Just wondering if you are planning to go? Folklife festival in Seattle is May 22-25, 2009: Here's an tibit of the article: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009164506_guns03m.html The new rule wouldn't have any criminal penalties. People caught with a weapon would be asked to surrender the weapon or leave city property. If they refuse, they could be cited for trespassing, Fryer said. Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, said the new rule won't make parks any safer. "Criminals who don't abide by the law to begin with aren't going to follow this law either," he said. His organization plans to sue the city whenever the mayor issues his order. The group contends only the state has the authority to limit gun possession. "This is really stupid, and it shows the fact that the mayor doesn't care about wasting taxpayer dollars to push his own agenda," Gottlieb said.