Viking Days in Ballard

There are Vikings battling at the Nordic Heritage Museum. And Goodwives doing fingerknitting. And the lightest most delicious Swedish Pancakes in Ballard at the Pancake Breakfast Sunday 9-12 during Ballard Viking Days. Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish æbleskiver, and a variety of Finnish and Icelandic goodies are served during Viking Days, Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th. With assorted Scandanavian entertainment, foods, arts, and craft merchants, as well as real live Vikings with swords, battle axes, and round shields fighting – to the death! – before a strikingly real dragon-prowed ship, an actual historical ship over 200 years old (although not nearly as old as if real Vikings had used it in their raids on the coasts of Brittan in olden times.)
There is a Taste of Scandinavia which features fare from all five Nordic countries and including such treats as Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish æbleskiver, and Finnish and Icelandic baked goods. The Ravensted Vikings will have a special small encampment at which visitors can see life as it happened in the Viking old days. Viking arts and crafts such as weaving, spinning, woodcarving and cooking are being demonstrated, taking the visitor back to an earlier time. There will also be Viking-led discussions about aspects of Viking life. The Viking warriors escalate into full battle twice during the Festival Day, once in the morning at 11-11:15, and again in the afternoon. Admission to Viking Days and to the museum is free for all ages! Not to be missed.

by Edy Kizaki
Realtor, Team Leader


About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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