Summerfest 2018 Survey

West Seattle Summer Fest

Now it’s time to give us your thoughts on the changes we made in 2018 and how we can make next year even more ‘West Seattle’. Your comments WILL shape Summer Fest, 2019.

Photo Credit: Andy P. Photography

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The Summer Fest Sidewalk Sale is a West Seattle Tradition

Shopping at Summer Fest is one of the many reasons people from all around the region visit West Seattle over the 3-day festival. Now in the festival’s 36th year, Summer Fest started as a merchant sidewalk sale. Many of the West Seattle businesses still hold that tradition true by offering sidewalk sales throughout the event.

Some of our recommended highlights are the famous Easy Street Records sale – there’s always plenty for everyone! Zamboanga has imported clothing from around the globe. Fleurt and City Mouse offers everyday clothing and decor for gift giving all-year round.

Make sure you check out all our sidewalk sale merchants for deep discounts:

Antique Mall of West Seattle
Jan’s Beauty Supply
Stop ‘N Shop
Click Design That Fits
ACS Discovery Shop
Bakery Nouveau
Funky Janes
Many Moons Trading Co
Virago Gallery
Wild Rose’s
Terjung’s Studio of Gifts
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Northwest Art & Frame
Merryweather Books
Menashe and Sons
The Forsythe Studio
West Seattle Verizon

There’s plenty of sales going on throughout the festival.

Click! Design that Fits sidewalk sale! Starting Friday morning they’ll set up outside with seriously marked down clearance and overstocked items such as furniture, lighting, and some super cute baby clothes! There’s a sale corner inside too, and they still have a few Hobo bags and wallets 25-50% off!

West Seattle Verizon will be offering $50 off all Android phones in addition to a buy one get one free promotion Verizon is offering on the newest, Apple, Samsung, Pixel2, LG and Motorola phones (requires one new line of service) and also free activation (saves $30) on new lines of service.

Menashe Jewelers will have their famous sidewalk sale tables selling treasures from around the globe.

The Whittaker will be waiving Security Deposits and offering 6 weeks free to anyone who stops by and mentions they saw them at Summerfest.

Thursday, July 12, 6:00-9:00, Carmilia’s will kick off our summer sale with a pre-function party. We’ll have drinks and deals aplenty; you don’t want to miss this! The fun and deals (and drinks) will continue all weekend.

Funky Janes is offering 25% off the entire store starting at 5pm on Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we will offer 50% off items.

Virago Gallery is having a SUMMERFEST SALE! 20% to 30% off select jewelry and 50% to 75% a selection of Saltiare Life Vintage Kimonos! HEYYYYY!!!! Runs through July!

Capers: West Seattle tshirts and locals nights.

VAIN is hosting a large photo booth (up to ten people) on their sidewalk from noon – 4pm during West Seattle Summer Fest. The traditional style four pose color photo strip will be just $5.00 with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle. There will be Senior Center folks on hand to collect donations and talk about volunteer opportunities. VAIN will also have 10%-30% discounts throughout their boutique. We hear they have held back some great new merchandise that they will be rolling out starting on Thursday night during the West Seattle Art Walk.

The semi-annual 50% off Discovery Shop storewide sale (except plants) will be during summerfest. The plant arrangements are created by volunteers of the shop and their friends.

The Escape Artist is presenting their new 10min mobile room experience at Summer Fest! It’s going to be in their Big Red Box, located in front of 4517 California Ave! They are super excited to introduce it to the community! It’s titled “Museum Heist!”

Verity Credit Union will have bands lined up who will be playing in their brand new BEAUTIFUL branch during Summer Festival:

Friday, July 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Elijah Dhavvan from Tobias the Owl
Saturday, July 14, noon-2:00 p.m. Champagne Honeybee
Saturday, July 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Whole Bolivian Army
Sunday, July 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Katie Kuffel

Click on the full shopping list for all of our Summer Fest vendors.

