Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Happy 4th of July weekend! Perfect weather for the holiday weekend and plenty going on, whether you venture over to Gas Works or South Lake Union to watch the fireworks (or find a spot on Upper Queen Anne for the evening), or are looking for other fun outdoor activities. However, keep in mind there’s a full weekend closure of Mercer St between 5th Ave N and Dexter, and 99 starting at Valley St and running through the Battery St Tunnel.


  • Mercer: closure – 11pm, Friday, July 5 through 5am, Monday, July 8. Mercer closed pedestrians between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave; 99 closed between Valley St and south end of Battery St Tunnel. Why? Demolition of the east side of the 99 bridge over Mercer.

Multi-Day Events:

  • Wooden Boat Festival, Center for Wooden Boats, July 4-7 FREE
  • Seattle Beerfest, Seattle Center, July 5-7
  • Concerts at the Locks, Ballard, FREE June 1-Sept 2 (Sat & Sun, 2pm)
  • Imaginate, Pacific Science Center, June 1 – Sept 2

Wednesday, July 3

  • Gentle Yoga, Seattle Center, Seattle Center Expo Hall Lawn, 11:30am FREE
  • Sounders vs DC United, CenturyLink, 7pm
  • Firecracker 5000 5K Run/Walk, Seattle Center, 11:55pm

Thursday, July 4

  • Seafair’s Summer 4th (aka “the fireworks”), Gas Works Park, noon-11pm FREE

Friday, July 5

  • Chantey Sing, Northwest Seaport Center, 7:30 pm FREE
  • SIFF Uptown New & Continuing Films: This is the End, The Bling Ring, A Band Called Death, Rock Jocks (Friday only)

Saturday, July 6

  • Seafair Pirates Landing, Alki Beach, 9:30am-3pm FREE
  • Wallingford Family Festival & Parade, Wallingford, 9:30am-5pm FREE
  • Nicolas Cage Match, SIFF Uptown, 11am (6 Nicolas Cage films)
  • 5th Annual Red, White, & Dead Zombie Walk, Seattle Center, 3pm, FREE

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