Annual Events

Hipp, Hipp, Hurra for Syttende Mai!

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ the Nordic Heritage Museum
Parade 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. After-Party @ Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay
Celebrate this momentous year for Syttende Mai at the Nordic Heritage Museum: 2014 marks the 200th celebration in Norway and the 125th year of celebrations in Seattle! Join us at the Museum before the parade for family-friendly activities, food, and free admission.

Syttende Mai or Norwegian Constitution Day  is a celebration of the day in 1814 when Norway’s constitution was signed in the town of Eidsvoll, Norway.

Website: www.17th of May

Nordic Heritage Museum Annual Events

Northern Lights Auktion: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Viking Days: August 16 & 17, 2014
Nordic Knitting Conference October 3 – 5, 2014
Yulefest: November 22 & 23, 2014

Phone: 206-789-5707

Website: Nordic Heritage Museum Events

Sustainable Ballard

The Sustainable Ballard Festival is celebrated each September in Ballard Commons Park.  If you are willing to get involved, you will find yourself busy each month with some pleasant and well-rounded  volunteers.  Sustainable Ballard educates, inspires, and engages neighbors to take action to live more sustainably.

Phone: 206-701-7000
Address: 2442 NW Market St, PMB 286 : Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard SeafoodFest — Truth, Justice, and the Ballard Way

Sat/Sun July 12 & 13, 2014

While Ballard continues to change, some things THANKFULLY stay the same.  Every year we close down the streets of downtown Ballard and roll out the fun.  Come for the music and entertainment for all ages, beer and wine gardens, incredible seafood, arts and crafts–it’s a great, old fashioned summer party.

The Fishermen’s Fall Festival

26th Annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival
and Celebrating Fishermen’s Terminal Centennial
Benefitting Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial
Supporting our Community for 26 years!

Saturday, October 4, 2014
from 11 am – 6 pm
Free-No admission fee!

A celebration of the return of our local fishing fleet that homeports at Fishermen’s Terminal. A day full of fun & festivities for all ages. Come & have a great time at Fishermen’s Terminal


The Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial PO Box 17356 Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-782-6577
Email: info@seattlefishermensmemorial.or

The Crown Hill Arts Festival (November)

  • Artwalk
  • Performances
  • Beer Garden
  • Instant Wine Cellar Raffle
  • Events for the Kids

Website:  Crown Hill Arts


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

Blessing of the Fleet

Ballard First Lutheran Church has participated in this tradition for decades. The congregation and fishing community gather at the Fishermen’s Memorial Site at Fishermen’s Terminal in early March to bless the men and women who harvest the seas and pray for their safety.
Ballard First Lutheran Church
65th Street Seattle, WA 98117
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