The Fun Begins When We Close the Streets

Art Walk + West Seattle Summer Fest!
July 12th + July 13th – 15th
The Fun Begins When We Close the Streets

The West Seattle Art Walk is doing something extra special for the July 12th Art Walk, also known as Summer Fest eve! They issued a call for artists to create chalk art on the streets in the Junction and have selected 11 artists. Here’s a sampling of the artwork of the artists you’ll meet this Thursday. Artists will be laying down chalk from 6-9pm. There will also be chalk for kids to color the streets.

Come out for Art Walk and make sure to join us for this interactive art experience!

Also happening during Art Walk is the popular Bubbleman. Check out all the bubbly fun at the intersection of California Ave SW and SW Alaska St 6:30 PM

While you’re in the streets for Art Walk, make sure you swing by the West 5 for their 15 Year Anniversary. The Yada Yada Big Band will be throwing down some tasty tunes 7 PM to 9 PM.

We’re not giving too much away, but you may also want to stay in the Junction for a surprise in the streets – 7 PM.

While you’re at Summer Fest watch for the new SOL (Save Our Lots) Junction Pale. Brewed by award-winning Elliott Bay Brewing, you’ll find this a refreshing brew to quench your festival thirst. You’ll find #SOL at the Beer Garden, Elliott Bay and The Beer Junction.

We’ll have plenty of music throughout the festival, including buskers, live music at Verity Credit Union and other pop-up locations.

Check out music from the full line-up on the Summer Fest band page. Find out more about the music line-up on the official Summer Fest website, Summer Fest Facebook page, on Twitter, on Instagram and on Snapchat wsjunction.
Thank you to these Summer Fest sponsors!

Discover Summer Fest

West Seattle Junction Association | 206-935-0904 |

Junction SOL Save the Lots Fundraising Campaign

Raise a glass and raise funds for the Junction with a pint of SOL Parking Pale, brewed locally by Elliott Bay Brewing Company.

For the 2018 Summerfest, we poured the brand new “Save Our Lots Parking Pale” which sold out!

You can find SOL at Elliott Bay Brewing, The Beer Junction, West 5, Shadowland and at Talarico’s Pizza.

“SOL Parking Pale” (a hazy pale ale) was brewed to help the fundraising efforts of our beloved 3 hour free parking lots in the Junction Area (a large property tax increase now threatens the future of the lots). $2 of each pint sold will go directly to the West Seattle Junction Association, the nonprofit 501(c)3 that pays for the lots. You can also find out more about this campaign from the West Seattle Blog Article HERE.

SOL (Save Our Lots) Parking Pale #SOL

This fund-raising summertime beer is a hybrid, somewhere between a session style pale ale and a hazy light wheat. Its citrusy aroma and quaff-ably refreshing finish make it the perfect beer to enjoy during these dog days of summer. Organic Washington-grown Amarillo and Simcoe hops plus a touch of NW wheat make this beer so enjoyable and balanced.


Why Are You Raising Funds?

Since the mid-50’s the Junction merchants have supported FREE parking. Now, due to increased property values on the parking lots we’re in danger of losing parking completely.

Can’t You Just Charge for Parking?

Unfortunately no. The landlords currently will not allow us to charge for parking. If we could, we could charge a nominal $2 an hour which would help!

Is the Junction a Nonprofit?

Yes! The Junction is a registered 501 (c) (3) EIN 91-1403639

Who Else is Supporting This Fundraiser?

Our beloved Husky Deli for of course! The SOL ice cream was available during the August 11th Sub Pop SPF 30 celebration down on Alki Beach. You never know though, you may see it in the Junction. Just keep on checking!

Want to start your OWN fundraiser? Community groups and businesses can! See what’s in the SOL Fundraiser Kit.

Here’s Where You Can Find SOL Parking Pale:

Elliott Bay Brewing Company

The Beer Junction

West 5



Summer Fest Beer Garden was sold out by Sunday!

Coming soon on tap at:

Check back soon!

Bootcamp and Brews August 30th and 31st!

