News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
November  22nd, 2017 
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Thanksgiving Weekend in Ballard
Ballard Gives Black Friday
Sweet Mickey's Gift Baskets 
Black Friday  Deals
Upcoming Events

Nov 22
The Dusty 45s @ Tractor Tavern
Nov 23
Nov 23
Nov 24
Ballard Gives Black Friday @ Participating Ballard Businesses
Nov 25 Ballard HolidayFest @ Bergen Place Park
Nov 25
Small Business Saturday @ Shop Local Events throughout Ballard
Nov 26
KEXP Presents Mark Olson and Guests @ Tractor Tavern
Nov 26
Dec 1
Dec 3
A View of Earth From the Moon @ Sunset Tavern
Dec 5
KAVU Ballard Store Party @ Kavu Ballard
Dec 7
Dec 8-10
Nutcracker Sweets @ ARC Dance Space
Dec 9
Dec 9
National Lager Day @ Lucky Envelope Brewing
Dec 12
Our Ballard

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is full of events and activities in Ballard! For those interested in skipping the long lines and crowded parking lots, Ballard offers a full compliment  of experiences from boutique shopping, award-winning restaurants to the best craft beverages, in our humble opinion, this side of the North Pole. 

Kicking off the weekend, the neighborhood is continuing the tradition of giving, with more than twenty Ballard businesses participating in Ballard Gives Black Friday. Since 2013, Ballard businesses have decided to put a generous spin on the shopping holiday and give a portion of their proceeds to their charity of choice. Co-owner of re-souL and participating merchant, donating to YouthCare, Legh Burns said that in addition to the giving portion of the post-Thanksgiving weekend , "the Ballard merchant community is promoting a message to shop local and shop small. When small businesses thrive, communities thrive. When people support their local merchants and small businesses, more of their money stays in the community.

Speaking of shopping local it is also Small Business Saturday this weekend. Ballard has a number of stores that offer unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures. Whether or not you are interested in shopping, everyone needs to eat. Our restaurants have been receiving international media attention for a reason, they are awesome. No matter what your palate desires, there is something for every taste from the freshest Pacific Northwest seafood to a variety of ethnic cuisines, to a good old slice of pie (pizza or the dessert). Our restaurants offer you and your out-of-town guests an experience all those food bloggers are writing about. 

One of the major draws to Ballard is that it is surrounded by natural beauty. Take your visitors to the Ballard restaurant with the best view, Ray's Boathouse & Cafe and watch the boats pass in front of the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains. 

Okay, you probably won't see the mountains out this weekend but you can show your guests this picture in case they don't believe you. 

Looking for a Ballard classic? Ballard Smoke Shop is open at 6 a.m. for all you early birds and has been family owned and operated since 1971. 
All this discussion of food making you thirsty? Ballard has over 10 fabulous breweries within a one-mile radius, or head to Ballard Beer Company and sample them all.

In addition to our Ballard Brewery District there are some cozy cocktail-making locations such as: Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet, Grog, the Bastille Cafe's Back Bar, Percy's, Barnacle, Macleod's, Lock and Keel and Stoneburners to name a few. 

Family Fun awaits you at the annual Ballard HolidayFest in Bergen Place Park on Saturday, November 25th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, complimentary pictures with Santa, popcorn, treats and find out the winners of the Tomte Trail Adventure. There is still time to follow the Tomte Trail around Ballard and find the little fellow in participating businesses. Need a passport book?  Download  yours today. Two bingos will put you in a drawing for the Grand Prize of a Nordic Heritage Museum's Family-Plus Membership.  

We are so grateful for all of our members and followers and hope to see you around the neighborhood this weekend. No matter what is on your itinerary this holiday weekend, we hope you enjoy it!

                                                          BUSINESS NAME           CHARITY
A and Be Bridal Shop   ACLU
Annie's Art & Frame   Mary's Place
Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry   Smart House
barre3   World Vision
Blumenkinder   Ballard Food Bank
Camelion Design   Seattle Public Schools Lunch Debt Program
Classic Consignment   Ballard Food Bank
Clover Toys   Ballard Food Bank
D'Ambrosio Gelato   Mary's Place
Fair Trade Winds   Ballard Food Bank
His Word Found Here   Seattle Urban Academy
Horseshoe   Ballard Food Bank
Jax Joon   Ballard Food Bank
Market Street Shoes   Labateyah Youth home
Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts   Mary's Place
Mox Bording House   YouthCare
re-souL   YouthCare
Secret Garden Bookstore   Page Ahead Children's Literacy
Sip & Ship   Seattle Goodwill/Ballard Boy's & Girl's Club
Sonic Boom Records   Vera Project
Sweet Mickey's   Safe Crossings/ Camp Erin
Tides & Pines   Washington Trails Association
Venue   Art Corp

Crowd pleasing party gift, a thank you to your staff or a sweet corporate gift for your favorite clients... Sweet Mickey's gift baskets are sure to bring a smile to their lucky recipient!
  • Order in the store at 2230 NW 57th Street
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  • Order by phone 206-402-6272

Full artist and venue lineup coming soon!

WHITE LOTUS SALON is offering 15% off all services on Friday, November 24th. 
Get your nails ready for the holiday party season!

TIDES & PINES  40% off of select styles in the shop and a Ballard Gives Black Friday participating business.

KULA MOVEMENT  will take 20% off all clothing, mats and yoga props now until the end of week.

COUCH SEATTLE has select floor models on sale! Include a new couch in your holiday decorating plans.

SONIC BOOM RECORDS is  offering an additional 20% off their existing vinyl sale inventory and celebrating Record Store Day.

PORTAL VR will be opening early (at noon) on Black Friday. 

JOANN FABRICS and CRAFTS opens at 6:00 a.m. with a doorbuster sale.

BARTELL DRUGS has incredible deals this week and a Shop Local Event on Saturday.