44th annual SeafoodFest and Viking Days bring thousands to Ballard

The weather couldn’t be more perfect for the annual Ballard SeafoodFest, which has completely taken over downtown Ballard. It’s a loaded weekend for events in the neighborhood, with Viking Days also happening at the new Nordic Museum.


The Nordic was busy on Saturday afternoon, with the Viking encampment out back and plenty of musical performances throughout the day.

Just a few blocks away, the SeafoodFest was humming with people streaming in from all directions for the seafood extravaganza.

The mainstage at Ballard Ave. and 22nd was buzzing; below, Lanford Black played to a growing crowd in the early afternoon.

The Crab Shack and salmon grill maintained a steady queue, with the classic salmon smoking station parked just next door.

Ballard Commons Park was turned into the Kids Deck and Festi-Bowl at the skate park. The slalom race ripped down the middle of the park in the afternoon and the popular open contest drew a crowd in the early evening.

As the heat abated in the evening, the crowds grew – as did the lines for king crab legs, oysters, and the famous Penn Cove mussels.

The festival continues on Sunday with the always popular Lutefisk eating contest at 3pm in Bergen Place Park and the weekly Sunday farmer’s market happening on Ballard Ave.

For the full line-up of events, visit the SeafoodFest’s website here.

 

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doogie
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doogie

Yay Ballard!
….and get your Viking on.

Else Hagen
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Else Hagen

Missing was Mike Obrian. Maybe hinding under his bed.

Wendel
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Wendel

or maybe he recognizes that the bbq salmon is extremely dry and overcooked, not to mention no herb rub or anything.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

Salmon needs no rub. That’s for those who don’t like fish. However is was dry.

Old fart who has CRS. Can’t remember stuff
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Old fart who has CRS. Can’t remember stuff

Hi cuz. Hvordan staar det til? God dag!

Rishav Raj
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Rishav Raj

I heard about the Ballard seafood fest but can any one tell me when it starts https://fixforwindows.com/audio i will love to visit there with my friends.

Urban Decay
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Urban Decay

Hey yeah wait in line for food truck fare handled by temps/event staff at a 30% markup.
SOUNDS GREAT PERFECT SEATTLE FUN

allen johnston
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allen johnston

won the eating contest again”4 in row!!!!fun times .yum yum yum yum!allen johnston 2018!

Sam
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Sam

Seafood fest and vikings definitely a place to go. Good to know.
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SeanNoon
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SeanNoon

Indeed a great read to share.

Web Design
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nice festival I see log of happiness and joys on the face of peoples and every age of person enjoys a lot here in seafoodFest’s

Eirik
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Eirik

Wish I would have known about the skate thing going down

Kyle Mani
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Kyle Mani

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