Special Events Traffic Advisory for Thursday May 21 – Monday, May 25

Traffic Advisory for Thursday, May 21 – Monday, May 25 & the King of Norway

SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers to be aware of events happening around the city through the Memorial Day holiday weekend that will add to area traffic. The annual Northwest Folklife Festival runs through Memorial Day Monday.  A march opposing genetically engineered foods is on Saturday afternoon. On Thursday, King Harald V of Norway tours Ballard and will dedicate a plaque at Bergen Place Park.

THURSDAY, MAY 21:

Northwest Folklife Festival Staging: Truck staging starts at 6:00 a.m. on Warren Avenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street and 4thAvenue N from Republican Street to Mercer Street. http://www.nwfolklife.org/

Visit by King Harald V of Norway: King Harald V of Norway and Mayor Ed Murray visit Bergen Place Park from 4-5 p.m. 22nd Avenue NW will be closed from Ballard Avenue to Market Street, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. About 100 people are expected to attend.  http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/king-harald-v-of-norway-to-visit-seattle-speak-at-tacomas-plu/

FRIDAY, MAY 22 – MONDAY, MAY 25:

NW Folklife Festival:  The annual arts and music fair at the Seattle Center Campus.  About 60,000 people are expected each day. http://www.nwfolklife.org/

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

March Against Monsanto – Seattle: Seattle Police will escort march opposing genetically-modified foods from Westlake Park to the Gates Foundation starting at 2:30 p.m. The route travels northbound on 4thAvenue; eastbound on Cedar Street; northbound on 5thAvenue.  About 1,000 people are expected to participate.http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events/

SOUNDERS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD:

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City with 7 p.m. kickoff.  About 36,000 people are expected to attend.

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