South Lake Union

An urban village North of downtown Seattle.

South Lake Union is a neighborhood with a distinct live-work-play culture.

By day, you’ll see streets bustling with everyone from biologists, to tech mavens and their furry friends. They’ll be visiting the Pike Place Market Express market for fresh produce during their lunch hour, or swinging by a Pronto bicycle-sharing station en route to their next stop. At night, the robust dining scene attracts locals and visitors alike. And when it’s time to play, the options are endless. The walkable neighborhood is home to many events including the annual South Lake Union Block Party. Attractions like the REI flagship store’s indoor climbing wall and watersports at Lake Union Park keep you happy and healthy.

Upcoming Events

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October 24 - February 28

Storefronts Program - South Lake Union Artists

Storefronts Program – South Lake Union Artists

Storefronts South Lake Union presents the last round of installations in 2018 – The year is comprised of three rounds themed around the concept of building relationships with cities, people, and nature. In this third round we explore the works of artists exploring issues relating to nature- a study of terrain, habitat, and the systems that support or degrade the very ground we stand on. Join us in reflecting on the strength and fragility of our shared Earth.” – Hanako O’Leary, Storefronts Program Coordinator

ARTIST: Todd Lawson


ARTIST: June Sekiguchi




ARTIST: Henry Cowdery

WORK ON DISPLAY: Interglacial

LOCATION: Harrison East


ARTIST: Beth Howe

WORK ON DISPLAY: Iona Drawings

LOCATION: Republican


ARTIST: Graham Murtough

WORK ON DISPLAY: Resiting development, resisting ruin

LOCATION: Thomas East


ARTIST: Joy Hagen

WORK ON DISPLAY: Variations on a Theme

LOCATION: Thomas West


ARTIST: Melanie Masson




ARTIST: Danielle Dea

WORK ON DISPLAY: We are salt water

LOCATION: Harrison East

For Further Information Contact:
Hanako O’Leary
Storefronts Program Coordinator, Shunpike
206 905 1026 ext. 104

November 23 - December 23

The 2018 Christmas Ship™ Festival

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to our Follow Boats and to those communities gathered on shore. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!

There are three unique ways to experience Christmas Ship™
1. Lead Boat Experience

Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she cruises to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Claus and a choir on board this 2-3 hour cruise.

2. Follow Boat Experience

On a fully decorated Follow Boat, enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and follow her to each performance site to hear the live choir broadcastfrom the Lead Boat on this 2-3 hour cruise.

3. Shore Experience

Welcome the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats from a community event on shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance, broadcast from the Christmas Ship. This is the ultimate Christmas light viewing experience!

December 7, 10:00 am

The MORELove Project 12th Annual Winter Coat Drive

Please start collecting new & gently used winter coats for adults and children for this one-day large collection in South Lake Union.  There is also an East side drop site as well on the same day.

Westside drop off site:
950 Thomas St. Seattle, WA 98109 (corner of Thomas St. & Westlake Ave. N.)
Between 10am-3pm

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