Waterfront Block Party 2022. Photo by Erik Holsather

Waterfront Block Party 2023

All Along Waterfront Park | Free
Friday September 1, 2023, 1–8 pm
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Come celebrate the summer in joyful celebration with your waterfront neighbors! Live music, dance, interactive activities, food, and fun for all ages.

All Ages

Friends of Waterfront Seattle invites you to gather with your waterfront neighbors in a celebration all along the Seattle downtown waterfront. The third annual Waterfront Block Party will be even bigger than previous years, with multiple hot spots along the shoreline from the Olympic Sculpture Park, to Pier 62, to Occidental Park. Featuring live music, dance, parades, food trucks, family-friendly crafts, and more. Come down and celebrate summer with friends, family, and community!


Join virtually via livestream 5pm-8pm at Pier 62.

Don't miss out on upcoming concerts, celebrations, and classes at Pier 62!

DVonne Lewis

Blue Thunder Drum Line

Blue Thunder Drumline. Photo by Jordan Somers

Pier 62 ‑ Schedule

Elite Collective will be livestreaming on site 5-8pm.

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Join in to conclude the parade with a bang! Blue Thunder and Northside Step Team will lead the march, arriving 5pm to perform at Pier 62!

4:00pm The Lummi Nation’s Westshore Canoe Family

5:25pm Performance by the Northside Step Team

6:00pm Seattle’s premier salsa band Cambalache

7:00pm Music by the D’Vonne Lewis & his NW D’Lux presented by KNKX, DJ Top Spin, and more!

Schedule subject to change without prior notice.

Pier Sounds Black Tones Concert 2021. Photo by Adam Lu.

Ryan Hawk, Plankton tow, Teens Photo releases signed by classes. Education and school programs

Photo by Sunny Martini.

Pier 62 ‑ All‑day Activities

Read on to learn more about our community partners who will be tabling at Pier 62!

*You must be at least 21 years old to access this area. IDs will be inspected prior to entry.

Pier 62 - Community Partner Booths

Meet our City partners who are handling all things construction for Waterfront Park! They’ll be answering questions and handing out swag so be sure to swing on by.

Drop by our Welcome Table to say “hi”, ask questions about the work we’re doing to support Waterfront Park, and check out the free swag!

Learn about how ACRS helps empower Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities through their multilingual and multicultural services!

Take a selfie with a Pike Place pig and learn all about their wonderful social services and programs!


The Seattle Aquarium will be promoting their Cedar River Salmon Journey program and sharing more information about the new Ocean Pavilion that is being developed.

Our friends at BECU will be at Pier 62 to teach folks about their member-owned, not-for-profit institution, and all the great services they offer!

Ranked as one of the most popular public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has served the Pacific Northwest since 1966.

KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, non-commercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. The programming staff are storytellers who reach deeply into the community to reflect the voices of our region.

Photo by Sunny Martini

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park activities presented by Seattle Art Museum

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Can’t wait for the fun to start? See the August 10 Summer at SAM event for a sampling of programs offered by Friends of Waterfront Seattle that celebrate Indigenous arts and culture in Seattle, including a collaboration with yəhaw̓.

Now Open: Pioneer Square Habitat Beach

ʔálʔal Café by Chief Seattle Club

Subway Cypher at Occidental Square. Photo by Berhanu Wells.

Other Waterfront Locations

Pier 56, 1201 Alaskan Way

Swing by Elliott’s for some popcorn and other goodies!

199 Alaskan Way

The beach is OPEN! Enjoy all-day access and enjoy this beautiful green space.

Pier 59, 1483 Alaskan Way

Our neighbors at the Seattle Aquarium always have exciting things going on so be sure to swing by as you make your way along the Waterfront!


122 2nd Ave S Ext. S | 7AM-3PM

Stop by to visit your friendly indigenous-led neighborhood organization along the waterfront!

117 S Washington St. | 5-8 PM 

Check out this amazing exhibit created by our friends at Vivid Matter Collective and learn about its ties to Hip Hop’s incredible 50-year legacy. Special thanks to the Downtown Seattle Association for their support with this project.

A skill shop will be held on site by the curating artists starting at 5pm.

Event Map

Check out this handy dandy map to get an idea of where you can find everything that’ll be taking place at Waterfront Block Party!

Free Sensory Kits available at Pier 62

  • Heated/scented head wraps
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Earplugs
  • Fidget toys
  • and more

Visit the Pier 62 Welcome Table to learn more. Valid ID required to rent out a kit. For additional access needs, ask a staff person at the Welcome Table and they will do their best to assist you.

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