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Live Ballard Views and Traffic Cameras

One  page for all your Ballard webcam and traffic needs. Traffic is as much part of life in Ballard as are the sweeping vistas, the beaches, the Ballard Locks, Ballard Avenue, Market Street and the Edith Macefield House.  Below are live images and information Ballardites like to have at their fingertips, including Live Marine Traffic…
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Ballard Happy Hour & Dining Guide

Ballard Happy Hour & Dining Guide Find your Pleasure for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Ballard Happy Hour. Below are a few of the happiest places for Ballard Happy Hour.  For a current list of  all Ballard Bars, Restaurants, Taverns and Cafes, click here.  For Master List of Ballard Breweries, Tap Rooms, Distillers and Wineries, click here.…
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Host your next party or event in Ballard!

Ballard Event Venues, Party Spaces and Private Dining Planning a special event in Seattle?  Check out this list of Ballard event venues for private dining, parties, weddings, family reunions, corporate events and networking meetings in this delicious North Seattle neighborhood.  We are working to build this page back up, one establishment at a time, after our earlier…
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Getting to Ballard & Parking

Ballard Parking Tip:  Street parking is easier to find since meters were installed around the Ballard commercial center.  Remember that you can pay for 3 hours from 5 PM in almost all two hour spaces.  That allows you to park until 8 PM and after that it's free, so no need to rush back to…
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What’s up with the Edith Macefield House in Ballard?

Clock is Ticking for Ballard's Beloved Macefield House: [caption id="attachment_8220" align="aligncenter" width="337"] September 15 was final day of Kickstarter, but property was reportedly sold weeks ago to Ballard Blocks.[/caption] (Kickstarter Runs of out of Time) Edith Macefield House  1438 NW 46th Street Seattle, WA 98107 Located between N 14th Avenue & N 15th Avenue in Ballard (Map)…
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Ballard Videos & Special Thanks

Thank You! In addition to all the people and organizations recognized in our Community section, we are honored to thank the following individuals who have provided inspiration, guidance, food and drinks in support of this initiative to celebrate the businesses, events and traditions that keep Ballard strong and vibrant.  Thank you also to the countless others…
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Request Gift Card Donation

This program is designed to support local raffles and auctions by schools, clubs, nonprofits and community building organizations who bring people together to make good things happen in Ballard and Seattle.  Special thanks for the trust extended to us by Ballard Food & Beverage businesses who share a strong commitment to giving back. HOW IT WORKS: Eat…
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Ballard Facts and Trivia

A Million Cool Things Everyone should Know about Ballard Facts and Trivia. Ballard was established in 1889 as a mill town on the water.  Within 15 years, it was one of the biggest mill towns in America.  Today, this Seattle neighborhood retains a small town feel, but with an increasingly urban flair.  Ballard adjoins water on…
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Ballard Visitor Map & Walking Routes

Walk, Shop and Eat Ballard We are delighted to present the Ballard Visitor Map & Guide on Google Maps.   We have compiled an online resource of the things we love most about Ballard.  The EAT BALLARD visitors map contains layers you can show or hide by checking the boxes on left hand side menu.  You can choose from:  Restaurants,…
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