Member Events Calendar

Mark Your Calendars! This year DSA is offering more exclusive opportunities for our business/organization members – as well as quarterly Residents Council meetings for our Downtown resident members – to network and engage in issues that match your interests.

DSA members are encouraged to attend our wide-range of member-only events designed to build a connected and informed Downtown community, as well as to enhance your understanding of issues impacting Downtown.

NOTE: Dates and locations are subject to change; event notifications will be emailed to our members in advance of each event, included in our twice-monthly newsletters, and included on our website homepage.

Member Only Meetings and Networking Opportunities


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: A Conversation with Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole (7:30am, Sept. 12) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • DSA Membership Drive Board Kick-Off Event (5pm, Sept. 25) – Columbia Tower Club
  • Idea Exchange: South Lake Union Construction & Bicycle Infrastructure (4:30pm, Date Sept. 29) – Bike Tour


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Forum: Housing Growth – What’s the City’s Plan for Workforce Housing? (7:30am, Oct. 10) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • Downtown Residents Council Quarterly Meeting: Public Safety with Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole (6pm, Oct. 14) – Hard Rock Café
  • Light Up Your Ride (4-6pm, Oct. 30) – McGraw Square
  • Idea Exchange: Bike Lane Field Trip (Oct. 24) – Vancouver, British Columbia


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: Election Recap & 2015 Predictions (7:30am, Nov. 8) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • DSA New-Member Orientation Event (5pm, Nov. 6) – Daily Grill


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: Business Poll Results & Analysis (7:30am, Dec. 12) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • Idea Exchange: Rainier Square Development (3:30pm, Dec. 16) – DSA Office
  • Idea Exchange: Waterfront And Pike Place Market Expansion (4:30pm, Dec. 2) – DSA Office


  • Idea Exchange: Seattle’s New Kids on the Block (4:30pm, Jan. 28) DSA Office


  • Downtown Residents Council Quarterly Meeting: What’s New in the New Year? (6pm, Feb. 3) – Hard Rock Café
  • State of Downtown Economic Forum (7am, Feb. 25) – Sheraton Seattle Hotel


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: Downtown Seattle & Bellevue – A Tale of Two Cities (7:30am, March 13) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • Idea Exchange: Nordstrom Flagship Tour (4:30pm, Date TBD) – DSA Office


  • DSA New-Member Orientation Event (5pm, April 21) – MOTIF Seattle
  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: Downtown’s Diversifying Economy (7:30am, April 10) – Cutters Crabhouse
  • Residents Council Quarterly Meeting (6pm, April 28) – Hard Rock Café
  • Idea Exchange: DSA and King County Executive Dow Constantine talk about the future of Downtown transit – DSA Office
  • Idea Exchange: Join DSA and CenturyLink for lunch with veteran sports broadcaster Jen Mueller at CenturyLink Field


  • Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable: Seattle’s Tourism Boom (7:30am, May 8) – Cutters Crabhouse


  • DSA/MID Annual Meeting (3:30pm, June 10) – The 5th Avenue Theatre

Community Events

DSA, MID and Commute Seattle produce and sponsor a wide-range of community events designed to activate our public spaces, create a sense of community and add to the vibrancy of Downtown.

NOTE: Dates and locations are subject to change; event notifications will be included in our weekly event eblasts, newsletters, social media & blog posts, and included on our website homepage.


  • Movies in the Park: Gravity (9pm, Aug. 1) – Westlake Park
  • National Night Out (5-8pm, Aug. 5) – Occidental Square, Bell Street Park, Freeway Park, Cascade Playground, 2nd & Wall
  • Post Alley Hooley (5-10pm, Aug. 7) – Post Alley
  • Bell Street Park Concert (6:30-8pm, Aug. 8) – Bell Street Park
  • Movies in the Park: Divergent (9pm, Aug. 8) – Westlake Park
  • Pioneer Square Fire Festival (11am-8pm & 11am-5:30pm), Aug. 16 & 17)
  • Movies in the Park: X-Men – Days of Future Past (9pm, Aug. 22) – Westlake Park
  • Movies in the Park: The Lego Movie (9pm, Aug. 29) – Westlake Park


  • Bell Street Park Concert (6:30-8pm, Sept. 12) – Bell Street Park
  • Downtown Rocks the Runway (6:30-9pm, Sept. 20) – Paramount Theatre


  • Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront (Oct. 26)


  • Holiday Carousel Opens (10am, Nov. 28) – Westlake Park
  • Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (6pm, Nov. 28) – Westlake Center Plaza/Westlake Park


  • The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition (5pm, Dec. 5) – Westlake Center Plaza/Westlake Park



  • Classic Weekend (Time TBD, June 21) – Seattle Waterfront, Pier 66
  • Waterfront Whimsea (Time/Date TBD) – Waterfront Park