West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle festivals http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 You can help! Two days left to sign up to offer kids’ activities at West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2014 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/you-can-help-two-days-left-to-sign-up-to-offer-kids-activities-at-west-seattle-junction-harvest-festival-2014/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/you-can-help-two-days-left-to-sign-up-to-offer-kids-activities-at-west-seattle-junction-harvest-festival-2014/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:43:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287243 Last call to be part of the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival by offering an activity for kids! From the WS Junction Association‘s Susan Melrose:

West Seattle Harvest Festival is less than 4 weeks away. The Farmers Market will take to the street, with the costume parade leaving Junction Plaza Park at 11:30, and trick-or-treating starting at noon.

Free activities provided by West Seattle businesses and non-profits bring fun and excitement to kids – and offer a Halloween activity that doesn’t necessarily involve sugar. If you’d like to bring a Harvest Activity, please submit an application. It’s FREE, but you must bring something that kids will love.

Deadline is Wednesday – you’ll find the application link here. And you don’t have to just think “Halloween” or “pumpkins” – for example, as we mentioned over the weekend, the “activity” at the booth we’re sponsoring will be plankton viewing with “Diver Laura” James and her iPhone microscopes.

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Barton Street P-Patch stone/mosaic work complete – see it during October 4th Fall Festival! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/barton-street-p-patch-stonemosaic-work-complete-see-it-during-october-4th-fall-festival/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/barton-street-p-patch-stonemosaic-work-complete-see-it-during-october-4th-fall-festival/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:52:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287143

Thanks to Elizabeth MacKenzie for sharing three photos taken today at Barton Street P-Patch - one week before its Fall Festival. She explained that she was walking there today “when I encountered Kate Farley and Keith Brewer of Farley Landscape Design. They were finishing up their 2 years of work on the pizza oven and counters! I so love the Barton P-Patch and I was so happy to tell them how much I admire the work they have done on it.” In the top photo, Elizabeth says, Kate was “placing the very last stone, which was the final bit to be done on the entire project.”

About that festival: Next Saturday (October 4th), noon-4 pm, you’re invited to come enjoy music, wood-fired pizza (bring your own toppings), homemade dessert pies (available for donation, as is the pizza), kids’ activities, as announced in the flyer. And of course – the beauty of what’s growing in the garden:

Barton P-Patch is on the southwest corner of 34th/Barton in Westwood.

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Happening now: ‘Carnival of Community’ @ Holy Rosary School WestFest http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-carnival-of-community-holy-rosary-school-westfest/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-carnival-of-community-holy-rosary-school-westfest/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:48:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286361

The big day of fun is well under way at Holy Rosary School on the north side of The Junction – as noted again in today’s West Seattle Saturday preview, the WestFest “Carnival of Community” is on until 10 pm. Rides, games, a food court with tables that we’re sure have filled since our photo was taken earlier:

That festive table card with the onstage-entertainment lineup can also be seen here – looks like Raymond the Magician is up next at noon, followed by the Sundancers at 1, and more.

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What you can see and do this Friday/Saturday at WestFest 2014 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/what-you-can-see-and-do-this-fridaysaturday-at-westfest-2014/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/what-you-can-see-and-do-this-fridaysaturday-at-westfest-2014/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:16:37 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286028 West Seattle’s next festival is two days away – Holy Rosary School‘s WestFest, 6-10 pm Friday and 10 am-10 pm Saturday. Along with information you can browse on the festival website, organizers have announced the highlights and entertainment schedule:


Bring your preschoolers to Toddler Time at WestFest! Holy Rosary is bringing the Carnival of Community to our younger West Seattle residents this year! From 10 am-12 pm on Saturday, they can enjoy a discount on 3 rides exclusively for them! We are also featuring a clown who will twist up creative balloon animals, PLUS we have an interactive dance session from the fabulous instructors of Sundancers! After all that fun, they can take in a magic show at noon. There are a lot of food options to add fuel to all this activity so stick around for lunch and treats too!

· We brought the book sale back, so bring your family and friends to WestFest to browse! You can “Fill A Bag For $1 Or A Donation” during the last 2 hours of the sale (4p-6p) on Saturday.

