Thanksgiving Roundup: holiday week activities and events start today

The holiday season kicks off this week with Turkey Day and local festivities. Plus, quite a few events at Key Arena and in neighborhoods close to Queen Anne, so check before you go to avoid getting stuck in event traffic.

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Tuesday, November 25:
Bastille, Key Arena, 8pm – estimated attendance of 8,000

Wednesday, November 26:
Usher, Key Arena, 7:30pm – estimated attendance of 10,000

Thursday, November 27 (Turkey Day):
Seattle Turkey Trot, Ballard, 9am start
Annual Queen Anne Turkey Bowl (flag-football), Big Howe Field, 9:30am

Friday, November 28:
Annual Macy’s Holiday Parade, 8:45am start at 7th & Pine
23,000 people expected to attend

Westlake Tree Lighting, Star Lighting, and Fireworks show, 5pm start
25,000 people expected to attend

Saturday, November 29:
Seattle Marathon 5K Race, 8:30am-11:30am
Starts at 5th Ave N bet. Republican and Harrison; ends at Memorial Stadium
1,300 participants expected
See course map for impacted streets

Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon, 10am-11am
Starts at 5th Avenue and Harrison St; ends at Memorial Stadium
See course map for impacted streets

Sunday, November 30:

Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon, street closures run 7am-2:15pm
Closures include Mercer and 5th Ave N – see course map for impacted streets
15,000 participants expected
Metro Buses will be rerouted and delayed

Queen Anne Holiday Social, alcove next to Queen Anne Olive Oil, 2pm-5pm

Sounders vs. LA Galaxy Playoff game, CenturyLink, 6pm
50,000 estimated attendees

Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

First and foremost, remember that 99/Aurora is closed from Friday night through Wednesday morning. It will be a significant traffic impact – roads and busses will be affected, and expect traffic to spill onto Queen Anne. A great excuse to stick around Queen Anne this weekend, where there are plenty of free events to go around.

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our calendar.

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Multi-Day Events

Friday, August 22

Saturday, August 23

  • Seattle Marathon 10K, Gas Works Park, 8am
  • Author Event: Susan Carr, Queen Anne Library, 2pm FREE
  • Chocolate Movie Night at Lake Union Park, 6-8pm FREE
  • Fremont Outdoor Cinema – The Big Lebowski, 7pm (21+)
  • Movies at the Mural – Star Trek Into Darkness, Seattle Center, 9pm FREE

Sunday, August 24

  • Red Bull Soapbox Race, Pioneer Square, 11am FREE
  • The Steve Griggs Ensemble Jazz Residency, Queen Anne Library, 2pm FREE

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Happy Friday! Hempfest begins today, so heads up on traffic around Lower Queen Anne/Uptown. A mix of free and paid events round out the weekend, enjoy!

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Multi-Day Events

  • Hempfest, Myrtle Edwards Park, Aug 15-17
  • Viking Days, Nordic Heritage Museum, Aug 16-17 FREE
  • Beatles Week, Seattle Center, Aug 18-Aug 23 (some events FREE)

Friday, August 15

  • Seahawks vs Chargers, CenturyLink, 7pm

Saturday, August 16

Sunday, August 17

  • BrasilFest, Seattle Center Mural and Armory, noon FREE

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

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Back to a packed summer weekend of events! Heads up that Lady Gaga will be at Key Arena tomorrow (Friday) night, with an expected crowd of 13,000 fans. And, if the Seahawks pre-season game tonight isn’t enough for sports fans, take your pick: Mariners, Sounders, Rat City Roller Girls, Reign, and the Storm are all playing at home this weekend. Plus, lots of free events and celebrations enjoy!

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  • 520 Bridge: closed 11pm Friday, Aug 8 to 5am Monday, Aug 11

Multi-Day Events

Friday, August 8

Saturday, August 9

Sunday, August 10

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Happy Seafair weekend! Whether you love or hate the Blue Angels, they’re here to dazzle the crowds at Seafair and their practice tomorrow, Friday, and performances on Saturday and Sunday will close the I-90 bridge and snarl traffic a bit.

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  • Blue Angels Practice and I-90 Closure: Friday 12:15 to 2:40pm
  • Blue Angels Performances and I-90 Closures: Saturday & Sunday 12:15pm to 2:40pm

Multi-Day Events

Friday, August 1

Saturday, August 2

Sunday, August 3

  • Storm vs San Antonio, Key Arena, 6pm

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Saturday looks to be a very busy day around the Seattle Center as several Seafair events take place at, or start from, the Seattle Center grounds. It’s also the first Movies at the Mural weekend, which kicks off with Princess Bride. And, if Shakespeare’s your thing, check out the family-friendly Backyard Bard double-feature at Rodgers Park on Saturday or the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s two shows on Sunday.

