Annual Events: June, July
Pike Place Market Festival
Pike Place Market
With live music, entertainment, local artisans and demos from some of
the area's most prominent chefs, the Pike Place Market Festival is another
reason to enjoy the historic Market at peak season. Aside from the usual Market
offerings, the festival will showcase a Strut Your Mutt dog parade,
a wine and cheese tasting and a beer garden sponsored by local favorite
Red Hook Brewery.
Fremont Street Fair
Celebrate the arrival of summer at one of Seattle's
largest neighborhood festivals which features more than 200 arts
and crafts booths, ethnic food and entertainment stages.
The outrageous Fremont Solstice Parade, hosted by the Fremont
Arts Council, takes place Saturday at Noon. Visit www.fremontfair.com for more information.
Seattle International Beerfest
A celebration of beer and the art of brewing, Seattle International
Beerfest gives attendees the chance to sample beers with names they've
never heard of and often can't pronounce. Featuring more than 100 beers from
15 different countries, live music throughout the weekend, a cigar bar and several
food options, the event attracts 10,000 people annually. Must be 21 to attend.
Seattle's largest festival features community celebrations,
parades and other family-oriented entertainment, culminating with unlimited hydroplane races and
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air show in early August.
Washington Mutual Family Fourth at Lake Union
Gasworks Park (Lake Union)
Spectators gather annually in Gasworks Park to
view a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music high
above Seattle's Lake Union. Visit for more information.
Fourth of Jul-Ivar's
Myrtle Edwards Park (Seattle Waterfront)
Each year since 1964, Ivar's Restaurants has presented the annual Fourth of Jul-Ivar's celebration at Seattle's Myrtle Edwards Park. Fourth of Jul-Ivar's draws 300,000 people annually for a fun-filled day of food, free live music and a spectacular fireworks show that lights up the sky over Seattle's Elliott Bay. For more information call (206) 587-6500.
Bite of Seattle
Seattle's annual food festival offers affordable
tastes from more than 50 local restaurants,
25 Washington State wineries and 30 food product vendors.
Local musicians and dance groups provide entertainment.
Ballard Seafood Fest
Seattles historic neighborhood of Ballard hosts
this annual seafood festival which features a salmon barbecue, plus arts
and crafts and entertainment for all ages. Call the Ballard Chamber of Commerce at
(206) 784-9705 or visit www.seafoodfest.org for more information.