News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
March 16th, 2017 


Upcoming Events
March 17
9th Annual Guinness Race to the Taps and Free Breakfast @ Ballard Loft
March 17
Dreamcatchr/The Hollers/Sleeping Lessons @Sunset Tavern (spelled correctly for search terms)
March 17
St. Patrick's Day Celebration @ Conor Bryne (Live music and Skillet Street Food)
March 18
Norwegian Heritage Day @ Leif Erikson Lodge
March 19
Save Ferris @ Tractor Tavern
March 19
Ballard Civic Orchestra @ SOMA Towers
March 24
An Evening of Jazz @ Leif Erikson Lodge
March 20-25
Macbett @ The Ballard Underground (spelled correctly for search terms)
March 26
Spring for Seniors Auction and Dinner @ Ballard NW Senior Center
April 1
40th Anniversary @ Secret Garden Books
April 1
Running of the Beavers 5K Sponsored by Bernie's Automotive benefiting Ballard HS Foundation
What's Happening
We are nearing the completion of our new website and the launch of our brand Visit Ballard.The Visit Ballard website will be the go-to resource for things to do and services in Ballard. Help us promote our amazing Ballard businesses by adding yours to the site. It is a simple and painless process. Just follow the link in the button below and input your business information.  

*Please Note: This form is being used "pre-launch" only. Once the website is officially launched, a more formalized "Submit a Business" page will be included within*

Kimberly Johanson, barre3 Studio Owner 
What is your favorite aspect of owning a business in Ballard?
Meeting and getting to know the diverse and supportive client and local business community we all have. Before we opened our doors in July 2016, my family and I were hoping that clients of all types, ages, and fitness levels would come, and that everyone would support each other. Our dreams have come true, as we have clients ranging from late teens to 70's/80's, women and men, and we constantly cheer each other on. I have been amazed at how generous and kind our neighboring businesses are. We're excited to continue to meet more neighbors and give back wherever we can!
What Makes barre3 Unique?
We are a healthy lifestyle that is accessible to every body. We merge fitness, nutritional support and a safe community to create strength and balance both inside and outside our studio walls. We deliver a 60 minute workout that is intense - you will feel muscle burn, an endorphin high, and leave with a centered mind. Our team is fully trained to adapt all postures to each individual, whether you have a past or present injury or are training for an event.
What do we want people to know about our business?
Our entire team is passionate about what we do and the people who walk through our doors. We will know (and remember!) your name, make sure all questions are answered, and that you are set up for success. Building a strong community was the the number one goal for opening our studio in Ballard. We live what we teach, and are also clients ourselves.
What is our favorite place or thing to do in Ballard?
Eating and shopping! We love to explore, especially at the consignment store, and to try all the awesome restaurants. My husband Colin, 3.5 yr old daughter Evelyn, and I (and her baby brother, due in August!) meet up in the evenings after I teach class and enjoy a night out in Ballard. Shopping during the Christmas festival and finding unique gifts along Market and Ballard Ave is a particularly great memory.

Click the logo to learn more about barre3 | Ballard

5711 24th Ave NW , Suite 150
Seattle, Washington 98107

206.420.2288 |

Beds will roll! Human innovation at its finest was demonstrated on Ballard Avenue back in 1970.  The Ballard Bed Race was either fun alteration or a fledgling sport for Seattlelites.  

The Cedar Tavern is no longer a tenant of the Portland Building but who remembers it? You will be dating yourself but that is okay because Ballardites like a good connection to our history.
Photo is courtesy of Museum of History and Industry and taken by Bob Miller from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 

Reach your local customers at this year's festival - become a sponsor at any level. Some of our sponsorship packages include access to our VIP lounge and sharing your logo on the Mainstage with up to 75,000 festivalgoers. 

Entertain clients or reward your hard working employees with a view of the Mainstage, table service and our famous salmon barbecue dinners. To see a list of what each sponsorship level provides click the fish!
MAJOR: $5,000+
HALIBUT: $2,000
KING: $1,000
COHO: $250
CHUM: $100
SeafoodFest is celebrating 43 years of bringing the community together and this year is set to be the largest gathering to date.

To learn more about how we may partner with you as a sponsor this year or to sign up please contact
Mike Stewart  at 206-784-9705 extension 1.
The Ballard Alliance team is pleased to announce that we are very close to launching our new brand, Visit Ballard.  We are dedicated to creating a brand and resource for anyone visiting, working or living in Ballard.  Our social media campaign is well underway and we have shifted most of our communications to the new profile @visitballard.  We will promote Ballard businesses and events using this consumer-facing brand. The larger the following, the better we can promote your businesses and events.

We cannot grow our Visit Ballard following without our members help.  If you have not done so already, please like and follow us on facebook, twitter and InstagramLiking us and following us helps us gain traction and reach a broader audience. However, liking and sharing our content and creating dialogue with your social network is crucial to our success.  If you see a post or tweet from Visit Ballard, could you please hit the like or share button? Unless of course you don't like what we post, but if that is the case then we are in trouble. Thank you for your continued support and helping to make Ballard the best neighborhood in Seattle!

Norwegian or not, this all-day celebration is free and open to the public. Alle er Velkommen! 

Start off with the Leif to Leif 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and then enjoy the Tastes of Norway with music, folk songs, folk costumes, crafts, Scandinavian gifts and children's activities throughout the day at the Leif Erikson Lodge. 

Brought to you by the Sons of Norway.

MARCH 18th, 2017
Sons of Norway | Ballard
2245 NW 57th AVE NW
Seattle, WA 98107

9:00 a.m. - Leif to Leif 5k Run/Walk (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)  

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Taste of Norway