Colman Pool’s first day, Duwamish Longhouse art market, more for your West Seattle Saturday

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s happening on our sunny Saturday:

JUNETEENTH MOTORCADE & RALLY: Not in West Seattle, but the closest Juneteenth event that we know of – motorcade and rally starting at the ILWU Local 19 Hall (3440 E. Marginal Way) and heading to other spots including Terminal 46 on the downtown waterfront. Details are in our calendar listing.

FATHER’S DAY NATIVE ART MARKET: 10 am-5 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse – you’re invited to shop and snack. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

ORCA MONTH KAYAK TOUR: 10 am, leaving from Alki Kayak Tours. Reservation required – see our calendar listing.

DRIVEWAY ROCK & GEM SHOW: 10 am-4 pm, see/shop rocks, gems, minerals! (2009 SW Dakota)

COLMAN POOL OPENING DAY: Noon-7 pm, it’s the first day in more than a year and a half that swimmers will be allowed back into this outdoor saltwater pool on the Lincoln Park shore. See the schedule here.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: You can visit the home of West Seattle’s history today (noon-4 pm, 61st/Stevens).

Got something for our calendar? Please email – thank you!

7 Replies to "Colman Pool's first day, Duwamish Longhouse art market, more for your West Seattle Saturday"

  • Flivver June 19, 2021 (6:53 am)

    Question. See a lot of volleyball activity on the beach, especially on weekends. Poles are permanently mounted.  Do those groups “own” that part of the beach?? Do they pay a fee? If someone was picnicking  there could they be kicked out by someone wanting to play volleyball??  Note: i’m not affected either way-just curious.

    • WSB June 19, 2021 (9:36 pm)

      The organized leagues rent the courts. Same way Little League, soccer leagues, etc., rent playfields.

  • Reed June 19, 2021 (9:43 am)

    A perfect day and weather to practice running errands or a commute by bike. Eventually everyone will be back to work and traffic will be horrendous; best prepare now!

  • Pessoa June 19, 2021 (3:08 pm)

    Let’s celebrate Juneteenth and the tremendous racial progress we’ve made as a country.  

    • dofewe3714 June 20, 2021 (12:42 am)

      Racial progress? Really?
      Earlier these past few months:
      – Asian elders were being beaten IN OUR CITY and across the country, and multiple Asian women working in the spa industry were killed (“no evidence of a hate crime”) in the Atlanta area in March 2021
      – Hate crimes were at their highest level in a decade earlier this year
      – Multiple hate crime group participants were present during the Capitol riots in January 2021
      – Although the policeman who killed George Floyd was charged, the policemen who killed Breonna Taylor were not indicted
      – It took 74 days (not until after the video went viral) for the killers of Ahmaud Arberry to be arrested – he was just running in his neighborhood before being pursued and gunned down
      – One week ago, someone drove into a Minneapolis crowd of demonstrators protesting the death of Winston Boogie Coleman, killing one and injuring three- Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer is currently being sued and under investigation for calling emergency dispatchers accusing a Black newspaper delivery person of threatening him (after following him around in his personal vehicle), triggering a 40 unit police response

      And all this is just from my memory and some quick Google searches to make sure I had the details correct. Progress indeed. Happy Juneteenth.

      • Pessoa June 20, 2021 (1:40 pm)

        The fatal interaction between Ofc. Chauvin and George Floyd does not typify the majority of interactions between police and blacks in police custody.  There is, in fact, no evidence of racial bias in the death of George Floyd, only evidence of an officer who was supremely unfit for his job, to say nothing of his troubled state of mind. The horrific Atlanta shooting or the reprehensible beatings of Asian elderly are troubling but not representative of the daily interactions between blacks, whites and elderly Asians.  These are isolated cases against a back drop of tremendous, unstoppable racial progress, progress that is groundswell from Hollywood to the White House, to your neighborhood. 

  • ally cat June 20, 2021 (7:53 am)

    Asking the community, are there any upcoming poc organized demonstrations or events, in the junction area? I know there is a regular sign waving on the Eastside of WS, but hoping to attend efforts in the junction area, and wondering if there is anything coming up.

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