Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Set For September 12 through 16

Rows, Rows, Rows of Boats, Life Is But A Dream.

Find Your Dream Boat at the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

34th Annual Show Sets Sail Wednesday, September 12th

More than 170 yachts on display and fun for all the family – free sailboat rides for kids and adults, […]

A Quality Commentary on the Dark Knight Shooting

We’ve found a a couple of the clearest journalistic statements on the touchy subject at hand. They are both by the same man, written after the Virginia Tech shootings and the recent Colorado massacre.


Editors Note: Disingenuous right-wing passion against Health Care reform

The voluminous and spirited reactions from both sides today in response to the Supreme Court decision has us here at the Beat scratching our heads.

On one side are millions of people who feel suddenly less vulnerable, less cast-out, less forgotten by the so-called trickle down theories of the right. These people, whom for […]

Center for Wooden Boat’s Wooden Boat Festival Bigger Than Ever This Year!

36th Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival opens June 30th and runs through the Fourth of July, featuring a new Independence Day collaboration with Family 4th at Lake Union producer One Reel to link the fun all around the Lake!

Wooden boats, free rides, Dragonboat Racing, a new Microbrew Festival, Baseball, Live Bands on the new […]

Lake Union Beat Supports Obama’s Support of Same Sex Marriage

This is one of the greatest, ballsiest things this President has done. In an election year he says he supports gay marriage. Good for him!

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Walk to South Lake Union Park for National Walk Day

Tighten your laces and get ready to walk for American Heart Association’s National Walking Day.

On April 4, Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting walking events at 18 parks, including one that ends at South Lake Union Park. The 30 minute walk begins at the Parks Administration Building, at 100 Dexter Avenue North, […]

Brian Fairbrother Bike Tragedy Leads to Safety Installation on Lake Union

SEATTLE — For people who ride bicycles in Downtown Seattle, there can be surprises around every corner. The Seattle Department of Transportation just got rid of one of those surprises right along Fairview Avenue, where tragedy created awareness and a solution.

The DOT installed posts on the sidewalk along Fairview Avenue to slow down […]

Lake Union Water Taxi Proposed


One of the boats that would be used as a water taxi. Photo courtesy: Capt. Kezner


“We have the water and we have the people interested in making this happen.”

Seattle resident and designer Curtis Boozer says when it comes to getting around Lake Union, a mini-ferry system just […]

Mercer Street Closures Postponed – January Dates

The Seattle Department of Transportation has canceled this weekend’s closure of the Mercer Street I-5 ramps due to the impacts from rainy weather.

The closure has been tentatively rescheduled for Jan. 20 through Jan. 23. This is the second time the closure has been moved because of rain.

This also means the looming “Mercer […]