Celebrate Summer Streets
2012 Summer Streets were amazing! We loved meeting old friends and making new ones and are excited to say…we are back in 2013! ♥ SDOT
Alki—Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Streets is becoming a special tradition for Seattleites
A powerful idea is spreading across the world. It goes by many names.
The idea is simple—open a city street for several hours for people to stroll, bike, shop and just enjoy being in their community.
Something special happens during Summer Streets. A road—normally a space for vehicles—is transformed into a place. This unleashes creativity and energy within our neighborhoods. The street becomes a public plaza where people celebrate, dance, create art, play games, get to know their neighbors and enjoy their community.
It’s relaxing. It’s exciting. It just feels right. When you’re part of Summer Streets you can’t help but feel the joy and electricity of this transformation.
Summer Streets helps the public imagine a bright future where healthy transportation options and a vibrant local economy help create a wonderful quality of life. During Summer Streets you live that vision, and people want more.
Celebrating its fifth year, Summer Streets has quickly become a tradition as a special part of summers in Seattle. Local merchants and artists work together months in advance to make each event even better each year. Neighbors, families and friends mark their calendars so they don’t miss it.
Summer Streets are not possible without volunteers! Be a ‘promotion organizer’ building buzz before events, a ‘creative organizer’ of event activities like bike parades and interactive art, or volunteer the day of helping hundreds of Seattleites enjoy Summer Streets. Email Summer.Streets@Seattle.gov and let us know how you can help.