West Seattle Sunday: WS5K; Summer Streets, with bike parade; Bee Garden parade/festival; more

May 19, 2013 at 8:01 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 12 Comments

Click that map for a larger version, showing the plan along Alki for this morning’s West Seattle 5K, followed by the Summer Streets festival. That’s where we begin today’s highlights, which include TWO parades!

WEST SEATTLE 5K: If you’re not registered, you can still get down to the Alki Bathhouse starting NOW and join more than 1,000 people walking and running to raise money for the West Seattle High School PTSA – it’s the fifth annual edition (WSB is proud to have co-sponsored it every year). The race starts shortly after 9 am.

‘SEATTLE SUMMER STREETS’ ON ALKI: After the race, Alki Avenue SW remains closed between 56th and 63rd SW for the annual SDOT-presented festival originally known, and still unofficially known, as “car-free day.” The activity list/schedule is here, with more entertainment and activities than ever, highlighted by the Alki Beach Creeps-presented Costumed Bike Parade at 1 pm (meet at 12:45 pm near 63rd/Alki). We’ll be reporting live from the “orange zone” between 62nd and 63rd, kicking off another season of on-site festival coverage; hope to see you there.

WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL AND PARADE: Today’s the day to celebrate the new West Seattle Bee Garden at High Point Commons Park (Lanham/Graham) – with a festival starting at 11 am, and a parade at 11:30 from West Seattle Elementary to bring in the bees; as noted in our preview last night, you are welcome to be part of the parade – costumes encouraged at this one too!

FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK WORK PARTY: It’s your next chance to give some TLC to Lincoln Park – starting at 9 am; details in our calendar listing.

FURRY FACES FOUNDATION PLANT SALE: It’s day 2 for the 14th annual round of plant sales benefiting the animal-advocacy group Furry Faces Foundation, 10 am-4 pm at 3809 46th SW. Details in our calendar listing.

PIE AND COFFEE OPEN HOUSE: Stop by The Kenney (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW; WSB sponsor) 1-3 pm today for pie, coffee, and an open house – details here.

CISCOE VISITS: 1 pm today, gardening personality Ciscoe Morris returns to Village Green Perennial Nursery (10223 26th SW) – details on the Facebook event page.

CENTER FOR MOVEMENT AND HEALING OPEN HOUSE: 4-6:30 pm, healing/helping professionals are invited to the center, at 7901 35th SW, for a special open house – explained in the calendar listing.

BINGO BENEFIT: Bailey-Boushay House is the beneficiary of tonight’s Drag Bingo event at Feedback Lounge (6451 California SW; WSB sponsor), starting at 5 pm – details on the FL website.

Find yet more on the calendar!

12 Comments

  1. The Seatte Police Officers at the first check point are being nasty and very rude with the residents going to and from there homes.

    Seattle Police Officer response to us was HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE WANTS

    Comment by TamiD — 9:06 am May 19, 2013 #

  2. Bee Parade at 11.30 and Bike Parade at 1.00. West Seattle, you are busy today!

    Comment by Christine — 9:28 am May 19, 2013 #

  3. The Bee Garden link is broken. Here the correct link: http://www.westseattlebeegarden.com/

    Comment by Christine — 9:30 am May 19, 2013 #

  4. This happened at the first check point on Harbor Ave.

    I am very disappointed in the Seattle Police

    Comment by TamiD — 9:38 am May 19, 2013 #

  5. Always complaining about something aren’t ya? Good lord people. Quick, go find something productive to post about!

    The SPD officers I talked to at the event were all very gracious and professional.

    Thank you SPD for your service.

    Comment by Brenda — 11:43 am May 19, 2013 #

  6. Sadly, the police officers I encountered today were VERY RUDE (again) – we still have a VERY long way to go with police reform in Seattle. I live on Alki, and have to put up with this inconvenient sideshow annually.

    I wonder how much these events cost the taxpayer each year.

    Comment by Australopithecus — 3:47 pm May 19, 2013 #

  7. The officer who rode along with the bike parade was very polite as he reminded us to keep to the right hand lane. What a fun event,

    On the other hand, the loud music playing from the second floor deck party was annoying and tacky.

    Comment by J — 8:36 pm May 19, 2013 #

  8. What a great day. Bike ride, bubble man, GREAT MUSIC from the deck. I’m pretty sure everyone was dancing at some point. TACKY?I don’t think so. FUN? You know it…..

    Comment by CJ — 4:54 am May 20, 2013 #

  9. Annoying and tacky? Ha!!!

    Comment by Guy Olson — 12:14 pm May 20, 2013 #

  10. “J” those people on the second floor deck party brought you the parade and Bubbleman. So…sorry?

    Comment by Guy Olson — 12:26 pm May 20, 2013 #

  11. Wow J,
    I guess watching people have a good time bothers you. Im glad you weren’t a part of it cause you’d probably try and find some way point out all the negative things you don’t like about it. So thanks for not having a good time with us and i hope i run your foot over this summer while I’m having fun on my bike.

    Comment by Willis — 12:34 pm May 20, 2013 #

  12. Also, we called and emailed the mayor to have him come ride in the parade. Sorry about the mayor showing up, the parade, The Bubbleman, and the deck party to celebrate all of our hard work.

    Comment by Guy Olson — 7:40 pm May 20, 2013 #

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