· We are proud to announce our 2014 Stage Lineup:


7:30 pm – Tupelo – Rock ’n’ roll with a twang of country.


10-11 am – Toddler Time Tunes – Featuring a friendly clown & balloon animals

11 am-noon – Tot-friendly (and free!) dance move tutorial provided by instructors from Sundancers

12 noon – Raymond the Magician – He’ll astound and amaze

1:00 – Sundancers – West Seattle dance troupe demonstrates their moves

2 pm – Ryan & Stephanie with Friends – Acoustic duets you know and will enjoy

3 pm – Kalieb Nash – Soulful R&B from a fast-rising star

4 pm – Cavalcade of Pets! – Step right up and introduce your animal on center stage

5 pm – Intermission

6 pm – West Seattle’s Got Talent – Who’ll take the prize?

7:30-9:30 pm – Shed Boys – Americana, bluegrass & folk

8:15 pm – Raffle Winners Announced!

9:30-10 pm – Groovy Tunes – a fun mix to wind down the Carnival

Also from the festival preview:

·You can also play some bingo, try the many delicious food options and treats, proudly wear a WestFest shirt, try your luck at the Cakewalk, play games and enjoy the rides—there’s too many activities and choices to name them all! Come and experience all the Carnival of Community has to offer your family!

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As-it-happened coverage: Biggest West Seattle Car Show ever, in The Junction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-biggest-west-seattle-car-show-ever-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-biggest-west-seattle-car-show-ever-in-the-junction/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:14:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285648 (SCROLL DOWN for the newest photos/updates as the show continues)

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
10:14 AM: The seventh annual West Seattle Car Show is officially on – ~220 cars already, and it’s looking like the biggest one yet. That means the show is using the full street-closure footprint – same as Summer Fest – California midblock between Genesee and Oregon, to Edmunds; Alaska between 42nd and 44th, and there are cars along every stretch of street in those boundaries. Come buy a 50/50 raffle ticket at California/Alaska – the prize pot goes half to the winning ticket holder, half to charity. And get here before 3, which is when the awards ceremony is scheduled – participants will start departing after that.

10:26 AM: Yes, we know the game’s just a few hours away:

Lots of spirit, not just the Seahawks variety!

On the south end of the show zone on California, there’s a car Alice Cooper fans won’t want to miss:

And of course, it wouldn’t be a car show without an Elvis sighting:

(You thought we meant Elvis the SINGER?) Meantime, some of the participants are indeed taking advantage of the fact all years are allowed for the first time – this is a 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage:

And on the other side of the timespan, here’s a car from 1933:

Whatever year an entry’s from, you just might see an extra touch:

This might also be the best weather we’ve ever seen for the show – clear from the very start of the day – so even if you’re not a big car fan, come out and enjoy the sun. It’s a great tribute to the man who founded the show in 2008 and shepherded it every year, Michael Hoffman – gone too soon earlier this year, at age 47. You’ll recall that two local businesses – West Seattle Autoworks and Swedish Automotive (both WSB sponsors) – stepped up and asked if the community wanted the show to go on. Consensus was “yes”; they and a core group have been working on it ever since, including some changes, and the result of a beautiful day with big participation. Don’t miss the chance to help vote for the “People’s Choice” Award before 2 pm – come get a ballot at the booth next to our table alongside KeyBank.

11:44 AM: This is likely the biggest entry:

Not far east of there is one of the overflow zones – you haven’t seen everything until you’ve walked Alaska all the way between 42nd (where we took the photo) and 44th, and California between Genesee and Edmunds:

Along Alaska on the west end of the show, by 44th and the Farmers’ Market, the Zucchini Races are on (until 1 pm) and Pagliacci is tossing dough.

And while you’re on the north end of the show, pop over to 44th and Genesee for a fundraising lemonade stand:

Jen sent the photo – her kids are donating half their proceeds to the South Seattle College Co-op Preschools.

