Get ready for barbecues and lawn games in Seattle’s city streets: next Tuesday (August 7) is Seattle Night Out, the city’s official block party night.
To register your street’s block party, you’ll need do so by 5pm on Monday, August 6. You’ll also want to add your event to the map shown below, and then print off official Seattle Night Out street closure signs from the Seattle Police Department. Each block is responsible for providing their own barricade, and the parties can run from 6 to 10pm.
There are at least two dozen block parties already registered for Ballard; check out the updated map here. Most streets are fair game, except for arterials and intersections. Live music is also permitted, so long as the music stops at a reasonable hour.
Night Out is part of an annual national event, put on in Seattle by the Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. They say it’s meant to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and bring together communities.