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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Summer Events in Full Swing this Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/25/2009  4:15:00 PM
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Summer Events in Full Swing this Weekend
Plan On Possible Traffic Delays

SEATTLE - This weekend, Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, there’s a wide array of outdoor summer events to enjoy ranging from festivals and parades, to marathons and motorcycle rides. The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds motorists to plan for possible delays associated with these events and suggests event-goers leave the car at home and consider trying an alternate mode of travel - bus, bike or walk, if feasible.

Events details and street closures are as follows:

Friday, June 26
Wildrose Gay Pride: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Capitol Hill - 11th Avenue from E Pike to E Union Street
1,500 expected
Streets closed from 6 a.m. (Friday) - 11:30 p.m. Sunday: E Pike Street from Broadway to 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue from Pike to Union Street.

Saturday, June 27
Wildrose Gay Pride: 1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Capitol Hill - 11th Avenue from E Pike to E Union Street
1,500 expected
Streets closed from 6 a.m. (Friday) to 11:30 p.m. Sunday: E Pike Street from Broadway to 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue from Pike to Union Street.

PURR Pride Block Party: 1 p.m. - 2 a.m. (Sunday)
Capitol Hill 1518 11th Avenue
1,000 expected
Streets closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday: 11th Avenue from E Pine Street to E Pike Street.

Ferrari California Launch Event: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
E Union between 11th and 12th Avenue
125 expected
Street closed from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.: E Union Street from 11th to 12th Avenue

Greenwood Car Show: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Greenwood business district
20,500 expected
Streets closed from 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Greenwood Avenue from N 70th to N 87th Street. Cross streets will be closed except for N 80th and N 85th streets. For information or questions about transit service, please call Metro Transit customer service at: 206-553-3000, or visit Metro Transit online at: http://www.Kingcounty.gov/metro

Artopia: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Georgetown streets
7,700 expected
Streets closed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.: 12th Avenue S from S Bailey Street to Airport Way S and S Nebraska Street west of Airport Way S.

Seattle Dyke March: 7 - 8 p.m.
Capitol Hill
1,500 expected
Seattle Police will escort which will create a rolling slowdown. March starts at Seattle Central Community College on Broadway at Pine Street, heads east on E Pine Street to 12th Avenue, north on 12th Avenue to E Mercer Street, west on E Mercer, and south on Broadway to E Pine Street.

Julia’s on Broadway: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
1,000 expected
E Thomas St and Broadway
Streets closed from 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.: E Thomas Street from Broadway to 10th Avenue E.

Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2009 on Broadway: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2,200 expected
Streets closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Broadway from Olive to Roy streets.

Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle - Marathon and Half Marathon: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
25,000 participants
Alaskan Way Viaduct/ SR 99 closed to vehicles from N 45th Street to East Marginal Way S from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Streets closed on race route from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Marathon starts in Tukwila heading north on Interurban Boulevard to Boeing Access Road, heads east on Boeing Access to Martin Luther King Jr. Way (MLK), north on MLK to Cloverdale, east on Cloverdale to Seward Park, north on Seward Park Drive to Lake Washington Boulevard, north on Lake Washington Boulevard to I-90 Express lanes, east to mid Mercer Island, then turns around going west on I-90 Express lanes into downtown Seattle taking the S Airport Way exit, north on Airport to Fourth Avenue, north on Fourth to Second Avenue, north on Second to Columbia, west on Columbia to the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Half marathon goes south to First Ave S and finishes at Qwest Field. Full marathon goes north onto Alaskan Way Viaduct to Aurora to 39th Avenue, turns around heading south on Aurora back onto the viaduct to the West Seattle Bridge, and then makes a U-turn going north on the viaduct and then goes off at First Avenue to Qwest Field.
For map and more details please go to: www.rnrseattle.com

Sunday, June 28
Cuff Pride Day Celebration: 12 noon - 9 p.m.
Capitol Hill
4,100 expected
Streets closed from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.: 13th Avenue from Pike to Pine

Seattle Pride Parade: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Downtown Seattle
200,000
Streets closed from 6 a.m. -11 a.m. for staging: 4th Avenue from Columbia to Union Street.
Streets closed from 11a.m. - 3 p.m. for parade: Fourth Avenue north from Union to Denny, west on Denny to Second Avenue, north on Second to the Seattle Center.

Wildrose Gay Pride: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Capitol Hill - 11th Avenue from E Pike to E Union Street
1,500 expected
Streets closed from 6 a.m. (Friday) to 11:30 p.m. Sunday: E Pike Street from Broadway to 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue from Pike to Union Street.

Children’s Ride 14: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Motorcyclists gather at Safeco Field on the garage plaza prior to departing via Edgar Martinez Drive to I-90. Ride to raise funds for Children’s Hospital winds up at Emerald Downs.
4,000 expected

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1,000 attending
Streets closed: Pike, Pine and Stewart streets between First Avenue and Pike Place and Pike Place (adjacent to the market).

31st Annual Shore Run and Walk: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Along Lake Washington
3,150 expected
Streets adjacent to route will be congested: 5 K run starts at 8:15 a.m. at Leschi and goes along Lakeside Avenue/Lake Washington Boulevard to Madison Park. 6.7 Mile run starts at 9 a.m. at Seward Park and goes along Lakeside Avenue/Lake Washington Boulevard to Madison Park.

Seattle Sounders versus Colorado Rapids: 1:00 p.m.
Qwest Field
32,000 expected
Expect heavy traffic surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

For traffic on major city streets, check SDOT’s real-time traffic Traveler’s Information Map.

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