SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city this week that will affect area traffic. The Mariners play tonight at Safeco Field. The UW Huskies’ homeopener is Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium. The Seahawks’ homeopener against Miami is Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers, 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 19,000 people are expected to attend.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
San Gennaro Festival: Celebrating Italian Americans in the northwest. Event hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. S Angelo St will be closed between Ellis Ave S and 13th Ave S from 7 a.m. on Friday through 10 p.m. on Sunday. About 2,000 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:
SODO Flea Market: Event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of Occidental Ave will be closed between S Forest St and S Hanford St from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. About 700 people are expected to attend.
Seattle Children’s Health Fair: Block party where kids and adults can learn about science and research. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Terry Ave will be closed between Stewart St and Virginia St from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. About 1,500 people are expected to attend.
Van Haven: Car show for van enthusiasts. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12th Ave S will be closed between Vale St and S Bailey St between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. About 550 people are expected to attend.
Washington Huskies vs. Idaho Vandals, 2 p.m. at Husky Stadium. About 70,000 people are expected to attend. Go Dawgs!
Chinatown International District Night Market: A variety of food, handmade local goods, live bands and an all-ages dance party. Event hours are 4 p.m. to midnight. S King St will be closed between 5th Ave S and 7th Ave S from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. 6th Ave S and Maynard Ave S will also be closed between S Jackson St and S Weller St. About 7,500 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
Seattle Design Festival Block Party: Includes design demonstrations, workshops, exhibits and more. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Occidental Park. About 900 people are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
Women of Wonder 10K & 5K: Event hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. W Green Lake Drive N and East Green Lake Drive N will be closed between 9:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. About 1,500 people are expected to attend.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. About a 60,000 people are expected to attend. Go Hawks!