Outdoor summer concerts at Ballard Locks start tomorrow after a two-year break

The free summer concert series is returning to the Ballard Locks this summer after pausing for two years due to the pandemic. The concerts are free to the public but open to donations and take place in the Ballard Locks botanical gardens. The first one is tomorrow, June 4, with the Boeing Employees Concert Band […]

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City to void and refund parking tickets issued between September and April

The City of Seattle announced it will void and refund any parking tickets issued between Sept. 1, 2021 and April 5, 2022. The City says that roughly 100,000 people will have their unpaid parking tickets voided, and another 100,000 will have their tickets refunded starting the week of June 6. (You can check if a […]

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Share your feedback on the proposed changes to Route 40 in Fremont and Ballard

Changes are coming to Route 40 in Fremont and Ballard, and SDOT wants residents to weigh in on the proposed updates to the busy bus route. SDOT has created an online open house where users can review the project design and share feedback on design elements. The open house will be live until June 19 […]

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Ballard Station and Ballard Hockey Bar to close in September to make way for new apartment complex

The Ballard Station (2236 NW Market St) will be forced to close in September due to the construction of a new 238-unit apartment building planned for the northeast corner of 24th Ave NW and NW Market St. Ballard Station owner Jesse Young tells My Ballard that their current lease ends in September and they’ll be […]

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Ballard annexed 115 years ago

On Sunday, Ballard hit a milestone: Our neighborhood was annexed 115 years ago. Ballard was first settled in the 1850s and was known as “the shingle capital of the world,” with timber and fishing jobs drawing immigrants to the area. As the Seattle Municipal Archives recalls, the town of Ballard built a post office in […]

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Memorial Day in Ballard: events and what’s open and closed

Monday is Memorial Day, which means events around the city to pay tribute and remember those who died while serving in the armed forces. This weekend is also the annual NW Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, running from Friday to Monday. Expect traffic around the event. Here’s what’s happening in Ballard (if you know of […]

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Truffles & More to move to former Johnny’s Ballard Shoe Service

Truffles & More dessert shop is changing locations next month, with plans to move into the former Johnny’s Ballard Shoe Service shop at 5510 22nd Ave NW. Truffles & More opened as a pop-up in the former Ballard Blossom building in June 2021. Owner Kyma Czark started her dessert business seven years ago and has […]

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Repaving planned for 15th Ave in Interbay, Ballard Bridge, Ballard in 2023

The 15th Ave NW corridor in Interbay, the Ballard Bridge, and in Ballard will undergo significant repaving in 2023. The Seattle Department of Transportation will begin construction in 2023 on 15th Ave W/NW from W Emerson Street in Interbay to NW 57th St in Ballard, including paving and work on the Ballard Bridge deck. The […]

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Changes coming to Route 40 in Ballard

A number of improvements have been planned for Route 40 in downtown Ballard. The Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are planning to create new dedicated bus lanes, upgrade traffic signals, and implement turn restrictions along several busy sections of Route 40. Areas designated for improvements can be seen on the map below, […]

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Woodland Park homeless outreach connects 89 individuals to shelter and housing alternatives

City outreach efforts have provided resources and housing for 89 individuals who had been residing in Woodland Park. Mayor Bruce Harrell and District 6 City Councilmember Dan Strauss helped form a joint effort to restore Woodland Park, a major part of which involved conducting significant outreach to those experiencing homelessness in the park. Outreach began […]

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Ballard FC to kick off inaugural match this weekend

Ballard FC, our local semi-pro soccer team, will play their first game this Saturday. Former Seattle Sounders player Lamar Neagle and Ballard High School graduates Sam Zisette and Chris Kaimmer co-founded the team, which is part of the USL League Two.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ballard FC (@goballardfc) All home […]

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