Studio Tour October 13th and 14th
On Thursday, August 9th, LCFF partnered with Randy Wiger from the Seattle Parks Department and Greenstage theater company to bring the first ever “Shakespeare in the Lake City Mini Park” to about 30 audience members who seemed thoroughly entertained. Greenstage actors and audience members were real troopers as the first 20 minutes of the production were challenged by the urban sounds of asphalt repaving in the parking lot adjacent to the park. In true professional form, the show went on, and Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” was enjoyed by all. Based on this initial effort, LCFF is committed to bringing it back. It was a special event for Lake City and one we hope you will strongly consider joining us for in the future. Thank you to all that came out to support.
A huge thank you to all the incredible volunteers and all those who worked tirelessly to bring the Lake City Summer Festival back to the Community. LCFF was thrilled to host hundreds of families in Albert Davis Park to enjoy family activities and an incredible line up of performers.
While the people that contributed to the success of the event are too numerous to mention here we would like to give a shout out to a few superstars.
In Imogene Inglet’s book, Lil’ Ol’ Lake City, the opening to her chapter on “Pioneer Days” starts with the following: “What keeps a tradition alive? People! And, in the case of Lake City, a community spirit that never dies.” Imogene goes on to talk about the beginnings of the “Lake City Summer Festival” that in 1947, became known as “Pioneer Days”.
It was Ethel and Albert Davis (for whom Albert Davis Park behind the Lake City Community Center is named) that started the tradition of the Salmon Bake in 1950 after taking it upon themselves to research methods of cooking salmon by traveling to salmon bakes around the region.
For over 70 years the Salmon Bake has gone on in Lake City as part of the community’s largest celebration. Imogene’s words continue to ring true as neighbors and community members come together, working hard to create a festival and parade that is reflective of our changing and growing Lake City.
Tonight – July 30th Lake City Future First and the Department of Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Lake City Young Leaders program bring you “World Dance Lessons”. Tonight we host Gansango, known to many in Lake City as one of our Community favorites bringing West African Drum and Dance to our neighborhood.