West Seattle Saturday: Summer Fest, work parties, low tide, baseball, football, remodeling workshop, wading pools, more…

(Summer Fest Day 1 photo by WSB’s Katie Meyer)
Our live coverage gets going again at 10 am, the start of West Seattle Summer Fest in The Junction! We’re reporting live again this year from the midst of it all – the information booth at California/Alaska. Today’s full list of West Seattle events – the festival AND other highlights – is ahead, but first, the Summer Fest quick links:

SUMMER FEST MUSIC SCHEDULEhere (first band, Two-Story Zori at noon)
SUMMER FEST VENDOR MAPhere (by number, per the list)
SUMMER FEST GREENLIFE SCHEDULEhere (first presentation, “Smart Home Maintenance” at 11 am

POOL/WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK NOTES FOR TODAY: Colman Pool is closed to the public again today because of a swim meet (back open tomorrow). Southwest Pool (indoors) is open. On the wading-pool schedule, Delridge and Hiawatha are both open noon-6:45 pm; Lincoln Park is open 11 am-8 pm; and Highland Park Spraypark is open 11 am-8 pm. Addresses are on the citywide wading pool/spraypark schedule.

WORK PARTIES: Want to get out, roll up your sleeves, and help with restoration of West Seattle’s beautiful natural areas … BEFORE the heat of the afternoon? Our calendar has several options today – click any one for details: Terminal 105 (starts 9 am), Delridge Natural Area (starts 10 am), West Duwamish Greenbelt (starts 10 am), Westcrest Park (starts 10 am).

RIP-IT TOURNAMENT: As previewed here last night, Chief Sealth International High School Football is hosting the RIP-IT passing tournament, and you’re invited to watch – play continues until 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

BENEFIT CAR WASH: West Seattle High School‘s 2014-2015 Cheer Squad is washing cars at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) 10 am-3 pm to help pay for uniforms and camp – funding for which is not provided through the school. (35th/Webster)

LOW-LOW TIDE AND BEACH NATURALISTS: 10 am-2 pm, Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out on Constellation Park and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool) beaches, since the full moon is bringing a low-low tide – 11:21 am, -3.1.

CHICKEN COOP AND URBAN FARM TOUR: West Seattle locations are part of the Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour today, 10 am-4 pm, self-guided tour – ticket info is on the official website.

FIRE STATION 36 OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1 pm, go see the renovated/upgraded Station 36 by the bridge! Here’s our preview. (3600 23rd SW)

SSC GARDEN CENTER OPEN: 11 am-3 pm, with discount pricing on plants; sales benefit the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) horticulture/gardening programs – details in our calendar listing. North end of campus. (6000 16th SW)

LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT: Starting today, West Seattle Little League hosts the state Majors’ tournament at Bar-S Playfields on Alki Point. Info – including handy tips if you’re going – is in this WSB story from earlier this week. (6425 SW Admiral Way)

REMODELING/CUSTOM HOMEBUILDING WORKSHOP: Thinking about either (or both! of those? Today at 2 pm, free workshop at Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) – where you’ll find air conditioning!!! – and there’s space left. Just show up. (California/Findlay)

SALSA ON ALKI! 5:30-10 pm by the Statue of Liberty on Alki Beach – details in our calendar listing. (61st/Alki)

STRAIGHT BLAST BENEFIT: At C & P Coffee Company, there’s a beer/wine benefit tonight, 6:30-9:30 pm, for the Booster Club – youth programs and more – of North Delridge’s Straight Blast Gym of Seattle (like C & P, a WSB sponsor). More info in the calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

NIGHTLIFE! In addition to live music at Summer Fest, several local venues have bands tonight too – see the individual listings on the calendar.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Summer Fest, work parties, low tide, baseball, football, remodeling workshop, wading pools, more..."

  • NT July 12, 2014 (9:05 am)

    Love Summerfest! Such a great community event and fun for everyone. One quick question/idea, and may not be feasible as I know either selling/handing out bottled water is part of the vending/presenting experience, but it would be so amazing to have a spot where you could fill/refill water bottles to cut down on all the waste …

  • sam-c July 12, 2014 (11:00 am)


    what are the hours for the kids area on Sunday.. I couldn’t find info at the link above and checked a few other locations for info. thanks!

    there is too much to do today!

    • WSB July 12, 2014 (1:26 pm)

      P.S. to Sam-C … it’s listed on the kid-zone sign I photographed yesterday as 10-8 daily, but the festival hours tomorrow (Sunday) are 11 am-8 pm – a little later than past years – so I wouldn’t come right at 10.

  • newnative July 12, 2014 (12:58 pm)

    I think there is a refill spot in the center or near Talarico’s. Can’t be sure. But yeah, the free bottles are tempting. Now my neighborhood is littered with them.

    • WSB July 12, 2014 (1:06 pm)

      If someone has seen a water refill spot, tell us – we get that question in the Info Booth often and nobody here has seen one – maybe it’s new today!

  • sam-c July 12, 2014 (2:15 pm)

    great, thanks, we had fun at the SFD station 36 open house today and now time for naps. will make it to summerfest tomorrow!

  • miws July 12, 2014 (4:39 pm)

    Regarding the water refill station; I wonder if a water vendor might be interested in having a booth during future Summerfests, and have a “small” amount of individual bottled water to hand out to those that don’t bring their own container , plus have a water cooler for refills for folks with their own bottle, (or that want to refill their freebie) . Seems it would be good marketing for their products/service.


    Of course, they would need to have someplace to keep the back ups of the water cooler bottles cool/chilled, and easy access to them to minimize downtime when a bottle is empty.


    Or, maybe the existing single bottle provider could do this, or, perhaps Junction Association could provide this at the Info Booth.


    (I took a quick peek at the Culligan Site, to see if they did short term rentals, but it looks like that might have to be answered via their Contact Page).



  • Ced July 12, 2014 (5:24 pm)

    How’s the beer garden looking today? from what i heard it was pretty lame yesterday i’m thinking about heading to summer fest soon

  • The Smiths July 12, 2014 (6:50 pm)

    The Chicken Coop and Urban Farm tour was a ton of fun! We had about 200+ visitors at our home. Thank you WSB for advertising! Congrats to the WS Bee Garden for winning the Seattle Tilth’s Community Star award!!

    • WSB July 12, 2014 (7:05 pm)

      Glad to hear it. I wish it had been on a different day so we could check it out but this time of year, there are no days without conflicts :)

  • BeckBe July 12, 2014 (7:17 pm)

    Re: water fill station – some company does this at the Puyallup Fair – they have a booth with dispensers where you can refill your bottle. Of course, they’re also selling water delivery service but they’re pretty nice about drive-by fill ups.

  • miws July 13, 2014 (7:42 am)

    BeckBe, thanks for that info. I figured the water cos. already had to be doing that at some festivals/fairs.



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