Ballard Seafood Fest

Ballard Seafood Fest

The annual Ballard Seafood Fest in Seattle, Washington takes place each July. The Ballard Seafood Fest is a popular outdoor festival, where visitors and locals alike sample regional seafood while enjoying arts, crafts, and music. Ballard has long been home to a vibrant fishing community from its early days as a Scandinavian outpost in the 1800s to more recently being the home to a large commercial fleet which mainly fishes in Alaskan waters. Several of the fishermen featured in the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch call Ballard home. The festival is an ideal place for Alaska Fisheries Science Center staff to engage with the community.