Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Downtown Seattle Association recently announced the slate of events and promotions that will take place as part of the Welcome Back Weeks, this week through July 26 in downtown Seattle.

Welcome Back Weeks are part of the city’s downtown recovery effort and focus on bringing workers, small businesses and visitors back downtown.

Welcome Back Weeks will feature promotions across downtown neighborhoods, but large-scale events will take place in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square and Westlake. Details on all events can be found at seattle.gov/COVIDrecovery.

During the first Welcome Back Week, DSA/MID is hosting tented booths in various locations downtown.

Booths will feature music, giveaways and staff who can answer questions about what’s open, what’s changed and even offer updates on commuting options.  

The first large-scale Welcome Back Week event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District.

The two-day event will be a celebration of local food and culture and will feature community martial arts demonstrations, cultural performances and lion dances. It will also feature live performances by local artists Hollis, Chong the Nomad, Evan Flory Barnes, Totem Star, Bleachbear, Chrysalis Circus, Massive Monkees and more. 

The second large-scale Welcome Back Week event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 in Occidental Square. It will feature an outdoor concert with local artists Shaina Shepherd, Shenandoah Davis and The Black Tones performing. Path with Art will showcase their “Found Fashion” project, and Party Hat Gallery will provide free screen printing. 

The final large-scale Welcome Back Week event will be from noon to 8 p.m. July 25 at Westlake Park and feature family-friendly programming including a “Halloween in July” event where families can dress up in costume and trick-or-treat at vendors and stores across Westlake Park and Pacific Place. There will also be a costume contest, free face painting and dance workshops.

The Westlake Park event will also include sidewalk sales featuring downtown small retailers, and live performances by El Vez, Teatro Zinzanni, SANCA’s Circus Circus and Lelavision.

At 7 p.m. there will be a “Secret Sunset” concert. Both the Sounders and Mariners will have home games that day.

All three large-scale events will include vaccine pop-ups from the Seattle Fire Department, with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer available.

Seattle Fire Department Welcome Back Week pop-up vaccination clinic dates and times are as follows: 

Hing Hay Park: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 423 Maynard Ave S.

Occidental Square: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24, 117 S. Washington St.

Westlake Park: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 25, 401 Pine St.

SFD will administer Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer at these clinics, and patients can get their first or second dose.

If a patient is receiving their second dose, they’ll need to show proof of vaccination. If a patient receives their first dose of Pfizer, SFD will help them schedule their second dose on-site.

The first 100 people vaccinated at the City’s Welcome Back Week clinics will receive a free one-day ticket to the Day In • Day Out music festival in September.

For more information, including how to get vaccinated today, visit the City’s vaccination website at www.seattle.gov/vaccine.

The site contains vaccination information in seven languages, and in-language assistance is also available over the phone.