Hours till West Seattle Summer Fest: In the streets tonight

(WSB photos by Torin Record-Sand)
You can’t have a festival without … relief. So this was one of the most important arrivals in The Junction tonight, after the West Seattle Summer Fest zone was closed to traffic and open for both festival setup and general WSSF eve revelry:

In the street outside Elliott Bay Brewing, the Bubbleman is an annual Summer Fest Eve tradition. During the festival itself, you’ll see fun performances in a not-quite-a-stage area set up right at California and Alaska:

And while there are long rows of booths for vendors and groups both local and non-local, remember your West Seattle Junction businesses are really bringing it for the big weekend too:

One of The Junction’s newest businesses, the Tuscan Tea Room, was putting up a banner for its new features. Just down the block, West 5 hosted the band Diminished Men – outdoors, of course:

We’ve received info from other local businesses, and that’s going into our morning preview on the other side of dawn, along with a reminder of some of what we’ve already previewed over the past couple weeks – Summer Fest starts up at 10 am Friday; Team WSB is in the Information Booth at California/Alaska once again this year, wave as you walk by! (Music schedule, vendor list, GreenLife demo schedule, maps, and lots more can all be found at wsjunction.org/summerfest.)

3 Replies to "Hours till West Seattle Summer Fest: In the streets tonight"

  • bsmomma July 8, 2011 (8:40 am)

    My Favorite time of the year!!! :)

  • Salinger July 8, 2011 (9:46 am)

    Anyone know why there’s only one music stage this year?

    • WSB July 8, 2011 (10:26 am)

      Every year, they fine tune. Last year, I can tell you, it was clear that the California/Alaska stage was not suitable for hosting music performances AND a festival at which vendors and attendees were trying to speak to each other – our ears were pretty much blown out, and once the music started, everyone stopping by the information booth for “information” was thwarted unless they could lip-read (and unless those in the booth could too). In previous years, they’d tried the Edmunds/California end and Alaska/42nd end … both of those are close to residential zones, which can be problematic. The Genesee/California end is the one slam-dunk spot, especially considering the Eagles-hosted beer garden is nearby, among other things … TR

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