Edy Kizaki

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2013 in Activities, Ballard, Queen Anne, Seattle Real Estate for Sale

Fireworks from Gasworks ParkIt’s a quietly bright day in Seattle after days of blazing golden sunshine.  We are back to our silver-toned sky with patches of blue showing through, promising to clear up for our Seafair Fireworks Celebration.  The display starts at 10:15 p.m. tonight in Gas Works Park, but we’ll be viewing it from our third-floor balcony in Ballard with friends and family gathering for a little viewing party.  Hope your 4th is fantastic and a great kick-off to July!

Some of the events you won’t want to miss this month center around our fantastic annual Seafair, and the Ballard Seafood Festival is so popular that everyone I talked to yesterday is going!  Coincidence or trend… I’m going to swing out and declare it a trend, in our corner of the globe!  This is the 39th annual Ballard Seafood Fest and it’s being held Saturday and Sunday, July 13th and 14th, in the heart of downtown Ballard.  That’s walking distance from our place, so for those who know me reading this, why not come by and we’ll explore it together? Email me and we’ll connect.  The festival is free but of course there will be plenty of seafood treats to buy, both to eat there and to take home.  There’s also “great music, local brews, kids’ activities, and quality arts and crafts.”

As for housing news, check out this article about Consumer Confidence in Home Value skyrocketing…home in a desirable Ballard neighborhood

Reports of strong home price gains drove confidence in the housing market up to record levels in May, Fannie Mae reported.  According to the GSE’s May 2013 National Housing Survey, Americans expressed record confidence in price gains, with 55 percent—a survey high—saying they believe prices will go up in the next year. Only 7 percent of respondents in the survey expect prices to drop, the lowest level since the survey’s inception.  Read more here…

On some nearby neighborhoods, homes that came on the market in Ballard this spring sold in a record average of 18 days, in Queen Anne it was 43 days.



Edy Kizaki

July in Seattle

July 1, 2012 in Activities, Fesitvals, Holidays, Seattle Buyer's Guide, Seattle for Kids, Seattle Lifestyle, Seattle This Month

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
July 2-29th
Benaroya Hall

36th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
June 30th-July 4th
The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB)

Firecracker 5000
July 3rd – 11:55pm
Seattle’s only 5k midnight run!

Family 4th at Lake Union
Festivities in both Gasworks park and Lake Union Park
Park your blankets for events starting at Gasworks at noon
Lake Union Park events start at 10 am

Fourth of July at the Needle
July 4th, 9:15pm at the Space Needle
Enjoy the light show festivities from the best view in Seattle!
Regular Admission: $40
Youth Admission: $20
Visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass can be added with purchase of the Fourth of July Package

Seattle International Beerfest
July 6th-8th
Seattle Center Fisher Pavillion
200 Thomas St, Seattle

Les Miserables
June 27th – July 8th
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Ave, Seattle

Seafair Pirates Landing
July 7th, 9:30 am
Pirates land between 11:30-12:30 pm
Alki Beach, 1702 Alki Ave Sw, Seattle

Pioneer Square Fire Festival
July 7th, 11am-5pm
Occidental Square Park
Family activities, vintage fire trucks, and vintage museums for a fun filled day!

Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest 2012
July 14th, 12-8pm
July 15th, 12-6pm
Hing Hay Park, S. King St & Maynard Ave S

Bite Of Seattle
July 20th-22nd
Seattle Center

Ballard Seafood Fest
July 14th, 11am-9pm
July 15th, 11am-7pm
2208 Market St, Seattle

Wedgewood Art Festival
July 14-15, 10am-5pm
Corner of 35th Ave & 80th St, Seattle
Local artists, music & food

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
July 16th, 10am-10pm
Discovery Park, Seattle
Traditional singing, dancing, arts & crafts, and more!

Whidbey Island Race Week
July 15th-20th
Daily races & shore events
@ the Dinghys, Whidbey Island

Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20-22nd, 3pm-2am Friday, 1pm-2am Sat&Sun
$85 for 3 day pass
E Pine St between Broadway & 12th Ave
Local and national bands, art, and food vendors

Bon Odori Festival
July 21st-22nd
Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St, Seattle
Come dressed in your kimonos and yukatas and enjoy Taiko drumming and traditional Japanese arts&crafts

Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair
July 27th-29th
Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum

Edy Kizaki

Celebrate at the Space Needle!

April 21, 2012 in Activities, Queen Anne, Seattle Communities, Seattle Lifestyle

Today tickets to ride up to the view deck are only $1 (while they last) in honor of the 50 Year celebration, the deck opens early today, from 7:30, and events start at 10 a.m.  Be there or be square.

For more info on The Next Fifty, check out the website, they are asking people for their stories and other forms of Seattle Community involvement.

Today is the Opening Celebration of The Next 50 at Seattle Center, Nirvanna is playing at 10 a.m.!