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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' July 15-17

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend — new and fun things to do, see and try. We're guaranteed to miss some, so email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

All Weekend

Ballard SeafoodFest. A celebration of PNW seafood in the heart of Ballard, complete with live music, lots to eat and drink, arts, crafts and more!

Vashon Strawberry Festival. This annual event features a parade, unofficial mayor's race (including dogs and a Doug Fir), music, food, vendors — oh, and strawberries, of course!

Saturday, July 16

Old Dog Haven Festival. What better way to spend a Saturday than celebrating (and supporting) senior pups? This event features music, food trucks, a dog pageant, an auction and more. Proceeds go to senior dogs in Old Dog Haven's network of Final Refuge homes.

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $30; purchase online
  • Cromwell Park

CID Food Walk. Enjoy this food walk through Chinatown-International District. Grab a map and spin a prize wheel to start!

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • Hing Hay Park

Fremont Dungeness Festival. This Pacific Northwest seafood fest from Revel, Local Tide and Aslan is back for a second year.

  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • 401 N 36th St, Seattle

15th Annual Summer Beer Taste: Beercraft. Taste beer from more than 30 local breweries at this annual neighborhood beer festival.

  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • $30 for members, $35 for the public; purchase online
  • Phinney Center

Sunday, July 17

National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Salt & Straw scoop shops, where every customer will receive a free spritz of their brand new, 100% edible and wearable culinary perfume they say elevates and enhances ice cream flavor!

  • Find a location near you online

Lollipop Tattoo Week. Starting Sunday, Seattle tattoo artist Lolli Morlock of Lollipop Tattoos will be performing live tattoos through Friday, July 22. Enter the raffle from 11 a.m. to noon each day. Five winners will be chosen at noon and win a flash tattoo of Morlock's work, happening that day until 6 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
  • Prices range from $100-250 depending on the design; register online
  • W Seattle