12:30 PM: Lots of families here:

Someone asked us if there’s a food court. Nope – lots of local restaurants to visit, both sit-down and take-out. We also hear the West Seattleites who run the Cookie Counter vegan-ice-cream-sandwiches truck are up by Greentree on California north of Oregon for the duration of the show – their vehicle, a classic VW bus, could be an entry even minus the treats! And of course, there are vendors at the Farmers’ Market – we’re told the empanadas are especially popular today. Meantime, a multimodal sighting:

1:30 PM: Half an hour to vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Meantime, we’re well aware the Seahawks game is on, so we’re posting updates at our table, just in case you’re here and without another quick way to keep updated (Twitter, etc.). And if you’ve seen a drone over the show, nope, not ours (we don’t even have one). Meantime, on the ground:

Meet the Hell’s Belles, who joined the West Seattle Car Show team as hosts this year.

2:07 PM: Just under an hour to get here and be able to see everything.

The judging is wrapping up, and the amazingly cool trophies (designed by Mindi Katzman, fabricated by Brian Walker) will be awarded at 3 pm.

If you’re here at the show, they’re on display on a table right behind ours (SW corner of California/Alaska). *Update*: People’s Choice Award voting has been extended to 2:30 – ballots are on the SW corner of California/Alaska.

2:58 PM: Right across from us – motorcycles next to the truck dubbed “The Kenworth.” Including a 1971 BSA:

Almost awards time!

3:23 PM: The awards have been announced – we have the list and photos and will be adding it when we’re back at HQ in a while.

8:38 PM & BEYOND: That process has been interrupted by a few things, but here we go. First – Best in Show, the Michael Hoffman Memorial Trophy, this 1955 Packard:

Best Import,” this Opel Kadett:

Best Antique,” this DeSoto:

Best Muscle Car,” this Hemi ‘Cuda:

Best Classic,” this Nova II:

People’s Choice winner – this Studebaker:

Best Motorcycle” was the BSA shown higher up in our coverage.

Best Modern/Future Classic,” this 2007 Shelby:

Still a few more to add, but we have to consult with our photographer again later in the morning, and we hope to get a few more infobits from the show team!

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Camp Long Mountain Fest tomorrow: See the schedule! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/camp-long-mountain-fest-tomorrow-see-the-schedule/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/camp-long-mountain-fest-tomorrow-see-the-schedule/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:13:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285569 “The day is jam-packed with awesome.” So says Mat McBride from the advisory council for Camp Long, which – as previewed here last month – invites you to its Mountain Fest tomorrow. You don’t have to take his word for it – here’s the schedule he forwarded tonight, pointing out that there are activities for kids as well as adults:

If you can’t see it embedded above, here it is in PDF format. The festival is set for 11 am-5 pm tomorrow (Sunday); Camp Long’s entrance is at 5200 35th SW.

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West Seattle Car Show 2014: Two weeks from today; open to cars, trucks, motorcycles from all years! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-car-show-2014-two-weeks-from-today-open-to-cars-trucks-motorcycles-from-all-years/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-car-show-2014-two-weeks-from-today-open-to-cars-trucks-motorcycles-from-all-years/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284128

Two weeks from today, the newly expanded West Seattle Car Show will be happening in the heart of The Junction. You still have time to sign up if you’re interested in showing off your wheels; this year it’s “open class” – cars, trucks, motorcycles of all years welcome! – an expansion from past years in which registration was limited to “classic” cars only. If you’ve missed our previous previews, the new organizers are Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks (both WSB sponsors), taking over the show in tribute to its founder, the late Michael Hoffman. It’s happening 10 am-4 pm on Sunday, September 14th, and you can go here to sign up now! If you would rather not register online, get your form by e-mailing wscarshow@gmail.com or calling 206.938.8685. (WSB is a WS Car Show sponsor again this year, as we’ve been since it launched in 2008 – see you there!)

