West Seattle Sunday: Summer Fest day 3; Farmers’ Market; more

11 am is the official start time today for the final day of West Seattle’s biggest event of the year, Summer Fest (co-sponsored by WSB). And there’s more on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today. Here are the Sunday highlights, starting with festival-info links:


*Hours today – 11 am-5 pm

*Metro bus-stop changes, linked route-by-route here

*Music – Here’s (the lineup) – today’s first act is bound to be a highlight, Rat City Brass at 11:50 am; last scheduled act on the California stage is The Jellyrollers at 2:40 pm, but you’ll find musicians elsewhere during the day too – maybe even these two who were performing outside La Romanza Bistro (WSB sponsor) on Saturday (or catch them during La Romanza’s regularly scheduled musical meals):

*GreenLife: Find GreenLife on the south side of the festival zone; see the demonstration/event schedule here, with an encore of “Illuminatio – ‘Slavery of the System'” at 4 pm – here’s our Friday video snippet:

The GreenLife day begins with “Cooking in Season,” 11 am.

*Vendors/exhibitors: Here’s the directory (use the column titles to sort alphabetically or numerically)

*Map to booths: Vendors/exhibitors map is here (PDF; we’re not listed because WSB is headquartered in the Information Booth for the 6th consecutive year)

*Kid Zone: On Alaska WEST of California, where the food used to be; $20 for unlimited rides all day; same hours as festival, 11 am-5 pm

*Food: On Alaska EAST of California (sort the vendor list by “location” and click ahead to the pages starting 151 and 176 for the “F” as in “food” entries – earlier in the list, note “Sidewalk Cafes” too at )

*Art Dive: North side of the zone, north of SW Oregon


WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Same hours, same spot! 10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska – enjoy Summer Fest AND the market.

MINI-“STP” BIKE RIDE: Family-friendly, fun, AND headed for Summer Fest! Meet at Hamilton Viewpoint Park at 9:45 am; ride starts at 10 am. Traveling California SW from Seattle (Street) to Portland (Street). Then at 11 am, join a discussion about local greenways and more with West Seattle Bike Connections at the GreenLife zone at Summer Fest! Details in our calendar listing.

More on the WSB calendar!

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Open for free tours, 1-4 pm today.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday: Summer Fest day 3; Farmers' Market; more"

  • West Seattle July 14, 2013 (4:39 pm)

    Summer Fest? Its actually called the Street Fair!

    • WSB July 14, 2013 (4:41 pm)

      I know it’ll always be the Street Fair to some people … but Summer Fest became the official name about seven years ago … so we have to go with that :)

  • miws July 14, 2013 (4:50 pm)

    Don’t even make me bring out the original name; Sidewalk Sale, again! ;-)



    • WSB July 14, 2013 (4:59 pm)

      If you look closely at the official map, that is still part of the title. I probably should have mentioned it more often.

  • NW July 14, 2013 (5:28 pm)

    I thought its the sidewalk sale that’s what it’s been known as here in West Seattle for years now. When did it change, or has it?

    • WSB July 14, 2013 (5:48 pm)


  • NW July 14, 2013 (5:56 pm)

    Well we still call it the sidewalk sale. :)

  • miws July 14, 2013 (6:17 pm)

    As I remember, when the name transitioned from Sidewalk Sale to Street Fair, it took me a few years to start calling it the Street Fair.


    I think it was partly out of habit, but have to admit there was probably a certain level of “Cranky Old Fart”, resistant to change.


    Funny thing is, all these years later and now that I’m a truly a bonafide Old Fart, I’m not so Cranky anymore, when it comes to change.


    Sometimes. ;-)



  • NW July 14, 2013 (8:57 pm)

    Had a great time down there today and its great that we have WSB filling us on on what’s going on at the sidewalk sale. Thanks WSB :)

  • sun*e July 15, 2013 (10:04 am)

    While eating a delicious dinner at La Romanza Bistro we really enjoyed listening to the musicians that performed there…such great dining music. The bands at the north end of the Junction were quite loud so we chose a place to dine that was some distance from them because we wanted to be able to talk without yelling. I really do appreciate a variety of music genres and styles but when it’s so loud that it conflicts with other musicians and dinner conversation it’s a bit obnoxious.

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