Why you might see a hot-air balloon off Harbor Avenue Sunday afternoon (update: you won’t)

8:44 PM SATURDAY: They won’t make the final decision until tomorrow morning, but a reality-show crew sent word tonight that they might be filming in the Don Armeni Boat Ramp vicinity Sunday afternoon-evening. And if they do, a hot-air balloon will be inflated at City View Park (which Google locates as just west/north of Don Armeni). Also from the notice:

We will potentially be filming a segment of a reality television show at Don Armeni Boat Ramp/City View Park on 4/21/2024. The decision on if we are filming at this location will be made on the morning of April 21, 2024. If filming here, we will allow pedestrians to cross the area when it doesn’t interfere with a shot. If needed, our production assistants will hold passerbys briefly until the shot is over or direct them on a detour behind the camera line so that they can cross without being in the shot. We will also obtain “Filming In Progress” a-frames to make passerbys away of our activity.

We will be reserving the parking spots directly in front of City View Park for working production vehicles (minivans, cargos, SUVs, and passenger vans) and to “clear for picture.”

If filming at this location, there will be a hot air balloon inflated in City View Park. There will be exclusion zones set up around the balloon that will need to be kept clear for safety. We always aim to be good neighbors during our time in your area so please let us know if there is anything we can do to accommodate special needs during our filming.≤/blockquote>
We’ll update tomorrow when we get word of their decision.

12:34 PM SUNDAY: Just got the update – they will NOT be filming here today.

2 Replies to "Why you might see a hot-air balloon off Harbor Avenue Sunday afternoon (update: you won't)"

  • Alki Neighbor April 21, 2024 (5:53 pm)

    Looks like Bachelorette filled in Ballard today (post/photos on Reddit)

    • WSB April 21, 2024 (6:09 pm)

      Might be it. The producer/location manager who sent the note has that show and others like it on their resumé.

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