West Seattle Friday; Summer Fest begins, Shakespeare in the Park, Lights for Liberty, more

Happy Friday! Our highlights begin with West Seattle Summer Fest‘s first day:

QUICK LINKS FOR WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST, DAY 1: The festival’s official hours today are 10 am-8 pm (music runs later). We’re in the Information Booth as usual for as-it-happens coverage starting later this morning (also watch our Twitter feed for festival scenes), but here meantime are the toplines:

Shopping: 10 am-8 pm – here’s the list of both year-round merchants with sales and visiting vendors with booths
Kids’ rides and activities: 10 am-8 pm – here are ride hours and prices plus other info; go here to find out about the Kids’ Pirate Treasure Hunt (update: it’s happening SATURDAY ONLY)
Food: Year-round food/beverage purveyors are offering “extended service,” which for many means outdoor caf├ęs – here’s the list of those businesses plus visiting vendors
Music/entertainment/events: Three stages – main stage on California north of Oregon (schedule here), community stage in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd/Alaska, south (wooden instruments and more) stage on California just before Edmunds (schedules here)
Beer garden: Next to the main stage, open late
Community groups: In the Info Booth and a second “community gathering tent” – find the list of who’s where and when here
Pet Junction: By Next to Nature, on west side of California north of Alaska – see the vendor list here
ArtYou can make it at Summer Fest!
Mothers’ RoomHosted by Nurturing Expressions (4727 44th SW, WSB sponsor) – a place for changing/feeding babies, etc.

See you at Summer Fest! P.S. Metro reroute details are linked here

Other West Seattle highlights for today/tonight:

COLMAN POOL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: Another swim-meet closure today.

BINGO! Yet another reason to come to The Junction – weekly bingo at the Senior Center, 11 am-2:30 pm. 18+. (4217 SW Oregon)

KYLE CRAFT: And even MORE in The Junction – live record-release performance, in-store at Easy Street Records, 6:30 pm. (California/Alaska)

BACKYARD BARD: “Stripped-down” Shakespeare with GreenStage at High Point Commons Park, 7 pm – “Merry Wives of Windsor.” Free! (6400 SW Sylvan Way)

‘PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE’: New documentary about Rev. Pat Wright, longtime leader of the Total Experience Gospel Choir, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, where she and the choir rehearsed for years. (7904 35th SW)

LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: Vigil at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, 8 pm, part of nationwide protests against asylum-seeking families/children being held in border detention. (2701 Alki SW)

MUCH, MUCH MORE … see it all on our complete calendar!

7 Replies to "West Seattle Friday; Summer Fest begins, Shakespeare in the Park, Lights for Liberty, more"

  • Fair food July 12, 2019 (10:14 am)

    When do the food booths open?

    • WSB July 12, 2019 (11:09 am)

      They are open now – source: we can see them from our spot at the Info Booth.

  • Jill July 12, 2019 (10:17 am)

    Not sure if it changed. But they told us at bingo two weeks ago. There was bingo on the 5th and NO bingo today because of summerfest.  

    • WSB July 12, 2019 (11:08 am)

      Thanks, we ask people to keep us updated on changes, cancellations, but they don’t always..

  • sam-c July 12, 2019 (4:02 pm)

    (In case you plan to go to LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY but didn’t follow all the links to read the info on the FB page:)Artifical lights only:“Bring your light! Let it shine!***Please note our West Seattle vigil will be using artificial lights only, open flames are not permitted*** If you can bring your own light, great! If you have any to donate and share with others it is appreciated. Just bring night of. We will have some on hand too. Ideas: glow sticks, flashlights, solar torches, camping lanterns, flame apps for smart phones, battery/LED operated string lights, tea/vigil and pillar style lights. Be creative and join the constellation. “

  • p July 12, 2019 (5:01 pm)

    The kids treasure hunt was not available today. We were told to come back on Saturday. It was unclear if it was only offered Saturday or both Saturday and Sunday. 

    • WSB July 12, 2019 (5:25 pm)

      We’re trying to sort that out too, sorry. It wasn’t written up as a Saturday thing but when people started asking us about it at the booth, that’s what we were told. Apparently a key participant changed their plan at the last minute so it’s Saturday only (I just confirmed that with Lora from WSJA while writing this reply).

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