2018 Community Partnership Booth at Summer Fest

West Seattle Nonprofits And Community Groups Are Encouraged To Apply!

Now is the time to apply for the 2018 Community Partnership Booth at West Seattle Summer Fest – July 13, 14, and 15. We’re accepting applications from West Seattle nonprofits and community groups who are interested in being considered for this FREE space in the festival. Priority will be given to local groups who strive to benefit, strengthen, and educate the West Seattle neighborhood in a direct way.

The purpose of the Community Partnership booth at Summer Fest is to partner with other neighborhood nonprofits and community groups to provide easy access to the largest event of the year in West Seattle – free of charge! Each year over 25,000 people attend Summer Fest, making it a great place for local groups to reach out to the community and connect with like-minded people.

West Seattle Summer Fest 2016 community tent

The Community Partnership booth will be centrally located in the heart of the festival, right at the info booth in the iconic all-walk intersection of SW Alaska Street and California Avenue SW. Tables and chairs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to set up their table and area with displays that reflect their mission and contributions to the West Seattle community. Participants are welcome to bring props, brochures, and other materials to promote their organization and encourage festival attendees to stop and chat. Please note that NO SALES will be permitted in the Community tabling area.

Interested neighborhood nonprofits and community groups can apply by completing this form by May 19th.  

Interested participants are also encouraged to visit the official West Seattle Summer Fest event website at www.westseattlefestival.com for general information about the larger event.


Event Hours:

Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14
10am – 6pm

Sunday, July 15
11am – 5pm

Available Community Tent Shifts:

Friday/Saturday: 4-hour slots
10am – 2pm
2pm – 6pm



Sunday: 3-hour slots
11am – 2pm
2pm – 5pm



Two Clicks Is All It Takes To Give To The Junction

Did you know donating to the West Seattle Junction supports ongoing quality programming? The Junction is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that was developed to pay for the parking lots in the Junction, but we do so much more!

The Junction Association merchants produce many community events throughout the year including Art Walk (year round 2nd Thursdays), Summer Fest (July), West Seattle Outdoor Movies (July-August) Harvest Festival (October) and Hometown Holidays (December). In addition, the Junction Association merchants pay to keep the streets of the Junction safe & clean, plus we fund the 95 flower baskets that beautify the Junction from May through September.

The generosity of you, our donors, is one of the best ways you can support the neighborhood. Your support gives us the resources we need to innovative events to West Seattle. Your contributions translates into quality programming for all.

Please consider supporting the Junction by donating today. You can choose a one-time or monthly donation here. Or, you can text your donation with code JUNCTIONGIVE to 1 (844) 544-7171. THANK YOU!


Paint and Sip, Walk and Enjoy

Welcome to the March Art Walk! Thursday, March 8th 5pm to late. Grab some friends, warmer weather is on the way. Of special note, paint-and-sip classes are offered at Graystone Mortgage in Jefferson Square.


Spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art and music. Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy art walk, have a glass of wine, enjoy extended happy hours and Art Walk only dining and experience local art direct from the source!

Find out more on the Art Walk website.


Famous Century Ballroom Lessons Here in the Junction

Join the Senior Center of West Seattle‘s own “Westside Dance” for their next series of dance classes! These classes are taught by one of Seattle’s favorite dance instructors, Dean Paton of Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill.

Two classes will be offered Tuesday evenings starting March 20: Intermediate East Coast Swing at 7pm, followed by Beginning Foxtrot at 8:15pm. Two additional classes will be offered on Wednesdays starting March 21: Beginning East Coast Swing at 7pm and and Beginning Waltz at 8:15pm.

No classes on April 3 or 4, but students are encouraged to attend the on-going monthly dance event, Dance Time, with live music and a no-host bar. It’s a great place to practice your new moves!

LGBTQ friendly, no partner needed, all ages welcome!

Cost for each individual series is $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Please register in advance by calling our front desk at 206.932.4044 x1.

West Seattle Spring Wine Walk

Bring in the Spring with the May Wine Walk!

Friday, May 18th

5pm – 9pm

West Seattle Wine Walk May 2018

Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of event.

New! Add a 6 bottle wine tote only $5 at ticket check out.

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of West Seattle, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy tastings from 15 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders. You can drop off bottles of wine at the valet located at Capers. Additional Wine Walk tasting tickets will be available at Capers for $1.00 per ticket. Only ticket-holding attendees can purchase additional tasting tickets.

Ten tasting tickets, light snacks, complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.

Purchase tickets online or at Capers located at 4525 California Ave SW in the heart of the Junction.

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Featuring these wines at local Junction businesses

2dor WinesWild Rose's
Adrice WinesCarmilia's
Aluel CellarsMenashe's Jewelers
Cadaretta WineryJohn L. Scott
Convergence Zone CellarsClick!
Coral WinesFleurt
Ellensburg Canyon WineryVAIN
Fortuity CellarsCupcake Royale
Long Road WineryJan's Beauty Supply
Nota Bene CellarsWindermere
Parejas CellarsNext to Nature
Trevelen FarmWest Seattle Verizon
Viscon CellarsCapers
Wilridge WineryBakery Nouveau
Woodhouse Wine EstatesFunky Janes

Tie One on Tuesdays at Emerald Water Anglers

Join Emerald Water Anglers for fly tying and beer!

