News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
JUNE 22nd, 2018 
Ballard Alliance Working 
Yoga in the Park
Lutefisk Lovers
     My Ballard 
Upcoming Events

JUN 23
Sabo's 14th Annual Birthday Party @ Bad Jimmy's Brewing
JUN 23
JUN 24
JUN 25
Paint & Drink: Canvas Tote Bags @ Stoup Brewing
JUN 27
Astronomy on Tap @ Peddler Brewing
JUN 27
Gus Clark & The Least of His Proble
 @ Conor Byrne 
JUN 28
Sneak Peek Working Rehearsal @ ARC Dance Space
JUN 29
80's vs 90's Dance Party w/DJ Indica @ Tractor Tavern
JUN 29
Bread & Butter @ Sunset Tavern
JUN 30
Fitness in the Park - FIT36 Ballard | Commons Circuit Training @ Ballard Commons Park
JUN 30
Lucky Envelope Brewing Beer Run @ Lucky Envelope Brewing
Independence Day @ United States of America
Arête Quartet @ Egan's Ballard Jam House
Free ZUMBA in the Park - Ballard Health Club @ Ballard Commons Park
JUL 10
Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social @ Ballard Community Center
JUL 13
Ballard SeafoodFest Friday Night Concert w/ NITE WAVE @ Gravity Payments MainStage
Our Ballard
We have distilled the best beverage options our neighborhood produces and added some regional talent to the mix and will showcase all of them in this year's Ballard SeafoodFest Beer + Cocktail Garden.  Thousands of thirsty festivalgoers will be able to enjoy a sampling of the brews and spirits from Ballard. 

We are always eager to share a good thing so we have added some other options to our offerings from Wilridge winery, Seattle Cider Company, Portland Cider Company and Rambling Route Cider. But this Nordic fishing village cannot forget about the aquavit! Our master mixologists will demonstrate how to create some delicious creations using Aalborg Akavit and Linie Aquavit.

Please note, we are bringing back the Friday night concert (Friday the 13 th! ) with Nite Wave and #All4Doras. You can enjoy the free concert in the Beer + Cocktail Garden (21 and older) with the aforementioned favorites. Food trucks will be onsite to fuel your dancing feet or all our fabulous Ballard restaurants will be a short distance from the Gravity Payments MainStage. To learn more go to


The Ballard Alliance has partnered with Millionair Club Charity to provide twice weekly sidewalk cleaning, telephone pole cleaning, sanitary cleanups, sharps removal, and the annual fall leaf cleaning. Working consistently with Seattle Public Utilities, Waste Management and the City's Parks Department, the Ballard Alliance endeavors to uphold high standards of beauty and cleanliness for visitors and residents to enjoy.

The Ballard Alliance is committed to creating a safer neighborhood for visitors and residents. Working closely with the Seattle Police Department, the City's Navigation Team, non-profit service organizations and key city leaders, the Alliance informs, addresses and works toward finding solutions to issues such as: crime, illegal camping and RV dwelling and other issues that affect livability.  The Alliance also funds a homelessness and mental health outreach worker to help address this critical issue within Ballard.

The Ballard Alliance uses a variety of programs, engagement strategies and promotions to support the local business community, while also working to attract new businesses that can help support an 18-hour economy for Ballard. From the Ballard ArtWalk to our holiday lighting program, the Alliance works year-round on programs that enhance the vitality of the neighborhood.
The Ballard Alliance created the Visit Ballard brand to engage local, national and international audiences and attract visitors to the neighborhood and support the thriving business, shopping, brewery and dining district. Through a variety of media and events the Visit Ballard brand provides a resource for local businesses and organizations to showcase all that Ballard offers.

The Ballard Alliance is at the forefront of current and future transportation projects that impact the neighborhood. Advocating on behalf of the Alliance on key issues, projects and topics including: public safety and associated city policies, Sound Transit's light rail to Ballard planning process, transportation improvements, public parking, design guidelines, and infrastructure improvements.

Join the Ballard Food Bank for a sweet treat to cool off your summer. Bring your family or neighbors to  Seattle Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social .

For a  $10.00 donation you will receive a beautiful bowl, ice cream, and an evening full of fun--with all the proceeds going to Ballard Food Bank. Come hang out with your neighbors on: 

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   

Photo Courtesy of We Yoga Co.
Head over to the Ballard Commons Park tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with your yoga mat and a buddy for another Fitness in the Park event.  Please join us and meet your Ballard neighbors for this free yoga class taught by an instructor from We Yoga Co. 

We appreciate everyone who has attended the past two events in our Programs in the Park 2018 series. Can't make it? Tell your friends and family to join us!   A ll fitness and experience levels are welcome! 

The Summer in the Park series is produced by the Ballard Alliance and is funded in part through an Only in Seattle grant courtesy of the  Seattle Office of Economic Development .

Some have been training all year, some have been training their whole lives and some are just impulsively competitive but only one will become this year's Ballard SeafoodFest Lutefisk-eating champion. Registration is now open for Ozzie's 3rd Annual International Lutefisk Eating Competition

Submit your registration online to participate as a contestant. The only criteria is that you register online ($10 fee to sign up), be available to attend the competition on Sunday, July 15th at 4 p.m. and willingly consume up to 2 pounds of delicious lutefisk in a short amount of time. 

Lutefisk Lovin' Lana will not settle for 2nd place, will you be the one to go head-to-head with her this year? Meet us on SeafoodFest Sunday at the corner of Market and 22nd for some fishy fun! Special thanks to Mountain Pacific Bank, our event sponsors and volunteers!

ARC Dance is hosting two Sneak Peeks in the ARC Dance Space on Thursday, June 28 and Thursday, July 12. 

As part of ARC Dance Company's continuing commitment to provide access to the art of dance at all levels of the discipline, ARC Dance Company is pleased to announce open Sneak Peek Working Rehearsals and Talk Back Sessions with choreographers Bruce McCormick, Marika Brussel, Jason Ohlberg, and Marie Chong.

Audiences will have the opportunity to watch a working rehearsal, ask questions, and meet the choreographers and dancers at the reception immediately following. Tickets are available online at

ARC Dance Space | 9250 14th Ave NW | Seattle | WA | 98117

Paul Sanders Photography© ARC Dance Company Dancers:
Alice Cao and Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin
Every year international, regional and local businesses and organizations come together to support the Ballard SeafoodFest through sponsorship and volunteering (many do both!) They deserve a big thank you for helping the Ballard Alliance continue to create programs that enrich our community, be a voice for Ballard businesses and residents and address the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of the neighborhood.