The West Seattle Summerfest continues through July 15. Kids were enjoying the event which offers inflatable slides and a mini ferris wheel. The event features more than 150 vendors in booths, food, live music on two stages, and much, much more. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS
SLIDESHOW: West Seattle Summerfest continues today July 15
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The 30th annual West Seattle summer celebration that began as a sidewalk sale has morphed into a full blown summer festival dubbed Summerfest is on now through Sunday July 15.
Vendors, booths, food, fun, education, art and music are all blended together in a 3 day pastiche of engagement for the whole family.
The event this year will feature GreenLife, a sustainability and garden expo, sponsored by the West Seattle Nursery and Sustainable West Seattle. Also new this year is Art Dive! a communal area coordinated by the Twilight Artists Collective where dozens of local artists will be displaying their work.
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More than 150 vendors, from food booths to major companies will line up on California Ave. s.w. from Oregon Street to Edmunds Street s.w. selling everything from clothing and candles to cellphones and jewelry.
Local restaurants will have designated street side cafe areas set up to serve visitors including West 5, Elliott Bay Brew Pub, Bang Bar, Sugar Rush Baking Company (Coffee to a tea), and others.
Entertainment (see below) will happen all weekend on two stages. 28 musical acts are scheduled.
Sunday, July 15, the regular Farmer's Market will still take place in the parking lot behind Key Bank on the east side of Alaska Street. It will run from 10am to 2pm.
The Alaska Stage, will offer music plus some variety with contests and other entertainment throughout the weekend.
The arrangement has seen a change up too with the kids area this year on west side of the Junction, on 44th Street s.w. in the Wells Fargo parking lot. Free kids art activities are being coordinated by Pathfinder K-8 School. Curious Kidstuff is donating materials and Sugar Rush Baking Company is providing free cookie decoration.
The beer garden is staged adjacent to the Alaska Stage, just next to the Junction Plaza Park west of 42nd Street s.w.
Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Complete music schedule is here.
Festival MAP is here.
Getting to Summerfest is easy using multiple methods found here.
The West Seattle Herald will be at Summerfest, as we have been for the last 30 years but this year, in honor of Robinson Newspapers 60th Anniversary we are offering a very special subscription price for our print edition. If you or someone you know would like to get the paper the price will be $20 for a full year.
Stop by the booth, number 85, sort of across from Easy Street Records on the northwest side of the street.
You can meet our staff including reporter Ty Swenson (he handles our Police Blotter and much more), contributing photographer David Rosen, Web Editor and photographer Patrick Robinson, and our Advertising Rep Dick Sherman. We'd love to meet you!
For more information visit http://wsjunction.org/summerfest/
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