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The downtown Seattle skyline at sundown. Photograph: SDOT

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It’s formally September, and summer time isn’t the one factor sunsetting. That is our final weekend journey weblog for the season! We’ve cherished maintaining you up with every thing occurring across the metropolis this summer time. Learn on for our final roundup of occasions and suggestions that will help you plan your weekend. 

Please be aware that due to the Labor Day vacation, WSDOT has no Revive I-5 work deliberate this weekend. We do, nonetheless, have some challenge work happening across the metropolis. Traditionally, Labor Day can also be a really busy journey weekend.

We encourage using transit such because the Hyperlink gentle rail, the bus, or the West Seattle Water Taxi to succeed in your locations, if attainable. You may as well strive one of many metropolis’s many bike or scooter share choices. While you select transportation aside from a automotive, it lessens visitors and eases journey for everybody. 

See extra weekend journey suggestions under! 

Neighborhood Celebrations and Occasions 

Trans Satisfaction Seattle 

A poster advertising Trans Pride Seattle 2022.
A poster promoting Trans Satisfaction Seattle 2022. Graphic credit score: Trans Satisfaction Seattle 2022 

Immediately from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, the Gender Justice League will convey their annual occasion—scaled down this 12 months from a march right into a neighborhood gathering—to Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill. Friends are invited to return collectively to make connections inside Seattle’s trans and gender numerous communities and their allies. 

The Hyperlink gentle rail’s Capitol Hill station is the closest one to Volunteer Park. In any other case, try the numerous King County Metro bus routes that journey by means of the neighborhood to see if one works for you. 

PAX West 

PAX West is a celebration of all issues gaming: console gaming, PC gaming, tabletop gaming, and extra. This massive occasion will convey players of every type collectively for 4 days of panel discussions, business exhibitions, thrilling tournaments, and a whole bunch of playable video games. 

Convention-goers at a past PAX West.
Conference-goers at a previous PAX West. Photograph credit score: PAX West Fb. 

PAX West takes place on the Seattle Conference Middle in downtown Seattle. The dates and occasions of the occasion are: 

  • Friday, September 2, 10 AM – 12 AM 
  • Saturday, September 3, 10 AM – 12 AM 
  • Sunday, September 4, 10 AM – 12 AM 
  • Monday, September 5, 10 AM – 6 PM 

The Conference Middle has two parking garages for individuals touring by automotive. There are additionally many handy transit choices out there as properly. Strolling to the Middle from the Hyperlink gentle rail’s Westlake station takes only a few minutes, and plenty of Metro bus routes serve the downtown space. 


A poster advertising Bratfest.
A poster promoting Bratfest. Graphic credit score: Bratfest 

The title of Bratfest says all of it: this occasion is 2 days of beer and sausages at Magnuson Park, good for an end-of-summer vacation weekend. The competition provides 50+ kinds of beer and 15 sausage dishes to strive, and the proceeds go to learn Pet Cross, an area group devoted to animal welfare.  

The occasion will happen at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30 on the next dates and occasions (be aware that VIP tickets achieve you earlier entry to every session): 

  • Saturday, September 3 1PM – 4:30PM and seven PM – 10:30PM 
  • Sunday, September 4, 1PM – 5PM 

Magnuson Park has free parking in a number of tons. Bus routes 62 and 75 also can drop you straight on the park. 

Nationwide Cinema Day 

Saturday, September 3 is Nationwide Cinema Day! To have a good time, many theaters within the Seattle space shall be providing discounted film tickets, even right down to $3.  

AMC theaters, Majestic Bay theaters, Cinemark theaters, and Regal theaters are amongst these taking part, or you will discover a theater close to you right here. 

Bicycle Weekend on Lake Washington Boulevard 

From 7 PM Friday, September 2 to 7 AM Tuesday, September 6, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard shall be closed to motorized autos as a part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Bicycle Weekends. Seattle Parks and Recreation invitations everybody locally to bike, jog, or stroll alongside the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s seaside throughout these occasions. Native entry shall be maintained. 

House video games for Seattle sports activities 

UW vs Kent State 

Saturday, September 3 marks the primary house recreation of the season for College of Washington soccer! Get able to cheer in your favourite staff because the Huskies face off in opposition to Kent State at 7:30 PM. 