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As-it-happened coverage: Delridge Day 2014 – meeting (and having fun with) your neighbors! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/happening-now-delridge-day-2014-come-meet-your-neighbors/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/happening-now-delridge-day-2014-come-meet-your-neighbors/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:20:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282025 (Festival music/activities schedule here)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 11:20 AM: As of the top of the hour, Delridge Day is on – with cool people ready to meet you, and to entertain you, on the north side of the park by Delridge Community Center (Genesee/Delridge). Not just people – check out Olive the goat:

And a Seattle Police robot, converted for the moment into a Tootsie Pop dispenser:

“Picnic at the Precinct” is instead happening here in the park concurrent with Delridge Day again this year. We’re told new SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole is expected here around noon, so if you’d like to meet her, be here. But first, come meet all your neighbors, here with various organizations and activities. And tell them what you want to see in your community – there’s a big blackboard ready for your thoughts, as part of the North Delridge Action Plan kickoff.

Also here: Seattle Public Library:

Commenters asked earlier if any food trucks are here. Yes, Outside the Box is here again this year, up near the Delridge CC entrance.

Where, we’re also told a Seattle Fire engine is expected around noon.

(Photo added: From left, Pete Spalding, Dorsol Plants, Michael Taylor-Judd)
12:19 PM: Shoutout to the festival organizers – a small group of local community advocates put it together this year, including Dorsol Plants, Pete Spalding, Michael Taylor-Judd, Ron Angeles, and music by Chas Redmond, who is tune guru for more than a few local events:

12:38 PM: In addition to community groups/nonprofits – North Delridge Neighborhood Council, which is screenprinting its (Heart) Delridge logo onto T-shirts you bring, or bags they have…

….Also: West Seattle Food Bank (whose board member Rev. Ron Marshall pointed out they have a fundraising raffle going on):

Also: Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council, West Seattle Transportation Coalition, 34th District Democrats, Seattle Neighborhood Group, Nature Consortium …

… and more – local businesses are here too, including Skylark Café and Club and Mode Music Studios, neighbors in the 3800 block of Delridge Way SW:

12:49 PM: SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole is here, as promised. We photographed her with Karen Berge and Deb Greer from the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network:

SFD Engine 36 was here for a while but had to rush off on an aid call a few minutes ago. (added) SPD Mounted Patrol horses were the center of attention:

If you missed the horses today – the Mounted Patrol Unit’s next open house at its Westcrest Park-adjacent headquarters will be 11 am-5 pm on Saturday, September 20th.

2:30 PM: Half an hour left until Delridge Day wraps up – such a beautiful afternoon. Hard to think about rain in the midst of the sun, but RainWise is here, to help you envision a raingarden at your home:

In some areas of West Seattle, you can get a rebate to install raingarden and/or cistern-type “green stormwater infrastructure” to cut down on how much of your stormwater runoff goes into the sewer system – find out more here.

2:54 PM: Moments to go and booths are folding up. SPD Chief O’Toole was here for a couple hours but departed a short time ago. We’ll be adding a bit more to this coverage in the hours ahead, but also wanted to mention an event for which we just got a flyer – mark your calendar for the North Delridge Tree Walk, starting near the boulders at Greg Davis Park 10:30 am Saturday, September 13th, five weeks from today. As for the rest of today – there’s more going on around West Seattle, and here in the park, the wading pool is open for almost four more hours!

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Delridge Day + ‘Picnic @ Precinct’ = Saturday in the park http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/tomorrow-delridge-day-picnic-precinct-saturday-in-the-park/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/tomorrow-delridge-day-picnic-precinct-saturday-in-the-park/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:32:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281964

Hours to go until summer’s next West Seattle festival – Delridge Day is happening Saturday in the park adjacent to the community center at Delridge Way/SW Genesee, 11 am-3 pm. Here again is the activity schedule and music schedule:

Other reasons to come to Delridge Day:

*Again this year, the Seattle Police Foundation-presented “Picnic at the Precinct” also is happening concurrently, at the park instead of the precinct. We’re told new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole is expected to visit, though we don’t have a time on that yet – that would be her first official public visit to West Seattle.

*Want to talk/ask about the SW Roxbury Safety Project, including a potential “road diet” for Roxbury from 17th SW westward? SDOT will be at Delridge Day, ready to chat.

*Want to find out about the North Delridge Action Plan? City reps are ready to talk about that too.

