Next weekend: Holy Rosary’s West Fest, live music and more!


Now that you’ve recovered from last weekend – time to start planning what to do when this week is over. This week, Holy Rosary‘s annual community fun festival — West Fest — is sponsoring WSB to make sure you get the word about this big West Seattle celebration marking the start of fall. As Holy Rosary’s West Fest announcement puts it: “There’s something for the whole family. School grounds will be host to an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, kids games, inflatable rides, bingo, food and other family activities.” You can buy discounted wristbands for the rides right now at Curious Kidstuff in The Junction, $13 (doesn’t include kids’ games, soccer shootout, speed pitch, haunted house or cake walk); whatever’s left will be sold at West Fest while supplies last for $16. Meantime, there’s quite a live music lineup for Friday night and Saturday afternoon/evening (with some dance and even a talent show mixed in!):


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – “House Broken” – rock band
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm – “Funband” – rock band


12:00 pm to 12:45 pm – “Tara Academy of Irish Dance” – dance troupe
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – “Blue Tones” – rock band
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – “Regicide” – rock band
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – “Dennis Fender with Adam Bishop” debuting music from his new CD release “Walls” – Christian Rock band
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – “West Seattle Idol” talent show hosted by Jim Dever
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – stage quiet
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – “Full Life Crisis” – rock band
7:30 pm to 9:15 pm – “Tupelo” rock band

West Fest happens at Holy Rosary (42nd/Genesee; here’s a map) 6-10 pm Friday and 10 am-10 pm Saturday; check out the official website here.

3 Replies to "Next weekend: Holy Rosary's West Fest, live music and more!"

  • Amanada September 16, 2008 (12:07 pm)

    Is this event suitable for a 2 year old? I am hesitant to spend so much money on a wristband for a toddler that might not be able to participate. I’m just curious what other readers experiences have been with kids 2 and under.

  • Kristen September 16, 2008 (1:11 pm)

    The event is definitely suitable for a 2 year old, but I would buy individual tickets and skip the wristband for a toddler. I took my son last year who was 2.5 and his attention span was pretty short, but he loved all of the activity, and was even more interested in playing with all of the kids @ the school playground.

  • Holy Rosary mom September 17, 2008 (5:16 pm)

    This event is definitely for 2 year olds, but I would not buy a wristband for them. There are a lot of kids carnival type games (fishing game, knock the cans over) that would interest a 2 year old and the volunteers let the little ones stand up close to play the games. The blow up rides can be purchased at $1/ride. There is also a cake walk that is a lot of fun and a used book sale.

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