Seattle Center Seattle Center
Fri July 20, 11 am–9 pm, Sat July 21, 11 am–9 pm & Sun July 22, 11 am–8 pm
Year-round, Seattle is filled with festivals devoted to niche food and drink offerings, but if there’s one event that everyone knows about, it’s the Bite of Seattle, a free event at Seattle Center that’s been going strong since 1982 and claims to attract more than 400,000 guests annually. Seattle’s “original & largest food and beverage showcase” rounds up food from more than 60 restaurants and pop-up vendors, offering everything from specialty popsicles and pad thai to Korean fried chicken and Shishkaberry’s. There’s also craft beer and cider tastings, a restaurant showcase benefiting Food Lifeline, live cooking demonstrations, and cook-off battles on the “Bite Cooks” stage. And when you can’t eat anymore, head to the free outdoor movie night on Friday (featuring A League of Their Own) or one of three music stages for bands like Marina and the Dreamboats, Everson Pines, and the Hamilton Tribute Band.