International Festival Moves to September

The International Festival in SeaTac has historically been a kick off to summer.  This year however with the move to a new weekend date in September the festival can now be considered as a kick off to the new school year! Regardless of the date, the intent of the festival remains unchanged and that is to celebrate the cultural diversity found within the city of SeaTac. 

The weekend festival includes a variety of ethnic and cultural dances and bands from around the Pacific Northwest, arts & crafts vendors and food vendors, a children’s play area and a family fun run. Admission is free and all events take place at Angle Lake Park. 

Arrive by water to avoid parking hassles! Take advantage of the new opportunity for boat parking by tying up to the new dock situated next to the boat ramp at Angle Lake Park.

Festival Hours
Saturday, September 6 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m.*
Sunday, September 7 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.*
*Children's area opens at noon each day. Buy a wristband and play all day! ($5 per day)

Live Entertainment 
Listen to the hottest popular performers in the Pacific Northwest. Different types of ethnic and cultural music will be performed, as well as entertainment for kids. Entertainment begins at noon on Saturday and runs through Sunday afternoon. 

Entertainment Schedule
Noon - Spirit of Ojah (Ghanaian highlife)
1:00 p.m. - Teresa Anderson (Top 40's)
2:00 p.m. - Mark Iler (60's & 70's Rock & Pop)
3:00 p.m. - Kristin Dunlap (Belly Dancing)
4:00 p.m. - Alma Villegas (Latin)
5:00 p.m. - Nicholas Drummond - (Upbeat Alt-Folk)
6:00 p.m. - Freddy Pink (Classic R&B hits)

Noon - It's a Zumba Party (Free Zumba lesson)
1:00 p.m. - Scott Lindemuth (Jazz, Electric Blues, Rock)
2:00 p.m. - Shake it Up! ("The Cars" cover band)
3:00 p.m. - Kevin Jones (Roots Electric/Acoustic Rock)
4:00 p.m. - Cordaviva (Styles of African diaspora)

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
5K, 10K, 12K. Start and finish at Angle Lake Park.
Visit the American Volkssport Association Website for more details.

Nighttime Utility Work at S. 200th Street

Beginning Sunday, August 24, and continuing nightly for approximately two weeks, between the  hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM, one lane in each direction of S. 200th Street will be closed between  28th Avenue S. and International Blvd. in SeaTac. 

Puget Sound Energy will be relocating electrical utilities underground at the intersection of S. 200th Street and “little 28th Avenue S”. The City of SeaTac has approved a temporary noise variance for this work and access to local businesses will be maintained. 

Click the link below to view a time lapse video of about 6 hours of footage captured over a night shift building the elevated trackway. A total of 1,100 concrete segments will create the 1.6-mile extension.

Click on the links below to watch a few 3D Concept Videos:

Traffic Delays Expected for Military Road

If you regularly travel Military Road between 46th Ave S. and South 198th Street expect traffic flow disruptions beginning as early as August 18th.

The Highline Water District will begin construction on Project 13-1B replacing the Angle Lake Water Main starting mid-August and is expected to finish in December.  The project location is along Military Road S. from 46th Ave S. to S. 198th St. 

Letters have gone out to alert businesses and residences that are in proximity to the project location, however no other signage has been posted to alert commuters of the need to reduce travel to a single lane creating disruption to the normal traffic flow. If you frequently use this route you might plan an alternate route around the area, choosing I-5 or International Blvd instead or at least allow for extra time to pass through the impacted areas. 

Details About Project 13-1

The District owns and maintains small 4" and 6" diameter water main along the south and east side of Angle Lake in the City of SeaTac. The main is located within existing easements along the lake and is nearing the end of its useful life. The proposed project will replace approximately 7,000 lf of small diameter main with new, modern materials.

The District applied for and was selected for low-interest Public Works Trust Fund monies for the project. The anticipated project cost is $2.61 million.  The project will be phased. Project 13-1B refers to the first of two phases of construction that will replace aging water mains in the Angle Lake area. The first phase construction is anticipated to be completed by December 2014. The second phase is currently in the design and easement acquisition stage. If you are impacted by the location of the second phase, you will be contacted directly. Construction for the second phase is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015. 

To see more information and helpful FAQ’s, please see a copy of the letter at the following link: