AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: Morgan Junction Community Festival 2019


Music and more will greet you as soon as you get to the Morgan Junction Community Festival, happening until 4 pm in and around Morgan Junction Park (6413 California SW):

As a sponsor, we’re on site for the duration, and right next to us on the north side of the park, you have the chance to talk with Seattle Parks about the future park addition:

They’re seeking opinions on proposed concept for the park, as planning/design continues. Also here on the north side, kids’ art activities. Entertainment is in the park; vendors and community organizations are just to the south, including the lot behind Zeeks Pizza and Whisky West.

More coverage to come!

11:40 AM: Bubbleman has wrapped up after delighting a park full of delighted kids:

Spotted in the crowd: One child who brought a baseball mitt to try to catch bubbles. Right after Bubbleman said bye-bye, the families streamed out here to the north side, many for the face-painting and art activities (balloon artist, too!) … some to check out the park-feedback table next door … and others are talking with Yun Pitre from the Department of Neighborhoods, who has joined their space. Also here, the SPD Mobile Precinct.

On the sidewalk nearby: Chalk art!

And in the park, the next performance is about to begin – world-beat music with Soyaya. Then in about an hour, be here with your dog(s) for the Bark of Morgan!

12:20 PM: All three City Council District 1 candidates are here, with tables between the park and Beveridge Place Pub. Phil Tavel would be here anyway, as he’s helped coordinate the festival and serves as vice president of the Morgan Community Association, which presents it:

Also here, Brendan Kolding and Lisa Herbold:

No speeches scheduled – just a chance to talk with them if you have a question, comment, etc. Two of these three will advance to the general election, depending on how the August 6th primary turns out.

Meantime, Soyaya continues to perform in the park:

And it’s lunchtime! You have multiple options. But if you go over to West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), the fresh-grilled burger/hot dog lunch proceeds all go to support keeping the festival free!

Bark of Morgan coming up at 12:45! Bring your dog(s) to the north side of the park – look for the signs on the fence of the future park addition.

1:30 PM: Above, our Twitter video of the parade as it concluded, followed by contests. Cash, for example, won “loudest bark”:

Happening now, a festival favorite – the Splatter of Morgan, on the fence around the future park addition. Paint and squirters provided!

Onstage in the park: Servants of the Rich.

The festival continues until 4 pm.

2:49 PM: This is the quieter home stretch of the festival. The final performers are even playing under the name Quiet Heart (Gary Benson and Ariel Westfall). The banner-towing plane (not associated with the festival!) that was making passes every 15 minutes for a while is gone. Some cool art has been created:

Kids’ craft/art tables are still in action west of us; the Parks table to the east of us is gettng lots of action. The festival is volunteer-powered, and free in no small part thanks to community sponsors (including us):

Remember that supporting local community businesses often also means you’re supporting local community events and activities too.

3:06 PM: The sun finally joined the party!

3:47 PM: Cleanup has begun. Congratulations to the Morgan Community Association on a fun 14th annual festival!

1 Reply to "AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: Morgan Junction Community Festival 2019"

  • Morgs June 22, 2019 (4:49 pm)

    Thanks for the new tween area with a nice art teacher facilitating. Great job organizers. 

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