*Live and/or work (etc.) in North Delridge? Meet your community council – the North Delridge Neighborhood Council – which is offering freebies including a chance to screenprint the (Heart) Delridge emblem on a shirt (you bring it) or tote bag (free blank bags available). Two screenprinting stations! And, adds NDNC’s Amanda Leonard, “We will even have a drying rack so you can enjoy the rest of the festival without dealing with wet paint.”

*Check out the close-to-finished Youngstown Cultural Arts Center mural right across the street from the festival zone, along the east side of the 4400 block of Delridge Way.

*Safety and preparedness: The West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network and West Seattle Be Prepared will be there.

… and so will we. 11 am-3 pm, Delridge CC Park, come have fun!

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West Seattle Car Show goes ‘open class,’ and you can sign up now http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-car-show-goes-open-class-and-you-can-sign-up-now/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-car-show-goes-open-class-and-you-can-sign-up-now/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:24:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281769

Update on the West Seattle Car Show, set for September 14th with Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks (both WSB sponsors) carrying on from its late founder Michael Hoffman: It’s registration time! And, as requested by many, the WS Car Show is now “open class,” meaning there are no longer specific requirements for year, etc. But there’s still a limit – only so many spaces along the streets in the heart of The Junction – so if you’re interested, go here to sign up now it’s first come, first served. (If you don’t want to register online, you can get a form by e-mailing wscarshow@gmail.com or calling 206.938.8685.)

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West Seattle summer: One week until the Delridge Day festival! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-summer-one-week-until-the-delridge-day-festival/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-summer-one-week-until-the-delridge-day-festival/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:00:17 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281362

One week from today (on August 9th), it’s West Seattle’s next big summer festival – Delridge Day, in the park next to Delridge Community Center (Delridge/Genesee). Here’s the schedule for the day, just made public by organizers:

And remember the free outdoor screening of “The Lego Movie” in the park the night before (9 pm Friday, August 8th) – here’s our preview of that.

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Delridge Day updates: ‘The Lego Movie’ outdoor screening the night before; festival music schedule out http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/delridge-day-updates-the-lego-movie-outdoor-screening-the-night-before-festival-music-schedule-out/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/delridge-day-updates-the-lego-movie-outdoor-screening-the-night-before-festival-music-schedule-out/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=280418

That flyer is just in, courtesy of Pete Spalding, one of the organizers of next month’s Delridge Day festival. It’s a new addition to the celebration – an outdoor movie in the Delridge Community Center park the night before Delridge Day. That means at 9 pm Friday night, August 8th, you’re invited to the free screening of “The Lego Movie.” Then on Saturday, August 8th, 11 am-3 pm, the Delridge Day festival takes over the park; the music lineup is already out:

11:00 Bill Wolford – world music, alt folk
12:00 Ellis Brothers – jazz
1:00 The Slags – rock and reggae
2:00 Roo and the Few – Americana

The park is at Delridge/Genesee, south and west of Delridge Skatepark. More festival details to come.

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Happening now: Alki Art Fair 2014, creativity with a view http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-alki-art-fair-2014-creativity-with-a-view/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-alki-art-fair-2014-creativity-with-a-view/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:14:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=280025

The “Share the Shore” T-shirt is on sale in the Seal Sitters‘ booth at the Alki Art Fair, lining the promenade on the west end of Alki Beach Park until this evening. Today artists and musicians are sharing the shore as the festival continues – the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association played during our visit:

The music lineup is on a whiteboard at the site – click here for a photo. Artists include locals such as North Delridge photographer Holli Margell:

While you’re there – at the east end of the promenade, admire the piano that just arrived as part of Pianos in the Parks (reported here Thursday):

Transportation to the fair includes a shuttle bus from West Seattle High School (3000 California SW) again this year.