Bootcamp & Brews “squats for our lots”
hosted by Fitness Revolution with Jill and The Beer Junction.

Exercise for a cause! Fitness Revolution and The Beer Junction have teamed up to bring you Bootcamp & Brews. A fundraiser for the Junction FREE community parking.

Spend 50 minutes with Jill working up a sweat, then reward yourself with a refreshing SOL (Save Our Lots) Junction Pale next door at The Beer Junction.

Cost: $15 (gets you a 50-min workout and one SOL beer)

When: (Two workout options)
-Thursday August 30th, 6pm at Fitness Revolution Studio
-Friday August 31st, 5pm at Fitness Revolution Studio

Maximum of 20 people per class, so grab your friends and exercise your right to raise funds and a tasty pint for a good cause!

Join the Facebook Invite here.

You can raise a pint and/or donate now though a handy and secure button verified through Guidestar and Network for Good.

We want to thank Nick Bers Design for the SOL Save our Lots Design. You can find him on his website and on Instagram.

Junction Partner Podcast: West Seattle

In partnership with Podcast: West Seattle, the Junction is pleased to bring you news, stories and in-depth interviews through local podcaster Andrew Stucky. The West Seattle podcast explores history, the arts, culture, and current events on the Duwamish Peninsula.

Photo: Derby Photography

You can find the Podcast: West Seattle on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Episode 10 – Behind the Scenes of the West Seattle Farmers Market
December 24, 2018
Music from Natalie Paige, a peek behind the scenes of the West Seattle Farmers Market with Market Manager Jonica Strongman,

Part 2 of Andrew’s visit with Matt at Easy Street, a look at hidden West Seattle parks with Linnea Westerlind, and music from Forget Me Not.

Music from Trick Candles, Matt Vaughan from Easy Street Records, West Seattle Library Events, and the upcoming Arts West season.

In our first Junction episode, the Podcast: West Seattle focuses on Summer Fest, July 13th – 15th.

A preview of Summer Fest ’18! Podcast: West Seattle visits with Falafel Salam and Elliot Bay Brewery, a chat with the School of Rock house band, some history through Easy Street Records, music from And Friends, a quick check-in with the West Seattle Art Walk and much much more!


West Seattle Podcast

Busk at Summer Fest

Join the biggest street party of the year in West Seattle. Busk at Summer Fest, 2018. Complete the busker form for your placement.

Busking at Summer Fest West Seattle Junction

Photo Credit:  Andy Photos

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Curious Kidstuff Finger Knitting Workshop

Curious Kidstuff West Seattle Junction

DATE: Thursday, June 28th 2018

TIME: 3:30 – 5:30pm

LOCATION: Curious Kids Stuff @ 4740 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

PRICE: $35 (material included)

This workshop can be a great intro to knitting or simply a fun get together for the kids where they can learn some new skills and create something unique. The workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 10. After a very brief introduction about knitting arts and learning some fun facts about fibers, yarn and knitting tools, the kids will learn and practice finger knitting by completing a couple of fun projects.

Please, have your children bring a water bottle.

We encourage to sign up as soon as possible to reserve a spot.


Requirements: None



Notification of Special Event in the Junction


WHAT: West Seattle Summer Fest
WHERE: West Seattle Junction – California Ave SW from SW Edmunds St to SW Genesee
St, SW Alaska St from 42nd Ave SW to 44th Ave SW

DATE(s): July 13-15

TIME(s): 10am – 11pm Friday and Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday

WHO: West Seattle Junction Association

CONTACT: Lora Swift 425.445.5672 Oliver Little 206.403.8507

On July 13th-15th, our organization The West Seattle Junction Association will be producing a special
event in the Junction neighborhood called Summer Fest. The Junction Neighborhood has hosted
Summer Fest for 36 years. We are thrilled to host Summer Fest in your neighborhood and it’s important
to us that we are communicating clearly with you, the neighbors.

