It’s Seafair Torchlight Parade Weekend! …and a few other events…

The largest annual parade in Seattle, the Seafair Torchlight Parade, will take place Saturday evening in downtown Seattle. An estimated 300,000 spectators will congest incoming routes in the late afternoon and evening as they claim spots to sit along the Fourth Avenue.

The northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 7:45 p.m. for the 5 k and 8 K Seafair Torchlight Run races. At approximately 6 p.m. Fourth Avenue will close from Broad Street to South Washington Street, complicating traffic circulation in the downtown area. Fourth will reopen around 10:30 p.m. and routes out of downtown will be congested as the crowds leave the event.

Other events likely to have a significant effect on traffic this weekend include Mariners games and the Capitol Hill Block Party, both events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and Sunday’s Pista sa Nyon festival in Seward Park.

Friday, July 25

Mariners vs. Baltimore
· Safeco Field

· 7:10 p.m. start

· Estimated attendance: 35,000

· Expect congestion near stadium

New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour (beer garden, outdoor movie)
· Gas Works Park

· 8 to 11 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 2,275

http://www.newbelgium.com/events/clips-beer-and-film/city-detail.aspx?id...

Festival of the Fountains
· Pacific Science Center

· 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

· Estimated attendance: 550

· Second Avenue North will be closed between Denny Way and Thomas Street from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

http://www.pacsci.org/festival/

Capitol Hill Block Party
· Capitol Hill

· 3 p.m. to midnight

· Estimated attendance: 9,000

· East Pike Street will be closed between Broadway and 12th Avenue; 10th and 11th avenues will be closed between East Pine and East Union streets from 2 a.m. on Friday, July 25 to 5 a.m. on Monday, July 28.

http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com

Saturday, July 26

Seafair Torchlight Run (8k run; 5k run and walk)
· Seattle Center, downtown streets and the Alaskan Way Viaduct

· 6:30 p.m. start time for both events

· Estimated participants: 4,700

· 5K route: start at Seattle Center; head south on Second Avenue North to Denny Way; west on Denny to Fourth Avenue; south on Fourth to Seneca Street; west on Seneca onto the northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct; exit at Western Avenue; north on Western to Broad Street; east on Broad Street to Second Avenue; north on Second into Seattle Center.

· 8K route: start at Seattle Center; head south on Second Avenue North to Denny Way; west on Denny to Forth Avenue; south on Fourth to Seneca Street; west on Seneca onto the northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct; south on viaduct to South Royal Brougham Way; U-turn and north on the Alaskan Way Viaduct; exit at Western Avenue; north on Western to Broad Street; east on Broad Street to Second Avenue; north on Second into Seattle Center.

· Northbound Alaskan Way (SR-99) Viaduct will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 7:45 p.m.

· Expect heavy congestion in the vicinity of the route.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=7&SecID=893

Torchlight Parade at Seafair
· Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle

· Parade begins at 7:30 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 300,000

· Parade route: starts at Fourth Avenue North and Broad Street; heads south on Fourth to South Washington Street; parade disperses on Fourth south of South Washington Street

· Parade staging on streets around Seattle Center

· Expect heavy congestion in the downtown area.

http://www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=8&SecID=964

Capitol Hill Block Party
· Capitol Hill

· 1 p.m. to midnight

· Estimated attendance: 9,000

· East Pike Street will be closed between Broadway and 12th Avenue; 10th and 11th avenues will be closed between East Pine and East Union streets from 2 a.m. on Friday, July 25 to 5 a.m. on Monday, July 28.

http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com

Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival
· Calvary Christian Assembly Church parking lot, Roosevelt Avenue North and Northeast 68th Street

· 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 735

· A portion of Northeast 68th Street, west of Roosevelt Way Northeast, to be closed from 7a.m. to 10 p.m.

http://rooseveltseattle.org/bullmoose/

Mariners vs. Baltimore
· Safeco Field

· 1:10 p.m. start

· Estimated attendance: 25,000

Sunday, July 27

Swedish SummeRun: (5K run and walk)
· First Hill and Capitol Hill streets

· Starts at 8:15 a.m.

· Estimated participants: 3,100

· Race begins at Minor Avenue and Madison Street; heads north on Minor to Seneca Street; east on Seneca to Union Street; east on Union to 12th Avenue; north on 12th to Aloha Street; west on Aloha to 11th Avenue; south on 11th to Howell Street; east on Howell to 12th Avenue; south on 12th to Union Street; west on Union to Seneca Street; west on Seneca to Minor Avenue; south on Minor to finish at Marion Street.

http://www.summerun.org/#raceinfo

Capitol Hill Block Party
· Capitol Hill

· 1 to 10 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 9,000

· East Pike Street will be closed between Broadway and 12th Avenue; 10th and 11th avenues will be closed between East Pine and East Union streets from 2 a.m. on Friday, July 25 to 5 a.m. on Monday, July 28.

http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com

St. James Cathedral Parish Picnic
· First Hill

· 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 500

· Streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Terry Avenue between Marion and Columbia streets and on Columbia Street between Terry Avenue and Ninth Avenue

http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/events/2014/picnic.aspx

Pista sa Nayon: (Filipino American community festival)
· Seward Park

· Estimated attendance: 10,000

· 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

· Expect heavy congestion in the area.

http://www.pista.org/

Mariners vs. Baltimore
· Safeco Field

· 1:10 p.m. start

· Estimated attendance: 23,000

Monday, July 28

Sounders vs. LA Galaxy
· CenturyLink Field

· Starts at 7 p.m.

· Estimated attendance: 34,000

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