Ballard celebrates Halloween in 2016

Folks are out and about all over the neighborhood tonight celebrating Halloween! Have fun and be safe!


Check out a list of some local Halloween events below:

Email with photos and information about other Halloween events on in then neighborhood!

SPD restores order after fight at 54th and 32nd

As the My Ballard team reported over the weekend, SPD officers responded to a large disturbance at about 7 p.m. on Saturday night at 54th and 32nd.

Check out the details from the SPD Blotter Post below:

Officers were busy trying to restore order Saturday night in Ballard following a large disturbance and physical fight. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and only two individuals received injuries, both of which were self-inflicted.

The incident began around 7:10 p.m. Saturday evening near NW 54th St and 32nd Ave NW.

The initial report was a fight disturbance on the street. One man punched an apartment building window, cutting his arm in the process. Another man then reportedly broke a bottle over his own head.

Despite their injuries, the two men decided to physically fight one another on the street. Friends and family members attending a nearby get-together, reportedly a baby shower, gathered to watch the fight.

A large disturbance erupted between the gathered friends and family members over an unknown issue as the two men continued to fight. Multiple officers had to respond to control the scene.

After the initial chaos, order was restored and the two injured men were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

There were no other reported injuries, and the crowd eventually broke up and everyone went home.

Lulu the cat is lost in Ballard

My Ballard reader Keri posted on our Facebook page about her cat Lulu went missing on Saturday, October 29, in the North Beach neighborhood.

Lulu (pictured) is about 10 pounds and a striped tabby.

“She is pretty skittish and is an indoor cat but snuck out sometime on the night of October 29,” says Keri.

Email us at with any information and we will pass it on.

Ballard Library to host Green Up Info Booth this week

The Seattle Public Library will host a Seattle City Light “Green Up” information table from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on most Wednesdays in November (including November 2, 9, 16 and 30) in the lobby at the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW).

Chat with City Light representatives about how local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest can support clean energy and a healthy environment. The Green Up program uses renewable energy projects to help promote economic development in rural parts of the region, improve Washington state’s energy security and reduce pollution.

Locals will have the chance to chat with City Light representatives about how local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest can support clean energy and a healthy environment.

The Green Up program uses renewable energy projects to help promote economic development in rural parts of the region, improve Washington state’s energy security and reduce pollution.

Seattle City Light customers can change their owned or rented home’s energy usage to renewable energy through the Green Up program. Customers can choose to purchase renewable power for 25%, 50% or 100% of their power usage.

Green Up’s renewable energy credits come from regional geothermal, biogas, wind and small hydro energy. Seattle City Light’s basic energy service is currently a mix of hydro, wind, nuclear, coal, landfill gas and other power sources.

Breaking: Two taken to Harborview after “large” fight at 54th and 32nd

According to recent tweets from both the SPD and KING 5 news, SPD officers responded to a fight in the 5400 block of 32nd Ave NW at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

KING 5 News reports that a 22 year-old male and a 25 year old male were taken to Harborview Medical Center, the former with serious injuries.

The My Ballard team will update the post when more information is released.

What’s on this weekend

Enjoy the weekend in Ballard!

FRIDAY, October 28

  • Live Music
    • Take Warning Presents: Hillstomp with Cedar Teeth & Skyler Mehal at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $12.
    • Richie Aldente, Bardot and 52kings at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $10.
    • Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St) at 9 p.m. $8 cover.

SATURDAY, October 29

  • Magnolia Library Movie Matinee: “Hocus Pocus” (2801 34th Ave W) from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Event is free.
  • Halloween Parties 
    • Populuxe Presents the Scareoke Karaoke Halloween Party at 826 NW 49th St from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are invited to this fun filled Halloween/Costume/Karaoke Party. Costumes are a MUST!
    • King’s Hardware Halloween Party at 5225 Ballard Ave NW from 9 p.m. DJ Blazon Stone will be throwing the spookiest dance party this side of the crypt. No cover.
    • Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub Halloween Party at 2026 NW Market St from 8 p.m. Event includes a best dressed competition with over $200 in prizes. DJ will be playing the tunes all night!
    • The Old Pequliar Halloween Party at 1722 NW Market St from 9 p.m. DJ Phatti LaBelle will be spinning the tunes. Prizes for best costumes! 21+ over event.  No cover.
  • Live Music
    • Indie Alt Rock- Made of Boxes with Among Authors and Sleeping Planet at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $8.
    • The Crocodile Presents King Dude, Night ProfoundFoie GrasMichael Ray And The Plastic Sheets at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $13.

