Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, June 2 – Sunday, June 7

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of events happening around the city through the weekend that will add to area traffic. The Weather Education Day event and following daytime Mariners game at Safeco is Wednesday. The Mariners continue play at Safeco through Sunday. There are several runs including the Fremont Briefcase Run on Friday, and Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. Shania Twain performs at KeyArena Friday night.


Weather Education Day: The event at Safeco Field begins at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by the Mariners vs. Yankees game at 12:40 p.m. Bus arrivals begin at 7 a.m. with bus staging on Occidental Avenue S between Edgar Martinez Drive and S Massachusetts Street and on 3rdAvenue S between S Holgate Street and S Royal Brougham Way. About 5,700 people are expected.


Drink Pink at Café Campagne: A start of rose wine season party at Café Campagne. Post Alley will be closed from Pine to Stewart streets from 2 p.m. -10 p.m.  About 112 participants are expected to attend.

Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall:

Carmina Burana has evening showings on Thursday June, 4, Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. There is a Sunday June 7 matinee at 1 p.m.  About 3,000 people are expected to attend each showing.


Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay: The relay race begins at 6 p.m. followed by a 5K walk/Run at 7 pm.  The route starts on N 34th Street and Woodland Park Avenue N; westbound on N 34th Street to N Canal Street; left at Phinney Avenue N onto the Burke Gilman Trail(BGT); eastbound on BGT to Stone Way N; eastbound on N Northlake Way; eastbound on N Northlake Place into Gasworks Park exiting on N Northlake Way at Meridian Avenue N; eastbound on N Northlake Way to Corliss Avenue N onto BGT; westbound on BGT to Stone Way N; westbound on N 34th to finish at Woodland Park Avenue N.  There’s a post- run celebration that will close Woodland Park Avenue N from N 34th to N 35th streets from 2 pm. to 11 p.m.  About 1, 250 participants are expected.

Shania Twain at KeyArena: The “Rock This Country” concert goes from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  About 10,000 people are expected to attend.


Seattle Magazine’s Brunch Run: 5K Run/Walk on streets and trails in Magnuson Park.  The run begins at 7 a.m. through 12 p.m.  About 900 participants are expected.

Hopscotch CD: The Central District community fair will have a temporary 1.8 mile hopscotch path on sidewalks through the Central District from 28th Ave S and S Jackson St to 23rd Ave S and E Union St.  Sidewalk sales and activities along the route from 10 a.m. to 8 pm. About 1,050 people are expected to attend.

Ballard Criterium: The 22nd annual circular bike race course in Ballard. The route will have Shilshole Avenue NW and Ballard Avenue NW closed from NW Vernon Place to NW Dock Place from 1:30 p.m. to 9 pm. About 600 participants are expected.


Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure: The annual 5K Walk/Run starts at the Seattle Center and travels through downtown. The street closures begin at 6 a.m. with rolling openings beginning at 9 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the 300 block of Mercer Street. The route starts eastbound on Mercer Street; then goes southbound on 4thAvenue N; eastbound on Republican Street; southbound on 5thAvenue N (southbound lanes only); westbound on Cedar Street; southbound on 4th Avenue; U-turn at Seneca Street; northbound on 4thAvenue; westbound on Denny Way; northbound on 2ndAvenue N to Seattle Center by 10 a.m. About 8,500 participants are expected.

Shore 5 & 10K Run/Walk:  The run supports Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The run will close streets at 7 a.m. reopening by 11 a.m. The 10K run begins at 8:15 a.m. at Ferdinand Park. The route goes northbound on Lakeside Avenue S; northbound on Lake Washington Boulevard E; northbound on McGilvera Boulevard; eastbound on E Lee Street; northbound on 42ndAvenue; eastbound on E Garfield Street; northbound on 43rdAvenue; westbound on E Blaine Street; southbound on 42ndAvenue; westbound on E Garfield Street; eastbound on Madison Street to Madison Park. The 5K starts at Leschi Park at 9 a.m. The route starts northbound on Lake Washington Boulevard S; northbound on Lakeside Avenue S; northbound on Lake Washington Boulevard; northbound on McGilvra Boulevard E; eastbound on E Madison Street to Madison Park. About 3,000 participants are expected.


  • Tuesday, June 2, Mariners vs. New York Yankees, 7:10 p.m. start.About 37,000 people are expected.
  • Wednesday, June 3, Mariners vs. New York Yankees, 12:40 p.m. start. About 43,000 people are expected.
  • Thursday, June 4, Mariners vs. Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. start.About 19,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Friday, June 5, Mariners vs. Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. start. About 26,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Saturday, June 6, Mariners vs. Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. start. About 33,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Sunday, June 7, Mariners vs. Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. start.About 29,000 people are expected to attend.


Norm Mah, SDOT