West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Parade! Movie! “Stuff”! Gardens!


The West Seattle Weekend Lineup was stuck in traffic today and just arrived here on the page tonight, but we’ve been talking a lot about the big events anyway (and much of it has been on the WSB West Seattle Events calendar for months) … First, tomorrow’s West Seattle Grand Parade (above, 2008 photo of a Seafair Pirate having a blast – they’re here tomorrow of course) and Rotary Kiddies’ Parade (more here with road-closure info too) … then a great chance to cool off tomorrow night:


Outdoor Movies on the Wall (co-sponsored by WSB) starts its six-week run in the courtyard between Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) and Dr. Wolff, with “The Princess Bride,” tomorrow night (doors open @ 7) … Then on Sunday during the West Seattle Farmers’ Market, it’s all about DIAPERS!


That’s how things went during WestSide Baby‘s “Stuff the Bus” one-day diaper drive last year but this year (also co-sponsored by WSB) you can do even better – get your donations to the bus parked at the Farmers’ Market 10 am-2 pm Sunday!!! And once you’ve dropped off those diapers, off to enjoy beautiful West Seattle gardens …

The West Seattle Garden Tour, which benefits local nonprofit endeavors, is all day Sunday and your ticket includes not only visits to all the gardens (like the Hailey Family Garden in Admiral, above) but also a chance to see/hear Ciscoe Morris at noon at The Kenney. But wait! There’s more! Like the Mediterranean Fantasy Fest, the Alki Classic Car Show and Shakespeare in the Park … more than 50 events in all, ahead in the slightly belated Friday night-Sunday night West Seattle Weekend Lineup, brought to you by Skylark Cafe and Club … here goes!

This week’s WSB West Seattle Weekend Lineup sponsored by



ALL WEEKEND: Lincoln Park and Delridge wading pools open, weather permitting, 11 am-8 pm daily

ALL WEEKEND: See the Mater Matrix Mother and Medium crocheted river near Polliwog Pond

ALL WEEKEND: Movies (and more) at the Admiral Theater

ALL WEEKEND: Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is now on its 7-day-a-week summer schedule

ALL WEEKEND: West Seattle history on display @ Log House Museum at Alki, Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm

ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool is open! Swim-session schedule here

ALL WEEKEND: Kayaking and land-sports (bikes, skates) rentals at Seacrest with Alki Kayak Tours

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Q, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor): Friendship Fire, 6:30 pm @ Alki Beach (at 58th SW) Music, bonfire, marshmallows, sand castles! Free to the community. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and beach toys.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Sweeney Todd, part of ArtsWest’s summer lineup (full details here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian with guitarist Tewfik, 8-11 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with Funkmason, The Fentons, Paul Brownlow, starts at 9 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: The Slags live at Poggie Tavern, with Wad opening

FRIDAY NIGHT: Easy Street After Hours live music with By Sunlight, Vaudeville, 9:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music with Sick Sad State, Redline Music and Sports

SATURDAY MORNING TRAFFIC ALERT: Parade route along California, Admiral to Alaska Junction areas, and some side streets including parts of Lander and 44th, closed to parking at 7 am, traffic at 9 am.

SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON: West Seattle’s American Legion Grand Parade, preceded by Kiwanis Club of West Seattle Kiddies’ Parade; Grand Parade starts at 11 am at California/Lander, Kiddies’ Parade starts 10:30 am at California/Genesee

SATURDAY ALL DAY: Mediterranean Fantasy Fest at Hiawatha (more info here)

SATURDAY ALL DAY: Alki Classic Car Show on the boardwalk, 8 am-5 pm

SATURDAY ALL DAY: White Center Jubilee Days, including parade at 1 pm – more info at jubileedays.org

SATURDAY:City Stimulus” shopping-card promotion concludes, with Clementine, Edie’s, Capers, Carmilia’s and Coastal participating in West Seattle

