Bubbly night in The Junction on the eve of Summer Fest

Right in the middle of California SW between Edmunds and Alaska, less than two hours after the street closed for West Seattle Summer Fest setup tonight (and the festival itself tomorrow through Sunday), we got that video in the middle of the crowd that gathered outside Elliott Bay Brewery, as Garry “Bubbleman” Golightly enchanted an all-ages crowd. Kids and even pets will find new additions during this year’s festival (highlights are listed here). Elsewhere, we found signs of impending fun at the West Seattle Junction Association-presented annual extravaganza:


That’s a dunk tank that was delivered next to Shoofly Pie Company, awaiting its assignment; almost directly across the street, next to Red Cup Espresso, cool treats — frozen Mighty-O Donuts! — are promised for what the forecast suggests will be a warm weekend:


West Seattle Summer Fest kicks off tomorrow morning. Hours are 10 am-8 pm tomorrow and Saturday, 11 am-7 pm Sunday. Live music runs a little longer Friday and Saturday, and starts at 1:45 pm tomorrow; here’s the music lineup for all three days. Meantime, the next photo shows where you will find us, and an all-star lineup of folks from the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce:


That’s the official West Seattle Summer Fest Information Booth, right in the heart of the “Walk All Ways” zone at California/Alaska; at least one member of Team WSB will be there every moment it’s open, till at least 5 pm each day – please come by to say hi, and if you can spare a moment or two, we’ll have a few questions for you as we help the Chamber build an informal “community profile” – we’ll be posting them online too – everything from where you’re originally from (if you’re not a West Seattle native) to whether you think WS needs a hotel. By the way, the road closures for Summer Fest as set up tonight are as follows: Alaska from 42nd to 44th, California from Genesee to Oregon and then again from Oregon to Edmunds (west-east traffic is allowed through on Oregon). Temporary bus changes are detailed here. See you this weekend in The Junction; we’ll be posting numerous reports about the people, the events, the fun, the food, and more, as it all unfolds (and of course, other West Seattle news too!).

7 Replies to "Bubbly night in The Junction on the eve of Summer Fest"

  • JanS July 10, 2008 (11:16 pm)

    OMG…I had Thanksgiving dinner with “the Bubbleman” this past year….what a great guy. Now I”ll have to go just to see him. He’s very cool…

  • ellenater July 11, 2008 (12:03 am)

    My son loved him. We just stumbled on him and his entourage of miniature bubble enthusiasts. It was pretty hilarious and enchanting.

  • Irukandji July 11, 2008 (8:28 am)

    Frozen Mighty Ohs! Frozen Mighty Ohs! Yes ;)

  • J July 11, 2008 (8:40 am)

    I hope the Chamber will be keeping in mind that this will actually be a “community-minus-those-who-don’t-attend-loud-street-festivals” profile.

    Those of us who prefer quieter pursuits are part of the community, too! (But I hope everyone at the festival has fun!–just not my scene.)

  • beachdrivegirl July 11, 2008 (9:20 am)

    i was down there last night for the art-walk very cool stuff going on and it waas kind of fun to see everything evolve..

  • Sue July 11, 2008 (12:49 pm)

    I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around the concept of a Frozen Mighty O. Are they meant to be eaten frozen? Or are they frozen to take them home for later? Or it something like a frozen drink made with donuts or donut flavors? I’m guessing I need to stop by and find out. :)

  • Suz July 11, 2008 (12:56 pm)

    Cheap toys!

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