Pride-full weekend ahead and much more…

Drivers need to plan ahead to avoid traffic congestion

Pride events over the next three days are happening on Capitol Hill, in Downtown Seattle and at the Seattle Center. Additionally, at the Seattle Center, both the Seattle Storm and Seattle Reign are set to play, plus Cher brings her D 2 K Tour to the Key Arena. And if that’s not enough, the Seattle Seafair Pirates land on Alki Beach Saturday to mark the official start of Seattle Seafair while in the Greenwood District, car buffs can enjoy the ever-popular annual Greenwood Car Show. You’ll find details about these and other events below.

The Seattle Department of Transportation encourages motorists to consider joining the ranks striving to reduce air pollution by not driving alone and trying one of the many alternate forms of transportation available – Metro Transit, the Sounder, Link light rail, West Seattle Water Taxi, the Seattle Streetcar, the monorail, carpool, bicycle, or even walk - if feasible.

Friday, June 27
Wildrose Pride 2014: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
11th Avenue (E Pike – E Union St; E Pike Street from Tenth Avenue – 11th Avenue)
900 expected
Streets closed from 7 a.m. Friday, June 27 – 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30: 11th Avenue from E Pike Street to E Union Street and E Pike Street from Tenth – 11th Avenue E.
For more information, please see: http://www.thewildrosebar.com/

Trans Pride Seattle 2014: 6 p.m.
Seattle Central Community College and surrounding area.
975 participants
March route: Starts at Seattle Central Community College at Broadway and E Pine, south on Broadway to E Pike Street; east on Pike to 11th Avenue, north on 11th into Cal Anderson park at E Olive Street. Seattle Police will escort. There may be a rolling slowdown as marchers move along. Afterwards, there will be events in Cal Anderson Park.
For more information, please see: http://www.transprideseattle.org/schedule-route/

Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
5,000 attending
Expect Congestion on west side of the Seattle Center

Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians: 7:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
35,000 attending
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

Saturday, June 28
Greenwood Car Show: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
40,000 attending
Streets closed from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Greenwood Avenue N between N 90th Street and N 65th Street; N 85th Street and N 80th Street will remain open for east-west traffic.
For more information please see: http://greenwoodcarshow.com/

Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Alki Beach
10,100 expected
Pirates will land between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; no street closures, but expect congestion in the area.
For more information please see: http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=4&SecID=889

PURR Block Party: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
11th Avenue between E Pine Street, and E Pike Street
1,000 attending
Streets closed from 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 to 1 p.m. Sunday , June 29: 11th Avenue between E Pine Street and E Pike Street.
For more information, please see: http://www.purrseattle.com/events

Capitol Hill Pride Festival: 11.a.m. – 10 p.m.
Broadway E between E John Street and E Roy Street
20,000 attending
Streets closed 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight: Broadway E between E John Street and E Roy Street
For more information, please see: http://capitolhillpridefestival.info/

Seattle Reign vs. Sky Blue: 6 – 18 p.m.
Memorial Stadium
3,000 attending
Expect congestion on Fifth Avenue before match.

Seattle Dyke March: 7 p.m.
Broadway and E Pine Street
900 participants
March route: starts at Broadway and E Pine Street; moves east on Pine to 12th Avenue; north on 12th to E Mercer Street; west on Mercer to Broadway; south on Broadway to E Pine. Seattle Police will escort. Expect a rolling slowdown as the march moves along.
For more information, please see: http://seattledykemarch.com/

Wildrose Pride 2014: 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
11th Avenue (E Pike – E Union St; E Pike Street from Tenth Avenue – 11th Avenue)
3,000 expected
Streets closed from 7 a.m. Friday, June 27 – 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30: 11th Avenue from E Pike Street to E Union Street and E Pike Street from Tenth – 11th Avenue E.
For more information, please see: http://www.thewildrosebar.com/

PrideFest Capitol Hill Street Festival: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Cal Anderson Park and on 11th Avenue
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3,500 attending
Streets closed from 10 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.: 11th Avenue between E Pine Street and E Howell Street For more information please see: http://www.seattlepridefest.org/caphill/

Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians: 7:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
24,000 attending
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

Cher D 2 K Tour concert: 8 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
13,000 attending
Expect normal congestion adjacent to the Key Arena before and after the game.
http://www.keyarena.com/events/detail/cher

Sunday, June 29
South Park Bridge Grand Opening: 12 Noon – 3 p.m.
Bridge and adjacent streets
8,000 attending
Streets closed from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.: Those on the south side of the bridge, including 14th Avenue S, S Cloverdale Street, and Dallas Avenue S.
For more information please see: http://kingcounty.gov/transportation/SouthParkBridge/AboutTheOpening.aspx

Seattle Pride Parade and March: 11 a.m. – approximately 4 p.m.
Downtown Seattle (parade stages on Fourth Avenue between Columbia and Union Streets at 7 a.m.)
350,000 attending
Parade route: starts at Fourth Avenue and Union Street; north on Fourth to Denny Way; west on Denny to Second Avenue N; north on Second into Seattle Center.
Expect heavy congestion in Downtown Seattle and surrounding the Seattle Center.
For more information, please see: http://www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade/

Seattle PrideFest: 12 Noon – 8 p.m.
Seattle Center
50,000 attending
Expect heavy congestion surrounding the Seattle Center.
For more information, please see: http://www.seattlepridefest.org/

RVNAF Day 2014 Parade: 1 p.m.
Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Day – International District
300 attending
Parade route: Starts at 20th Avenue S and S Jackson Street; moves west on Jackson to 12th Avenue S; south on 12th to S King Street; west on King to the Asian Resource Center at Tenth Avenue and S King Street.
Seattle Police will escort; expect a rolling slowdown as march moves along.

Wildrose Pride 2014: 1 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
11th Avenue (E Pike – E Union St; E Pike Street from Tenth Avenue – 11th Avenue)
3,000 attending
Streets closed from 7 a.m. Friday, June 27 – 5 a.m. on Monday, June 30: 11th Avenue from E Pike Street to E Union Street and E Pike Street from Tenth – 11th Avenue E.
For more information, please see: http://www.thewildrosebar.com/

The Cuff Pride Day Celebration: 12 Noon – 2 p.m.
13th Avenue between E Pine Street and E Pike Street
4,500 attending
Streets closed 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.: 13th Avenue between E Pine Street and E Pike Street
Expect congestion on surrounding streets.
For more information, please see: http://www.cuffcomplex.com

Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians: 1:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
23,000 attending
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

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