SUNDAY, October 30

  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Meditation at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center (2007 NW 61st St) from 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Electronic and Appliance Repair Cafe at Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave N) from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Instructors from the Phinney Neighborhood Association Tool Lending Library will teach people of all ages how to fix appliances, computers and other electrical devices. Bring broken devices with you to the event and learn how to fix them.
  • Sunday Movies at King’s Hardware (5225 Ballard Ave NW) presents “The Exorcist”. Movie starts at sundown on the back patio
  • Live Music
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-up at 7:30 p.m.
    • Hiss Golden Messenger with Phil Cook at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 8 p.m. Tickets $15.
    • Monsterwatch, Psychic Death and Society Girls at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 8 p.m. Tickets $8.

City and Uber team up for safety this Halloween

The City of Seattle is teaming up with Uber to offer discounted rides this Halloween weekend. At a time when children are trick-or-treating and adults are celebrating during weekend festivities, it’s important to be alert and stay safe on Seattle streets.

From Friday, October 28, through Monday, October 31, new and existing Uber users can safely catch a ride home from Halloween festivities in Seattle by entering promo code HALLOWPOOL for a $10 discount on one pool ride.

On October 28, Uber users will also receive VIP access to the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, when they show their Uber trip receipt.

“If you’re planning on a night out that includes drinking, plan ahead by using rideshare or taxi,” says SDOT Director Scott Kubly.

According to the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA), traffic collisions are known to increase on Halloween—especially during peak trick-or-treating hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Uber is committed to providing reliable transportation for Halloween,” said Brooke Steger, general manager of Uber Washington. “We want to make it easy for people to leave their keys at home and also give them the peace of mind that they’re not putting others at risk.”

To learn more about Road Safety and Vision Zero, visit #VisionZeroSEA.

Add your house to the Ballard trick-or-treating map

Halloween is just a few days away and the annual map of Ballard trick-or-treating homes is now live. To add your address to the list, click here (link will redirect you to Google maps).

To ensure your address is added to the map follow the steps below:

  •  Type your address into the search bar and select your address.
  • A green marker will appear on the map, click on it and click add to map. (Your marker will then appear blue in color once saved.)

In addition to the above map of homes participating, the downtown businesses in Ballard will host trick-or-treaters from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

We’ll post a complete list of your Halloween options for this weekend later today.

Stoup set to celebrate 3rd birthday


Stoup Brewing is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with an all day long celebration this Saturday, October 29, from noon – 10 p.m.

Beer releases for the special occasion will include a variety of sours, some barrel aged, plus Vic Secret IPA (a hilariously named new experiemental hop … we’ve shortened Victoria’s to Vic) and our Export Stout.

Napkin Friends food truck will be out the front for the day and from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Traeger grills will also be in the beer garden grilling up complimentary wings two ways.

Planet Fly, a local funk band that includes Seattle beer legend, Larry Rock, will play two sets starting at 6 p.m.

“Our big news is a new fire pit which will blaze warmth for the first time that day. We are very excited that the beer garden can potentially be as appealing through fall and winter as it is in summer,” says the Stoup team.

The Stoup team is prepared for all weather possibilities and will have a large tent extending the tap room out front complete with heaters and all.

Seattle Parks and Rec on the lookout for local basketball coaches

Basketball season is just around the corner, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is on the lookout for basketball coaches for the hundreds of Seattle youth that will be coming in to the community centers to sign up for teams.

If you’re 18 or older, have a love of basketball, and want to be a positive influence in youths’ lives – Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for you!

Locals can coach at any of the 26 centers across the city that is convenient to their home or work. If your child and/or neighborhood kids are interested in playing, and you are interested in coaching, the staff at any community center can help form a team.

Visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website and register as a volunteer. All coaches are required to pass a background check before working with youth.