Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, May 19 – Sunday, May 17

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of events happening around the city through the Memorial Day holiday weekend that will add to area traffic. The annual Northwest Folklife Festival runs through Memorial Day Monday. A march for education funding is Tuesday morning from the Seattle Center to Westlake Park. A march opposing genetically engineered foods is on Saturday afternoon. On Thursday, King Harald V of Norway tours Ballard and will dedicate a plaque at Bergen Place Park.

TUESDAY, MAY 19:

Northwest Folklife Festival Staging: Truck staging starts at 6:00 a.m. on Thomas Street from Warren Avenue N to 2ndAvenue N, Republican Street from 1stAvenue N to Warren, and 4thAvenue N from Republican to Mercer Street. http://www.nwfolklife.org/

Educator March and Rally for Education Funding: March from Seattle Center to Westlake Park to rally for education funding.  Staging for 70 buses starts at 10:00 a.m. on Mercer Street from Warren Avenue N to 4thAvenue N, 4thAvenue N from Mercer Street to Republican Street, 5thAvenue N from Republican Street to Broad Street and 1stAvenue N from John Street to Republican Street. The march starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Seattle Center Broad Street Green Sculpture Garden and Broad and John streets. The route starts westbound on Broad Street; southbound on 2nd Avenue; eastbound on Pike Street; northbound on 4thAvenue to Westlake Park.  The return route goes northbound on 4thAvenue; eastbound on Broad Street to the Seattle Center.  Seattle Police will escort the march. There are about 2,000people expected to participate. http://www.seattlewea.org/

National Geographic Live! Student Lectures: Bus staging for student lectures at Benaroya Hall starts at 9:30 a.m. on University Street and Seneca Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue, Union Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue and 2ndAvenue between Union and Seneca streets. Buses leave at 12:15 p.m.

http://www.seattlesymphony.org/benaroyahall/concerts-tickets

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20:  

Northwest Folklife Festival Staging: Truck staging starts at 6:00 a.m. on Warren Avenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street and 4thAvenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street. http://www.nwfolklife.org/

 THURSDAY, MAY 21:

Northwest Folklife Festival Staging: Truck staging starts at 6:00 a.m. on Warren Avenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street and 4thAvenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street. http://www.nwfolklife.org/

Visit by King Harald V of Norway: King Harald V of Norway and Mayor Ed Murray visit Bergen Place Park from 4-5 p.m. 22ndAvenue NW will be closed from Ballard Avenue to Market Street, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. About 100 people are expected to attend.  http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/king-harald-v-of-norway-to-visit-seattle-speak-at-tacomas-plu/

FRIDAY, MAY 22 – MONDAY, MAY 25:

NW Folklife Festival:  The annual arts and music fair at the Seattle Center Campus.  About 60,000 people are expected each day. http://www.nwfolklife.org/ 

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

March Against Monsanto – Seattle: Seattle Police will escort march opposing genetically-modified foods from Westlake Park to the Gates Foundation starting at 2:30 p.m. The route travels northbound on 4thAvenue; eastbound on Cedar Street; northbound on 5thAvenue.  About 1,000 people are expected to participate. http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events/

SOUNDERS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD:

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City with 7 p.m. kickoff.  About 36,000 people are expected to attend.

 

Norm Mah, SDOT