SDOT events traffic advisory for May 5-8

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH:
Cinco de Mayo Block Party: A block party at Green Lake closes 2nd Avenue NE between E Green Lake Way N and Woodlawn Avenue N from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. About 950 people are expected to attend.

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH:
Opening Day of Boating Season: The Windermere Cup races are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by the Boat Parade until 2:30 p.m. in the Montlake Cut. The Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Northbound 24th Avenue E will be detoured at E Roanoke Street and southbound Montlake Boulevard will be detoured at NE Pacific Street. About 4,500 people are expected to attend.

Fiesta 5K Ole!: The race starts in Volunteer Park at 9:30 a.m. followed by a fiesta with mobile food trucks and a margarita garden though 6:00 p.m. The race circles the park east on E Prospect Street, north on 15th Avenue E, west on Howe Street, south on Federal Avenue E, east on E Prospect Street and south on 12th Avenue E. The course U-turns at E John Street and returns back to the park. About 5,000 people are expected to participate.

LUNG FORCE Walk – Seattle: A walk to raise awareness and funds to fight against lung cancer and for lung health. The walk starts at Lake Union Park at 9:00 a.m., heads east on sidewalks along Mercer Street, south on Fairview Avenue N, west on Denny Way, and north on Westlake Avenue N back to Lake Union Park. About 750 people are expected to participate.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose: 7:00 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, MAY 8th:
The Color Run: Mercer Street will close at 5:30 a.m. between 1st and 4th Avenue N for set-up and the race starts at 8:00 a.m.  The route heads south on 4th Avenue N, east on Republican Street, south 5th Avenue N, south on Cedar Street, and south on 4th Avenue to Seneca Street.  The route U-turns and returns to the Seattle Center north on 4th Avenue, west on Denny Way, and north on 2nd Avenue. About 9,000 people are expected to participate.

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