Friday, August 8th, 2014 | FREE! | Noon - 11pm | Denny Way & Westlake Ave. N.

Benefitting Cornish College of the Arts
Presented by Amazon

Beer & Wine Garden, Burger Grilling Competition, Food Sampling, Children’s Play Area, School of Rock (PG-13) At Dusk

Whole Foods
Vulcan Real Estate
The Seattlwe Met
Brave Horse Tavern
Top Pot
Bang and Olufsen
Bartell Drugs
   For a Good Cause

Cornish College of the Arts

Proceeds from this year’s SLU Block Party will go towards helping talented students in the visual and performing arts through the Cornish Annual Scholarship Fund. Visit the main campus at Terry and Lenora; see for yourself the amazing things that this kind of support enables.

Coming up on its 100th year, Cornish College of the Arts remains an integral part of the cultural fabric of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The arts at Cornish offer enriching counterpoint to the dynamic innovation and research carried on by its neighbor businesses and institutions in South Lake Union. Through its art and through its creative thinking, Cornish adds an undeniable spark to the life of the community, to the people who live and work in the area.

Noon - 11 PM on Friday, August 8th: South Lake Union Block Party presented by Amazon

Noon - 7 PM: Kids' Area activities

Noon - 3 PM: Food Sampling

Noon - 6 PM: SVC Letterpress Wayzgoose and Steamroller Smackdown

Noon - 10 PM: Beer + Wine Garden presented by Bang & Olufsen

3:45 - 4:30 PM: Performance by Cullen Gray and Julio Lopez

4 – 7 PM: "Best Burger in SLU" Grilling Competition presented by Seattle Met and Whole Foods Market

4 – 10 PM: Food Trucks

4:45 – 5:30 PM: Performance by Matt Singler Trio

5:45 – 6:30 PM: Performance by Tomten

6:30 PM: Performance by Seahawks Blue Thunder

7 PM: "Best Burger in SLU" Judges Presentation hosted by Pat Cashman

8 – 9 PM: Performance by Seattle Rock Orchestra

9 PM: Cinema on the Lawn presented by Bartell Drugs – School of Rock (PG-13)


Bring your appetite to this year's block party and enjoy a sampling of food from some of South Lake Union's favorite eateries! From Noon – 3 PM food sampling tickets can be purchased– one ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5 with all proceeds benefiting Cornish College of the Arts. Tickets can be redeemed at the following restaurant booths, who will be offering a delicious array of bite-sized samples: From 4-10 PM several local food trucks will also be serving up a variety of offerings, including: Also, be sure to check out our burger grilling competition from 4-7 PM!


The beer and wine garden, presented by Bang & Olufsen, is the place to kick back, relax and enjoy a libation from South Lake Union’s favorite tavern and wine bar.

Brave Horse Tavern will be serving hand crafted beers from several local breweries, including:
  • Lagunitas Pilsner
  • Georgetown Choppers Red
  • New Belgium Snapshot
  • Seattle Cider Semi Sweet
  • Rainier
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeeze
Cuoco will be pouring a selection of wines from notable Italian wineries, including:
  • Red: Mandrarossa Nero d'Avola 2010
  • White: Rocca della Macie Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2011
The beer and wine garden is only open to 21 and older.

Brave Horse Tavern  
   Burger Grilling

Who grills up the best burger in SLU? Well, now is your chance to find out. Defending champions Brave Horse Tavern (judges' choice) and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar (people's choice) will vie for the "Best Burger in SLU" title against, Lunchbox Laboratory, Portage Bay Café and Whole Foods Market.

You're invited to participate in this burgerliscious event! Advanced tickets are on sale here for only $20 with all proceeds benefiting the Cornish College of the Arts. From 4–7 PM, hungry guests will sample sliders from each beloved SLU restaurant and then cast their vote for the people’s choice "Best Burger in SLU" award. Tickets are limited to 500 and this event sold out in record time last year, so be sure to pre-purchase your tickets and be the envy of all carnivorous SLU Block Party-goers.

At 7 PM, our special guest panel—including Former Seahawk Joe Tafoya, MOHAI Executive Director Leonard Garfield, Seattle Met’s food and drink editor Allecia Vermillion, Top Pot Doughnuts owner Mark Klebeck and Jerry Hekkel, the Dean of Student Life at our beneficiary, Cornish College of the Arts – will be led by star emcee Pat Cashman in a gastronomical adventure. The burger with the most votes will be crowned with the judges' choice for the "Best Burger in SLU" award.

The competition will be held between 4–7 PM on the Discovery Center lawn.

The "Best Burger in SLU" Grilling Competition is presented by Vulcan Real Estate and Whole Foods Market, and produced by Seattle Met magazine.

Seattle Met

Whole Foods Market
   Kids' Area

The South Lake Union Block Party is family friendly and fun for all ages. Some of the attractions include:
  • Bounce house with slide and basketball hoops
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union – bicycle raffle / give-a-away
  • Airbrush / Face Painting from 2-6 PM
  • Air hockey
  • Hands-on community art project
Come see what is new and make a few family memories!

Cinema on the Lawn, presented by Bartell Drugs, is the perfect way to end your day of Block Partying by watching an outdoor movie under the stars. This year we're featuring the musical comedy, School of Rock (PG-13), preceded by a performance from Seattle Rock Orchestra. the film will begin just after dusk at approximately 9:00 PM. you are encouraged to bring your own low-back lawn chairs and blankets. be sure to stake a coveted space on the lawn early as space fills up fairly quickly.

School of Rock


The free 10th Annual SLU Block Party is made possible by our generous sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsors

Bartell Drugs     Top Pot Doughnuts     Bang and Olufsen     Whole Foods     Vulcan Real Estate    


CascadeLink     G.L.Y.     Graphite     Howard S Wright    

Enhanced Exhibitor

CBRE     Exxel Pacific     5Focus     nbbj     Riverstone     Salal     WSECU    
ZGF     UW Medicine     Turner     Kenmore Air     Dry Soda     Dry Soda    
Directions & Contact

South Lake Union Discovery Center
Northwest corner of Denny Way and Westlake Ave. N
101 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Call : 206.342.5900

2014 SLU Block Party Exhibitor Booth Application

2014 SLU Block Party Sponsor Application

2014 South Lake Union Block Party Food Sampling Application

Presented by Amazon

Beer & Wine Garden, Burger Grilling Competition, Food Sampling, Children’s Play Area, School of Rock (PG-13) At Dusk

Whole Foods
Vulcan Real Estate
The Seattlwe Met
Brave Horse Tavern
Top Pot
Bang and Olufsen
Bartell Drugs