West Seattle Glass Float Scavenger Hunt is back by popular demand
Information from West Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Are you ready to go on a West Seattle scavenger hunt? Back by popular demand, the 2023 West Seattle Glass Float Hunt kicks off on Saturday, August 5, 2023. This year’s theme is “GO WEST”, inspired by the stunning sunsets of West Seattle, as well as the neighborhood’s geographical direction. Beginning Saturday, August 5th, the West Seattle Junction Association and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to search for glass floats hidden throughout West Seattle. 50 floats will be hidden on August 5th, with 50 more the morning of Saturday, August 12, 2023. A total of 100 floats will be hidden both indoors - in beloved local businesses - and outdoors.
Each 2023 glass float is individually hand blown by Avalon Glassworks in stunning red and yellow hues reminiscent of West Seattle sunsets. Each 4-inch sphere is stamped with a heart and “WS” on the sealing button. Float hunters should look high and low for colorful round balls peeking out through the mesh of a knotted net bag. Labels encourage the lucky finders to register the float, as well as tag the local business where it was discovered on social media.
Chris Mackay, Executive Director of the West Seattle Junction Association, shared,
“We are thrilled to bring back our Glass Float Scavenger Hunt this August! This engaging event is for participants of all ages who want to discover new businesses and nature areas as they search for gorgeous glass floats. Come one, come all and have fun combing the area for yellow and orange glass balls!”
Whitney Moore, Executive Director of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, added, “We're so looking forward to our community exploring more of the peninsula and local businesses for the second year of the Glass Float Scavenger Hunt in West Seattle! We hope you delight in this two week search for beautiful, custom-made glass floats. Happy hunting!”
Details for the 2023 West Seattle Glass Float Scavenger Hunt are available at https://wsjunction.org/float-hunt/. Clues, rules, and more information will be released real-time on social media; follow @westseattlejunction and @westseattlechamber to prepare for the hunt.
Starting Saturday, August 5, 2023, the West Seattle Junction Association and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce welcome float hunters to this interactive, energetic, and immersive event. They encourage you to come for the glass float hunt and stay to enjoy the many restaurants, shops, and beautiful views of West Seattle. Happy (glass float!) hunting!
West Seattle Junction Association
The West Seattle Junction Association (WSJA) is a nonprofit that produces community events throughout the year, including Art Walk, Wine Walk, Summer Fest, Outdoor Movies, Harvest Festival, and Hometown Holidays. The WSJA helps to keep the streets of the Junction safe, clean and beautiful. With the help of the public, we fund the flower baskets that beautify the Junction each summer, and put up the banners and lights that make the Junction so pretty.
West Seattle Chamber of Commerce
For more than 100 years, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce has supported businesses by advocating for their interests and facilitating growth and development of members and the greater community. Today, our Chamber has more than 280 business members, a board of directors, and six volunteer committees. The Chamber’s mission is to be the leading advocate for the West Seattle business community through building strong inter-organizational and public-private relationships, networks, and resources.