SATURDAY MORNING: Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach Safari, 9 am (full details here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Duwamish Longhouse Museum open to the public, 10 am-5 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party, 10 am-2 pm (full details here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Marination Mobile street food truck scheduled to be at 35th/Graham (map) 11 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Garden Center open at South Seattle Community College, 11 am-3 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Thriftway barbecue benefiting WestSide Baby (looking ahead to Stuff the bus on Sunday!), 11 am-4 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Alki Point Lighthouse open for free tours, 1-4 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Family Butterfly and Bug Hunt at Camp Long, 1 pm (full details here)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Pull This: Summer Print Exhibit at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee benefiting Real Change, 6-8 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle Outdoor Movies on the Wall, first presentation of the summer: Princess Bride (1987, PG) & movie short by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. Presented by: Dr. Wolff, Dr. Horowitz, Lady Di Pet Chaperone (WSB sponsor), Hands to Paws Animal Massage, and Dream Dinners (WSB sponsor; serving barbecue sliders). Pre show: Find a true prince dating game. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or chair. Concession will be provided by West Seattle Christian and Coffee to a Tea with Sugar. Raffles for local merchant gift certificates too! All proceeds go to local West Seattle charities. Gates open at 7:00 pm with pre-show fun starting at 8:30 pm. 4400 California Ave SW (map) in the courtyard between Dr. Wolff & Hotwire Online Coffeehouse [WSB sponsor] (In the event of rain, the movie will be moved indoors to 4400 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle Christian Church activity center)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Theatresports at Admiral Theater (more info here)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Sweeney Todd, part of ArtsWest’s summer lineup (full details here)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Redline Music and Sports, with Groove Surfers

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian, jazz with Karen Kajita, 8-11 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Owls at Camp Long, 8:30 pm (full details here)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Angry Orts, Fancy Bandits, Crown Aruba, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Rocksport Superunknown, 9:30 pm

SUNDAY ALL DAY: Mediterranean Fantasy Fest at Hiawatha (more info here)

SUNDAY ALL DAY: White Center Jubilee Days – more info at jubileedays.org

SUNDAY MORNING: West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival Community Brunch, American Legion Post 160, 9 am-noon

SUNDAY MORNING: 15th annual West Seattle Garden Tour, 9 am-5 pm. Information on tickets, gardens, the Ciscoe Morris lecture (noon @ The Kenney), raffle prizes and much more can be found on the West Seattle Garden Tour website: westseattlegardentour.com

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: WestSide Baby Stuff the Bus diaper drive, West Seattle Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm (co-sponsored by WSB)

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Skillet Street Food scheduled to be in West Seattle (at Westside Dermatology [WSB sponsor] parking lot) 11-2 per its website

SUNDAY MORNING: Bike Smart Seattle events continue in West Seattle – July lineup and calendar link here – today, women’s ride leaves Alki at 11 am

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Alki Point Lighthouse open for free tours, 1-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Women’s Self Defense Seminar. This critical defense class is for females only, ages 12 and up. These classes prepare girls and women for a life-threatening event. Included are awareness and prevention, assessment of environment, man made weapons, demonstrations, and hands on practice of techniques with the assistance of Tae Kwon Do black belts.
Where: LEE’S MARTIAL ARTS (lmawestseattle.com)
TIME : 1:00-3:00 PM
COST: $25

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C & P Coffee with Jamtime, 1-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Shakespeare in the Park, “Comedy of Errors,” presented by Greenstage, Lincoln Park, 3 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Sweeney Todd, part of ArtsWest’s summer lineup (full details here)

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with 1Uppers, Palmerlee, Blue Pig, 7 pm

Are we missing anything? Let us know! And between weekends, keep an eye on our continuously updated Events page.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Parade! Movie! "Stuff"! Gardens!"

  • hollyplace July 18, 2009 (5:10 am)

    Does anyone know where the Shakespear in the Park is held in Lincoln Park? I went to the website, but it just says “Lincoln Park”.


  • JumboJim July 18, 2009 (9:07 am)

    Hi hollyplace,

    Never fear. There will be plenty of signs directing you when you go. Also, you can just follow all of the people carrying blankets and picnic dinners.

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