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Happening now: Mediterranean Fantasy Festival 2014 @ Hiawatha http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-mediterranean-fantasy-festival-2014-hiawatha/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-mediterranean-fantasy-festival-2014-hiawatha/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:55:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=279872

You can see a lot in just a little time at the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival, where dance performances continue until 7 tonight – two stages – schedule here! During a brief visit this afternoon, we saw 3 groups/performers – including Saqra’s Shamal Dance Co. (above) and Christine (below):

And back outdoors, Rachel George was onstage:

All free! And it’s not just dancing – outside (plus a few tables inside), dancing apparel, accessories, and another adornments are available – as is food! Tomorrow’s hours for the festival at Hiawatha Community Center are 11 am-5 pm.

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West Seattle Summer Fest 2014: Sunday report #2 – final hours http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-summer-fest-2014-sunday-report-2-final-hours/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-summer-fest-2014-sunday-report-2-final-hours/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:23:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=279269

4:23 PM: Final hours of West Seattle Summer Fest 2014 – official end time is 8 pm, but some vendors will close starting around 6 pm, so don’t wait too much longer to come on down. The final few hours tend to involve major mingling – friends and family just hanging around. Our top photo is from GreenLife on the west side of California just north of SW Edmunds, where The Whale Trail has had an interactive art installation going – visitors helping create “West Seattle’s Orca Pod.” Also at GreenLife, Stu Hennessey from Alki Bike and Board has been leading DIY Bikes all afternoon:

Up at the stage, on California north of SW Oregon, The Darci Carlson Band started at 4; we caught part of STAG, the 3 pm band:

And they drew at least one tiny dancer:

Final band of the day will be Billy Dwayne and The Creepers at 6.

Also sighted at Summer Fest … Warren Buffett. Sort of.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest (WSB sponsor), the newest name for a longtime local company, is part of WB’s family of companies. And its booth is traditionally a place for community giving during Summer Fest – kids can knock over cans, and however many cans get knocked over, they contribute to the West Seattle Food Bank – the tally on the sign is from just a little while ago.

Another number: Almost 400 Seattle Police Foundation tote bags given out by the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network on the west side of the info booth. That’s Deb from WSBWCN at right in our impromptu info-booth pic:

Apparently free tote bags were a somewhat scarce commodity at Summer Fest this year! P.S. We’re here in the Info Booth until about 7 pm.

4:56 PM: Art everywhere at the festival – including impromptu chalk art:

And like the “orca pod” above, there are myriad kids’ art projects that have been under way throughout the festival – the Southwest Seattle Historical Society/Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) booth, celebrating the high bridge’s 30th anniversary, has made one each day:

Next event in honor of the bridge anniversary is tomorrow (Monday, July 14th) night in the Hotwire courtyard (4410 California SW) – a panel discussion at 6:30 pm.

Back here at Summer Fest, on Alaska east of California, not far past the SWSHS booth, you’ll find the West Seattle Hi-Yu booth, and the float that you’ll see in next Saturday’s West Seattle Grand Parade (and White Center Jubilee Days Parade later that day). Hi-Yu royalty has also been walking around selling the $1 buttons that raise money for the all-volunteer group to keep taking the float to parades.

Missed the chance to get yours? The Hi-Yu Concert in the Park this Tuesday night (July 15th) on the east lawn at Hiawatha – West Seattle Big Band onstage, free, 7 pm! – is your next chance.

5:59 PM: Booths have the go-ahead to start breaking down, and some are – we’ve been looking north at QFC, selling fruit kabobs, water, and soda all weekend, and they are first to go; YMCA (WSB sponsor) next door, which has had hula hoops and bouncy pads and a stationary cycle for kids to try throughout the weekend, is taking down their sign. More Summer Fest trivia: A vendor that sold bamboo sheets in years past, but wasn’t here this year, has been the #1 most-asked-about vendor here at the Info Booth.

6:43 PM: Here they are, final band of the festival – Billy Dwayne and the Creepers:

Thanks to “Super Dave” for that photo and others of some of this weekend’s performers. Now, one last look at the live cam at California and Alaska:

With vendors’ vehicles to be allowed in at 8 pm, and asked to be done by 10 pm, the roads aren’t likely to reopen before 11 – the permit allows them to stay closed until midnight. If you have to go to/through The Junction late tonight, watch this camera (which you’ll usually find on the WSB Traffic page) to see if it’s open again – we’ll update when we know for sure.

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