Celebrating 71 years of neighborhood fun, Lake City Pioneer Days, August 2nd and 3rd, is the 2nd longest running event of its kind next to Seattle’s Torchlight Parade.
Pioneer Days in a more rustic form started decades before Seafair. The original residents – the true pioneers of Lake City- held local summer gatherings where neighbors sold their quilts, jams and preserves on the sidewalk. Games were staged for the kids. Members of the Duwamish Tribe would paddle across the water to the “the city by the lake,” bringing smoked salmon to the settlers. And so the tradition of having a dog-days, summertime, shindig began.
Today, Pioneer Days rocks on the first weekend of August, and this year, we have a new footprint! We have a new festival!
The Street Festival stretches four blocks on NE 125th and up 28th Ave NE with over 100 vendors.
Food Fare treks up 28th Ave NE in front of the Library.
Live music will be in Albert Davis Park with family seating on the terrace and lawn.
The Beer Garden will be featured on the terrace in Albert Davis Park outside the Community Center
Vendors will be juried to ensure the festival brings you a wonderful mix of handcrafted items, imported goods and the works of local artists.
Whether you’re a kid-at-heart, Pioneer Days veteran or have never been, be sure to join in the fun this year!
Lake City Pioneer Days is proudly produced by the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce.