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Seafair Fleet Week

Seafair Fleet Week

There’s really too much going on at Seafair to count it as just one cool thing to do in Seattle. We’ll start with Fleet Week, (which, to be honest, started on August 4th), because it’s really kind of the beginning of all the action.  Read More 
Seafair Hydroplane Races

Seafair Hydroplane Races

Picture this: You’re at a Mariner’s game. At one of the between-inning breaks, the jumbotron fires up with a crowd-pleaser–the boat race video! The entire stadium goes wild as the root for the color they think will dominate. For some people, this is the most thrilling part of the entire game (sorry, Mariners). Well, if …  Read More 
12th Avenue Festival - Seattle

12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival

The Pike Pine neighborhood in Seattle’s Capitol Hill is hosting their first annual street festival this weekend on Sunday, August 15th, 2010. It looks like a fun time, with tasty bites from some of the great restaurants in that neighborhood, along with a variety of musical performances throughout the day. Sunday August 15th 2010 12:00-6:00 …  Read More 
Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot 2010

Labor Day weekend in Seattle means Bumbershoot. A bumbershoot is an umbrella, which is commonly needed in Seattle, though ironically early September is usually quite dry. Bumbershoot in Seattle is also the annual music & arts festival that has been taking place for the last 40 years on the grounds of the Seattle Center. The …  Read More 
The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival

Every September in Wallingford, people flock from all over the city to attend the Great Wallingford Wurst Festival. Held at St. Benedict School on 48th & Wallingford, the festival includes live music, games for the kids, craft vendors, used book sale, sweet shop, beer garden, and, of course, bratwursts. Other food vendors include hamburgers, bbq …  Read More 
Fremont Oktoberfest

Fremont Oktoberfest

Nothing says ‘fall’ like people dressed up in lederhosen and dirndls, raising mugs of beer, and then firing up their chainsaws. Which is how I know that the season has arrived; the Fremont Oktoberfest is in just a few days–September 24-26.  Read More 
Artisan Food Festival

Artisan Food Festival

This weekend, Pike Place Market is hosting the 1st annual Artisan Food Festival. Modeled after Salone Del Gusto, the popular festival in Torino, Italy, it features artisan food, wines and beer from the Northwest.  Read More 
Issaquah Salmon Days 2010

Issaquah Salmon Days 2010

Celebrating the annual return of salmon to our lakes and streams, Issaquah Salmon Days is happening in downtown Issaquah this weekend. The festival includes a parade, hundreds of arts & crafts vendors, plus enough food vendors to inspire a feeding frenzy among the human attendees. There are also fun events like live music, a climbing …  Read More 
Northwest Chocolate Festival

The Northwest Chocolate Festival 2010

Two words: “Chocolate” and “Festival”. I’m guessing that I just caught almost everyone’s attention. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate? The festival brings people together to share, educate, taste and celebrate the flavors of chocolate grown around the world.  Read More 
Cookie Monster

CookieFest

“C” is for cookie that’s good enough for me! CookieFest, Seattle’s largest bake sale, is back to celebrate the holiday season. Thousands of cookies are donated by 25 of the city’s best bakeries, restaurants, caterers and hotels and are offered for sale to benefit the Seattle Milk Fund.  Read More