Travel & Outdoors

Best of West Seattle Summer Fest

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credit: Will Ragozzino/Getty Images

credit: Will Ragozzino/Getty Images

West Seattle Summer Fest is a FREE 3-day street fair! Now in it’s 29th year, West Seattle Summer Fest is host to dozens of bands, hundreds of merchants and artists, and over 30,000 attendees. This year it will be on July 8, 9 and 10. The festival will be at the intersection of California Avenue SW & SW Alaska Street in the center of West Seattle. It’s easy to reach and closer to the city than many might think, with free parking, and free shuttle from the West Seattle water taxi.

Summer Fest is committed to Zero Waste during the festival and has partnered with Cedar Grove Composting to produce negligible trash during the event. All plates, utensils, beverage containers and napkins are either compostable or recyclable.

Here’s some of what you will find at the Summer Fest:

Join the West Seattle Nursery and Sustainable West Seattle at GreenLife ~ Living in the Green Lane, a Garden and Sustainability Expo special feature of this year’s West Seattle Summer Fest.

Twilight Artist Collective coordinates this dynamic area where dozens of local artists are showcasing their work. A great place to see art that’s both fresh AND local – and connect with the arts community.

Discarded steel bike frames will become new again before your very eyes! With minimal tooling, powered partly by bicycles, Hazardfactory will cut, weld, harass and twist bikes into unnecessarily strange looking means of transport and so forth. Help power the system, or possibly sign a waiver and try your hand at mig welding. Bring a re-cycle-able steel frame bike, (complete bikes only please) and it will never be the same again!

The Kids’ Area ROCKS! Clowns Unlimited brings loads of fun rides and activites for kids from toddlers to tweens. Tickets and day/weekend passes available. Also, Pathfinder K-8 hosts a free art and activity area. The kids area is sponsored by Bright Horizons West Seattle.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market

FESTIVAL HOURS:
Friday, July 8: 10am – 10pm (Vendor sales until 6pm and food vendors until 8pm)
Saturday, July 9: 10am – Midnight (Vendor and food sales until 8pm)
Sunday, July 10: 11am – 5pm (Vendor and sales until 5pm)

For more information, go to the website at http://www.wsjunction.org/summerfest

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