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 65,000 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!

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!

2016 Festival Hours
Saturday, July 9: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, July 10: 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.