Here's the Summer Fest Plan
2021 Summer Fest Announcement

For 39 years, the biggest festival in West Seattle has continued to evolve, starting out as the Sidewalk Sale, then the Street Fair, and now Summer Fest – it's been a three-day celebration in the West Seattle streets and a tradition for many families.

The festival has been a July tradition in West Seattle since 1982, the same year Seattle became the Emerald City. Even prior to the West Seattle bridge being built (but that's another story...).

After much discussion, the Junction has made the safest decision for the community (for the second year in a row), to cancel the in-person 2021 Summer Festival - July 9-11th. Bringing 35,000 of our favorite community members together isn't safe, but that doesn't mean the heart of Summer Fest and the Sidewalk Sale will be forgotten.

We’ll continue to monitor all health regulations and sincerely hope the Junction merchants can show appreciation of the outpouring of community support by bringing you a combination of the good ol' fashioned roots of the festival - The Sidewalk Sale - along with the popular boxes and tote bags full of Summer Fest feelings. There's going to be plenty of ways to celebrate all the West Seattle goodness we’ve stored up through this pandemic.

We are planning (and hopeful) we will rise like a vaccinated Westside phoenix to bring back Summer Fest stronger than ever July 15th - 17th, 2022 (this being the 40 year anniversary too!).

Summer Fest Events 2021

July 8th Paint and Sip Art Walk night – virtual
July 9th and 10th sidewalk sale (no street closure)
July 9th Music Trivia Night w/Pegasus Books (with a band set)
July 10th Mayoral Virtual Town Hall – moderated by the West Seattle Blog
July 10th Beer Tasting (w/kettle corn, meat, cheese) – virtual (with a band set)
Kids Summer Fest craft and summer box
Rock n' Rollers Rejoice
Happy to announce that the sad gray is (kinda) over & sunny days are upon us, with them the Record Store's new hours are as follows:⁠
•Monday through Saturday:
open from 9AM to 7PM.⁠

•On Sundays from 9AM- 5PM⁠

⁠☎️ (206) 938- EASY⁠

✫Café hours:⁠
7:00 A - 3:00 P⁠
New 15-Minute Parking in the Junction
You saw the 15 minute A boards pop up all over the Junction just a few weeks into the pandemic. Giving priority to curbside food and retail pick-up has been a lifeline for the businesses and West Seattleites alike.

Working with SDOT, the Junction put a stake in the ground (literally!) to switch some of these temporary parking spaces into full-fledged permanent parking. Find these spaces dotted along California Ave and SW Oregon.
Hats-a-Plenty at Wild Rose's
With sunny skies and warmer temps (did someone say 75 degrees on Saturday?). It's time to think about shading our winterized PNW skin.

Hats off, no, wait...hats ON to Wild Rose's (located at 4529 California Ave) for carrying a stylish selection of head ware for this upcoming 'heatwave'. See something you like? Email to hold the selection, or pop into the store.
Maharaja Reopens Back Bar
<Down this hall
Awaits this food>
Locals know the backbar at the 'Maja'. The good news is they have reopened the back bar for food and drink service.

Seven days a week open 4 PM.
Take out and delivery too!
For additional information please contact Patti at
Discovery Shop
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop/West Seattle (4535 California Ave) needs your volunteer support!

To help them fight against cancer through the sale of high-quality, gently used, donated merchandise, they are seeking more volunteers to support the vision.

At the heart of the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s efforts are the volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time as a cashier so they can work towards extending store hours.
Ma'ono Open Indoor Dining
Good news friends of the Ma'ono friend chicken - they have reopened again for indoor dining, no reservations needed.

Wednesday - Sunday they will have full service 4-9PM AND a late night menu 9-10PM! More time to scratch that fried chicken itch 
Flower Baskets
The Junction flower baskets are unfurling their final leaves and beginning to bud in the cozy greenhouses.

Depending upon the weather, expect the beauties to be hanging in the Junction by mid-May.

Want to see the adopters who make this magic happen?
Low Down on the Low Bridge
Five big changes for the small Low bridge:

1.Three more hours being added on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

2.Patients who need life-saving medical treatments.

3.Access for on-call heath-care providers.

4.Retail and Restaurant business access expanded.

5.Ridesharing ride-share plates access.
Easter Adorableness in the Junction
On Saturday, April 3rd the Junction was overrun by the cutest little bunnies and chicks as the first (socially-distanced) Easter Egg Hunt was held outside. Thanks to volunteers Vicki RM and Tami L. for taking the adorable snaps, to all of the Junction volunteers (124 hours of donated time!), and to all of the families who joined together safely.
Grand Opening Doll Parts Collective
You'll want to save the date for this one! Put Saturday May 1st on the calendar as Doll Parts Collective will be throwing open the doors to welcome you into their new space in the Junction (4448 California Ave).

Saturday open 12 PM to 5 PM
Sunday open 11 AM to 3 PM

Fluert Fans Take Note
Fleurt Hours and Maintenance closure.

This week in store hours:
Wednesday through Friday Noon to 5
Saturday 11 to 4
Closed Sunday.

Fleurt will be closed for deferred maintenance Monday April 19th and re-opening Friday April 23rd.

As always free West Seattle daily delivery with all orders receiving a free gift!

Funky Janes New Hours
Friendly finds are a few steps away at consignment shop Funky Janes.

The spring air has sprung & they can’t get enough of wonderful friends and consigners.

Stop in & say hello!

Tues / Weds / Thurs / Fri 12p - 6p
Saturday 10:30a - 5p
Sunday 12p-5p
New on the Junction Marketplace
Aqua de Soi Tin Candles – Assorted Scents
These 2.25″ x 3.5″ tins are filled with a signature 100% all natural, food-grade kosher soy oil, that burns cleaner and up to 40% longer than paraffin, wax or traditional soy blend candles, and are made in the USA.

Calming Aid 5mg CBD Soft Chews for Pets
These easy to consume soft chews include ingredients of L-Theanine and Tryptophan (the same stuff found in turkey meat that makes us so tired after Thanksgiving dinner). This special, proprietary blend using Organic Full Spectrum Hemp with naturally occurring CBD helps calm even the most anxious of dogs!
Multi-Purpose Cleaner, 24-ounce ready to use spray bottle
The plant-derived ingredients in our Multi-Purpose Cleaner are powerful enough to cut through grease and grime in kitchens and bathrooms yet are gentle enough to use where a lighter touch is needed. Great for cleaning all non-porous surfaces throughout the home.