How do I get there?
Location: E4E will be held at “Jefferson” Park on Beacon Hill. (Note that it was named after Thomas Jefferson. We are renaming it Sally Hemings Park after the woman he kept as a slave that bore him children. This gesture is meant to help us decolonize our minds.)
By Bus: Metro #36 from downtown has a stop at the Spokane Street and Beacon Avenue intersection. Metro bus #60 has a bus stop on the west side of the park along 15th Ave. S.
By Rail: Take Sound Transit Light Rail to the Beacon Hill Station, then either walk south .9 mile (no hills) or walk across Beacon Ave S and take the #36 or #60.
By Bike: There are bike routes along Beacon Ave S. From the Rainier Valley, head up Columbian Way or Cheasty to Beacon. From Capitol Hill, take 12th ave south across the Jose Rizal Bridge, then head up 14th or 15th ave S to Beacon. From Downtown, take King Street east to 12th ave s then use the directions above. At the park, lock your bike to a bike rack or other stationary object.
By Car: E4E encourages use of alternative transportation and/or carpooling. Parking at the Park will be extremely limited. Parking might be found either in the neighborhood to the north of Spokane Street or you may be able to park in the lot at Mercer Middle School and walk .5 mile north along the paved trail past the soccer and cricket fields to the festival site. NOTE: NO vehicles are allowed on the festival grounds (grass).
What should I bring?
Plan for the day as if going on a picnic (reusable water bottles, lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, etc). There is plenty room for picnics, and mats for the ground are useful when listening to music or participating in panels.
Seattle August weather is variable, but around 1/3rd of the days may have some precipitation. The temperature is usually in the 70′s, but can vary to the 80′s or the 60′s. The park is a higher elevation than most of the city and usually has a light breeze. Depending on the forecast, bring sunscreen, sun hats, or parkas, or umbrellas as appropriate.
What should I NOT bring?
Weapons, Recreational Drugs, and Alcohol are not allowed in the park. No one may sell anything at the festival.
What if I want to eat something/anything/everything?
Nothing will be sold at E4E including food and drink. Festival organizers are providing some food for free, but because we cannot precisely guess the attendance, we cannot promise to meet all attendees’ needs. It is advised that you might want to bring food and drinks with you. We will have a water tent, and there is a water fountain in the park to fill water bottles.
In case you need anything more, you can find the following restaurants by heading North on Beacon Ave S:
- Tippe & Drague Alehouse 3315 Beacon Ave. S. – .2 miles N
- Victrola Coffee Roasters 3215 Beacon Avenue South – .3 miles N
- El Quetzal 3209 Beacon Avenue South – .3 miles N
- Kusina Filipina 3201 Beacon Avenue South – .3 miles N
- Bar del Corso 3057 Beacon Avenue South – .4 miles (opens at 5pm) N
- Red Apple Market 2701 Beacon Avenue South – .7 miles N
- El Sabroso Taco Stand NW Corner of Light Rail Station - .8 miles N
- The Station Coffeehouse 2533 16th Avenue South – .8 miles N
- La Cabana Restaurante 2532 Beacon Avenue South – .8 miles N
- Travelers Thali House 2524 Beacon Ave South – .8 miles N
- Golden Daisy Restaurant 2518 Beacon Avenue South – .8 miles N
- Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine 2503 Beacon Avenue South – .9 miles N
- Baja Bistro 2414 Beacon Avenue South – .9 miles N
Or, you can get to these restaurants by heading South on Beacon Ave S:
- Grown Folks Coffeehouse 4878 Beacon Avenue South – .8 miles S
- Beacon Bar B Que 4886 Beacon Avenue South – .8 miles S
- Dim Sum House 4860 Beacon Avenue South – .8 miles S
What else is at Sally Hemings (Jefferson) Park?
The site of the E4E festival is a newly redesigned community space with a vast array of activities including a new skate park, a massive children’s playground, a community center, tennis courts, golf, lawn bowling, and even a cricket field.
What if I need something/anything/everything?
In the center of the E4E festival, there will be an Information Canopy, a Food Canopy, a Water Canopy, and a Medical Canopy staffed by Seattle Street Medics for minor medical issues. The information pop-up will have schedules and maps, and can provide a list of staff, musicians, and presenters on the site. We will soon have downloadable E4E programs.
There will be volunteer staff who will be wearing a yellow strip arm band. They will have the cell phone numbers of those staff members who can be available to de-escalate tense festival situations, to be a liaison with the press, and to be a liaison with park officials.
Note that there are other potentially large events in that park that day and the facilities may be under heavy use. If bathroom supplies run low, please notify the Info Tent.
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