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  • 99/Viaduct: northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed Saturday from 5:30 pm to approximately 7:45pm for the Seafair Torchlight Run.
  • Seafair Parade route: 4th Ave will close from Broad St to S Washington St from 6pm to 10:30pm.

Multi-Day Events

Friday, July 25

Saturday, July 26

  • Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop Blood Drive, QA Methodist Church, 9am-3pm
  • Young Entrepreneur Day, Umpqua Bank, 10am-1pm FREE
  • Seafair Torchlight Fan Fest, Seattle Center, noon-6pm FREE
  • Lake Union Park Tour, MOHAI, noon FREE
  • Storm vs Los Angeles, Key Arena, 1pm
  • Mariners vs Orioles, Safeco, 1:10pm
  • Seafair Torchlight Run, Seattle Center to Downtown, 6:30pm-midnight FREE
  • Seafair Torchlight Parade, Seattle Center to Downtown, 7:30-midnight FREE
  • Green Stage Backyard Bard – Double Feature, Rodgers Park, 7pm FREE
  • Fremont Outdoor Cinema – Rushmore, 7pm
  • Clips Beer and Film Tour, Gas Works Park, 8pm-11pm
  • Movies at the Mural – Princess Bride, Seattle Center Mural, 9pm FREE

Sunday, July 27

  • Hispanic Seafair Festival, Seattle Center, 11am-7pm FREE
  • Mariners vs Orioles, Safeco, 1:10pm
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company – Julius Caesar, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 2pm FREE
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company – Two Gentlemen of Verona, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 6pm FREE
  • Seattle Reign vs Portland Thorns, Memorial Stadium, 4pm

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Heads up on traffic – not only will the I-90 reduction to one lane westbound begin on Friday, but the Bite of Seattle also kicks off at the Seattle Center with an estimated 40,000 attendees. And, looking forward to early next week, I-90 will still be a bottleneck and President Obama will also be in the area (Hunts Point on the Eastside) on Tuesday, July 22nd when the Mariners take the field at Safeco (7:10pm).

In the meantime, take your pick of summer events and have a great weekend!

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our calendar.

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  • I-90 One Westbound Lane: reduced to one through lane at Bellevue Way SE and three lanes across the East Channel Bridge from 9:30pm Friday, July 18 to 5am Friday, July 25

Multi-Day Events

  • Bite of Seattle, Seattle Center, July 18-20 FREE
  • International DOTA 2, Key Arena, July 18-21
  • Pet First Aid Weekend Workshop, K9 Fun Zone, July 19-20
  • Alki Art Fair, July 19-20 FREE

Friday, July 18

Saturday, July 19

Sunday, July 20

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

It’s going to be a hot one! There are plenty of outdoor activities and events this weekend, and the temps are supposed to hit the 90s. The NWS has issued an excessive heat watch for the area from 11am Saturday morning until 11pm Sunday night, so be safe if you’re running the Queen Anne Fun Run or having fun at Queen Anne Days!

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our new calendar. (You’ll be asked to sign up with for an account first.)

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  • 520 bridge: fully closed, Friday night to Monday morning 

Multi-Day Events

Friday, July 11

Saturday, July 12

Sunday, July 13

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Happy 4th of July weekend! There’s plenty to do this weekend in addition to the fireworks on Lake Union. Remember, there are quite a few spots to view the fireworks from our neighborhood, so we’ll likely have visitors in the neighborhood. If you drive, watch out for pedestrians, if you walk, make sure drivers see you!

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our new calendar. (You’ll be asked to sign up with for an account first.)

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  • I-5: on/off ramps closed at 9pm through end of fireworks display – affects Roanoke off-ramp from southbound I-5, Boylston St on-ramp to southbound I-5, and Mercer St I-5 exit-only lane and off-ramp
  • Metro: Sunday schedule
  • South Lake Union Streetcar: expanded service

Multi-Day Events

Thursday, July 3

  • Storm vs Los Angeles, Key Arena, 7pm
  • Firecracker 5000 5K Run/Walk, start/finish at Seattle Center, 11:55pm-12:30am

Friday, July 4

Saturday, July 5

Sunday, July 6

  • Feet First Queen Anne Walking Tour, Trader Joe’s, 9am FREE & Dogs Welcome!
  • Reign vs Boston Breakers, Memorial Stadium, 4pm

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

Another busy summer weekend – from sports (Mariners, Storm, Reign) to celebrations (Pride Parade and PrideFest) to Seafair (pirates!) to traffic (Cher and Cyndi Lauper at Key Arena). If you’re looking for bargains, there’s a multi-block yard sale on Nob Hill Ave N, and if you’re looking for history, check out the annual Queen Anne Historical Society’s tour of Mt Pleasant Cemetery. Something for everyone!

If you have anything to submit for the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our new calendar. (You’ll be asked to sign up with for an account first.)

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  • 520 bridge: fully closed, Friday night to Monday morning

Multi-Day Events:

Friday, June 27

Saturday, June 28

Sunday, June 29

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