It’s that time of year again; Capitol Hill Block Party. Tonight, as we lay down after a hard day’s work and close our eyes, we will dream in parallel of many things. What the stages look like, what friends we’ll see there, and a “he’s pointing at me” acknowledgement moment from our favorite artists. As we snooze away the CHBP fairies emerge and begin their work by vigorously roping off a six block section of our beloved Capitol Hill. With around 100 local and national artists, two outdoor stages, 3 indoor stages, dozens of bars and restaurants, there will be no shortage of places to be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With just a few days left, we’re sure you’re already prepared, but humor us with one last lap around the basics. Let’s take a look at the weather, what to bring, what not to bring, schedule, and anything else you may have overlooked. Weather Forecast *Pro-Tip: Make sure to bring a sweatshirt for after sunset! What To Bring/ What Not To Bring Not No Outside Beverages Unless Sealed No Unauthorized Vending No Weapons No Illegal Drugs or Outside Alcohol No Animals No Chains No Skateboards No Bikes No Tents No Coolers No Laser Pointers No Professional Cameras No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Zoom Lenses, etc No Fireworks No Audio Recording Devices No Sharpies/Markets No Large Backpacks No Instruments No Flags No Refunds or Exchanges No Chairs No Video Cameras No Umbrellas No Glass Bottles No Wagons or Carts No Airhornes or other Noisemakers No Minors in Neumos, Barboza, Cha Cha, or Havana Stages No Unpermited vending unless you are an official sponsor of the festival Ok OK Small Backpacks OK All Ages OK Empty or sealed water bottles OK Chapstick OK Hats OK Sunblock OK Lighters OK Cellphones OK Sunglasses OK Empty Camelbacks OK Fanny packs OK Digital Cameras – Non Professional OK Film Cameras – Non Professional OK Walkie Talkies *For an FAQ, directions, and complete list of vendors & restaurants, Click Here Schedule Friday Saturday Sunday For more visit CapitolHillBlockParty.com Food & Drink Suggestions That’s all fine and dandy, but what about food and drink you may ask? Here a breakdown of our favorite spots, and what we go there for! Big Marios – NY style pizza Bimbos Cantina – Nachos Caffe Vita – Caffeine Cha Cha’s – Cheep beer/ cigarette machines/ smoking area Lost Lake – Late night diner cuisine Grim’s – Brunch, mimosas, breakfast food Quinn’s – Sit down/ wine&dine Sam’s Tavern – Bomb burger specials Cupcake Royal – Treats for your sweet tooth *Pro-Tip: Keep an eye out for the best “Street Meat” (Seattle Hotdog) usually located in front of Neumos. **Suggestion: Don’t navigate on our word alone! Explore other bars, restaurants, and try new things! ***Don’t forget your I.D., the beer gardens will be checking upon entry. Capitol Hill Block Party has been working hard to make this a great experience, so help preserve that experience for returning patrons, new-comers, yourself, and businesses by respecting others’ space and belongings. Make sure to throw trash and recycling away in proper receptacles. It can get very crowded and hot throughout the weekend so keep an eye out for one-another and make this a safe event for all. Oh, and have a blast! Malachi Belluscio Powered by coffee, music, and people. Originally from NH, I've relocated to beautiful Seattle, WA. So happy to be writing for you!