No June Gloom Here: 16 Fun South Seattle Events

No June Gloom Here: 16 Fun South Seattle Events

The first official day of Summer is coming up on June 20, and our South Seattle event calendar is heating up fast with no less than 14 fun events happening right here in Seattle’s most vibrant community. Follow the links for more details. Enjoy, neighbors!

1. 3-on-3 Ballin’ for the Community
6/2: This 2nd annual community engagement tournament is a positive activity for youth, community Members, and the Seattle Police officers that serve in Rainier Beach. 4 to 7 pm at Rainier Beach High School (8815 Seward Park Ave S).

2. HONK! Fest West 2017
6/2-6/4: This free, three-day, family-friendly festival hits three locations throughout the Seattle area, including the South Seattle neighborhoods of Georgetown and Columbia City, with 30+ street bands from around the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Georgetown, Columbia City

3. Taste Mount Baker
6/3: Fabulous local food and drinks, as well as live music will fill the historic Mount Baker Community Club with Taste Mount Baker–a 21 and over event. Tickets are $25 for six tastes and a souvenir glass. Mount Baker

4. Beacon Hill Festival
6/3: Free Summer fun for everyone at Jefferson Park. This annual event draws more than 2,000 folks and the proceeds from food, carnival games and bouncy houses go to the Jefferson Advisory Council for programs and scholarships. Beacon Hill

5. Farm Community Update Meeting & Work Party
6/3: The Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands invites you to attend a special community gathering to discuss farm updates, share ideas and to rally everyone for the farm reopening coming this summer. Tour and work party to follow. Rainier Beach

6. Bicycle Sundays
6/4, 6/25: Bike or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to the entrance to Seward Park without motorized traffic. Seward Park to Mount Baker

7. Battle of the Fashions
6/9: Support Rainier Beach High School at the first PTSA fundraiser as students, staff and parents highlight “Old School vs. New School” Battle of the Fashions. A night filled with good music, food and entertainment provided by students, staff, and parents. $7 admission. Rainier Beach

8. Pickle: The Dog Who Loved to Read!
6/9–25: “Mona Lisa wanted a dog more than anything in the world…a dog named Pickle!” So begins an original musical theatre adventure about a dog who loved to read—and a little girl who didn’t. Mona Lisa and her mother celebrate her adoption day by going to the local animal rescue shelter to find a pet. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm with pay-what-you-can performance on 6/18. Columbia City

9. Furry 5k
6/11: The Annual Furry 5K is a timed, dog-friendly 5k run and walk that helps support the Seattle Animal Shelter. Seward Park

10. Shore Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk
6/11: Run/Walk along the shore of Lake Washington from Seward Park to Madison Park. About 3,000 people are expected to participate. Seward Park

11. Beatwalk 2017 Kickoff: Country/Blues/Zydeco/Bluegrass
6/11: BeatWalk places an extraordinarily talented and diverse range of musicians in our neighborhood businesses. All sorts of music from all around the world spills into the streets, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Columbia City

12. Seward Park After Dark
6/16: Celebrate birds and support a great cause at the first-ever Seward Park After Dark fundraising event–an evening of delicious eats from Skillet Food Truck, close encounters with live raptors, and guided hikes of the park by nightfall. All proceeds benefit Audubon and the conservation and educational work they do to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Washington state. Seward Park

13. Rock and Roll Marathon
6/18: A Signature Seafair Event celebrating its 9th year, this race takes thousands of runners on a scenic tour of Seattle, including the Lake Washington/Seward Park area with marathon and half marathon courses lined with local bands. Mount Baker, Genesee

14. Block Party at The Station 2017
6/17: This annual hip-hop music and arts festival celebrates South Seattle’s diverse creative community like no other. Hosted by The Station in partnership with Beacon Arts and Got Green, and sponsored by local businesses, it’s free, all ages and open to everyone. Beacon Hill

15. Grand Opening Celebration of Jimi Hendrix Park
6/17: After six years in development, construction and fund-raising culminated with a much anticipated opening of the park in October of 2016, it’s finally time for the grand opening celebration of this fabulous new park honoring Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix. Mount Baker

16. Walk for Rice
6/24: Every year, nearly 1,000 people coming together to raise funds for the Food Bank and nutrition programs at Asian Counseling and Referral Service. Seward Park

Block Party at The Station is free and open to everyone. Photo/Block Party at The Station

 

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