Emerald Water Anglers West Seattle Junction

Steelhead, steelhead, steelhead! This week at Tie One On Tuesday you are going to be learning a new technique for lashing rabbit strip tails to the hook shank. Guide Jason Rolfe has been having success on this pattern this year. Looking forward to this one!

Fly tying is every other Tuesday night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This group is open to everyone but be sure to RSVP by emailing or calling the shop since there is limited space. Please RSVP with your tying experience and if you will be bringing you own vise and tools. Due to the popularity of this class, EWA asks that you only show up if you have called and received confirmation that your name is on the list. They want to maintain a quality experience for everyone! $20- Includes tying materials/BYOB

Tie One On Schedule

Tuesday February 20th

Tuesday March 6th

Tuesday March 20th

Tuesday April 3rd

Tuesday April 17th

Tuesday May 1st

Tuesday May 15th

New to tying? No Problem!

EWA offers a 3 hour intro to fly tying class in which you will learn essential tying skills while tying three of the most useful trout patterns everyone should know. Upon completing the class you will have the foundation to expand into different patterns and techniques. Please contact the shop to learn about intro to fly tying dates. $95

Fly tying materials – EWA has all the materials you will need to go home and practice tying the patterns you learn at Tie One On Tuesdays. Guides can help you pick out material for all of your tying needs and are always more then happy to talk tying techniques and patterns with you.

Tie One On Tuesdays! Emerald Water Anglers 

4502 42nd Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98116
10-7 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat, 11-5 Sun

Summer Fest Sponsorship Package Announced

Summer Fest Sponsorhips West Seattle Junction



With over 30,000 visitors a year Summer Fest attracts a diverse audience with strong ties to Seattle, the music scene, and their neighborhoods

Join the growing list of businesses who value the quality sponsorships at Summer Fest.

The Junction Association’s goal for this event is to produce the highest quality programming and include the best vendors for our residents and visitors alike.  We aim high and work hard to make this happen, and sponsor support is a critical piece.

Sponsoring Summer Fest provides important and necessary financial backing for the festival.  This is our major fundraiser for the year. As the Junction Association is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, your sponsorship is also tax deductible.

Summer Fest gives your business the highest level of visibility at the event – and community kudos galore!  We strive to treat our sponsors well with priority locations in the festival, logos on materials and website, and concentrated posts on The Junction’s Facebook and blog.  Sponsors get click-through logo placement on every page of the Summer Fest website which received over 154,000 page views last year.   We want festival-goers to know who to thank for West Seattle’s community festival.

Review the full sponsorship package. The deadline for sponsorship is May 19th.

Contact Lora Swift via Email or Phone 206-935-0904

Presale Tickets to Hir Now Live!

February 28 – March 25

By Taylor Mac

Co-produced with Intiman Theatre

Directed by Jennifer Zeyl

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to enter a different warzone: a household in revolt. His mother, liberated from an oppressive marriage – with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally – is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy HIR, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

“…sensational—in all senses of the word…[an] audacious and uproarious black comedy…Mac has his own gloriously skewed vision of the toxins fouling the American family from within, and in its avowedly loopy way HIR reflects current concerns about the decline of the middle class, as well as the trauma war veterans endure…brilliant writing…” —New York Times

For a limited time, get $25 tickets (save over 30%) with the code PAIGE



Fauntleroy Project Impact in the Face of Sound Transit Plans

Update from Seattle Department of Transportation

As you know, we’ve been coordinating with Sound Transit for some time regarding their plans to extend light rail to West Seattle. Sound Transit is still in the early stages of design, but their current proposal includes an elevated rail line on Fauntleroy Way. If built after the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project, there is the possibility that most of the Fauntleroy improvements would need to be removed. Since Sound Transit won’t choose their preferred light rail alignment until mid-2019 at the earliest, we’re putting construction on hold to avoid putting Fauntleroy Way under construction twice in such a short period of time.

As you know, we heard community concerns about potentially having to deal with major construction twice in such a short amount of time and about prudent use of taxpayer dollars. We’ve also continued to hear support for the goals of the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project. West Seattle has multiple paving and transit priorities, and we will reallocate Fauntleroy Boulevard Project funds to address the community’s needs.

Sound Transit is still in the early stages of design for light rail to West Seattle. Sound Transit anticipates choosing a preferred alignment by mid-2019. Last month, the City announced plans to work closely with Sound Transit over the next 18 months to identify a preferred route for the light rail tracks and stations to the West Seattle Junction.

Barrel Junction Fest

The Beer Junction West Seattle Junction











This has been some intense rain the past few days! It’s time to warm up and dry off with a burly barrel aged beer! Luckily The Beer Junction has their Barrel Junction fest going on right now (Click HERE for the Live Taplist) through January 28th.

Plus, The Beer Junction is awash in new bottle/ can arrivals (over 70 new this week)! Below are a few not to miss:

– Breakside – The Pathfinder Gin Barrel Aged Imperial IPA 22oz
– Evil Twin – I Always Felt Closer to IPAs Than I Did to People 16oz
– Stillwater – Spaced Session IPA 16oz
– Omnipollo – Noa Pecan Mud Cake 12oz
– Urban Family – Preservation Sour 500ml
– Engine House Number 9 – Carice Barrel Aged Sour 375ml
Stop into The Beer Junction for a tasty pint, then head out into the Junction for neighborhood noshing. The Beer Junction is located at 4511 California Ave SW.