Where's Waldo? Our annual Ballard Scavenger Hunt!

Where's Waldo Local Scavenger Hunt


Waldo, the iconic children's book character, is back for the FIFTH 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 an exciting month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 25 participating local businesses. See links to them below!

On Thursday, August 1st at 7pm there'll be a big Waldo shindig at our bookstore with prizes for the scavenger hunt winners, assorted hoopla and a special visit from. . . . . WALDO! Get your picture taken with human Waldo!

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 3 August for other larger prizes.

Here are the participating businesses:

Anecdotes Pottery Studio

Annie's Art and Frame

Ballard Blossom

Ballard Market

Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop


Camelion Design

Clover Toys

Culinary Essentials

Cupcake Royale


His Word Found Here

Homestreet Bank

Kitchen N Things

Market Street Shoes

Monster Art & Clothing

Mox Boarding House

The Other Coast Cafe



Sonic Boom Records

Sweet Mickey's 

Trove Vintage Boutique



Event date: 

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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)
ISBN: 9780763695798
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Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

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