From humble beginnings in the People’s Parking Lot, Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day has grown into quite a thing. Now in its ninth year, CHGSD is this Sunday, August 19th. CHS used to organize the whole thing ourselves — now we have a lot of help:
The Cal Anderson Park Alliance invites all local treasure seekers to enjoy an afternoon of bargain hunting that promises something for everyone. On Sunday, August 19th, 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 “9TH 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 in Cal Anderson Park for five hours of bargain shopping, DJ music and sun. In addition, this year, shoppers can access an online map of Capitol Hill neighbors who will be simultaneously hosting a more traditional garage/stoop/yard/sidewalk sale in front of their homes. 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 an afternoon of upbeat dance-floor favorites courtesy of DJs LA Kendall. 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).
So far, we count around 90 sales on the official map. If past years are any indication, expect a lot of “off map” surprises around the neighborhood, too.
Thanks much to our friends at CAPA, Capitol Hill Housing and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, and you, salers and shoppers, for being part of the fun. See you Sunday.