Explore Ballard gardens and learn from the experts at the 12th Annual Edible Garden Tour

The annual Edible Garden Tour is coming up soon, with over a dozen Ballard residents showing their gardens and sharing their secrets. The pandemic sparked a renewed interest in gardening, and this year’s tour reflects that. Sustainable Ballard‘s 12th Annual Edible Garden Tour will include 18 home gardens around the neighborhood. The self-guided tour will […]

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Local artist paints aquatic-themed mural behind National Nordic Museum

Ballard has just added another public art piece to the neighborhood, with a massive aquatic-themed mural now gracing the fence on NW 54th St in front of Stabbert Maritime, just behind the National Nordic Museum. The Ballard Alliance partnered with the National Nordic Museum and Stabbert Maritime to commission the mural, created by local artist […]

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Sunset Hill Walking Art Fair is back this summer

The Sunset Hill Walking Art Fair is back again this summer, happening on Saturday, June 12. The Sunset Hill Community Association is hosting their second Sunset Hill Walking Art Fair, back by popular demand. The art fair consists of participating neighbors who showcase their creativity around their homes on fences, walls, and driveways. The art […]

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Send a Kid to Camp initiative is sponsoring three children for Ballard summer camps

Local summer camps in Ballard and Greenwood are opening for this summer for children to express their creativity. As part of the Send a Kid to Camp initiative, the Verity Credit Union has partnered up with Illumination Learning Studio (ILS) to send three kids to a Summer Adventure Camp. ILS will have a themed summer […]

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Tom Douglas grilling up Copper River salmon to raise money for the Ballard Food Bank

Tom Douglas is hosting another Grilling for Good fundraiser at Serious TakeOut in Ballard, this time grilling Copper River salmon to raise money for the Ballard Food Bank’s new building. Seattle Kitchen has partnered with Trident Seafoods, Alaska Airlines and the Copper River Marketing Association to provide the salmon meal. The grilled Copper River sockeye […]

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New jewelry shop Byrne Brightly now open in Ballard

A new jewelry shop has opened in downtown Ballard called Byrne Brightly. Byrne Brightly is the creation of MK Byrne, who moved her Boston shop to Ballard. The new shop is at 2108 NW Vernon Place, next to Studio RA. Byrne came to Seattle in January looking for a place to put down roots, and […]

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Pop-up vaccination clinic coming to Ballard and Fremont this week—with free ice cream and coffee

Officials in Seattle are bringing pop-up COVID-19 vaccinations to the neighborhoods of Ballard, Fremont, and West Seattle.  The pop-up clinics make it more accessible for those who have not been able to receive the vaccine. They will be open and available on Thursday, May 13 and Saturday, May 15 at three locations around Seattle. As […]

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Route 44 changes hit design milestone, with some pedestrian improvements

Route 44 will see some significant changes in the coming years, with traffic amendments and pedestrian improvements on the agenda throughout the transit corridor. The popular bus route between Ballard and the University District carries over 9,300 riders a week, and has been notoriously unreliable. The Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor Project—a joint project between […]

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Ballard High School to perform virtual ‘Spring Awakening’

The Ballard High School Playmakers will virtually present their latest musical with Spring Awakening‘s opening night this Thursday, May 6. According to Ballard High School, the play follows a storyline from the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind. Ballard’s production is directed by Shawn Riley and musically directed by BHS choir […]

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Sacred Circle Art Gallery now open on Ballard Ave

The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and Daybreak Star Cultural Center have opened a new art gallery and gift shop located at 5337 Ballard Avenue NW called Sacred Circle Art Gallery.  The new art gallery and store is taking over the retail space that was home to Atlas Travel Wear, which closed in February. […]

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Nikwax moves headquarters to new eco-friendly Ballard building

Nikwax has a new home in Ballard: The outdoor gear waterproofing and cleaning company has moved into the new building at 5101 14th Ave NW, just above the new Great Notion brewing location. Nikwax’s global headquarters are in the U.K., but their new Ballard office serves as their North American headquarters. The company has been […]

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Virtual fish tracking game helps educate the public about salmon migration

The public can now take part in salmon recovery efforts with a virtual, interactive game that helps participants track salmon on their annual migration. The salmon recovery nonprofit Long Live the Kings (LLTK) developed Survive the Sound, a free, interactive, and virtual game to engage and educate the public about salmon and steelhead while raising […]

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