West Seattle Summer Fest countdown: Yet more sneak peeks

Yet more from the West Seattle Summer Fest preview files tonight, with the three-day festival less than two days from kickoff (10 am Friday) … At left is West Seattle’s most fashionable designer/barista, Blayne, photographed at Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) this afternoon and also among the amazing artists, merchants, performers, vendors and others you’ll find at Summer Fest. … Erin at Edie’s Shoes, which also happens to be one of four local stores in the new City Stimulus promotion, says that for Summer Fest, “We will be having a promotion for the festival. Buy one pair of full-priced shoes, get a second pair half off, of equal or lesser value (excludes sale) …” Pete Spalding from the West Seattle Food Bank board of directors sent a reminder that the always-popular WS Food Bank raffle tickets will be on sale at Summer Fest – $5 each. We mentioned the tickets when they went on sale last month – grand prize, 2 unrestricted Alaska Airlines tickets! (More in the second half of this WSB report) … Also another note about the beer garden raising money to complete the construction fund for Junction Plaza Park — it’s the beer garden AT the park site — not only is Elliott Bay Brewery making a special beer for the occasion (which Washington Beer Blog writes about here), but we’re also reminded that sales of the other beers available at that garden will chip 25% into the park fund too. And the beer cups will be compostable! … We’ve also heard from Sorensen Orthodontics in Burien, which will have a booth near the kids’ area, and says, “We will be handing out information regarding the Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment and signing up prospective new patients for our Burien and coming soon to West Seattle offices. Summer Fest patrons can also take a guess on how many retainers we have on display with a chance to win a I-Pod Nano!” Free lip balms, too … The full lineup of Summer Fest participants is here – with live music here and other entertainment here. We’ll be publishing more previews so if you’re part of Summer Fest, please e-mail to let us know what you’ll be doing/offering! We’ll be reporting live from WSSF the whole time, too, so we’ll see you there …

4 Replies to "West Seattle Summer Fest countdown: Yet more sneak peeks"

  • Miss Courtney July 8, 2009 (7:15 pm)

    Awesome that the merchants are banding together to finish the park. Unfortunate that that means we will have a mostly cement corner where a grassy lawn currently stands.

  • MJ July 8, 2009 (9:10 pm)

    From what I have seen it’s going to be a very nicely designed park with(gasp!)plants and benches… No one is doing anything with that grassy spot now except using it as a doggy potty. I think its great that there is going to be a fundraiser during the festival to help make the park a reality.

  • Miss Courtney July 8, 2009 (10:57 pm)

    Agreed it could use more love/upkeep, but I live upstairs looking out on it and we have used the grassy knolls many times for dinner, lounging, etc.

    The design is to pave the entire right half (along with the 15 or so trees and, gasp, cement benches). That’s my only objection: inner city parks should be bringing less concrete to our neighborhood not more. Trust me, I’m happier with a half-paved park than another high-rise multiuse on that corner too!

    But I’m not a city planner nor a developer :)

  • sam July 9, 2009 (8:09 am)

    thanks for highlighting all the promotions and specials. my list of things to do / see at the fest is certainly growing.

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