Sunday is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the annual El Comité May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights.
The rally will leave Judkins Park—at 20th Ave S. and S. Dearborn Street in the Central District—at 3 PM and head toward the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The marchers will move north on 20th Avenue South to Jackson Street; west on Jackson to Boren Avenue; north on Boren to Broadway and on to Pike Street; east on Pike Street to 12th Avenue, and then north on 12th to Pine Street; west on Pine Street to 7th Avenue; and north on 7th to the Federal Courthouse at 700 Stewart Street.
Seattle Police will escort the marchers throughout the duration of the permitted event, and motorists should expect a rolling slowdown and heavy traffic as the procession moves along the route.
There is also a permitted concert, the Solidarity Music Festival, scheduled to take place at Westlake Park from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.
Considerable congestion will likely occur and impact traffic throughout Downtown. The Alaskan Way Viaduct will also be closed May 1st, which may cause additional traffic congestion in, and around the downtown core. Please allow for extra time in traveling throughout the city on Sunday.
There is also the possibility several other un-permitted demonstrations may be held during the evening. As the organizers of these events have not filed for permits with the city, there is no official route map for these rallies.