SEATTLE (July 8, 2021) — Friends of Waterfront Seattle (Friends) will host the first annual free-to-enter Waterfront Block Party Saturday, July 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pier 62 in an effort to bring the community back together following the pandemic — to connect with the rebuilt Pier 62, the water, sweeping views of Elliott Bay, and to each other in a fun, festive public space.
The entire waterfront neighborhood, including residents and businesses, has been invited to Pier 62 to enjoy free music by The Seattle Steel Pan Project, fare by Who’s Eating Gilbert’s Greats and Cheesesteak Madness food trucks, and a beer garden. Along with prizes and
giveaways, the Waterfront Block Party will feature fun, family-friendly activities like caricatures, coloring, creative activities, and face painting. Free parking in Pike Place Market Garage is available with vouchers provided by Friends at Pier 62’s welcome booth.
Thatcher Bailey, Friends’ Executive Director, said, “We are eager to invite and welcome the waterfront neighborhood for an early evening of free music, food and drink, and fun activities over Elliott Bay. As we come back together as a community, Pier 62 is such an iconic setting to connect to each other, to the water, to the city — and a beautiful place for healing.”
Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park – today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open. Visit waterfrontparkseattle.org for details.