F/V Polar Sea, F/V Keta, AK Commercial Fishing Boats, Ship Canal, Photography By: Salty Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Sea Gal, PNW to AK Commercial Marine Traffic Pulse With The Source On Who Runs Up & Down Hill, Salty Dog Lab Lookout PNW

Ballard SeafoodFest, July 8 – 9, 2017, come out for this annual event enjoy Trident Seafoods Alder Smoked Wild Salmon, BeerFest featuring over 25 local beers, wines and spirits, live music, vendors, arts and events. Ballard’s industrial and fishing community joined forces with the Ballard Elks to start SeafoodFest in 1971, it’s been an annual tradition ever since. Ballard SeafoodFest in July is branded as, ‘a tribute to the WA State Fishing Industry and the Scandinavian heritage of many of the settlers of the Northwest Seattle community. Details: https://seafoodfest.org/ Support Ballard!

Ballard SeafoodFest sponsors, rockstars giving back to the local event and Ballard maritime industry and local industries includes, Trident Seafoods, Ballard Oil, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Homestreet Bank, Ballard Market, UW Medicine in Ballard, Ballard Swedish Hospital, Delta Airlines, Geico Insurance, BECU, Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle, Ballard Industrial, O’Hara Corporation, Axiom Builders, Stimson Marina, Ballard Inn, Ballard Fred Meyer, Hattie’s Hat, Ocean Peace, QFC Quality Food Services Ballard, Limback Lumber, Mud Bay For Healthy Dogs and Cats, Scandinavian Specialities, Ballard Banner Bank, Camco Electric, Secret Garden Books, Smile Ballard, Salmon Bay Community Lending, Ballard Acupuncture Center, and many more… thank you Ballard SeafoodFest local sponsors and volunteers.

Deadliest Catch, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, Commercial Fishing Boats, Workboats, Tugboats, Ballard Bridge Lifts, Busy WA Ship Canal Marine Traffic Underway. Always an active fishing industry in the Pacific Northwest with boats running up and down hill from Alaska and throughout the vast and seafood rich west coast USA.

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Ballard SeafoodFest History: Through the 1990s, SeafoodFest continued to evolve. In addition to an emphasis on seafaring activities, more festival-oriented elements were added. A music stage featuring popular local bands, a family entertainment stage, a beer garden, and more arts and crafts vendors brought an entire new audience to the festival. What started as a two-hour dinner in 1971 is now an iconic two+ day event that draws over 60,000 people, dog always welcome, Ballard is an extra friendly dog community.

Ballard’s Local Commercial Fishing Industry & Community

Ballard SeafoodFest grew a lot by 1982, more seafaring elements were added. At Stimson Marina, visitors could tour the crab boat “Rosie G” and a 1913 deep sea, wooden hulled halibut schooner. The next year, local businesses hosted a fishing industry photo exhibit. Pacific Fisherman Shipyard offered shipyard tours. SeafoodFest became a Seafair sanctioned event, and the date was changed to coincide with Seafair. In 1984, the event was called Pacific SeafoodFest and included restaurant vendors that specialized in seafood. Two contests co-sponsored by the Ballard Chamber: one judged recipes for pickled, smoked, dried, canned and marinated seafood. The other, the Great American Seafood Grill Off, challenged grillers to cook the best recipe using Pacific fin fish.

Ballard’s Busy WA Ship Canal, Commercial Fishing Marine Industry, Shipyards, Fisheries, Ports, Fishermen’s Terminal, Ballard Locks & Bridge Lifts PNW and AK rapid change fishing seasons! Photography by: Salty Dog Boating News & Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, the marine traffic source.

Commercial Boat Photo’s, Original Photography by: Salty Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, PNW to AK Commercial Boat Spotting, Marine Traffic Pulse With The Source On Who Runs Up & Down Hill, Salty Dog Lab Lookout, On Stand-by-to-Stand-by! Inquiry to: boating@saltydogfishingnews.com God Bless our fishermen, fisherwomen and their families on land and at sea! RIP F/V Destination, 6 men lost into the Bering Sea Feb. 2017. At sea they rest!

Ballard SeafoodFest, Ballard BeerFest, Dog Friendly, Support out Commercial Fishing Industry & Community,Photography By: Salty Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, MUST LOVE DOGS!!!

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Support our commercial fishing PNW & AK Community and Industry!