Bull Moose Festival

by Kay Baxter

The Bull Moose Festival is held every year in the Seattle neighborhood of Roosevelt. This street festival features live music, food and entertainment, and is a local staple. The daytime portion of the Bull Moose Festival features many things for children and families to do while the night time portion is more of a party-goers scene.

Block Party

The Bull Moose Festival block party starts at 11 a.m. and is held on 64th from Roosevelt Way NE to 9th Ave NE. This block party is for people of all ages and features a fashion show, local food offerings and live entertainment from local artists. The 2011 Bull Moose street festival was set for July 23.

Pub Crawl

The pub crawl part of the Bull Moose street festival gives you a chance to visit local bars and pubs and see all that they have to offer. Participating pubs run drink and food specials for the pub crawl portion of the festival. These pubs also donate a portion of the drink proceeds to the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association to fund future neighborhood events.

Battle of the Bands

The Bull Moose street festival battle of the bands starts at 8 p.m. and continues through the night. The battle of the bands features local bands fighting for $500 in prize money. Audience members are encouraged to vote for their favorite band.


Business and artisan vendors rent space to sell their wares at the event for a $25 donation to the Roosevelt Neighborhood Bull Moose Festival. Vendor spaces are 10-by-10 feet, and you must bring your own tent and set up. To get a vendor space send an email to bullmoose@rooseveltseattle.org, with the name of your company, description of the product you will be selling, your name, address and contact information.