Capitol Hill Community Post | GARAGE SALE DAY – ‘No garage, no problem!’ August 27, 2017

From the Cal Anderson Park Alliance

The Cal Anderson Park Alliance invites all local treasure seekers and thrifty hipsters to enjoy an afternoon of bargain hunting that promises something for everyone. On Sunday, August 27th, residents all over Capitol Hill will populate their front lawns, apartment stoops and Cal Anderson Park with heirlooms, antiques and bric-a-brac for sale as a part of the “8th ANNUAL CAPITOL HILL GARAGE SALE DAY” from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For this one-of-a-kind neighborhood event, no garage is no problem! Seattleites are invited to join their Capitol Hill neighbors to shop for five hours of bargains, both in Cal Anderson Park and around the neighborhood. Cal Anderson Park Alliance has plotted a map of Capitol Hill neighbors who will be hosting a more traditional garage/stoop/yard/sidewalk sale at their home. This map is available on the event website ( or at the Garage Sale information tent in Cal Anderson Park.

In Cal Anderson Park, event goers will be treated to musical wonders courtesy of DJs LA Kendall and Tony Burns. Alongside neighborhood purveyors of wonders there will also be knife sharpening courtesy of the Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library, as well as tasty beverages and treats available at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market just a block away (open from 11:00am until 3:00pm).

Event organizers, Cal Anderson Park Alliance (CAPA) have worked with neighboring businesses and apartment buildings to activate Cal Anderson Park as the hub of this annual event. “Eighty percent of Capitol Hill residents are apartment dwellers. For many, Cal Anderson Park is the neighborhood’s front yard,” said Joel Sisolak, Sustainability and Planning Director for Capitol Hill Housing and CAPA Board Member. “We’re excited to bring the community together to celebrate Cal Anderson Park and to take part in this unique Seattle tradition.”

This year’s Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day is presented by the Cal Anderson Park Alliance with support from the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. The day would not been possible without the support of a number of community-minded sponsors, including: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Board and Vellum, Capitol Hill Housing, Hunters Capital, Recology, Schemata Workshop and Sustainable Capitol Hill.

The “8th ANNUAL CAPITOL HILL GARAGE SALE DAY” will take place on Sunday, August 27th, starting at 10:00 a.m. throughout the heart of Capitol Hill and in Cal Anderson Park. Individuals without a garage or front yard can sign up for table space in Cal Anderson park. A $10 donation to the Cal Anderson Park Alliance secures a spot. For more information or a map, go to Printed maps will also be available on August 27th at the information table in Cal Anderson Park. Follow along on social media: #NoGarageNoProblem2017 or become a fan on Facebook: @CalAndersonPark.

The Cal Anderson Park Alliance (CAPA) was founded in 2006 to bring together neighborhood and city stakeholders who are dedicated to generating creative, innovative activities, programs and events to activate Cal Anderson Park. CAPA seeks to build and sustain healthy, safe and varied uses for the park.

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is a neighborhood-based sustainability initiative serving the most densely populated urban village in the Pacific Northwest. It is led by Capitol Hill Housing, a community development corporation and public development authority with over 40 years experience working alongside Capitol Hill stakeholders to enhance community health and affordability. The EcoDistrict works in partnership with the local community to test and deploy innovative solutions that address Capitol Hill’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Learn more at

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