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.

Apply NOW to the 36th Annual Summer Fest

WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST will take place July 13-15, 2018!

West Seattle Junction Association Summer Fest 2018

Our 3-day street festival is presented by the West Seattle Junction Association is a party for the neighborhood and attracts over 25,000 people of all age groups and income levels. In addition to more than 150 vendor booths we also offer a massive kids area, 20 food vendors, a main-stage with beer garden and sidewalk café seating at all the local restaurants. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

2018 Festival dates and vending hours:
Friday, July 13 – 10am-6pm (may stay open later, if busy)
Saturday, July 14 – 10am-6pm (may stay open later, if busy)
Sunday, July 15 – 11am-5pm

Apply as a vendor here.

2018 Festival dates and food vending hours:
Friday, July 13 – 10am-8pm
Saturday, July 14 – 10am-8pm
Sunday, July 15 – 11am-5pm

Apply as a FOOD vendor here.

Vendor registration is required to apply to participate in West Seattle Summer Fest. Please complete the application and pay the $35 non-refundable registration/application fee via the PayPal link that will pop up on completion of the form. Booth and other participation fees will be collected if and when you are accepted to the festival. Submission of an application does not assure you a space in the festival.

Deadline to apply is March 16th, 2018.  

More information can be found on the Summer Fest vendor page including links to apply for the Community Booth, Pet Junction, Greenlife and performers.

Second Junction Park Planning Meeting



Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation on Feb. 1 at your future new park space in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood. The team will host two opportunities on the same day to review design concepts and gather input.  Light refreshments will be served and community members of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Public Meeting and Open House
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Two different times available
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  or  5:30 – 7 p.m.
On-Site: 4723-4731 40th Ave SW, 98116
Download the meeting poster


4723-4731 40th SW, 98116


Seattle Park District provides $1,984,500 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.


Planning:  2017
Design:  2018
Construction: 2019


Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased .65 acres in 2012 to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park. Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your park spaces.

Community Participation

Please view the online survey results here.
This high resolution design elements pdf is the same as the one used in the survey. 

West Seattle Art Walk

Welcome to the first Art Walk of 2018! Thursday, January 11th 5pm to late. Now the holidays are over, it’s time to get cozy with Hygge (hoo GA). A Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special. Grab some friends, a Happy Hour winter wine, some cozy food then head out to Art Walk.

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!

Dine Out for Dakota

Dine out for Dakota West Seattle Junction
Dine Out For Dakota

Save the Date! Dine out for Dakota on December 12th

The Urban Homestead Foundation is partnering with West Seattle restaurants on December 12th for a Dine Out event that will help raise money for the purchase of a property located at 50th and Dakota, across the street from Genesee Hill Elementary school.


This property will be the location of the Dakota Homestead and will be developed into a vibrant corner of sustainable green practices and urban agriculture, providing a place to celebrate our natural resources through demonstration gardens, classes and seasonal events.


The space will also serve as a food hub and seed lending library, connecting neighbors with each other and local farmers. In addition, the land will provide a wild space for schools to use as curriculum enrichment in topics such as edible gardening, urban wildlife, seasonal cooking, crafting and home finances.


Junction restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of food sales towards the purchase of this property during the Dine out for Dakota event from 5 to 8pm on December 12th: Great American Diner and Bar, Falafel Salam, Matador, and (Admiral District) Mission Cantina.  Enjoy a night out and support these local businesses who are helping the Foundation achieve their goal of preserving the Dakota Homestead forever! For more information about the Urban Homestead Foundation or to donate to the cause, please visit their website at:



Shop Late Thursdays

Join the Junction Merchants for Shop Late Thursdays. All through the month of December, many of our stores will be open later hours for you to enjoy an evening in the Junction.

On Thursday, December 14th we’ll have Santa in the Junction from 5pm to 8pm. He’ll be bringing lots of holiday cheer and will have plenty of time to listen to girls and boys wishes. Bring your camera for some DIY photos. Also on Thursday, we’ll be hosting The Silver Belles, eight ladies dancing and singing a cappella! Bringing you non-traditional holiday entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. Find them in the Junction from 5pm to 7pm.

