West Seattle Saturday: First day of the post-holiday weekend

July 5, 2014 at 6:30 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 6 Comments

Alki Beach really did look like that, for a while, on the 4th of July – just a few hours before the rain moved in for a while. Whatever the sun decides to do today, we do have options for your post-holiday Saturday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, starting, in fact, at Alki:

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: The Alki Volleyball Association has a full slate all day long.

CLEAN UP LINCOLN PARK: Three hours can make a big difference for a big park – the announcement explains why. 9-noon. (Meet at kiosk in Fauntleroy/Rose parking lot)

DONATE BLOOD: A holiday weekend is a time when blood supplies can get dangerously low. Help keep that from happening by donating between 10 am and 4 pm today at Holy Family – details in the calendar listing. (20th/Roxbury)

SAVE MONEY ON SIGNING UP FOR THE FLOAT DODGER 5K: 2 weeks until the 5K that precedes the West Seattle Grand Parade; if you’re not signed up yet, you can get a discount (and be eligible for raffle prizes) by doing it today at a special event at Float Dodger-presenting West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 11 am-3 pm. (California/Charlestown)

TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Another chance for free tours with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Alki Point Lighthouse, 1-4 pm. (3200 Point Place)

MAD HATTRZ: Playing 9 pm-1 am tonight at Poggie Tavern. And it’s not just your regular band sets:

Pick a Song From The Hat! One of the best dumb ideas for a band anywhere – Each Show begins with a Hat containing about a hundred Songs – all sorts of Songs. Audience members randomly select Songs from the Hat; these Songs and their Stories materialize and become The Show. Stoopydkewl.

(4717 California SW)

DISCO COWBOYS: Live tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9:30 pm. (6451 California SW)

MORE! Just check the calendar.

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  1. What does Alki beach look like this morning?

    Comment by sc — 8:24 am July 5, 2014 #

  2. One portion of the bike path on Alki Ave is littered with bits from exploding fireworks. Thanks to whoever picked up the firework boxes and neatly stacked them.

    Comment by Alki Resident — 10:55 am July 5, 2014 #

  3. This holiday has turned out to be a trash fest! How disrespectful is it to litter or beautiful beaches? VERY! The Fourth is not the same anymore. Just get drunk and trash the place! To all who participated in trashing Alki, DON’T COME BACK!

    Comment by ihatefilthtypeople — 11:23 am July 5, 2014 #

  4. How about a car free Holiday like other events? We residents and businesses could fund shuttle buses from Spokane Street or SODO.
    It will keep the knuckleheads out, no hiding in their cars, and they cannot carry much booze or fireworks in.
    I am in for $100.

    Comment by Bill on Duwamish Head — 12:54 pm July 5, 2014 #

  5. The scene at Alki last night was deplorable. I had no idea what goes on. Trashed adults stumbling around with fireworks, little people almost getting hit by fireworks, some a-hole who could barely contain his pit bull and laughing at it because it was freaked out by the fireworks, people yelling f*** the police…never again, what garbage.

    Comment by helridge — 2:44 pm July 5, 2014 #

  6. This is the “world class city” that “we” strive for.

    Comment by Rick — 6:11 pm July 5, 2014 #

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