The Ballard Seafood Fest is one of my favorite festivals of the year. The heart of Ballard (Market Street) is closed to car traffic and the streets explode with food, culture, and hand crafted goods. One can wander for hours, soaking up all the sights and smells that the festival has to offer. We started our journey with a fresh ear of corn on the cob and a tugboat (a delicious sandwich topped with Dungeness crab and melted cheese on a toasted piece of french bread). After that we moved on to explore the variety of art, clothing, jewelry and clothing that all the booths had to offer. We ended up coming home with two RAD Ballard t-shirts, a beautiful tile necklace and two tickets to the Heritage Nordic Museum. We also got to get into one of Metros Rapid Bus and explore the innards of a giant fiberglass fish. We ended our afternoon by wandering the farmers market, grabbing some delicious goodies for Sunday Dinner and enjoying a walk home in the crisp Seattle summer weather.