Ballard SeafoodFest returns to the neighborhood this July

One of Ballard’s largest festivals is on the calendar: Ballard SeafoodFest is happening July 14 to 16 in downtown Ballard.

The event, put on by the Ballard Alliance, was canceled for two years in a row during the pandemic but returned in 2022. The organizers say this year’s event will include all the usual attractions, with live music, family activities, craft beer, and the famous Trident Seafoods salmon barbecue.

The event is free and open to the public and is run mostly by volunteers. The organizers are deep in planning mode, with music and vendor applications open now. All music inquiries should be sent to the talent booker, Adam Prairie, at

Photo: Ballard Alliance