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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 if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, August 17

Sunset Summer at Pike Place Market. Celebrate Pike Place Market's 111th Anniversary with this sunset supper! Enjoy a dinner at the market with bites from the best of local restaurants, wineries and breweries. After the sun sets, you can dance the night away under the stars to some live music and join a raffle for prizes. It's going to be a night for the books, no doubt.

Pike Place Market
Pike & Pine Street
7 p.m.
Tickets: $175

Seattle Tattoo Expo. Thousands of tattoo enthusiasts will come out to the Seattle Tattoo Expo. Vendors from all over the country will come to Seattle Center giving consultations and tattooing clients right at the expo! This expo will run all weekend long. This event was formed with the goal of exposing new talent, showcasing existing fan favorites and providing enthusiast with a gathering place to show some love for tattoos!

Seattle Center
301 Mercer St
12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$50

Seattle Hempfest. Seattle's favorite festival runs all weekend as well! Hempfest is all things marijuana and celebrates cannabis with live music, speakers, and vendors at Myrtle Edwards Park.

Myrtle Edwards Park
3130 Alaskan Way
10 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Saturday, August 18

Pacific Northwest ChalkFest. Chalk art is the bomb diggity. This family-friendly event will feature 14 internationally, nationally and regionally renowned chalk artists for a showcase that will transform Redmond Town Center into ~pastel masterpieces~.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Seattle Taco Takeover. Tacos and tequila? I'm sold. Seattle Taco Takeover will include samples of tacos and different Latin dishes from 10 different chefs, 10 tastes of tequila cocktails, games, and live music.

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
1 p.m - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49+

Washington Beer BBQ. Formerly known as the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival, ticket buyers can try beers from 50 different Washington breweries with food-truck fair at Lake Union Park.

South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn
101 Westlake Ave N
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$35

Seattle Hot SauceFest. I love me some hot sauce. The Seattle Hot Sauce Fest will offer hot sauce tastings, food trucks, a beer garden, lawn games, and movie to top the night off! There will be cocktails from Diamond Knot Craft Brewing or Heritage Distilling.

Ballard Commons Park
5701 22nd Ave NW
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Chomp!. This food fair on the East side will feature food that focuses on local farms, chefs and restaurants. There will also be a farmer's market, healthy food, ecology activities, tiny homes, recycled art, cooking demos, live music and a bevvy garden.

Marymoor Park
6064 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Sausage & Cider Fest
. Cider and hot dogs are a match made in heaven for me. A ticket to this event will get you ten tastings of cider, six wines, sausage samples, live music and lawn games. Be sure to come hungry!

Covington Community Park & Soccer Field
17649 SE 240th St, Covington, WA 98042
4 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Sunday, August 19

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work. Head up north to the Port of Everett Marina to see a big outdoor studio with 100 artists booths, two entertainment stages, food vendors and a beer garden.

Port of Everett Marina
1700 West Marine View Drive
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BrasilFest. Seattle's annual BrasilFest will bring the heat with dancing, drumming, music, films, capoeira, traditional food, workshops, kids activities and exhibits.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Capitol Hill Garage Sale. Head on down to Cal Anderson Park and other Cap Hill hoods where tons of neighbors will bring their treasures to sell at the Capitol Hill Garage Sale.

Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave