Ballard Van Jam rolls back into town

The event celebrates all things “van life” with custom vehicles, food, and music.

A small group of people gather in a tented area outside a van with several other vans parked nearby.

The community event welcomes DIY van builds.

Photo via Rydawell Builds

If this van’s a-rockin’ you can absolutely go a-knockin’. Ballard Van Jam will be back for its third year on Saturday, Sept. 16, catering to groovy folks who love long road trips. After all, recreational van life is a sacred thing around the PNW.

Run by local van outfitter Rydawell Builds, the free event features lots of souped up vehicles, food trucks, live music, and swag. It will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 324 NW Bowdoin Place. You won’t be able to miss it with all the sweet rides parked around the street.

Rydawell’s van upgrade offerings will likely be prominently on display, but everyone who has a cool van can swing by to show it off, give tips on customization, or maybe even argue on whether or not “Nomadland” was good.

It’s all about the love, people.

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