• Event hours are from Friday, July 13th 10am to Sunday, July 15th 5pm.
• We will be loading in beginning at 6pm on July 12th, and will load out until 11pm on July 15th.
• We will leave your neighborhood as we found it: litter and recycling will be handled by Recology
and Waste Management.
• During the event hours, we expect between 5,000 to 15,000 attendees per day.
• Streets may be closed or have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access between the hours of
4pm on July 12th through 11pm on July 15th. See the attached map for specifics.
• We will have amplified sound during the hours of 12pm to 11pm on July 13th and 14th and 12pm
to 4pm on July 15th.
o Sound will be from the North stage on California Ave near Genesee see map

We are working closely with the City of Seattle Special Events Committee to minimize the impacts of the
event. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience in your neighborhood.

If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about impacts of
this event, please email us at:

Lora Swift, Executive Director West Seattle Junction Association
4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A Seattle WA 98126

Chris Swenson, Chair City of Seattle – Special Events Office
PO Box 94708 Seattle, WA 98124

See PDF of notification here.


Late Summer Wine Walk in the Junction

Friday, September 28th

5pm to 9pm

In the West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Wine Walk

Tickets $25 advance or $30 to include a 6-bottle insulated wine carrier. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! 

Limited $30 day of event.

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 the day of the event.

Capers shop the fall home sale on furniture, rugs, pillows and candles.

Carmilia’s will offer 15% off clothing during Wine Walk.

Click! Design that Fits all wine related items will be 20% off during Wine Walk.

Funky Janes 25% off the entire store during Wine Walk.

Jan’s Beauty Supply will be offering 20% off the whole store during the Wine Walk hours.

John L. Scott hosting brokers will have two ‘enter-to-win’ drawings for two prizes: Wine-Themed Goody Basket and Complimentary Wine Tasting Tour for 6 (to the Woodinville Winery).

Menashe Jewelers 30% off the entire store during Wine Walk hours 5 pm to 9pm.

Verity Credit Union offering our 5% APY Interest Checking account.

Virago Gallery trunk show with Astor+Orion.

West Seattle Verizon new iPhone XS and XS MAX on a buy one get one free deal along with the Apple 8’s at a $100 off.

Wild Rose’s 20% of all Tyler candles during Wine Walk.

Start planning your Wine Walk here by checking out the wineries the local businesses will the hosting.

Bakery NouveauNota Bene
Camilia'sWelcome Road
CapersViscon Cellars
Click!Mercer Wine Estates
FluertStructure Cellars Winery
Funky JanesNine Hats Wines
Jan's Beauty SupplyLong Road Winery
John L. ScottDeLille Cellars
Menashe JewelerAluel Cellars
Next to NatureThe Woodhouse Wine Estates
VerityPatterson Cellars
ViragoT2 Cellar
West Seattle VerizonScarlet Oak Barrels
Wild RosesMichael Florentino cellars
WindermereDrum Roll Wine
WindermereTruthTeller Winery

Questions for the Junction Association? Email us here.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.




PAWrade at the Grand Parade

Junction Pawrade


Calling all pups and their families. It’s time to register here for the Junction PAWrade! FREE! With trophies for the best in four categories including Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Dog and Owner Combo and Best Dog and Kid Combo (12 and under). July 21st before the Rotary Grand Parade. Meet at California Ave SW and SW Genesee (4400 California Ave SW).

Get a group of people together and walk, it’s a fun way to socialize your dogs. Do you own a dog service? Get your clients together! You can include a group or business name on the registration form.

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Thanks to the PAWrade Supporters:

Greentree Animal Hospital

Furry Faces Foundation

Emerald City Pet Rescue

West Seattle Animal Hospital

Next to Nature

Close to Home Pet Services

VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital

Businesses, help spread the word! Download the PAWrade poster below, post to your social media, then tag the Junction on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. IG and Twitter #westseattlejunction #PAWrade. We’ll add you to the list of PAWrade supporters.


See the PAWrade poster here as a PDF.