The biggest day of the first West Seattle Summer Festival since 2019 at the top of the list for today:
Our Friday coverage is here and here. Today’s festival hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (music until 10 p.m.); we’ll be back at the Info Booth (California/Alaska), where you can also purchase Summer Fest t-shirts, get and return your Whale Trail maps, and deal with minor emergencies, from first aid to lost-and-found. Other useful information about the summer festival:
Vendor booths: On California between Oregon and Edmunds
Sidewalk sale: Many Junction stores open year-round, including some on 42nd, 44th, Oregon
Music: 12pm-10pm (main stage over California to northern Oregon, plus 7pm outside Elliott Bay Brewing)
Children’s area: SW Alaska to Western California (free games, plus 5 inflatables accessible for $20 per day)
Food: SW Alaska to Eastern California (plus year-round restaurants/bars, some of which have added sidewalk cafes)
Whale Trail activity for children: Obtain and return your card at the information kiosk – see also the Springers presentation at the Center for the elderly (4217 SW Oregon) at 3 p.m.
Are you bringing your baby? Breastfeeding/change area open to Feed the expressions (472 42nd SW), 10am-5pm today
Bus diversions: Follow this link to see route-by-route information on where the stops have moved until the streets reopen on Sunday evening
See you at The Junction! Also today/tonight:
TRAFFIC ALERTS: SDOT will asphalt near the intersection at the Myers/Olson Pl SW intersection, reducing the northbound to one lane, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; also, in South Park between 7am and 5pm, they do more work on the 7th/Cloverdale signal, which will be off for a while. Meanwhile, southbound I-5 lane closures continue as part of the “Revive I-5” project.
BREAKFAST OF PANCAKES: 8h-12h, the Kiwanis White Center serves crepes to White Center Eagles (10452 15th SW), $10, children 5 and under free with paying adults.
ROXHILL BIRD PARK: Join two master birdwatchers for a free presentation and take a walk to learn about local birds at 9 a.m. (29/Barton)
FREE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for students in kindergarten to grade 8. At Hiawatha Playfield (2700 California SW) – info in our calendar listing.
DONUTS: Jet City Donut appears at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
FARMER’S MARKET: 10am-6pm at The heron’s nest (4818 Puget Way SW) – information is in our calendar.
BASEBALL: The West Seattle Baseball 10U Red All Stars have great games, but not in town. From a fan:
They are participating in a tournament in the Tacoma area this weekend called Battle of the Bats, July 16-17. There are 16 teams from across the region coming up. Saturday’s two games will take place at Heidelberg Athletic Fields in Tacoma, WA (1902 S Tyler Street). Game 1 is against the Gig Harbor Shockwave at 10 a.m. Game 2 is at 12 p.m. against the Vancouver Aces. These two matches will determine their placement in the tournament draw for Sunday’s matches. If anyone wants to come cheer on this group of talented young baseball players from West Seattle, they would love your support! They are going for consecutive tournament championships.
The players are Oliver Busey, Isaiah Williams, Teyton Le, Malcolm Lindsey, Bryant Rodriguez, Cooper Beman, Theo Ninburg, Joseph Menashe, Sam Weymueller, Liam McAuliffe, Beckham Sizemore, Mac Waskowitz.
MORNING MUSIC: Marco de Carvalho and his friendsfrom 10:30 a.m. to noon at C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).
PARK CELEBRATION: Inauguration of the new People’s Duwamish River Park at South Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (8700 Dallas Ave S.)
QUEUES FOR AN AMAZING ANNIVERSARY SALE: Second of three days, you can shop the first anniversary sale at the West Seattle Comics & Toy Store (4850 California SW; sponsor WSB). Open 11:30am-7pm today – just south of The Junction, so you can visit while you’re at Summer Fest.
PADDING POOL/SPRAYPARK: With a hot day forecast, the city is likely to open the wading pools (check after 9 a.m. at 206-684-7796), so the pool in the upper center Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) would be open from noon to 7 p.m. Also, Highland Park Water Park (1100 SW Cloverdale) will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COLMAN POOL CLOSED: You cannot swim in the outdoor swimming pool of the Lincoln Park shore today because of a swim meet.
VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors from noon to 3 p.m. as listed here. (2234 SW Orchard)
WOODEN HOUSE MUSEUM: The Seattle Southwest Historical Society The museum is open on Alki, and you can visit it from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (61st/Stevens)
WINE TIME: The Viscon Cellars The tasting room (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or by the bottle – is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (5910 California SW)
LOW-LOW TIDE: Released at -2.8 feet at 1:31 p.m. Seattle Aquarium the beach naturalists are back today too. (But note that the stretch from Alki Point to Andover is still posted for contamination concerns.)
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK X 2: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), GreenStage presents a “Henry V“morning and”Pericles» evening show. Free!
VACCINE POP-UP CLINIC: 3-6 p.m., COVID vaccines are available at West Seattl Community Schoole (9450 22nd SW).
BARTON P-PATCH PIZZA EVENING: Freshly made wood-fired pizza and music, 4-7 p.m. (or “until the dough runs out”), 34e/Barton.
DUBSEA FISH FICKERS: To see the DubSea Fish Fingers at 6:05 p.m. c. Northwest Honkersat Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd) – ticket information here.
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Live music at C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 p.m. No cover.
AT SKYLARK: Live music by James Carr’s Band, Montlake Traffic, doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. 21+. $10 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
AT DRUNKY TWO SHOES: Nothing shocking (tribute to Jane’s Addiction), doors at 7am, music at 8am. $12 cover. (16th SW & SW 98th, White Center)
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: Seattle Chamber Music Societyof the in-person/streamed event at Seattle Chinese Garden (6000 16th SW), 8:30 p.m. Free.
DRAG SHOW AT THE ADMIRAL PUB: Saturday is the night for Dolly Madison‘s show at Admiral pub (2306 California SW), 9 p.m.
Anything to add, for today/tonight or beyond? E-mail [email protected] – Thanks!