West Seattle Saturday: Westbound bridge closure; Seafair Pirates’ Landing; more…

(Photographer/pilot Long Bach Nguyen‘s view of Alki during low-low tide earlier this week – click for larger view)
Happy first weekend of real summer! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar – and a few neighboring events too – plus, a bridge-closure reminder:

WESTBOUND SPOKANE STREET VIADUCT CLOSURE: Yet another reminder – all weekend long, you can’t get to the westbound West Seattle Bridge from I-5 or Beacon Hill. You *can* get to it from 99.

LINCOLN PARK WORK PARTY: Warm weather means a growth boost for invasive plants as well as the ones that belong … so the Friends of Lincoln Park are out this morning starting at 9 am, and you’re welcome to join them.

SEAFAIR PIRATES’ LANDING: The pirates themselves aren’t expected to storm the shore till sometime between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, but you’ll find vendors and activities around the heart of Alki Beach Park (Bathhouse vicinity, in particular) starting around 9:30 am, and continuing afterward (a pirate-costume contest for kids is scheduled later in the afternoon). Full details on the Seafair website.

LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT: West Seattle Little League hosts a district tournament at Bar-S (64th/Admiral) this weekend and all are welcome to come watch – more details here.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Open noon-4 pm – so while you’re on Alki, check out this collection of West Seattle history, 61st/Stevens.

JUBILEE DAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Want to support White Center Jubilee Days? Play golf at Glen Acres today – tournament at noon. Details here.

TOUR THE ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Something else you can do while at the beach, post-Pirates in this case – the historic lighthouse at Alki Avenue/Beach Drive is open for tours on summer weekends, 1-4 pm.

COLMAN POOL SCHEDULE CHANGE: Again today, Lincoln Park’s outdoor pool opens at 3 pm because of a swim meet. (Details on the Colman Pool website.)

LUCHA LIBRE! The popular Mexican sport of masked wrestling returns to South Park for a street-party style celebration that starts with activities at 3 pm, wrestling after 5. Details and map in our calendar listing.

‘ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’: First Saturday of every month, fans of this classic converge on the Admiral Theater, costumes, accessories (toast!) and all, for a midnight screening.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Westbound bridge closure; Seafair Pirates' Landing; more..."

  • anma July 7, 2012 (12:13 pm)

    There was a huge back up on the WS exits from northbound and southbound I-5. All those cars going to the Pirates Landing are being detoured into SODO.

  • Harold Reems July 7, 2012 (3:58 pm)

    Great photo!

  • Harold Reems July 7, 2012 (8:27 pm)

    Just took an eastbound trip over the Spokane Street Viaduct, and not a worker in sight. I’m not surprised this project is so far behind schedule.

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