Blessing of the Fleet
“This year commemorates the 81st Annual “Blessing of the Fleet.” Through the decades, this congregation has blessed the men and women who harvest the seas, praying for their safety, for a bountiful return on their labor, and asking that they may be good stewards of God’s abundance. The Blessing was held at the Fishermen’s Memorial Site at Fishermen’s Terminal on Sunday, March 8th.”
Ballard First Lutheran Church
Address: 65th Street Seattle, WA 98117
Fall Fishermen’s Festival
“A celebration of the return of our local fishing fleet that homeports at Fishermen’s Terminal. A day full of fun & festivities especially for children (beer garden & salmon BBQ for adults too). Come & have a great time at Fishermen’s Terminal”
Norwegian Constitution Day
or “grunnlovsdag,” commonly known as “Syttende Mai”or the 17th of May is a celebration of the day in 1814 when Norway’s constitution was signed in the town of Eidsvoll, Norway. In the Greater Seattle (especially the Ballard area), the day has been celebrated since 1889 with proclamations, speeches, and a parade. Enjoy life and the freedom we have.
Sustainable Ballard, a Blueprint for Everytown, USA
educates, inspires, and engages neighbors to take action to live more sustainably both individually and collectively. Our vision is an inclusive, joyful, sustainable community co-creating a world, for this and future generations, where eco-systems are healthy and peace is inevitable.
The Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard celebrates all things Scandinavian with food, crafts, music, dance and a children’s area that will house a Viking encampment. Museum admission free during the festival.
Phone: 206-789-5707 Website: nordicmuseum.org
Annual Yulefest gets an early jump on Christmas each November, with vendor booths, entertainers (such as the Danish folk dancers in the photo) and traditional Scandinavian food. Kids crafts, Scandinavian food and an appearance from Jultomte (you may know him as Santa) are all planned during the two-day festival. *from The Seattle Times Company
Nordic Heritage Museum
Address: 3014 N.W. 67th St.
Phone: (206) 789-5707
35th Annual Ballard SeafoodFest
The Crown Hill Arts Festival
- Beer Garden
- Instant Wine Cellar Raffle
- Events for the Kids