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The Bite of Seattle is back in action for the whole dang weekend. Head on over to the Seattle Center where you can taste bites from 60 restaurants, watch cooking demos, enjoy the beer and spirit garden and live entertainment. You can also buy a $20 package of six gourmet tastes to support charity. There will also be a craft beer and cider tasting for $25 (Image: Seattle Refined).
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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us hello@seattlerefined.com if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, July 20

Bremerton Summer BrewFest. The 8th Annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest will run on both Friday and Saturday and will feature 36 Washington breweries with over 100 craft beers. There will also be live music and food vendors as well!

Bremerton Boardwalk
100 2nd Street
12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$20

Bite of Seattle. YAY! The Bite of Seattle is back in action for the whole dang weekend. Head on over to the Seattle Center where you can taste bites from 60 restaurants, watch cooking demos, enjoy the beer and spirit garden and live entertainment. You can also buy a $20 package of six gourmet tastes to support charity. There will also be a craft beer and cider tasting for $25.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Free


Capitol Hill Block Party. Another fun Seattle summer staple! CHBP is a three day music festival with over 100 bands, DJs, food and different vendors. This year's headliners include Dillon Francis, Betty Who, Brock Hampton, Father John Misty, Cashmere Cat and mooore.

Capitol Hill
4 p.m.
One Day Pass: $75

Sequim Lavender Festival. Just a couple minutes over an hour via the Bainbridge Island ferry will take you to Sequim's Lavender Festival! This festival will run all weekend long and has lavender farm tours with a street fair, crafts, food, beer, wine, live music and you HAVE to treat yo'self to some lavender ice cream.

Carrie Blake Park
202 N Blake Ave
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Free

Darrington Blue Grass Festival. Head 75 miles north to Darrington to enjoy their Bluegrass festival! Headliners include Band of Ruhks, Volume Five, Dave Adkins, Sister Sadie and more! This event runs all weekend.

Darrington Bluegrass Music Park
WA-530, Darrington, WA 98241
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $30+

Saturday, July 21

Summer Beer Taste. This Phinney Ridge neighborhood beer fest will have micro brews, pub food, and live music! No kiddos or pets are allowed so call the sitters, folks.

Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30

West Seattle Grand Festival. This West Seattle parade will have pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats and pageantry. The parade will be on California Avenue SW from Lander Street to Edmunds Street.

California Ave SW
Lander St - Edmunds St
11 a.m.
Free

Olde Burien Block Party. This good ole' Burien Block Party will have live music, beer gardens and food vendors. Oh you know, just the greatest things ever in one place!

Downtown Burien
SW 152nd Street
12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Free

The Great Inflatable Race. Let your inner child come out to play at the Great Inflatable Race! This race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles that spread throughout the running course.

Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
9 a.m.
Tickets: $75+

Bon Odori Festival. Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which the Japanese community honors their ancestors who have passed on. This festival will feature traditional dancing, Taiko drums, martial arts, Japanese food and crafts.

Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1427 S Main St
3 p.m.
Free

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival will run both on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a parade, a street dance, a car parade, live music, carnival rides, a beer garden and over 200 vendors. 2018 marks the 109th festival!

Vashon Village
7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Free

SkyFair. Join the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum for its biggest air & ground show event of the year! Come see vintage aircraft take to the skies and tanks cruise the grounds.

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204
10 a.m.
Tickets: $25+

Sunday, July 22

Chinatown Seafair Parade. Head on over to the International District where the Chinatown Seafair parade will be hosted. Expect lion and dragon dances, martial arts and the Chinese Girls Drill Team to perform.

International District
S King Street
7 p.m.
Free

Wekfest Seattle. So you like cars, eh? Wekfest is the "dopest car show in the nation" and is a custom car show. This premier automotive gathering will surely make a car lover's dreams come true. Wekfest provides a common ground for automotive enthusiasts to gather and share their experiences. Originally starting in San Francisco, Wekfest has now expanded to a tour of nine cities across the U.S.

CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Ave S
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Parkadilly. Parkadilly is a fun family fair at Lake Sammmamish Park, and event that is part of Seafair! There will be a kids' concert, a petting zoo, African dance and drums, arts and crafts, tons of vendors and food trucks!

Lake Sammamish Park
2000 NW Sammamish Rd
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free

Food Truck Fest. This Tacoma food trucks festival will have 23 food trucks, live music, and a beer garden in Wright Park!

Wright Park
501 S I St
10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free

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