customLogo2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Ballard Seafood Fest, which will be taking place this weekend in heart of Ballard and in the hearts of beer and seafood lovers throughout the city. The website boasts live music, salmon bbq, skateboarding, a beer fest and much more, but that should be all you need to know to guarantee attendance. The World Cup final happens to coincide with the fest on Sunday, which means the thirsty soccer fans filling the Ballard pubs can stumble out of the bar and straight into a crab cakes vendor line…I know USA is out, but God Bless America!

Crab cakes and (European) Fútbol! Thats what Seattle Does!

For a FREE event, the music is also very impressive. The stage will be pouring out tunes from 1:00 on Saturday and run all through the weekend before closing down the fest 6pm on Sunday with Portland rocker, Sallie Ford. This will mark Sallie’s first show in Seattle with her new, all-girl band. Also playing are local gems like Ravenna Woods, The Flavr Blue, the cosmic cowboy band Brent Amaker & The Rodeo, and favorite funksters Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme.

Full Lineup Here: