The South Lake Union Block Party is the largest festival focused on celebrating and showcasing our neighborhood with:

Community Booths

This year’s Community Village will feature more than 70 businesses and organizations located in South Lake Union, between noon and 6 p.m. Spend some time getting to know your neighbors, and be sure to swing by the information booth to learn how you can receive an official event tote bag by visiting SLU Chamber member booths.

Local Beneficiary

Proceeds from the Block Party benefit local organizations doing important work in the South Lake Union. This year’s event will benefit Farestart, a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers adults and young people experiencing poverty and homelessness through job training and employment in the foodservice industry.

Steamroller Smackdown

School of Visual Concepts’ poster competition returns for another round. Watch teams of design pros from all over the city print oversized posters with a 5-ton steamroller. This year’s poster theme is Bridges inspired by Humanities Washington, a nonprofit who “opens minds and bridges divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives.” Steamroller printing begins at 2:15 p.m., and trophies are awarded by State Poet Laureate and SVC Designer in Residence Claudia Castro Luna at 7:45 p.m. Be sure to stop by SVC’s Plein Air Printing Parlour where you can make your own memento poster with on-hand letterpress experts.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making Block Party a free festival for the South Lake Union community.

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SLUBP Proudly Supports:

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Community Partners:

Exhibitor Partners:





Local food trucks will be at the Block Party all day, serving both lunch and dinner along 9th Ave N, including:
  • Wood Shop BBQ
  • Island Blends Acai
  • Now Make Me A Sandwich
  • Theo’s Gyros
  • Stacks Burgers
  • Kaosamai
  • The Grilled Cheese Experience
  • Trophy Cupcakes
  • Alaska Weathervane Seafood


Pair your local tunes with local brews at our beer and cocktail garden, overlooking the main stage. There will also be lawn games for all to enjoy.
  • Jack Daniel’s Specialty Cocktails
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Joe IPA
  • BON & VIV SPIKED SELTZER Prickly Pear
  • Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer Grapefruit
  • Bud Light
  • Stella Artois Lager
South Lake Union Discovery Center
NW Corner of Denny Way & Westlake Ave N
101 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact us with questions or for sponsorship opportunities.
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(206) 342-5900
Email: info@discoverslu.com

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