help you travel throughout Seattle in the days ahead. Stay tuned for more blog posts like this throughout the summer. Thank you.