West Seattle Grand Parade, Float Dodger 5K, PAWrade, more for your Saturday

That’s a “live” SDOT view of California/Alaska, part of the route for the two big events that start the day with road-closure and parking-restriction alerts, the West Seattle Grand Parade and, just before it, the Float Dodger 5K. California SW will be closed starting at ~7 am at the south side of SW Admiral Way, and the rest of the way south to SW Edmunds by ~9 am, with restrictions on streets to the west and east, especially toward both ends of the route, for staging/detours. When you see those no-parking signs and barricades, take them seriously! (Find bus reroutes here.) As for what else you need to know about those events and what else is happening today:

FLOAT DODGER 5K: Before the West Seattle Grand Parade, run/walk the route, in the Float Dodger 5K, presented by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor)! Last-minute registration starts at 8 am; kids’ dash on the track at 8:45 am; race starts at 9:30 am. Hiawatha Playfield and onto the parade route. More info here. (2700 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE GRAND PARADE: The Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., Police Motorcycle Drill Teams start from California/Lander between 10:30 and 11 am, rest of the parade 11 am, heading south on California to Edmunds in The Junction. Our most-recent preview of this year’s parade are here. As reported here, this year’s Orville Rummel Trophy winner is Adah Rhodes Cruzen; grand marshal is Carl Blake; come cheer hundreds of your neighbors as they roll, walk, ride, jump, dance, etc. down the parade route. (California SW between The Admiral District and The Junction)

PAWRADE: Right before the Grand Parade, at 11 am from California/Genesee to California/Edmunds, people and pooches will parade in the second annual PAWrade. Free to participate, and if you haven’t pre-registered, it’s OK, just show up – details here.

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS: Street fair 11 am-8 pm today, on 16th SW between Roxbury and SW 100th; car show 11 am-5 pm at 100th/WC cutoff. See the music lineup here – it’s happening 5-10 pm inside Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th SW). Also, the carnival continues at WC Heights Elementary, 11 am-11 pm today. (10015 6th SW)


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

WHITE CENTER LIBRARY GUILD SIDEWALK SALE: 10 am-3 pm, info here. (1409 SW 107th)

SEATTLE YARN SIDEWALK SALE: Today and tomorrow 10 am-5 pm. “Sale and clearance items from 30%-60% off; all regular priced items 10% off.” (5633 California SW)

FREE PIZZA: At Ounces, noon-2 pm (while it lasts), free slices from West of Chicago Pizza. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: Drop-in conversation with Leslie Harris, 3-5 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY: At the Tug Inn, 6-9 pm. (2216 SW Orchard)

ROO AND THE FEW: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), no cover, all ages. (5612 California SW)

LOTS MORE … see our complete calendar!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Grand Parade, Float Dodger 5K, PAWrade, more for your Saturday"

  • cjboffoli July 20, 2019 (9:24 am)

    I watched the PODS company drop a storage container on the side of the street yesterday morning in the 3200 block of California, disregarding the dated no parking sign right beside it.  I actually called them yesterday afternoon as a courtesy to let them know about the parade and how their big box is smack dab in the middle of the parade route and suggested they might want to come out and move it. They thanked me and took the report but it is still sitting there this morning.  Seems like it would be a pain for parade participants, not to mention a hazard for the motorcycle drill teams. 

    • bob July 20, 2019 (1:20 pm)

      lol because they’re gonna care about a parade, they have a business to run

      • Mike July 20, 2019 (2:23 pm)

        All the more reason to care that it can be hauled away and put up for auction later if they fail to pay impound fees.

      • cjboffoli July 20, 2019 (9:55 pm)

        It wasn’t the parade they were expected to care about but complying with the law. If private citizens could have their vehicles towed and impounded for disregarding the no parking signs then so too should a company dropping their private property in the the public right of way.

        • WSB July 20, 2019 (11:58 pm)

          FWIW we got a $47 ticket for parking on a side street south of Admiral (I don’t know what we were thinking … our car wasn’t there long as Patrick left me up there and headed down to The Junction around 9:15). Hope the POD was cited. Saw it while walking from Admiral to The Junction at parade’s end.

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