Lake City’s Pioneer Days Festival has been a tradition in the neighborhood for more than 70 years – predating Seafair itself. This year, the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce (event host) is revamping the festival. It will still take place the first weekend in August, but big changes are in store!
With a nod towards the annual Salmon Bake, the festival will now operate under a new name – SalmonFest Seattle. The Chamber is sponsoring a Cooks of Many Cultures Salmon Cook-Off in July to kickstart the summer fun. Interested in sharing your unique salmon seasoning and cooking techniques? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The event is also growing. The street festival will expand from a one-day to a two-day format. Expect more arts and crafts vendors and enjoy the new juried arts & crafts component. In addition to Friday’s Salmon Bake, there’ll be a new Boogie Bump dance Friday night featuring music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Old favorites like the vintage car show, Saturday main parade and kiddie parade will return, along with many new elements, including: a street dance, beer garden, and pet city. Sunday brings a continuation of the street festival, as well as a special section for pet vendors and the August Dogfest Contest, where your pooch can compete for one of the coveted costume awards! Ongoing kids activities will be featured throughout both days.
Your Help Needed!
“We’ve got positions indoors and out for adults of all ages, teens and children. High school students in need of community service hours are welcome!
- Churches, civic organizations, non-profits…we call to you to help make this a day of service towards building a fantastic, community event.
- Businesses, bring your employees and wear your company t-shirts ; show the community your company cares!
- There is a real need for your help. It takes a village to put this event together successfully and safely!
The best part of volunteering is how it feels to be part of something bigger than yourself. And the few hours you spend helping make a tremendous difference in the overall success of the event.
Festival takes place the first weekend of August. Join our volunteer team and be part of this historical, summer celebration! Please email us at email@example.com with your name, phone and email address. If you are with a group or company, please include that, too so we can include them in the event program. We are looking forward to hearing from you!”