City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   A Summer Weekend Full of Events
6/19/2013  3:00:00 PM
John Crawford-Gallagher  (206) 684-4008

A Summer Weekend Full of Events!
City promotes resources to participate, volunteer, and navigate this weekend’s events

SEATTLE – Summer sun and summer events in Seattle are part of what make our city great. This year’s summer calendar of events proves the point, with each weekend full of activities for people from all walks of life, from hydroplanes to parades, from neighborhood music festivals to stadium sporting events.

These gatherings encourage and support the interaction of neighbors, friends, families and strangers, increase the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, and provide positive economic impact.

With the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon, Fremont Summer Solstice Parade and Celebration, and Mariners vs Athletics game all on Saturday, June 22, this is a great weekend to get out and enjoy an event. Whether you’re heading to one of these three events, or passing by on your way to attend the Honk Fest West or Morgan Junction Community Festival, we want to make sure you have the best resources to avoid complications while getting there.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon starts and ends at the Seattle Center with closures of several arterial streets beginning at 7:00 a.m.  For the course map, road closure map, and Seattle waterfront access detour routes, please visit

With the Marathon in town, the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade will begin this year at 3:00 p.m. instead of 12:00 p.m.  You can arrive early and enjoy the Fremont Fair, which is in full swing all weekend.  For Fremont neighborhood access, please visit the suggested traffic routes at

First pitch for the Mariners vs Athletics game is set for 7:10 p.m.

For the latest traffic alerts and updated traveler’s information, please visit the Traveler’s Information Map at

With long summer days and a short season of beautiful weather, most outdoor events in Seattle are squeezed into the summer months.  Sometimes we have multiple large scale events happening on the same day. The City’s online Special Event Calendar has links to event details and route maps that can help you navigate getting to these events, and getting around town.  Plan ahead for these upcoming big weekends and Fourth of July, get out there and participate, volunteer, and navigate through the fun this summer!

Use these resources to find out about more Seattle events all summer long:
Seattle Department of Transportation Summer Streets
Seattle Parks Activities
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Calendar
Seattle Police Department – Night Out Against Crime
Seattle Fire Department Kid’s Safety Day
Seattle Center Events
Seattle Public Library Calendar
Seattle Citywide Events Calendar
Seattle Special Events Office Planning Calendar

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