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What’s on this weekend

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on July 11th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

While SeafoodFest will take center stage in Downtown Ballard this weekend, there’s no shortage of other events happening in the neighborhood. Take a look at everything that Ballard has to offer this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Friday, July 11

  • Love Shack: Sleepover! at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. Sketch comedy. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details
  • Live Music at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring Brother James and The Soul-vation, Kissing Potion and The Scotch Tops. For more information, click here.
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9:30 p.m. Featuring Into The Cold, Strong Suit, and Jen Ayers. Tickets are $8. 21 and over. For more information, click here.
  • The Libertini P[ART]Y! at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 10 p.m. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details

Saturday, July 12

  • Lavender Seminar at Swansons Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 10 — 11 a.m. Join perennial expert Rolf Hokansson as he discusses how to use lavender, including instructions on cultivating, harvesting and drying the herb, as well as its culinary, decorative, and medicinal uses. Click here for more information.
  • Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Four Ballard locations are included in this year’s list of 25 urban farms & chicken coop locations. Click here for more information.
  • Ballard SeafoodFest from 11 a.m. — 9 p.m. The 40th annual event produced by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce will feature dozens of food, arts & crafts, non-profit, and sponsor vendors. Click here for more information.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring the Greenwood Concert Band. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • Summer Pruning Seminar at Swansons Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 2 — 3:30 p.m. Professional pruner and landscape architect Dan Gilchrist shares his expertise on summer pruning and thinning of Japanese maple trees. Click here for more information.
  • Ballard Skate Festi Bowl at Ballard Commons Park (5701 22nd Ave NW) from 3 — 9 p.m. This addition to SeafoodFest will include skateboarding instruction, a slalom event, a kids skate exhibition, and a competition. Click here for more information.
  • Phinney Ditch Block Party (6226 6th Ave NW) at 4 p.m. This year’s event will feature live music, cream pie jousting, barbarian noodle wars, spam carving, dodge ball and face painting. Click here for more information.
  • Buddy UP! Improv at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details
  • “All’s Well That Ends Well” at Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl) at 7 p.m. GreenStage presents its abridged version of this Shakespeare classic. Admission is free. Click here for more details.
  • The Temporary People at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 8:30 p.m. Sketch comedy. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details
  • Live Music at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring The MargravesShuggie B. Goode, and Knut Bell. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9:30 p.m. Featuring Brent Amaker and the RodeoFox and the Law, and NighTraiN. Tickets are $10. 21 and over. For more information, click here.
  • Iron Sketch at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 10 p.m. The seasoned veterans of sketch comedy take on the new generation of comedians. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details

Sunday, July 13

  • Ballard Farmers Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Ballard SeafoodFest from 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. The 40th annual event produced by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce will feature dozens of food, arts & crafts, non-profit, and sponsor vendors. Click here for more information.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring Cherie Blues, and their blues infused vocal jazz, and a touch of R&B. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • Block Party at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) from 3 — 6 p.m. A collaboration between the Vona Church and the Seattle Creative Arts Center (SCAC), the event will feature live music, activities, games, inflatables, and a barbecue. Click here for more details.
  • Interrobang?! Improv at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 8:30 p.m. Featuring Lauren Shera, The Local Strangers, and The Native Sibling. Tickets are $10. 21 and over. For more information, click here.

Do you know of an event happening this weekend or in future in our neighborhood?

You can submit it to our events calendar here on MyBallard.com, or email the information to tips@myballard.com to ensure we include it in our weekly weekend roundup.

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