CANCELED: 16th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Dating back to 2005, the second Saturday in May has always been West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, which in recent years has involved hundreds of sales and thousands of shoppers. It’s the only event that WSB coordinates and presents every year; we took it over in 2008. This year, WSCGSD was scheduled for May 9th, one month from today, and if not for a certain virus, we would have been registering sales by now. But even if the stay-home order does get lifted in early May as currently scheduled, we can’t imagine it being a good idea to invite people from all over the region to come visit so soon, as we do every year (some shoppers come all the way from Eastern Washington). Not to mention, our area has a bit of a transportation challenge right now. So, we’re canceling this year’s WSCGSD, and holding out healthy thoughts for next year.

P.S. If/when you have your own yard sale later this year – you are welcome to list it free in the Freebies/Deals/Sales section of the WSB Community Forums. (If you don’t have a login, get one via this link.)

11 Replies to "CANCELED: 16th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day"

  • Kristen April 9, 2020 (7:02 pm)

    So sad. Totally understand, but always looked forward to this event. Thanks for making the tough decision and keeping our community safe. 

  • West Seattle Tool Library April 9, 2020 (7:33 pm)

    Although we understand, we are so sad that it’s not happening.  Looking forward to next year!

  • AHNeighbor April 9, 2020 (7:35 pm)

    Was waiting for this news to drop. It’s truly one of my favorite days of the year – I just want to say THANK YOU to the WSB for all the work you do to organize it every year. Looking forward to next year!

  • AS April 9, 2020 (8:29 pm)

    Easily the most anticipated event of my year! So sad it has to be canceled. I was hoping beyond hope it wouldn’t come to this, but it’s understandable and prudent. 2020 sucks.

  • Kelly McCaffrey April 9, 2020 (10:13 pm)

    I really wish you’d reconsider. So many folks are stuck home piling up their give-away or sell piles. It’s a great WestSea event and promotes excellent repurposing. May too soon, but what about postpone to late June? Most folks aren’t planning trips away yet anyhow and by late June we stand a good chance of quarantine lift.

  • Nydia White April 10, 2020 (12:07 am)

    I agree that is a wise decision to cancel this year’s event.  I’m bummed.  I’m from Bellevue and several friends and I look forward to your event every year.  I try to save up for the sale in hopes of finding some treasures.Thank you for hosting this event every year.  We will see you next year.

  • Tracey April 10, 2020 (7:15 am)

    Sad news but right decision.  Besides the virus, the bridge issue means West Seattle can’t accommodate visitors right now.  We should enjoy our little peninsula to ourselves for awhile. “No Vacancy”.  That might be a good addition to our “Welcome to West Seattle” sign.

  • Joe April 10, 2020 (8:02 am)

    Completely understandable but would love for you to consider postponing it until later in the summer. I have so many things I need out of my house lol! And it’s just such a great community event.

  • Juli April 17, 2020 (8:02 am)

     Imagine the West Seattle Summer Fest will be canceled. Thought…if all is well, perhaps we can hold a garage sale the weekend the Sum Fest would have been on. 

  • Mrs Hollingsworth April 24, 2020 (10:50 am)

    Thank you for publishing this update. Please publish the 2021 date ASAP!  I love to plan in advance and our calendar gets full quickly. I enjoyed last year very much!

    • WSB April 26, 2020 (2:04 am)

      It’s always the second Saturday in May. That’s May 8, 2021.

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