A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors who helped us weather the storm in 2020 and prepare for future SeafoodFests!

A message to our festival friends and fans:
Ballard SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a salmon barbecue celebrating our neighborhood’s deep ties to the maritime community. Over the years, we’ve created a festival that spans three days drawing more than 75,000 visitors to celebrate the best of Ballard: seafood, live music and craft beer and cocktails.

We are carefully navigating the post-pandemic landscape and assure you that the Ballard SeafoodFest team is exploring every option to produce an event/program to some capacity in 2021. We look forward to providing more details very soon and appreciate your patience.


Your Friends in Fish & Fun – Ballard SeafoodFest Team


SeafoodFest n. (ˈsēˌfo͞odˌfĕst)
1. a Ballard tradition since 1974
2. yearly celebration of all things Ballard + seafood the weekend following the 4th of July (except the years the 4th of July falls on a Thursday or Friday)
See also:  eclectic | most iconic | FREE summer festival in Seattle, Washington | Seattle’s best neighborhood 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 three-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 skateboarding event, and yes – lots of  seafood!

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.

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