by Bill Gobie
Every year two summer festivals close roads or trails in Seattle. Please keep these in mind when planning rides.
- The Seafair hydroplane races close a section of Lake Washington Blvd at Genesee Park in late July or early August, typically Friday through Sunday. This year the dates are August 4-6.
- The I-90 floating bridge closes during the Seafair air shows.
- Hempfest closes the bike trail in Myrtle Edwards park for several days in August. This year the dates are August 18-20. Setup and teardown may obstruct the trail for several days on either side of the event.
Other towns have summer festivals which include street closures or parades. For example, Covington Days July 15 & 16 this year.