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The Best May Events in West Seattle

From awe-inspiring mountain views to amazing arts and culture, dining, and parks, West Seattle is a desirable and convenient place to live. And thanks to big city amenities with a small town vibe, this Seattle community is having a major moment.

Another thing West Seattle has going for it? An abundance of vibrant events. From festivals to farmer’s markets, here’s a closer look at a few of our favorite West Seattle events.

West Seattle Farmers Market

Nestled in the heart of West Seattle Junction, this destination farmer’s market truly offers something for everyone. Prepare to meet your new Sunday ritual.

West Seattle Summer Fest

Held annually in July, this three-day festival has been a summer staple for more than four decades. Live music from local bands, artisan goods, and food, and yoga in the park are just a few of the activities on tap for revelers.

West Seattle Art Walk

Held on the second Thursday of every month year-round, West Seattle Art Walk brings art and community together to support the area’s diverse art culture. Spend the evening strolling the neighborhood while enjoying art, music, and local food and drinks.

West Seattle Grand Parade

A beloved tradition since 1935, the West Seattle Grand Parade showcases the best of the Puget Sound region over two miles of California Avenue. From local bands and drill teams to pirates and entertainers. Prepare to be dazzled and delighted by this much-loved event produced by West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation every July.

West Seattle Gardening Tour

It’s not surprising that eco-friendly West Seattle lays claim to one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier garden tours. Whether you’ve got a green thumb or you simply like to admire the handiwork of others, this annual event held every June is a sensational experience that also gives back to the local community.

Seafair Pirate’s Landing

Part of Seattle’s iconic Seafair summer event, the annual arrival of swashbucklers sailing from the seven seas to land at West Seattle’s Alki Beach is revered by many locals as the unofficial kickoff of summer. There are exhibits, food, rides, and even a pirate look-a-like contest.

And these are just a taste of the many activities and annual events that make West Seattle such a bustling and exciting place to live. Given its many allures, it’s not surprising that this laidback urban gem is home to so many up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Enjoy everything West Seattle has to offer from the comfort of your own luxury apartment in West Seattle at Maris near Junction.

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