Event is free and open to the public, including live music, giveaways, in-store demos, birthday cupcakes, Champagne reception and more!

Celebrate with Wallingford Center as it turns 30 this July! The shopping and dining destination, located at 1815 N 45th St., Seattle, will host an all-ages, schoolhouse-themed birthday party on Saturday, July 18 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Guests will be going back to school for this event, but don’t worry, they’ll be the easiest As ever earned! Upon arrival, guests can pick up a report card event guide in any shop or at the entrances. The report card outlines experiences and offers located throughout shops in Wallingford Center, ranging from 30 percent off sales at select stores, free birthday cake cupcakes, demonstrations, grand re-openings, exclusive samples and more. Complete the experience or offer to earn an A stamp. No purchase necessary.

Guests receiving more than three As can enter to win $50-$100 Wallingford Center gift cards. Eight or more stamps earns a chance at the Honor Student grand prize – a $250 shopping spree at Wallingford Center. Receive Extra Credit stamps at various other locations throughout the center, such as snapping a Polaroid with Wallingford Center’s mascot, April the Dog, or visiting the pop-up gallery.

The schedule is as follows:

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Enjoy live music by The Wiretappers, an acoustic string band from the Seattle area. They’ll kick off an hour-long set with a Happy Birthday tune, accompanied by complimentary mini birthday cake cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes (while supplies last).

2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Study Hour – Use this free time to shop the sales, enjoy event experiences and get the report card graded.

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Celebrate a successful school year with a Champagne reception (sparkling cider for the kids) at Chutney’s Indian Bistro with live belly dancers. Report Card prizes will be drawn at 5:30 p.m.


-Kid Friendly-

Exploration Academy – Suite 218
What’s a birthday without balloons? Pick up a balloon in front of our school’s entrance on the mail level. Show your balloon to an event concierge for your stamp.

Lil’ Klippers – Suite 205

Children can get styled with complimentary, temporary hair chalk color and hair glitter directly in front of the salon. Stop by to participate or observe and receive a stamp.

Trophy Cupcakes & Party- Suite 209

Indulge your sweet tooth- no birthday is complete without some cake and frosting! Trophy Cupcakes & Party will be serving mini cupcakes for the event kick-off near the live music at 1 p.m.

Bootyland Kids – Suite 208

Join us for our grand opening celebration featuring a coloring contest, craft table with pin wheel making, face painting, and an hourly give away.

EXTRA CREDIT – Suite 211
From 1-3 p.m., earn an extra stamp by snapping a Polaroid with April the Dog, Wallingford Center’s mascot. April will start off in 211 near the live music and roam from there.

-Adult Friendly-

Chutney’s Indian Bistro – Suite 103
Visit our Champagne reception on the patio from 4:30– 6 p.m. and earn a stamp upon arrival. And in case the kids are in tow, there will also be sparkling cider and bottles of bubbles.

Richards Artistic Framing – Suite 105
Come in to claim your 30 percent off coupon, good on all framed and unframed art on July 18 only.

Tweedy & Popp – Suite 112
Tweedy Popp True Value is celebrating 95 years as a “key” Wallingford community member. To celebrate, receive a complimentary single sided key cut (KW1 and SC1). No purchase necessary.

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts – Suite 212
Enter a drawing worth more than $100 and peruse our 29th Anniversary Sale areas. Claim your 30 percent off coupon for a stamp. Try out our solid fragrance bar by Zents – exclusively offered in the Northwest at Crackerjack!

Yazdi & Yazdi II – Suite 201 & 203
Come in to claim your 30 percent off coupon and check out our own Yazdi line created in Bali.

Pharmaca – Suite 110
Take a recess with a complimentary mini makeover from 2-4 p.m., or a 10-minute chair massage from 4-6 p.m. Be sure to pick up your $5 off coupon and receive a stamp.

Bad Woman LLC – Suite 215
Celebrate our grand re-launch into our expanded space! Discover our new gift selection featuring Baggallini Bags, Votiva Candles and Boma Jewelry and receive a stamp.

EXTRA CREDIT – Suite 215
Visit our pop-up gallery featuring local artists.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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