Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the 45th annual SeafoodFest, happening in downtown Ballard all weekend long, July 12-14.
Friday night will start with free live music on the mainstage at Ballard Ave and 22nd Ave NW with #All4Doras playing at 7pm and Nite Wave taking the stage at 7:45pm. The beer garden will be open throughout the evening.
Saturday there are a plethora of events, starting with the Run Like a Viking 5k starting from the National Nordic Museum at 9am.
Over 60 vendors will be set up along NW Market St, with favorites such as Alaskan King Crab legs, Alder-smoked salmon, and Penn Cove mussels.
The 6th annual Festi-Bowl skateboarding contest is happening on Saturday at the Ballard Commons skate park. Put on by Skate Like a Girl, the Festi-Bowl will include some beginner’s lessons, the Sidewalk Slalom comp, a new 360 contest, youth bowl events, a women’s division comp and an open contest. The skating will be happening all day, from 10am to 8pm.
There will be games happening up and down Ballard Ave behind the mainstage on Saturday — on Sunday the area will host the weekly Ballard Farmer’s Market.
On both Saturday and Sunday, the Kid’s Deck will be happening at Ballard Commons with Pirate Yoga, bouncy houses, a giant slide, a magic show, improv and dance parties.
The live music will also continue all weekend on Ballard Ave — here’s the full line-up.
Parking will certainly be a challenge during the festival — consider walking, biking, or busing to Ballard.