Taste of Iceland festival returns to Ballard this weekend

The 13th annual Taste of Iceland festival is happening this weekend, with all events centered in and around the National Nordic Museum. Taste of Iceland is a weekend of free activities with food trucks, live music, and cultural events including a fireside chat with Nikulás Hannigan, the new Consul General of Iceland in New York. The […]

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City to begin issuing warnings for 72-hour parking rule this week

Later this week, parking enforcement will resume enforcing the 72-hour parking rule across the city, with an initial focus on abandoned vehicles. The Seattle Department of Transportation suspended the 72-hour parking rule in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and the statewide stay-at-home order. SDOT now says that with an increase of abandoned […]

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Add your house to the Ballard Trick-or-Treating map

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time for the annual Ballard trick-or-treating neighborhood map. The annual downtown Ballard trick-or-treating is back again this year, with over 50 businesses planning to hand out candy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Other events in Ballard include a dog costume party at Peddler […]

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Sound Transit wants residents to weigh in on future Ballard light rail plans

Sound Transit is still studying potential routes and station locations for the future Ballard light rail, and they’re asking for public input. To that end, Sound Transit is forming Community Advisory Groups (CAGs) to include community members in conversations around issues and tradeoffs as project plans form. Sound Transit says that the feedback from the […]

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Black Coffee Northwest to open in Ballard

Black Coffee Northwest is planning to open a second location right in the heart of Ballard. The Black-owned small business first opened in October 2020 on Aurora in Shoreline. Darnesha Weary and her husband Erwin are the creators behind the coffee shop, which is so much more than simply a place to caffeinate. Black Coffee […]

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Sign-ups now open for 15th annual Ballard Turkey Trot

The annual Seattle Turkey Trot is coming up next month, with sign-ups now open. The Turkey Trot has historically been one of the biggest events in Ballard, with thousands of runners and walkers showing up for the Thanksgiving Day trot. The event will be held virtually again this year due to the pandemic. Early-bird registration […]

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Seattle Storm training facility could be coming to Interbay

The Seattle Storm may be building its new training facility in Interbay. The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance that lays the groundwork for a new Seattle Storm training facility to be built just south of Ballard in Interbay. Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Debora Juarez introduced the bill (Council Bill 120149), which […]

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Metro restores routes 15, 17, and 18 in Ballard

King County Metro has reinstated some popular bus routes in Ballard after over a year of suspended service. Last September, Metro canceled Routes 15, 17, and 18 due to low ridership and financial difficulties due to the pandemic. However, as part of their service revisions that rolled out over the weekend, the three routes are […]

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Link light rail expands with three new stations in northeast Seattle

Northeast Seattle now has three new light rail stations, with the expansion reaching as far north as Northgate. The newest Sound Transit light rail extension adds 4.3 miles and three new stations to its system: University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate. Light rail riders can now get downtown from Northgate in 13 minutes. The Northgate Station […]

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My Ballard partnering with local businesses to launch Patreon perks

To sweeten the deal for new and existing My Ballard Patreon subscribers, we’ve launched a series of monthly partnerships with local businesses to give you discounts on your favorite restaurants, cafes, and shops. Here’s the scoop. My Ballard created a Patreon account last year to help make up for lost ad revenue due to COVID. […]

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Boutique jewelry store Aide-mémoire selling locally made wedding rings in North Ballard

A local jeweler has opened a new brick-and-mortar in the neighborhood, specializing in wedding and engagement rings. Aide-mémoire opened this summer at 7003 3rd Ave NW, selling other jewelry, accessories, and ceramics alongside wedding rings. Owner Aran Galligan started her jewelry line in 2012; her new shop is her first brick-and-mortar. The jewelry store has […]

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