If you happen to’re planning on touring to Husky Stadium, bear in mind that Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) shall be in impact and enforced on residential streets close to the stadium, which means that drivers can not park there with no allow. Selecting transit, similar to taking the sunshine rail to Stadium station, will make for smoother journey.   

An extra be aware in your consciousness that allows for RPZ zones 1, A, and B—overlaying Montlake, Montlake/Husky Recreation Days, and Ravenna/Laurelhurst/Husky Recreation Days—went digital efficient Thursday, September 1. For extra data on the RPZ software course of, learn how to use your permits, and learn how to renew or change them, please go to this system’s FAQ web page.  

Sounders, Mariners, and Storm video games 

Along with school soccer, Seattle’s skilled groups have house video games this weekend. The Sounders face off in opposition to the Houston Dynamo at Lumen Discipline on Sunday, September 4 at 6 PM. Then, on Monday, September 5 (Labor Day), the Mariners will play in opposition to the Chicago White Sox at T-Cellular Park at 3:40 PM. 

Lastly, the WNBA playoffs proceed because the Seattle Storm face the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, September 4 at 12 PM. Head over to Local weather Pledge Enviornment to observe star gamers Sue Hen, Breanna Stewart, and Jewell Loyd compete to succeed in the finals. Storm vs. Aces has already confirmed to be an thrilling matchup, and this recreation is anticipated to attract greater than 10,000 followers. To assist individuals who need to go to different companies, eating places and locations within the Uptown neighborhood discover a parking house, occasion charges for on-street parking shall be in place. 

Each T-Cellular Park and Lumen Discipline are simply accessible by way of transit. The Hyperlink gentle rail has three stations close by the stadiums, and plenty of Metro bus routes serve the downtown space. Local weather Pledge Enviornment is accessible by way of the Westlake gentle rail station and making a connection on the Monorail to Seattle Middle. Or you’ll be able to try bus routes 8, 32, and the RapidRide D Line. 

Building snapshot 

SDOT building work 

Closing lanes on the Spokane St Viaduct

From 8 AM to 4 PM Saturday, September 3, all eastbound lanes on the Spokane St Viaduct from SR 99 to I-5 shall be closed. We’re closing these lanes so crews can full a survey of the bridge floor. The survey will assist us develop an correct floor map of the bridge deck and inform future paving of the bridge.   

Detours shall be in place, directing visitors to streets within the SODO neighborhood. Each eastbound and westbound decrease Spokane St shall be open throughout the closure. The westbound lanes of the Spokane St Viaduct will stay open throughout this work on the eastbound lanes.  

Building in West Seattle this weekend 

Climate allowing, we’ll be repainting intersection markings on two intersections beginning 9 PM Friday, September 2 by means of 7 AM Saturday, September 3. This work was rescheduled from final weekend as a result of rain. The intersections we’ll be marking are 1st Ave S and East Marginal Method S and 2nd Ave SW and Highland Park Method SW. Visitors lanes shall be closed as wanted and they are going to be restored after the intersection markings have been painted. Please anticipate delays and navigate the world with warning.  

For the most recent SDOT journey data, you’ll be able to comply with our SDOT Visitors Twitter account @sdottraffic, or go to our Seattle Vacationers net web page for actual time visitors digicam data. 

Transit and journey planning assets 

With Sound Transit’s latest gentle rail station platform work accomplished, service has resumed as regular, with trains arriving about each eight minutes at peak journey occasions.  

Transit might be a great choice that will help you get round this weekend. The Hyperlink gentle rail and King County Metro each have helpful assets that will help you map your route. Utilizing Metro’s journey planning software or Sound Transit’s journey planning software, you’ll be able to enter your begin and finish addresses to seek out the transit route that works greatest for you. Google Maps additionally provides transit planning and biking, strolling, and different journey planning choices. 

Equity: We believe transportation must meet the needs of communities of color and those of all incomes, abilities, and ages. Our goal is to partner with communities to build a racially equitable and socially just transportation system.
Mobility: We believe transportation choices are critical to accessing opportunities. Our goal is to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that reliably connects people, places, and goods.
Fairness and mobility are two of our key values and targets. Graphics: SDOT


Thanks for working with us to maintain everybody touring easily this summer time. Have a great vacation weekend, Seattle!