SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation is advising travelers to be aware of the major events happening around Seattle this weekend that will affect traffic in the area.
President Obama will visit and stay in Seattle to attend private fundraising events, temporarily closing highways and roads in and out of the city for a brief time. Several pride events will take place in Capitol Hill neighborhood throughout the weekend, with the Seattle PrideFest Parade downtown on Sunday. Multiple major sporting events are scheduled in South Seattle, with the Seattle Mariners 3-game series at Safeco Field and Seattle Sounders game Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
Events to be aware of this weekend:
FRIDAY, JUNE 24:
Presidential Visit: President Obama will visit the Seattle area through the weekend. Expect delays when traveling in and around Seattle, and rolling slowdowns for the Presidential motorcade. The Secret Service does not reveal a motorcade’s exact route ahead of time, which will make it tough to predict which roads will be closed.
Trans Pride Seattle 2016: Celebration in Cal Anderson Park from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. with a parade starting from Broadway E and E John St at 6 p.m. The parade goes east on E John St, south on 12th Ave and east on E Olive St into the park. About 1,000 people expected to attend.
Wildrose Pride 2016: Starts Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 2 a.m. On E Pike St from 10th to 11th avenues, and on 11th Ave from E Pike to E Union streets. About 3,000 people expected per day.
Neighbors Gay Pride Celebration: Party in the alley Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The alley is between Harvard Ave and Broadway, bordered by Pike and Pine streets. About 300 people per day are expected.
Seattle Art Museum Party in the Park: Fundraiser for Seattle Art Museum at Olympic Sculpture Park. Event runs from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. About 600 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25:
Greenwood Car Show: A mile and a half of classic cars on Greenwood Avenue N from N 67th to N 90th streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Pride Fest Capitol Hill: Celebration in the new E Denny Festival Street between Broadway E and 10th Ave E and on the grounds of the new Capitol Hill Link station from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. About 5,000 people are expected to attend.
Julia’s on Broadway: Pride event on E Thomas St east of Broadway at 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 120 people are expected to attend.
Capitol Hill Pride Festival and March: Street festival with food, vendors and entertainment on Broadway from E Roy to E John streets from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Capitol Hill Pride March starts at 10 a.m. at Seattle Central College and goes north on Broadway to E Harrison St. About 20,000 people expected to attend.
Purr Pride Block Party: Party on 11th Avenue between E Pike and E Pine Streets from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. About 1,000 people are expected.
Seafair Pirate Landing at Alki Beach: Activities start at 10 a.m. with food, vendors and music near the Alki Bathhouse. The pirates land on the beach around 2:15 p.m. and the event continues through 6 p.m. About 7,500 people are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26:
Seattle Pride Parade: Parade on 4th Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, then west on Denny to 2nd Ave N, ending at the Seattle Center. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Ave and Union St. Streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 200,000 people are expected to attend.
Cuff Pride Day Celebration: Pride Day celebration on 13th Avenue between E Pine and E Pike streets from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. About 5,000 people expected to attend.
Pride Party at Tilikum Park: 10 a.m. in the park adjacent to Cedar St and 5th Avenue. About 800 people expected to attend.
Seattle PrideFest: At Seattle Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. About 30,000 people are expected to attend.
MARINERS SCHEDULE AT SAFECO FIELD:
Friday, June 24th, Mariners vs. St. Louis, 7:10 p.m. About 39,000 people expected to attend.
Saturday, June 25th, Mariners vs. St. Louis, 7:10 pm. About 39,000 people expected to attend.
Sunday, June 26th, Mariners vs. St. Louis, 1:10 p.m. About 37,000 people expected to attend.
SOUNDERS SCHEDULE AT CENTURYLINK FIELD:
Saturday, June 25th, Seattle Sounders vs. New York, 2:00 p.m. About 45,000 people expected to attend.