Summer's busiest weekend means you have choices to make

If it seems like everything you could ever do on a summer weekend is crammed into the next two days you are not that far off. The weekend of July 20-21 is completely packed with activities so, it means allow extra time to get around, park and leave as you pick and choose what to do and when.

Saturday, July 20

Alki Art Fair
More than 60 artists will line the Alki Beach promenade featuring an amazing array of art from paintings to sculpture to jewelry and much more. The artists booths will be open from 10am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday with music happening from 10am to 9pm Saturday, 10am to 8pm Sunday. 44 musical acts and live performances will be presented during the event.
There will be food booths, children's activities, and a silent auction.

Seafair Triathlon Expo: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ninth Avenue (between Seneca and University streets)
1,520 attending
Streets closed from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Ninth Avenue from Seneca Street – University Street
Expect congestion in the area. http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=5&SecID=958

Float Dodger 5K: 9:45 a.m.
California Avenue SW and SW Charlestown Street – Starting point
500 participants
Race route: Starts at California Avenue SW and SW Charlestown Street; heads north on California to SW Admiral Way; makes a u-turn and then moves south to SW Edmunds Street; makes another u-turn and goes north on California SW to finish at SW Hanford Street (Run is on a portion of the West Seattle Grand Parade prior to the parade) http://www.floatdodger5k.com/Race_Details.html

West Seattle Grand Parade: 11 a.m.
West Seattle Junction – California Avenue SW
3,000 attending
8 a.m. Staging on California Avenue SW between SW Admiral Way and SW Hanford Street
Parade route: starts at California Avenue SW and SW Hanford Street; moves south on California to SW Edmunds Street.
Expect congestion in the neighborhood. http://www.thewestseattleparade.com/Home.html

White Center July Jubilee Days

The annual community celebration stages a street fair featuring the 5th annual PATRÓNS Show and Shine Car, Truck, and Bike Show, the Kids Center (a fenced area for kids safety where they can play games and much more), the Family Stage for entertainment, The Main Stage for a wide range of music.

Bite of Seattle: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Seattle Center
50,000 attending
Expect congestion in the area around the Center. http://www.biteofseattle.com/

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapid: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
CenturyLink Field
34,000 attending
Expect congestion on surrounding streets.

Bon Odori Festival: 4 – 10 p.m.
Seattle Buddhist Temple (1427 S Main Street)
3,000
Streets closed 5 p.m. Friday j July 19 – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 21: S Main Street between 14th Avenue S and 16th Avenue S.
Expect congestion on streets surrounding the festival area. http://seattlebetsuin.org/index.php/2013/04/save-the-dates-july-20-21/

Refuse to Abuse 5k at Safeco Field: 7 p.m.
On sidewalks adjacent to Safeco Field
2,000 participants
Run route using sidewalks only: starts on Safeco Field garage plaza on Occidental Avenue S; moves north on the service road to the east of the garage and stadium to S Royal Brougham Way; then goes west on Royal Brougham to First Avenue S; south on First to Edgar Martinez Drive S; and finally east on Edgar into Safeco Field. Run should not impact traffic, but may be a distraction. http://refusetoabuse5k.org/event-details/

Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
6,000 attending
Expect congestion on the west side of the Center grounds.

Sunday, July 21

West Seattle Garden Tour

The West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT) is a fun, family-friendly event that has been an annual tradition since 1995. As a non-profit organization, the WSGT is proud to donate net proceeds to support Seattle-based community gardens and other non-profits that promote horticulture, education, or the arts.

Alki Art Fair
More than 60 artists will line the Alki Beach promenade featuring an amazing array of art from paintings to sculpture to jewelry and much more. The artists booths will be open from 10am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday with music happening 10am to 8pm Sunday. 44 musical acts and live performances will be presented during the event.
There will be food booths, children's activities, and a silent auction.

White Center Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Holy Family School 9615 20th Ave. SW 8am to 12Noon
$5 per person. Youth under 5 are FREE

White Center July Jubilee Days
The street fair continues but the big event of the day is the Jubilee Days Parade on 16th Ave SW starting at 11:30 am with the theme "The Good Old Days" featuring Classic and antique Cars, Specialty, Novelty, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, and commercial groups. This year’s parade is dedicated to those we have lost in honor of their many years of service to the Jubilee Days Parade and White Center.

High Tekerz Space Elevator Competition

Jubilee Days is excited and proud to announce the The Space Elevator Competition to take place at the street fair on Sunday July 21st. Organized by the High Tekerz Robotics (FIRST 3574) Program, the challenge of The Space Elevator Competition is to design and build a robotic elevator used to carry cargo up a 20 foot ribbon autonomously.

Westside Baby Stuff the Bus
The annual disposable diaper drive is taking place Sunday July 21 in two locations. The first in West Seattle at American West Bank at 4022 Alaska Street SW and the second in Burien at 15025 1st Ave. South at Burien Toyota. If you can, pick up a package or case of disposable diapers and drop them off to help them "Stuff the Bus" and reach their goal of 250,000 diapers for low income families around King County.

Seafair Triathlon: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Seward Park, Lake Washington and surrounding area
2,225 participants
Streets closed from 6 – 11 a.m.: Lake Washington Boulevard S will be closed from Seward Park to I-90
I-90 Express Lanes closed from approximately 6:30 – 10 a.m.: Between Lake Washington Boulevard S and Mercer Island.
Expect congestion on streets adjacent to triathlon activities. http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=5&SecID=958

2013 Swedish SummeRun and Walk: 8:15 a.m.
Starts at corner of Madison and Minor / First Hill neighborhood
3,500 participants
5K run and walk route: Begins at Minor Avenue and Madison Street; moves north on Minor to Seneca Street; east on Seneca to Union Street; east on Union to 12th Avenue; north on 12th to Aloha Street; west on Aloha to 11th Avenue; south on 11th to Howell Street; east on Howell to 12th; south on 12th to Union Street; west on Union to Seneca Street; west on Seneca to Minor Avenue; south on Minor to finish at Marion Street. http://www.summerun.org/#raceinfo

Bite of Seattle: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Seattle Center
50,000 attending
Expect congestion in the area around the Center. http://www.biteofseattle.com/

Bon Odori Festival: 3 – 8 p.m.
Seattle Buddhist Temple (1427 S Main Street)
1,500 attending
Streets closed 5 p.m. Friday j July 19 – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 21: S Main Street between 14th Avenue S and 16th Avenue S.
Expect congestion on streets surrounding the festival area. http://seattlebetsuin.org/index.php/2013/04/save-the-dates-july-20-21/

Chinatown Seafair Parade: 7 p.m.
Chinatown /International District
9,400 attending
Staging begins at 5 p.m. on S. King Street between Eighth Avenue S and 12th Avenue S, and on Tenth Avenue S between S Jackson and S Weller Street.
Parade route: start s at S King Street and Eighth Avenue S; heads west on King to Fifth Avenue S; south on Fifth to S Weller Street; east on Weller to Eighth Avenue S; south on Eighth to S Lane Street.
Expect congestion throughout the neighborhood. http://www.seattlechinesechamber.org/chinatown-seafair-parade

Bruno Mars Concert: 8-11 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
10,000 attending
Expect heavy traffic around the Center as the Bite of Seattle turn-out will be starting to leave at the same time as concert – goers are arriving.

Construction notes:
July 19 – 22: Northbound and southbound I-5 ramps to Corson Avenue S closed from Noon on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday.

July 20 – 21: Broadway closed between E Pine Street and E Denny Way from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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