1 day till West Seattle Summer Fest Eve, 2 days till the festival

Some updates as our countdown to West Seattle Summer Fest (co-sponsored by WSB) continues!

JUNCTION STREET CLOSURE REMINDER: Tomorrow (Thursday) night at 6 pm is when California is scheduled to close from Oregon to Edmunds, along with a section of California just north of Oregon (which itself remains open to west-east traffic), and Alaska between 44th and 42nd. Which paves the way for …

SUMMER FEST EVE IN THE STREETS! As previewed here last Thursday, the Yada Yada Blues Band outside West 5 and Bubbleman outside Elliott Bay Brewing Company are just part of the Thursday night fun. There’s also …

SUMMER FEST EVE ART WALK: Venue/artist previews are up now at wsartwalk.com. (While The Junction’s venues will be in Summer Fest Eve mode, there are of course many venues in other parts of West Seattle too, so you can roam the peninsula on what promises to be a gorgeous night.) One special Art Walk highlight …

HOTWIRE CELEBRATES ITS TENTH! During the Art Walk, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse – WSB’s first-ever sponsor – will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Read about their plans on the Junction Association website.

AND THEN THERE’S THE ACTUAL FESTIVAL … First day of Summer Fest is Friday (you can take the day off, right?), with official hours 10 am-8 pm, but music and beer garden running later. Here’s the music lineup (first act is at noon Friday); here’s the vendor lineup/map; here’s the schedule of demonstrations at the GreenLife zone; kids-activities info is here; and remember your favorite year-round Junction merchant may well be having a sidewalk sale – WSB sponsor J.F. Henry is starting its sale tomorrow.

NOTE FOR PARENTS WITH LITTLE ONES: Donna Ryan says her City Mouse Studio and Store will again be a “Parents’ Rest Stop” during Summer Fest: “We will be opening up the studio space again this year for parents of little ones to nurse, feed, change, relax, and break from the heat.” City Mouse is at 4218 SW Alaska, just steps east of California.

8 Replies to "1 day till West Seattle Summer Fest Eve, 2 days till the festival"

  • Harry_Reems July 11, 2012 (5:42 pm)

    Can’t wait!! Looking forward to Knut Bell and The Blue Collars Friday night on the California stage at 9:30.

  • JayDee July 11, 2012 (5:55 pm)

    I noticed that the strip of Alaska near Capco plaza is closed, along with a part of the adjacent ave. is this part of the summer fest?

    • WSB July 11, 2012 (5:56 pm)

      You mean right now? The rechannelization work is continuing – I’m updating that a little later tonight – the traffic pattern at California/Alaska has now changed …

  • JayDee July 11, 2012 (5:58 pm)

    Also, note for people with dogs…if you can’t leave them at home please pickup their doodies. I stepped in a St. Bernard’s business one year (based on sheer size) and wondered why anyone would bring a dog to such a festival. Go ahead, fire away…

  • HBE July 12, 2012 (3:07 am)

    Agree with JayDee. If you’re going to bring your dog, have the decency to pick up after it. And that goes for anywhere, not just the festival.

    And thanks to Donna Ryan and City Mouse. That’s really great of you to do that.

  • Oliver Little July 12, 2012 (7:42 am)

    Thanks in advance for everyone’s patience this afternoon. We start closing the streets at 6, so please show extra caution if you’re driving through the Junction after work.
    See you this weekend!

  • J July 12, 2012 (10:00 am)

    Will WS Bridge be open?

    • WSB July 12, 2012 (10:01 am)

      Note the “big stories” list on the right sidebar and the jubilant NO CLOSURES note. All’s scheduled to be open.

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