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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