West Seattle Summerfest will rock, roll, ride, and ramble this weekend

Tonight marks the pre-festivities for the biggest street party of the year, the annual West Seattle Summer Fest in the heart of the West Seattle Junction. The event runs from Fri-Sun, July 11-13. Thousands will crowd into the junction to enjoy food, shopping, entertainment, children's activities, educational demonstrations and more. But prior to the big party is this month's West Seattle Artwalk. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community. Once the streets are closed at 4pm, merchants up and down the Junction will have pre-festival activities taking place. The festival officially opens on Friday morning at 10am.

West Seattle Herald Photojournalist David Rosen is the feature artist for the month of July and has a variety of his world class photography at Homestreet Bank located at 4022 SW Alaska Street that is available for purchase. You can see more of his work on his website at www.slickpixphotography.com

During the festival stop by the WestSeattleHerald.com and Westside Weekly booth right near the middle of the festival (booth 78) to say hello to Patrick Robinson and David Rosen. Some of our photography will be available for purchase and you can sign up to get the paper delivered to your home for only $20 per year.
Nearly 270 vendors will be on hand with a huge array of goods and services for sale. The complete list and their locations can be found here: http://wsjunction.org/summerfest/shop/

Summerfest is far more than just food and music and shopping. It's also a chance to learn about local businesses, get involved in the community and learn about our environment. Chief among the events is the Greenlife Stage presented by Sustainable West Seattle.

As the pre-eve to West Seattle Summer Fest, the Bubbleman will be present in front of Elliott Bay Brewery to put on a show for the kids out in the middle of California Ave SW.

Sustainable West Seattle

West Seattle Summer Fest and Sustainable West Seattle are pleased to announce this year’s line-up for the 4th Annual GreenLife Stage. The GreenLife Stage is sponsored by Alki Bike and Board and features 3 days of sustainability demonstrations. Topics include: Building with Reclaimed Materials; Backyard Beer Making; and Home Canning and Preservation. We are also excited to have performances of the highly acclaimed Illuminatio Dance on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

The full list of events at Summerfest can be found here: http://wsjunction.org/summerfest/events/

The kids are a major part of the event and Clowns Unlimited is presenting live entertainment plus rides, bouncy houses and more in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. The area is presented by the YMCA, with activities coordinated by Pathfinder K-8 School. Curious Kidstuff donated many materials for the event.

Music is a major focus for Summerfest and this year the headliners are The Helio Sequence and The Moondoggies both appearing on Saturday night.

The California Stage lineup are as follows:

FRIDAY

Squirrel Butter 2:00 PM
Rat City Brass 3:00 PM
Vaudville Etiquette 4:00 PM
Killer Ghost 5:00 PM
Magic Mirrors 6:00 PM
Country Lips 7:00 PM
Hobosexual 8:00 PM
Yada Yada Blues Band 9:00 PM

SATURDAY

Two Story Zori Noon
Sundae + Mr Goessel 1:00 PM
Fysah and the Soul Acoustic 2:00 PM
Sweet Jesus 3:00 PM
Charms 4:00 PM
The Fabulous Downey Brothers 5:00 PM
Spinning Whips 6:00 PM
Dude York 7:00 PM
Vox Mod 7:40 PM
The Moondoggies 8:00 PM
Vox Mod 9:00 PM
The Helio Sequence 9:30 PM
Carrie Akre 2:00 PM

SUNDAY

Stag 3:00 PM
The Darci Carlson Band 4:00 PM
The Foghorns 5:00 PM
Billy Dwayne and the Creepers 6:00 PM

The festival hours are from:

FRIDAY: 10AM - 8PM*
SATURDAY: 10AM - 8PM*
SUNDAY: 11AM - 8PM
*California Stage and beer garden open later.

The West Seattle Herald is an official 2014 sponsor of the West Seattle Summerfest

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