News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
MARCH 1st, 2018 
Ballard SeafoodFest Countdown
Breakfast With Ballard Alliance
Georgetown Alumni in Ballard
Two Happy 5th Anniversaries
Clover Toys Pop-up Shop
Spring Detox Workshop
$pring For $eniors Auction
     My Ballard 
Upcoming Events

Giants in Trees @ Sunset Tavern
Diagon Alley One-day Reopening to Benefit Phinney Neighborhood Assc  @ Ballard's Diagon Alley
Bingo of Champions @ Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Central Ballard Residents Association Meeting @ Merrill Gardens
MAR 10
5 Year Anniversary Party @ Peddler Brewing Company
MAR 11
Yoga and Beer @ Bad Jimmy's Brewing Company
MAR 14
Ballard Alliance Breakfast @ Hattie's Hat
MAR 15-APR 8
Moisture Festival @ Hale's Palladium and Broadway Performance Hall
MAR 16-17
Spring Dance @ ARC Dance Space
MAR 17
MAR 17
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
MAR 17
St. Patrick's Day Parade O' Pints @ Ballard Brewery District
MAR 21
Hurtigruten Cruise Line Event @ AAA Seattle
MAR 22
MAR 25
Our Ballard
- Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now! -
Each year hand-selected wood from Alder trees in the North Cascades is carefully felled, salmon are caught from Trident fishing vessels, sand is laid in the street and our friends over at Pacific Fishermen's Shipyard haul their BBQ smokers to 22 nd Avenue, as the Occidental Lodge #72 members and our friends from Ballard Oil Company gather together to create a salmon barbecue like no other.

It began 44 years ago as a neighborhood picnic and Ballard SeafoodFest is coming back again this year on July 13 - 15 th . There will be lots of amazing music, arts & craft booths, excellent local craft beverages, fun for kids, great seafood and other treats, a Lutefisk eating contest and that infamous smoked salmon barbecue that started it all.

This event happens each year because the neighborhood comes together with their support, businesses sponsor, and hundreds of people volunteer their time and talent with a common goal - to throw the best darn block(s) party this side of town has ever experienced!

Our staff and committee of volunteers plan this event year-round and it will be here before you know it. We look forward to sharing the different opportunities to participate over the next few months. 

First, we have opened up our sponsorship opportunities. There are a number of different sponsorship levels to fit your specific needs and are outlined in our Sponsorship Guide. Please contact Mike Stewart if you are interested in learning more about our sponsorship opportunities. Our strong community partners are the reason this event is 44 years strong and we are so grateful to all our returning sponsors and look forward to creating new partnerships as well. 

Secondly, our Arts & Crafts and food booth spaces have been filling up quickly and we look forward to sharing that lineup with you in the coming months. If you are interested in learning more about our vendors or becoming one please contact Devin Reynolds.

Ozzie's International Lutefisk Eating contest will be returning this year with prizes and bragging rights for the winner. If you plan on entering as a contestant, now is the time to start your training. Please feel free to contact Anndrea Dohring and share your email if you would like to receive messages about this event.

Lastly, our MainStage lineup is almost finalized and we look forward to sharing our headliner band and all the great musical talent over the next couple of months. Please stay tuned to this newsletter and our social media pages @visitballard @BallardSeafoodFest to find out who is going to rock in Ballard this summer.

Be sure to mark your calendars and tell your friends to come to Ballard on July 13 th through the 15 th , 2018!

Join us for the first Ballard Alliance Breakfast on March 14th at 8:00-9:30 a.m. This month enjoy a delicious and warm Hattie's Hat breakfast and connect with other members while we welcome our guest speaker, Kyla Shkerich Blair, Business Liaison to Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Kyla will provide an update on the Mayor's small business initiatives, review the work ahead for the Mayor's Small Business Council  and answer questions about the needs for your business.  Don't skip the important meal of the day, please REGISTER for this event by March 9th! Please contact Anndrea Dohring with any questions.

5231 Ballard Avenue NW | Seattle

FUN FACT: Did you know that the Ballard businesses:
Stoll Petteys PLLC, Lucky Envelope Brewing and The Noble
Fir are owned by Georgetown University Alumni? 
On April 12-15th, Georgetown's annual gathering of 1,000+ alumni, parents, friends, and faculty, John Carroll Weekend (JWC), will be hosted in Seattle. This will mark the first time in its 66 year history that the weekend of intellectual, social, and cultural events will be hosted in the Pacific Northwest. The host committee is in the thick of planning four special days that will highlight the best of the Pacific Northwest.

One of the most anticipated aspects of each JCW are the 500 gift bags provided to guests. These popular bags feature items that compliment the region and theme of the host city. Items selected for the gift bags offer excellent brand exposure among the University's most high-profile and distinguished alumni. Aside from the marketing exposure, sponsors receive recognition within the website, pocket guide, gala program, and JCW mobile app. Sponsors are also highlighted during the John Carroll Awards Gala.  JCW will have many alumni visiting the Ballard neighborhood, so in addition to gifts for the bags, promotional items and coupons would work as well.

If you have an interest in donating a small token to the gift bags or would like to learn more, please contact Eric Stoll.  

The Ballard ArtWalk keeps growing and we wanted to say thank you to all our wonderful local business that host artists each month. 

The next Ballard ArtWalk is on March 10th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A venue that joined us last month after the Grand Re-opening of their store at 2607 NW Market Street (next to the New Nordic Museum) is Le Merde.  Le Merde  will feature art from the very talented  Kirk Yamahira.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact  Devin Reynolds , check out our social  event page  or go to our  website  at

Five years ago Ballard struck gold twice with the opening of two great breweries: Populuxe Brewing and Peddler Brewing Company. So there are two reasons to celebrate the great craft breweries on Saturday, March 10th. We don't play favorites because all of our Ballard Breweries are fantastic! To that end, you need to clear your calendar on March 10th and celebrate five years of excellent brewing and great events with Populuxe and Peddlers. Here are some details so you can plan your visit to both anniversary parties:

  • Giveaways and prizes throughout the day
  • Unique Kegs and Pins tapped throughout the day in the Beach Shack (their original location)
  • 5 - 7 PM All Ages Bingo hosted bySylvia O'Stayformore
  • 8 - 10 PM Live Surf and Lounge Music by Johnny Astro
  • Free commemorative glass, designed by owner Haley Keller
  • Release of Le Mont Ventoux, Aged Belgian Sour - available on draft today only! Also in wax-dipped bottles.
  • Live music from The Profess-ers from 6-9:30pm
  • Share your photos of fun times at Peddler (they are making a photo memory book)
The words  clover and  pop-up are reminiscent of Spring and our friends over at Clover Toys are sprucing things up in their main shop with new floors. Do not fret, as they have set up this cute pop-up shop next to Tides and Pines and adjacent to Bergen Place Park. Pop in and say hello at their temporary location at 5410 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107.


March is the perfect month to check in with yourself and reset your body. Our friends over at the Ballard Acupuncture Center can guide you through a process toward a healthier better version and have the perfect event to get you started.
Join them on March 22nd at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. for their Seasonal Wellness Workshop - Spring Detox. This is a free event and they will be sharing some high energy snacks, smoothies, Thai Massages and information. 

Be sure to RSVP as a courtesy or if you have questions please email them. Ballard Acupuncture Center is located at 2224 NW 56th Street, Seattle, Washington 98107
This is the Ballard NW Senior Center's biggest fundraiser of the year! Held in the lovely Leif Erikson Hall, the event will feature a  live auction, three silent auctions, dinner, and more. Purchase your tickets today or contact the Center for more information at  206-297-0403.