Welcome to SeafoodFest!

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!

Now Accepting Vendors for 2017!

Whether you are new to SeafoodFest or one of our returning favorites, we invite you  to apply for SeafoodFest 2017! With an anticipated 2017 crowd of more than  75,000 festival-goers at this year’s event, we anticipate that our vendor spaces will fill up quickly.

Like last year, we are providing discounted pricing for vendors who register before February 15, 2017. So don’t delay and register now:

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application

Non-profit Vendor Application

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 learn more about SeafoodFest 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities. 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.