The other shop late Thursday dates are December 7th and 21st!

We’ll be updating you on participating stores and specials, so come back to see what we’ve listed.

Carmilia’s Open late with truck shows.

The Discovery Shop 25% off all jewelry.

Virago Gallery All fine art work in the gallery is 10% off each Thursday in Dec! Trunkshow and opening for the 14th.

VAIN Open until 8pm. Pick up the most sought after item, a gift card. Give them what they really want a fresh new style to greet the new year! The VAIN Instagram has great examples of what we are up to in the salon.

Menashe and Sons Open late. Official Santa stop on December 14th.

Click! Design that Fits Open late with oodles of unique gifts.

Emerald Water Anglers Open late December 14th and 21st. On the 14th stop by for the holiday party.

City Mouse Open until 7pm and all Tea Collection clothing is on sale!

Pegasus Book Exchange Open late till 8pm.

Easy Street Records Will be opened until 10pm on Thursday. 12/14. EASY STREET’S USED VINYL SALE: 29%! OFF ALL USED VINYL….BEGINS WEDNESDAY, 12/13.

Fleurt Open late till 6pm. Lot’s of unique gifts.

CAPERS Open late for gifts galore.

City Mouse Open late till 8pm on December 7th.

Wallflower Custom Framing Open late. Bring in unique items for holiday framing. An official Carolers stop on December 14th.

West Seattle Verizon Open late December 14th and 21st with dazzling deals on phones.

Funky Janes Offering 40% off Holiday items including accessories and continuing our it’s cold outside sale with 25% off sweaters and coats including cashmere

Northwest Art & Frame Open LATE till 9pm including the weekends!

Beehive Salon Open until 8pm on Thursday evenings plus buy any 3 retail items and receive 10% off now through December 30.


Holiday Night Market a West Seattle New Favorite

Sat, Dec 2, 3pm – 7pm
Alaska St will be closed once again for the night market!  Shop at the holiday market under the twinkling lights with a festival air. Artists and local makers hand-picked by Alki Art Fair and the Farmers Market, will bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood.  Have your pictures taken with Santa who will be warmly nestled in the night market. Bring your own camera for lots of fun holiday pictures. Westside Baby will be at the Santa house collecting diapers.

The Student Council from Hope Lutheran will be helping little hands decorate wooden snowflake ornaments for the West Seattle tree. Watch for them in the Holiday Market across from the Christmas tree. Join Westside School in their booth for pine cone crafts for our feathered friends .

Junction favorite Bakery Nouveau will have delicious baked good just in time for family parties. Funky Janes may have some extra sparkle in their booth, a fantastic way to treat yourself!

Pick up your holiday wreath from Holy Rosary. A great way to start the holiday season while supporting a local school.

Enjoy some cocoa and cookies by Whole Foods and holiday eggnog by Darigold. See the full list of folks who will be bringing you cheer during the Holiday Night Market. So bundle up and shop early.  Remember, the tree lighting starts at 5pm on December 2nd at Junction Plaza Park!

Holy Rosary SchoolWreaths/Garland
Erose CreationsCreative gifts
Dream DinnersGifts and easy dinners
Jon Boy CaramelsPackaged Food
Honest BiscuitsPackaged Food
Timber City Ginger BeerGinger Beer
BasilicHand painted baby clothes, original art, and prints
Heidi Fish SwimwearHandmade Anti aging creams and serums
Bakery NouveauPackaged Baked Goods
Funky JanesAccessories
Pinned & PennedHoliday cards, gift tags and packaging
Alki Beach GlassWire wrapped alki beach glass and stone jewelries
Hope LutheranOrnaments
Its Cathy WuGreeting cards, stickers, art prints
Westside SchoolPinecones
Seola Bee CompanyHoney
Alki Art FairTshirts for Alki Art Fair
Dreke DesignsHandmade wood turned wine stoppers, bottle openers, coffee scoops and plates
SantaTake a picture with Santa!
Westside BabyBring diapers
Whole FoodsCocoa/Cookies