WHITE CENTER BLOCK PARTY: New details of what’s planned August 26th

This year’s White Center Block Party is only two and a half weeks away, and organizers have just sent this update of what’s planned:

Excitement is building as Seattle residents prepare for the upcoming White Center Block Party! Taking place on August 26th, 2023, from 11 am to 12 am. The first hour is a sensory hour for our friends and neighbors that may have sensory sensitivities. There will also be sensory bags available at Lariat Bar from Kulture City. We promise a day of fun, entertainment, and community spirit. This year’s block party will take place in White Center’s retail core on 16th Ave SW between Roxbury & SW 100th St.

The White Center Block Party provides an opportunity for attendees to experience and celebrate the community, while supporting local businesses and artisans. This event is Free to attend, Family-Friendly, and packed with activities and attractions for all ages. Blu Grouse will be offering fun family activities!!! It provides attendees with a vibrant showcase of the unique neighborhood of White Center.

One of the main attractions of this year’s block party is live music! Featuring a diverse mix of genres, including hip-hop, rock, and funk! There will be five Stages. The main Stage will feature local community acts highlighting the talent that White Center has to offer. The BoomYard Stage will feature a 2 vs 2 dance battle by Headpin, and will feature an after party with DJ Vincere, DJ Redline, and DJ Ish. Tim’s Stage will have live music by the Salmonberries, Sam Cobra, Medejin, and a special performance by Randy Weeks! The Que Chévere Stage will bring you the best in local Latin Music by such Rock en Español group Frecuencia Acústica and more! Plus a Southgate Roller Rink stage!!!

Back by popular demand! The block party will feature live professional wrestling outside of Lariat Bar promoted by DEFY wrestling. There will be an 8 person tournament to crown the first-ever Lariat Bar White Center Champion. The card will also feature TikTok sensations, the Voro Twins vs Midnight Heat! Also featuring Classic Cody Chhun, Guillermo Rosas, Miles DeVille, Evan Rivers and Amira!!!

Being a community-driven event, the White Center Block Party is all about promoting local businesses. Food, art, clothing, and more will be available from a range of vendors in the area, offering something for everyone! Sap Sap Lao Deli & Cafe “White Center’s newest restaurant serving Lao snacks : egg rolls, beef skewers, and mango sticky rice. A LIVING CANVAS FACE PAINT – face painting for all ages – will be there! Local residents The Barking Bottle will be selling Not-for-profit wine gift boxes benefiting shelter dogs. Do you like to SMASH STUFF!?! Smash(it) Seattle will be there to fill that need. It’s a mobile wrecking room to safely smash things… What more could you want?

Proceeds for the White Center Block Party go to benefit The YES Foundation and Stephanie’s Lifeline. Stephanie’s Lifeline is dedicated to serving less fortunate individuals and families in order to improve the quality of life of those most in need. The YES! Foundation of White Center serves children, youth and young adults through relationship based programs that foster self and social awareness, promote education and repurpose power in an under resourced community

The White Center Block Party is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and friends, surrounded by live music, tantalizing food, and an array of activities. It promises to be an unforgettable event for people of all ages.

For more information on the White Center Block Party, visit whitecenterblockparty.com

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