13th Annual 4th of July Family Picnic!

The most fun FREE community party of the summer. Brought to you by theCal Anderson Park Alliance, this totally FREE, inclusive for families of all types event is the epicenter of fun. Plus, it ends early enough for you to get to your fireworks viewing situation. Bring your Dads, Moms, kids, dogs on a leash, friends, lovers, hula hooping neighbor, parrot, cat on a leash, cute new date, babies, co-worker, bike polo playing friends, ping pong enthusiasts, favorite bartender and/or people who like burritos.

Come for the old-timey Pie Eating Contest and Patriotic Face Painting. Stay for:

Free Patriotic Portraits by illustrator Elaine Lin.

Balloon Artistry

Free Root Beer Tasting Garden

Free Hot Dog Feast by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

Free Ice Cream

Main Stage Performances by The Not Its, Heatwarmer, Tangerine and More!

Poi Spinning and Hula Hooping Lessons

Arts and Crafts


Games with Hugo House

Activities with Sustainable Capitol Hill

Crawl on a Real Fire Truck.

Face Painting by Amelia Anne Flores Ireland and Marjorie Austin Flores.


Join us this 4th of July for the amazing, phenomenal and totally FREE Cal Anderson Park Alliance Independence Day Picnic. You will see a marching band.

Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale!

Now being held at Cal Anderson Park. More information to come very soon!

Wading Pool at Cal Anderson Park

The 2013 Wading Pool program has come to an end. The wading pool season typically begins in mid-June.
For more information call the Seattle Parks Wading Pool Hotline: 206-684-7796

Other Activities

Check out the many and varied Ongoing Activities in Cal Anderson Park.

Rent the Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse for your next meeting, retreat or party!