Ballard SeafoodFest just one month away

Ballard’s biggest annual summer festival is coming up soon.

In its 45th year, Ballard SeafoodFest will take over central Ballard for three days, July 12th through 14th.

Events will include live music all three days, a massive beer garden, kids’ activities, the Festi-bowl skate competition at the Ballard Commons, and the ever-popular (and slightly disturbing) lutefisk eating contest.

The organizers are still looking for a few good volunteers — they need help with the beer garden, info booth, kids area, set-up and tear-down, game plank, and seafood shack. To sign up, click here.

We’ll update with more info closer to the date, but if you want to make your plans early, visit the SeafoodFest website to learn all about it.


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broham
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broham

Let’s keep the comments civil folks. Ya know all the little grocery stores in Ballard used to have barrels of lutefisk for sale.

Freja
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Freja

I don’t think even our most prolific complainers can find anything bad to say about Seafood Fest. It is a delight.

Paintking
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Paintking

I can. Tell us how many “seafood” stands there’ll be this year? Choices? There are a gazillion places serving “seafood” here in Seattle. How many will be represented in Ballard this year? Being seen is more urgent than the intent of the event. I think you can find more “seafood” at McDonald’s than you will again this year. But that doesn’t matter to the cool people. Uh uh, they need new pics on their I-phones.

Truth
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Truth

Gosh, I’d hate to see how you feel when you find out that Fremont Oktoberfest isn’t exclusively authentic, German Oktoberfest beers.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Ah good nothing like paying 200% more for food truck fare prepared by temp festival staff.

This pic is something from Portlandia: woke “nonbinary” wymyn narcissistically writhing, boomers in jorts, folded arm techies silently wondering why they live here.

Truth
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Truth

What, no date again this Friday, Bucky?

Freja
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Freja

… I stand corrected.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

You wait in line to pay $25 for fish n chips on a dixie tray?
Comedy.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Not worse than you waiting by your computer for a new blog post here, only to embarrass yourself with some ignorant, childish comment.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I don’t think there is anything in that statement that is technically incorrect. If that’s your thing, go for it. It’s a shame the only way people in Ballard can have fun is by slaughtering animals of the sea.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

shut it troll, nobody cares about what you think. Go ahead, cry to the mods, like you did before, they know you are a troll too.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I think that was a little over the top. Often, when I get moody I go walk around and enjoy my beautiful surroundings.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

This is what they do. They know I’m right so they say I must be “basement dwelling 300lb cheetoh incel blah blah”.

Libs are cancelled. Hey Woketards, remember how you screeched about the crime rate being down FOR YEARS ? Whelp, turns out everybody including Mayor Big Hands finally admits otherwise.
Pathetic.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Haha.
Big Hands Jenny Durkan tweets more than I post. Try again, Cat Mom!

Freja
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Freja

This guy and his alternate personalities are three rungs beyond the bat-shit-crazy bar. Just hoping his over worked aorta gives out prior to his shooting spree.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Freya…now you’re getting yourself all worked up🤓
Maybe you would be better off taking your dog for a walk.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Moderators, if saying you hope someone dies isn’t grounds to get someone removed, what is the bar?

Beaver
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Beaver

I LOVE this festival! Just gimme a salmon burger and a strawberry lemonade and I’m happy!

Freja
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Freja

YES! This! Seafood Fest means summer and no matter what our differences we can all enjoy each other enjoying tasty food, a cold beverage and a beautiful festival day.

Paintking
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Paintking

Why is this thing called a “seafood” fest, when there’s basically 1 place serving “seafood”? For Gods sakes, we live on the Puget Sound, very close to the ocean, yet the choices for “seafood” are limited. This has turned into a hipster parade, where showing off your latest tattoo and bringing your dog is the thing to do. Worse yet, traffic sucks, and people drive WAY too fast up side streets, looking for “that spot”.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

You sound old, whiny and painfully boring.

Freja
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Freja

It is as if seeing people enjoying themselves physically pains you.

Pretty simple, if you don’t like it, don’t go. If you are unhappy with the choice of vendors, don’t go. If you hate people and fun, don’t go. Just shut up about your personal misery already.

If you want to talk about how hard it is for small businesses in Ballard then stop whining about a festival that brings thousands in for a weekend where they will see, and possibly patronize the shops and most likely return to them after the festival. It’s a great time for the shops in and around Ballard to get new customers. It’s a great time for people to gather and build community.

More than anything else I’m looking forward to the Skate Like A Girl “Festi-Bowl” and no amount of angry troll hate will make mem or the other thousands of happy people, agree that everything sucks and there are no solutions.

broham
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broham

I know, Why do people bring their dogs to events, leave the poor dog at home.