Chittenden Locks free concerts, events begin May 30

Published May 23, 2013
SEATTLE – The 24th Annual Free Summer Concerts and Events series at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard kicks off with the Seattle Civic Band 7 p.m., May 30.

Between June 1 and Sept. 2, visitors can enjoy the free concerts beginning at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday while admiring the beautiful Carl S. English Botanical Gardens, the only U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-run botanical garden. Special performances are also scheduled for June 13, Independence Day and Labor Day.

On Father’s Day enjoy a classic car show and a pre-1950s car show Aug. 17, both beginning at 10 a.m. The Greater Seattle Fuchsia Society will hold their annual show at the Locks 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 27 and 28. Don’t forget to also visit one of the nation’s first fish ladders, with sockeye migration season starting mid-June, Chinook in July and coho in August.

All concerts and events are open to the public. Limited concert seating is available on a first-come basis, but blankets or lawn chairs are welcome with plenty of space on the grounds. The first weekend concerts include the Boeing Employees Concert Band June 1 and Cascadia Jazz Band June 2.

For a full schedule and times, view the Locks online calendar at For up-to-date information or weather cancellations call (206) 783-7059 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at and
Bill Dowell

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