Summertime and the Living is Easy

Are you looking for ways to enjoy summertime in SLU?

For fresh produce, visit the Floating Farmers Market, held every Thursday through July 28 from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. at the Steamer Virginia V, docked at the Lake Union Park.

The Terry Avenue Farmers Market is held at Amazon Plaza on Thursdays through September 29 from 10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. This Pike Place Market Express venue features flowers, vegetables, berries, orchard fruit, honey, apple cider, wine, fresh herbs and goat’s milk soap. The Plaza at Amazon is located at 410 Terry Ave N.

Cinema on the Lawn features free outdoor movies shown at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. Movies begin 30 minutes after dusk (approximately 9:00—9:30 p.m.). • July 14 – Easy A (PG-13) • July 29 – Kick Ass (R) • August 12 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13)

The free seventh annual South Lake Union Block Party will be held on Friday, August 12 from noon to 11:00 p.m. at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Ave N, by the South Lake Union Discovery Center. The party is expected to attract over 7,500 attendees. It features delicious food from local restaurants, a burger grilling challenge, farmers market, wine tasting, beer garden, activities for kids, an outdoor movie and much more! Proceeds from this year’s SLU Block Party will benefit YouthCare and FareStart.

The third annual Lake Union 10K race on August 21 at 7:30 a.m., starts and finishes near Lake Union Park, and takes place along the Cheshiahud Loop Trail. The race raises funds to support Girls on the Run of Puget Sound.

For ongoing summer activities, check the activities calendar At Lake Union Park for information on free sails, model boat pond days, dragon boat paddling, kayak building and more.