by Susan Fried (words and photos)
Summer may not officially commence until June 21 but you wouldn’t know it from this past weekend in South Seattle. From Friday to Sunday, the city’s South End was packed with fun events for the entire family.
Kicking off Friday in Georgetown, with stops in White Center on Saturday, Columbia City on Sunday, Honk Fest West – the annual community music festival featuring street bands playing in public spaces- performed to enthusiastic crowds.
Saturday featured numerous opportunities for fun in South Seattle including the annual Beacon Hill Festival, the Grand Design Celebration at Be’er Sheva Park, the Northwest Tap Connection Show at the Paul Robeson Auditorium at Rainier Beach High School and half a dozen other events.
The weekend closed out Sunday with the Rainier Beach community getting a chance to see the new design for the future Detective Cookie Chess Park at the corner of Rainier Ave S and Barton Place South.
Honk Fest West 2018 (Georgetown and Columbia City)
Beacon Hill Festival
Grand Design Celebration at Be’er Sheva Park
Northwest Tap Connection Show at the Paul Robeson Auditorium (Rainier Beach High School)
Detective Cookie Chess Park Conception