Business Participation Opportunities for U District Events

The U District Partnership hosts multiple events each year that attract thousands of visitors to the neighborhood. We invite businesses located in the University District to participate in these events in a variety of ways. Please read below about each event and register your business to participate.

For questions about business participation opportunities, please contact Daniel Lokic at daniel@udistrictpartnership.org. For general inquiries about events contact Pollyanna Yokokawa at pollyanna@udistrictpartnership.org.

U District Food Walk: Fall 2022

Event Dates:
Fall 2022, To Be Determined

About the Event:
Launched in 2021 as part of the U District Station Opening Festival, the $3 Food Walk aims to make a return in Fall 2022. University District restaurants invite visitors to explore the neighborhood and its array of global eats, treats, and drinks.

Businesses Included:

  • Food & Beverage / Restaurants located in the University District

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN SPRING/SUMMER

Cherry Blossom Festival: Two Weeks, March - April 2022

Deadline to participate has passed – stay tuned for the 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival.

Event Dates:
To be determined, two-week promotion based on cherry blossom bloom dates. Estimated dates will be a designated two weeks between March – April, 2022.

About the Event:
The historic cherry blossoms located on the University of Washington campus attract thousands of visitors from across the region each spring. As visitors make their way through the U District neighborhood, join us in welcoming them by inviting them in for a special Cherry Blossom Festival promotion.

Businesses Included:
For 2022, this promotional event will include options for food, beverage, and retail businesses.

Activation Opportunities:

  • Offer a cherry- or cherry blossom-themed menu item (past examples include a cherry blossom latte, cherry cider, or ‘pink’ food item)
  • Offer special cherry festival-themed retail items

 

University District Street Fair: May 21 - 22, 2022

The deadline to participate in the 2022 U District Street Fair has now passed.

Event Dates:
Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22, 2022

About the Event:
Returning for its 51st year, the University District Street Fair is a Seattle tradition!

Businesses Included:

  • U District-based brick-and-mortar businesses are invited to consider an activation opportunity. Some activations are limited to storefronts.

Participation Opportunities:

  • Storefront expansion into event map
  • Have a booth or food truck elsewhere in the neighborhood

What Businesses Receive:

  • Inclusion on the U District Street Fair event page.
  • Promotion through the event

Boba Fest: Saturday, April 30

Stay tuned for next year!

Event Dates:
Saturday, April 30, 2022

About the Event:
Celebrate National Boba Tea Day with the U District’s new event, Boba Fest! The U District is home to more than 20 bubble (or boba) tea restaurants, that’s the highest concentration of boba tea in the Northwest.

Businesses Included:
We are asking every bubble tea business in the U District to participate!

Activation Opportunities:

  • Highlight one special boba drink for the weekend!

Requirements:

  • Display an event poster or decal on your storefront
  • Post about the event on your social media channels