Ballard SeafoodFest This Weekend! July 11th & 12th

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Ballard SeafoodFest is a 41 year old tradition that keeps the community reminded of Ballard’s historic fishing industry and Nordic roots. Attracting over 65,000 people, Ballard will host tons of local music, arts & crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skate event, and loads of fresh local SEAFOOD.

Two days of free music? You don’t miss the good times and the epic music at the Veris Law Group PLLC and Vulcan Inc.MainStage… not to mention all the SEAFOOD!

SATURDAY
8:30-10:00 pm Pickwick
7:00-8:00 pm The Moondoggies
5:30-6:30 pm My Goodness
4:00-5:00 pm Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme
2:30-3:30 pm The Dip
1:00-2:00 pm Heels To The Hardwood

SUNDAY
7:30-9:00 pm The Maldives
6:00-7:00 pm The Young Evils
4:30-5:30 pm Lonesome Shack
3:00-4:00 pm TUBALUBA
1:30-2:30 pm Hillstomp
12:00-1:00 pm School of Rock Seattle

SEA you there!

Festival Hours
Saturday, July 11: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, July 12: 11 am to 9 pm

 

Ballard Residents Buying Up Air Rights

The latest trend in the Seattle real estate market may not be the buying or selling of the house on your property but rather the air rights above it. According to this KING5.com story, people around the Seattle area including Ballard are buying their neighbors air rights in order to protect their priceless views. Whether it be a panoramic view of downtown Seattle or a clear look at Puget Sound, people are spending money to protect their views as the trend to build higher continues to grow.

One of the main reasons for this trend is that the population density in neighborhoods like Ballard have grown so fast that people can no longer build out to increase their houses square footage, leaving the only other option which is to build up. According to the article air rights are selling for anywhere between $50,000 to $250,000 which some neighbors are happy to pay if it means their views remain the same. 

So the next time that you see your neighbors house for sale, one thing that you may want to consider is if the new owners were to build up, would they block my priceless view?

Ballard SeafoodFest Needs Help With Funding!

Seattleites come from near and far every year to attend the annual Ballard SeafoodFest, and this year for the first time ever they’re asking for help to fund this year’s event. They’ve already launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com, a website that allows individuals and groups to fundraiser for creative projects and events, that will only allow the group to receive the funding if they meet their goal in an allotted amount of time! So far they’ve raised $350 of the $5,000 they hope to gain in the next two weeks.

This year will mark the 38th annual SeafoodFest, which originally began as a 1 day salmon BBQ cookout to raise money for the Ballard Chamber of Commerce. Over the years the event has grown massively by popular demand, and has remained free admission, with the exception for donation. This year they’re planning ahead and fundraising prior to the event, to steer from asking for donations while on stage, etc. Visit the Ballard SeafoodFest website today for more information.