August 4th from 10:30-4 with Parade Activities Starting at 6pm
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.
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Free Theater Experience for Youngsters
Theater For Young Children (TFYC) is back for our third annual Arts In The Park tour sponsored by The City of Seattle and Seattle Parks and Recreation. TFYC believes everyone should be exposed to great art. We bring professional actors to perform for children and families in easily accessible neighborhood locations. Shows specially written to for ages 3-9, and fun for all!!
Come join us for stories and music celebrating Latin America: The Armadillo’s Song and The Half Chicken.
Pinehurst Playfield-Friday, Aug. 3rd at 5:30 PM and Saturday, Aug. 4th at 1:30 PM. (We will be joined by Northgate’s Children’s Librarian this weekend with book give aways!)
Maple Leaf Reservior-Friday, Aug. 10th at 5:30 PM and Saturday, Aug. 11th at 1:30 PM (We will be joined by Northgate’s Children’s Librarian this weekend with book give aways!)
Lake City Farmer’s Market-Thursday, Aug. 9th, Aug. 16th, Aug. 23rd at 5:30 PM
Bring family, friends, and neighbors to sit on a blanket and enjoy the show! All shows FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.
LCFF’s Biannual Clean Up Event – 1pm-3pm
Join LCFF and your Community to pick up trash on Earth Day from 1pm – 3pm. We will have three stations: Lake City Library, 125th Street Mini Park and God’s Lil Acre (33rd Avenue). Our LCFF “Clean and Safe” leads will be on hand to provide everything you need to take part. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for those taking part. This is a great event for families. If your business would like to take part we will be sure to feature you on Enjoylakecity.org.
This event launches our monthly clean up schedule. Stay tuned for future locations, dates and details.
World Dance Party – November 3rd
LCFF is proud and so excited to partner on and support another World Dance Party at the Lake City Community Center – This is truly one of the best things that happens in our neighborhood. Don’t miss it! November 3rd – 6-9pm at the Lake City Community Center