Greek Festival is Back!

A tradition since 1960, the St. Demetrios Greek Festival returns this year,
September 13, 14 and 15 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood. Traditional Greek food, music, dancing and culture will be in abundance when St. Demetrios Church’s grounds and parking lot, located at 2100 Boyer Avenue East, transform into a Greek paradise. 

Visitors will have plenty of time to enjoy all that the Greek Festival has to offer this year, with hours of operation from noon—9pm on Friday, September 13th; 10am—10pm on Saturday, September 14th and noon—7pm on Sunday, September 15th. As always, admission and parking are free, with free shuttle service offered from both the Seattle Prep Parking Garage and Montlake Elementary School Playground on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. Bike racks will also be available all weekend

If you are looking to get outside and enjoy our extended summer this weekend, make the short trip from Ballard over to Montlake and enjoy everything the Greek Festival has to offer. For more information make sure you visit their website at

No Weekend Plans? Get Friendly With Deadliest Catch Crew & Artsy at the Ballard Art Walk

Having trouble coming up with new and exciting things to do this weekend? We’ve got the scoop! First, if you’ve missed previous opportunities to meet various members of the popular Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, some of the crew members are headed to Ballard Brothers on Saturday to support their month long food drive. The crew will be available to sign autographs and meet fans at their restaurant this Saturday from 11am-3pm. At this time they will continue to be collecting non perishable food items so bring your canned goods, and come meet the guys! deadliest catch

If you’re not feeling fishy, there is also the Ballard Art walk going on this weekend, on Saturday. The walk is from 6-9pm and will be showcasing paintings sculptures, glass art, among other creatives and will be showcased in venues from Leary Way to Shilshole. You can find all you need to know from artists to participating venues here!

Viking Days Comes to Ballard Tomorrow

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard will host it’s annual Viking Days tomorrow afternoon in Ballard. The festivities will begin in the morning with a pancake breakfast, and there will be live native music throughout the day, Nordic inspired food and crafts, and much more! There will be a Valhalla beer garden, and treats from each of the Nordic countries, including delightful desserts.

There will be dozens of musicians on several stages throughout the day playing in the museum, and on festival grounds as well. One of the main attractions includes the “Viking Encampment” where attendees can experience a day in the life of a viking, complete with a dual or two if your obliged. This event is free to attend for the public, so come on down with the whole family and help Ballard celebrate with it’s Norwegian residents!


Seafoodfest Is Here This Weekend!

The much anticipated Ballard Seafoodfest is finally here this weekend, and Ballardites are getting things started with a neighborhood BBQ kickoff this Friday, to benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial at the Ballard Elks. The BBQ will have live music from a local band playing Johnny Cash, food from Smokin Pete’s BBQ, and of course, beer from local favorite Maritime Pacific Brewery

Saturday events begin from 11am-9pm, and Sunday festivities run from 11am-7pm, and feature beer gardens, a lukefish eating contest, hearty salmon BBQ, and even doggie stations from local businesses to host your furry friends for a dip in a kiddie pool, and free treats. There will also be live entertainment at several stages throughout the day, with performances by local and visiting accordion musicians on the main stage, and storytelling and juggling on the kids stage. Come on down to Ballard this weekend, and checkout the Seafood weekend festivities!