Welcome to SeafoodFest!

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SeafoodFest is a Ballard tradition, and one of Seattle’s most iconic, eclectic and FREE Summer festivals!

SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the neighborhood’s Nordic roots. Today, this free two-day festival attracts over 75,000 people who come to enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skate event, and yes – more seafood!

2017 Vendor Update!

We will be shifting into high gear very soon and will begin processing vendor applications on January 3, 2017. Like last year, we will offer a discount for vendors who register and pay early.

If you have immediate questions – or if you haven’t been a vendor before and would like to be included on our e-mail list – please e-mail our Festival Producer Alby Allen. He’ll get back to you in two flips of a fish fin!

Climb Aboard and Sponsor SeafoodFest!

SeafoodFest offers sponsorship opportunities beginning at $100 and exceeding $5,000. No matter the level, we’d love to have your support this year! Need more Info? Click here to view our Sponsorship Guidelines and Benefits. Are you ready to launch? Contact Mike Stewart now!

Have time to give? Consider becoming a SeafoodFest Deck Hand!

SeafoodFest cannot happen without our Deck Hands (aka volunteers). Every Deck Hand shift comes with a free Salmon dinner and your hours count as community service hours. We have lots of options, so take a look and sign-up now!

2017 Festival Hours
Saturday, July 8: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, July 9: 11 am to 9 pm

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Oh wait. Did we tell you the event is free?  Well, it is. We think you should spend your hard-earned cash on seafood…like salmon and crab. See you this weekend.