West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

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USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Aug
7
Sat
Duwamish River Festival 2021 @ South Park Plaza
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, its partner organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies will host the city’s 15th Annual Duwamish River Festival/Festival del Río Duwamish at South Park Plaza (8456 Dallas Ave S,) and surrounding areas in the South Park neighborhood.

The 15th Annual Duwamish River Festival will celebrate 20 years of community coming together to support a River For All! As in previous years, the 2021 festival will feature a family-friendly mix of activities, arts, culture and entertainment to celebrate and nurture the creation of a healthy Duwamish River. Come celebrate with community and the Duwamish River!

WHAT: The event brings our communities together to celebrate our diversity and the cleanup and restoration of the Duwamish River. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive educational booths, Mercadito local vendors, youth art activities, free vaccination and health clinic, free air filters, dance, music and hear from special guests. We look forward to a safe, beautiful community event and continue to follow the most up-to-date CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines.

DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL: The FREE festival goes from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm on Saturday August 7, 2021. The festival will begin at 12:00 pm, with an opening ceremony led by the Duwamish Tribe.

Festival partners include Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG; Amigos de Seattle; Environmental Protection Agency; City of Seattle Parks and Recreation, Emergency Management and Sustainability & Environment; Concord Intl/Concord PTA; Duwamish Alive! Coalition; Duwamish Tribal Services; Duwamish Valley Affordable Housing Coalition; Duwamish Valley Youth Corps; King County Noxious Weed Control Program; One Roof Foundation & Seattle Kraken; RAM Mounts; Recology King County; King County Wastewater Treatment Division; Seattle Parks Foundation; Sea Mar; Seattle Public Utilities; Maritime Highschool; The Nature Conservancy in Washington; Port of Seattle; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Villa Comunitaria; Washington Environmental Council; WA State Department of Ecology; United Site Services; Washington Ethnic Studies Now.

Aug
8
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 8 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Mon
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 9 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
29
Sun
Tilden School celebration @ Hiawatha Park
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alums from Tilden School are planning an event to celebrate the past, present, and future of Tilden. Whitney Tjerandsen (beloved director and “rock” for many years — she always said that she could teach a rock to read!) and 4 other beloved teachers/staff are retiring this year. And they are passing the baton to the new director, Sarah Shearer, who is busy getting ready for fall.

Tilden School Celebration
Sunday, August 29, 3-6 pm
Group photo and celebration presentation at 4:30
Hiawatha Park
— Family-friendly event
RSVP to omaravalerie@gmail.com