Weekend traffic: Park(ing) day, Seahawks and Huskies

Travelers in Seattle this weekend are advised to plan their trips around sports events and festivals as Seattleites celebrate the last few days of summer.

On Friday, a number of mini parks will appear in curb-side parking spaces throughout Seattle, each offering a fun and unique way to engage with the local community.

Many people will attend the St. Benedict Wallingford’s Wurst Festival, the Fremont’s Oktoberfest, or the UW Husky Band Friday Night Rally this weekend. The Huskies will face Georgia State on Saturday, changing traffic patterns in northeast Seattle when the customary game day traffic plan is implemented from NE 75th Street to the Montlake Bridge before and after the game.

To end the weekend, the Seahawks will play Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos, drawing thousands of fans to the stadium area.

If you would like to enjoy the last bit of summer by taking a bike ride or walk around the city, there are a number of resources available online to help plan an excursion:

Bike Maps http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/bikemaps.htm

Walking maps: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/walk_map.htm

Neighborhood greenways: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/greenways.htm

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day

  • Memorial Stadium
  • Event begins on Friday at 6:30 a.m. and the walk to Mercer Island begins at 7 a.m. Participants return to Memorial Stadium throughout the day Sunday.
  • Estimated participants: 2,000
  • Expect congestion near Memorial Stadium on Friday as participants gather to begin the walk. Police Officers will assist walkers out of the stadium and onto the course on Friday morning; participants will use sidewalks along the route.

http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer?pagename=learn_about_cityl_SE_landing

Park(ing) Day

  • Different curb-side locations around the city
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seattleparkingday.htm

St. Benedict Wallingford Wurst Festival

  • Benedict School, North 48th Street and Wallingford Avenue North
  • Friday event hours are 4 p.m. to midnight.
  • Estimated attendance: 2,000
  • Event will close North 49th Street between Wallingford and Densmore avenues from 2 p.m. Friday to midnight on Saturday.

http://www.stbens.net/wurstfest.shtml

Fremont Oktoberfest

  • North Canal Street and on North 35th Street between Phinney Avenue North and First Avenue Northwest
  • Friday event hours: 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Estimated attendance: 4,500
  • Streets will be closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21

http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/

UW Husky Band Friday Night Rally

  • UW Husky Marching Band will march from the UW campus north on 21st Avenue Northeast, west on Northeast 47th Street, south on 17th Avenue Northeast and back to campus.
  • The event will start at 9 p.m.
  • Streets along route will be closed to vehicles during rally.
  • Police Officers will escort the band.

http://huskymarchingband.org/about-the-band/facts-and-traditions/

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Huskies vs. Georgia State

  • Husky stadium
  • Kickoff: 3 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 50,000

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/huskygameday.htm

St. Benedict Wallingford Wurst Festival

Benedict School, North 48th Street and Wallingford Avenue North

  • Saturday event hours: 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Estimated attendance: 2,800
  • Event will close North 49th Street between Wallingford and Densmore avenues from 2 p.m. Friday to midnight on Saturday.

http://www.stbens.net/wurstfest.shtml

Fremont Oktoberfest

  • North Canal Street and on North 35th Street, between Phinney Avenue North and First Avenue Northwest
  • Event hours: 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Estimated attendance: 9,000
  • Streets will be closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21

http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/

Nihonmachi Nite (celebration of historic Japantown)

  • Main Street. between Sixth Avenue South and Fifth Avenue South
  • Event hours: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 540
  • Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

http://www.nihonmachinites.com

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

  • CenturyLink Field
  • Kickoff 1:05 p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 67,000

Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day

  • Participants return to Memorial Stadium from Renton and Mercer Island throughout the day Sunday.
  • Participants will use sidewalks along the route.

http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer?pagename=learn_about_cityl_SE_landing

Fremont Oktoberfest 5K:

  • Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods
  • Estimated attendance: 1,200
  • Race starts at 10 a.m.
  • Route: The race will start at 34th Avenue North and Fremont Avenue North, then will precede east on North 34th Street to North Pacific Street, head east on Pacific to Latona Avenue Northeast, make a U-turn onto the Burke-Gilman Trail, and continue south on the trail to finish at Phinney Avenue North.

http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/5kstreetscramble.html

Fremont Oktoberfest

  • North Canal Street and on North 35th Street between Phinney Avenue North and First Avenue Northwest
  • Sunday event hours: 10:30 a.m. –11p.m.
  • Estimated attendance: 2,000
  • Streets will be closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 18 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21

http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/