Live at West Seattle Summer Fest 2013: Friday midday report

July 12, 2013 at 11:12 am | In West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

The festival is on! We’re live at West Seattle Summer Fest in the information booth right in the heart of the California/Alaska intersection. Important informational note for starters – Caspar Babypants is TOMORROW (SATURDAY) at 11 am in Junction Plaza Park, NOT today.

ADDED 11:48 AM: Remember a few things are different this year – including the kid zone, which has taken over the west end of SW Alaska:

As a result, the main food zone (top photo) is on the east side of SW Alaska. We’re checking out the highlights and will feature them in our afternoon report, in case you’re thinking of coming down for dinner (remember all the regular restaurants are open too, many with temporary sidewalk cafés). Along the same vein, Junction stores are all open for business too, many with sidewalk sales – here’s the big tent that Easy Street Records has set up:

As mentioned in one of our Summer Fest Countdown previews – here’s the basic pricing:

Used CDs – $1/ea
Used DVDs – $3/ea OR 4 / $10
Used Vinyl – $1/ea OR 12 / $10

Lots of other sidewalk sales happening – we’ll be checking more of them out.

Quick links (which will keep floating down to the end of each Summer Fest report):

HOURS TODAY: Until 8 pm, music runs later

METRO BUS ROUTE CHANGES: Direct links to all route revisions are in the WSB transit/traffic report

MUSIC LINEUP: See it here

VENDORS/EXHIBITORS: Here’s the directory (use the column titles to sort alphabetically or numerically)

MAP TO BOOTHS: Vendors/exhibitors map is here (PDF; we’re not listed because you’ll find WSB in the Information Booth for the 6th consecutive year)

KID ZONE: It’son Alaska WEST of California, where the food used to be
FOOD ZONE: It’s on Alaska EAST of California (sort the vendor list by “location” and click ahead to the pages starting 151 and 176 for the “F” as in “food” entries – earlier in the list, note a few “Sidewalk Cafes” too)

GREENLIFE DEMO SCHEDULE: Find GreenLife on the south side of the festival zone; see the demonstration/event schedule here

ART DIVE: North side of the zone, on California just north of Oregon

11 Comments

  1. Any ideas what hours the kids rides are open and how much the wrist bands are?

    Comment by Shari — 1:40 pm July 12, 2013 #

  2. Finding out right now.

    Comment by WSB — 1:49 pm July 12, 2013 #

  3. I believe the wrist bands are $20.

    Comment by j — 2:19 pm July 12, 2013 #

  4. I’m adding all this to the new report which will be up in a couple minutes. J is correct – $20 unlimited per day or $45 for all three days. You can also buy individual tickets $1.25.

    Comment by WSB — 2:22 pm July 12, 2013 #

  5. …and the rides are open till 8 pm today.

    Comment by WSB — 2:22 pm July 12, 2013 #

  6. Thanks, Tracy. You guys are the best. Do you know what time the rides open in Saturday and Sunday?

    Comment by Shari — 3:17 pm July 12, 2013 #

  7. We have Katie over checking -

    Comment by WSB — 3:40 pm July 12, 2013 #

  8. 10=8 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday, they tell us.

    Comment by WSB — 4:29 pm July 12, 2013 #

  9. Thank you.

    Comment by Shari — 9:23 pm July 12, 2013 #

  10. How long is the music suppose to go on? Seems to be playing later than previous years. :( I Iive less than a block away.

    Comment by scsnopov — 10:45 pm July 12, 2013 #

  11. The last band of the night started at 10 pm. I don’t know how long their set is supposed to be.

    Comment by WSB — 10:49 pm July 12, 2013 #

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