Join the Freeway Park Association in Summer 2016 as we celebrate 40 years of Freeway Park with a packed calendar of fun activities for all!
Our Summer Programs are Free and run from June 6 – September 30. All programs are located in the Main Plaza at 6th and Seneca unless otherwise noted.
More information on individual programs can be seen below this list.
Monday – Friday 12-2pm Friends of the Library Book Sales – $1-2 Books
Tuesdays in June – July – Seattle Tilth Gardening Classes! For more information and to register, visit www.seattletilth.org.
June 7 – 5:30 – 7:00- Grow Great Tomatoes and Heat Crops
June 14 -12:00 – 1:30- Grow Salad in Containers
June 21 – 5:30 – 7:00 – Permaculture Techniques for the Backyard Garden
June 28 – 12:00 – 1:30 -Water Conservation for the Garden
July 5 – no class
July 12 – 5:30 – 7:00 – Composting Techniques – Choose the right system for you!
July 19 – 12:00 – 1:30 – Prepare for Fall and Winter Gardening
Thursdays in June – July – Community Kite Painting – 12-2pm, Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation.
July 3 – Freeway Park in Bloom: A 40th Anniversary Celebration – 11:30-2pm
40 years ago Jim Ellis Freeway Park opened to the citizens of Seattle. The first park in America to lid an interstate, the Park is a feat of architecture and engineering as well as a community jewel. Come celebrate this momentous occasion on July 3rd at Freeway Park in Bloom! This community event includes free music, food and activities for the whole family including face painting and a tour of Freeway Park’s arboretum with Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors. Celebrate with us from 11:30-2pm, and stay for the launch of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s second annual Free Blues and Cool Jazz. Bring a picnic and settle in for a beautiful day at Freeway Park!
Fridays July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Saturday, July 30:
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: Music Under the Stars.
Live broadcast of the performance from Benaroya Hall on 98.1 Classical KING FM, starts at 8 pm in Midway Plaza at 7th and Seneca – Bring a picnic! BBQs are available for grilling. Visit FreewayParkAssociation.org for information about special arts programming prior to the broadcast.
Mondays July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th
Zumba / Dance-Off: Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 5:30-6:30pm
Wednesdays – July 20th, 27th, August 3rd, August 10th
Yoga / Sunshine Reach + Stretch: Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: in Upper Plaza on the grassy lawn adjacent to Washington State Convention Center: 12-1pm
Thursdays in July – August: Dancing Til Dusk– Free dance lessons and live bands. Visit DanceForJoy.biz for more information.
Jul 21 – Portage Bay Big Band – Big Band Swing
Jul 28 – Buena Vibra — Salsa
Aug 4 – Ben Thomas Tango Quartet – Tango
Aug 11 – Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money – Swing & Blues
Aug 18 – Waltz Cafe Orchestra – Waltz and More!
Sundays in August: Free Blues and Cool Jazz on Sundays 2-4pm
JULY 3 THE SLIDE BROTHERS; MIRROR GLOSS
JULY 10 – BILLY BRANDT AND THE THINGS & STUFF BAND
JULY 17 – MCTUFF
JULY 24 – BIG ROAD BLUES
JULY 31 – KAREEM KANDI
AUG 7 – DEEMS TSUTAKAWA
AUG 14 – EUGENIE JONES
AUG 21 – LIZ VICE; STEVEN GRIGGS
AUG 28 – JACQUELINE TABOR
August 25 – Good Ol’ Square Dance in the Park, Swing your partner! Celebrate the end of the summer with the Freeway Park Association. Live band, Free Treats and Raffle! Thursday, August 25, 6-9:30pm
August 26 – Out to Lunch Concert with the Polyrhythmics. 12-1:30pm See DowntownSeattle.com for more details.