Second annual 12th Ave Festival is Sunday between Madison and Pike

The second annual 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival is Sunday, August 14 between Madison and Pike. Sponsored in part by Central District News and our sister site Capitol Hill Seattle, the festival closes one block of 12th Ave to motor vehicles and features area businesses.

Restaurants will offer small plates for $5 or less and retailers will be out showing what they do. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. More information:

Bring the family and experience Pike/Pine’s 12th Avenue in its second annual neighborhood street festival.  Taste small plates from Seattle’s most eclectic mix of local restaurants – priced at $5 and under!  Building on last year’s successful debut, the 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival returns on Sunday, August 14th.  Closing 12th Avenue to vehicles between E. Pike and E. Madison Streets, the pedestrian-friendly celebration showcases the best of the neighborhood.

Stroll down restaurant row and discover favorite dishes from 12th Avenue and nearby eateries such as Café Presse, Osteria La Spiga, Caffe Vita, Barrio, Zobel Ethiopian Restaurant, High 5 Pie, Caffe Pettirosso, Bluebird Microcreamery, Poquitos, Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant, and many more.

Shop local by visiting neighborhood retailers and info booths at the festival such as Sweatbox Yoga, Retail Therapy,Porchlight Records, Health First Chiropractic, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Hill Community Council, Swedish Medical Center, Sound Mental Health, 14th Avenue Hair, Washington Bus, GLSEN Washington State, Seattle Out and Proud, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and Capitol Hill Housing. 

“In the spirit of the Italian holiday Ferragosto, 12th Avenue restaurants and retailers will showcase their goods and services in a celebration of community, friendship and entertainment,” stated Sabrina Tinsley, co-owner of Osteria La Spiga.  

The festival is the signature event of the 12th Avenue Initiative, a neighborhood plan working with businesses, residents and local institutions to strengthen the 12th Avenue Community. 

For more information, or to get involved with the festival, contact Alex Brennan at (206) 204-3832 or [email protected].  The 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival is produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation.  

12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival Sponsors:  Seattle University, Swedish Medical Center, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, DEI Creative, Cleanscapes, Dunn & Hobbes, The Douglas Building at Seattle University, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences,, Central and  Seattle Gay News.

WHEN:            August 14, 2011 from Noon – 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE:           12th Avenue, between E. Madison and E. Pike on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

COST:              Free.  All food priced at $5.00 or less 

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