Ballard’s behemoth brewery scene will pay homage to its roots this weekend, as Maritime Pacific Brewery celebrates 25 years in the neighborhood. All of Ballard’s breweries and beer fanatics will join Maritime for a massive block party on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They’ll be blocking off NW Ballard Way between 11th Ave and 14th Ave NW 11:30 p.m. on Friday through 11:30 p.m. on Saturday for the festivities.
Tickets for the event cost $25, which gets you five beer vouchers and food voucher. All the local Ballard breweries will be there: Bad Jimmy’s, Hale’s, Hilliard’s, Lucky Envelope, Northwest Peaks, Peddler, Populuxe, Reuben’s, and Stoup will all have beer on tap. Food options will include slow-roasted BBQ pork and beef, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, clams and mussels, hot dogs, and more. Drink and food proceeds will benefit the Ballard Food Bank.
The block party is family-friendly and will have activities for kids all day. Maritime says there will be large inflatable toys, a rock climbing wall, a mechanical bull and other fun street features. Vouchers for activities will be sold onsite; the price ranges from $2 to $4 per ride, or an unlimited voucher for $35
Live music will also be on tap all day, starting at 11 a.m. with the Christian Smith Trio. Town Hall Brawl plays at 12:30, Wet City Rockers at 2 p.m., POPdeFECT at 4 p.m., and McTuff will take the stage at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the event are available through Brown Paper Tickets. (Kids and designated driver tickets are also available at $10 and $12.) All tickets will be available for pickup (with ID) at the Information Kiosk at the event.
More info about the event can be found on Maritime’s Facebook page.