Thursday, May 18, 2006

U District Street Fair

Yesterday was the most spectacular day for the opening day of the Farmer's Market in Tacoma. Snappy, folksy group doing music. The crowds were huge -- everybody flocking to the sun during lunch. The flower and food vendors sold out! Quite a great turnout all around.

And this weekend is the University District Street Fair -- the first big outdoor street fair of the season here in Seattle. It's usually a pretty big hoopla and lots of fun. I hear the gorgeous 80 degree sunny fiesta is over, and we should expect colder, cloudier, even rainier, weather this weekend. But that's how it almost always is, and we still have a big party -- so it should be fine.

Dates: May 20th & 21st
Hours: Saturday, 10am-7pm , Sunday, 10am-6pm
Booth Location: I'm on University Way, between 42nd & 43rd streets -- about mid-block, with a big corner space, in front of Finn McCool's.

Here's what they say: "For over 35 years the University District Street Fair has been the kick-off event for the festival season in the Seattle region. Attracting more than 50,000 people and nearly 400 craft and food booths to the District, the StreetFair is an energetic and exciting celebration of arts and crafts, community, music, and food. You'll find a whirl of color, craft, creativity and downright craziness! Join the thousands of people who attend. There will be two great music stages, a special children's area with age appropriate events, a live theatre stage, and a wonderful medley of street performers. Unique local and regional arts & crafts and an array of international food will delight you. The Street Fair is a free event, located in the heart of the University District on University Way NE, and is produced by the Greater University Chamber of Commerce."

I've caught up with most of the order rush that always happens right after a newsletter goes out. Just a few more to finish up today, what a relief. And there's a bunch of loose ends to take care of -- getting everything ready for tomorrow's show. Quite a bit of buzzing around, getting the tent stuffed into the car, etc. It's already quite a bit cooler today, what a shame. But it was certainly nice to have a little spot of July in the middle of May, a little unexpected surprise.

Just found this incredibly beautiful panorama of Paris at night via Alicia at Posie (which is making the rounds now). It's simply gorgeous. Be sure to scroll across the bottom to get the full 360 degree view. Click on Paris!