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Where's Waldo. . . All July Long in Ballard

Waldo, the iconic children's book character, is back for the SIXTH year of the best scavenger hunt you've ever played!

We've come up with a creative and fun way to celebrate all that's wonderful about our local indie businesses, and we hope you'll join us.

All July long, we'll be hosting this exciting scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 25 participating local businesses. He's in the same red-and-white striped shirt, just like in the books you remember!

On Thursday,1 August there'll be a Waldo Awards Ceremony at our bookstore with prizes for the scavenger hunt winners, assorted hoopla and a special visit from. . . . . WALDO! Get your picture taken with him!

To play the scavenger hunt, stop into the shop 1-31 July to pick up your passport.  In it, you'll find instructions to find the 25 shops here in Ballard with the Shop Local, Find Waldo Here window signs. Players who collect store stamps/ signatures from at least 10 different businesses and turn them in here at the shop win a prize automatically. Players who collect at least 20 of the 25 possible stamps/signatures win another prize, and are entered in a drawing on 1 August for other larger prizes.

Here are the participating businesses:

Anecdotes Pottery Studio

Annie's Art and Frame

Ballard Blossom

Ballard Locks Visitor Center

Ballard Market

Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop


Camelion Design

Clover Toys

Culinary Essentials

Cupcake Royale


Homestreet Bank

Kitchen N Things

Market Street Shoes

Monster Art & Clothing

Mox Boarding House

Nordic Museum



Sonic Boom Records

Trove Vintage Boutique


Event date: 

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Event address: 

Secret Garden
2214 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Where's Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780763695798
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

Where’s Waldo? Celebrating his thirtieth anniversary!

Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763695804
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

The travel companion that Waldo fans can’t get enough of—now with all the classic adventures!

Waldo seekers on their own voyages will be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:
Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Waldo Now?
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey

Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763645250
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - August 14th, 2012

Looking for Waldo? Search no more. The time has come and we’ re celebrating our favorite wanderer in style!

For over a quarter of a century, the bespectacled Waldo has held a place as a beloved cultural icon. Candlewick has reissued the classic Waldo adventure with special features worthy of a stalwart hero. This Where's Waldo? deluxe edition boasts:

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