A Delectable Guide to Open-Air Food Events in Seattle

Looking to eat and drink in the sun? Look no further.

June

16-18 Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park will be packed to the brim with breweries over Father’s Day weekend: more than 100, plus a family-friendly root beer garden. 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. $30. Times vary. washingtonbeer.com

23–25 Taste of Tacoma Performances across four stages and a choice of over 40 restaurants and vendors. 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. tasteoftacoma.com

25 Seattle Lamb Jam Six local chefs will compete to see whose lamb is the best, and you get to decide. The event will also feature local breweries, wineries, and live music. 2916 Utah Ave. S. $75. 2–5 p.m. americanlamb.com

30 Beer Camp on Tour Presented by Sierra Nevada, craft brewers from across the nation have been invited to camp out in Gas Works Park with the company of food trucks, live music, and a whole ton of beer. 2101 N. Northlake Way. $40–$75. 6–10 p.m. beercamp.sierranevada.com

July

7–9 Ballard SeafoodFest A celebration of fishing culture and community. Don’t miss out on Trident Seafoods’ alderwood-smoked salmon dinner. 2208 N.W. Market St. Free. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. seafoodfest.org

15–16 Seattle Street Food Festival Four blocks in South Lake Union will be packed with the extensive palette of the Northwest. Presented by Amazon, this festival is family-friendly and will showcase food trucks, pop-ups, and restaurants. 217 Ninth Ave. N. Free. TBD. seattlestfoodfest.com

21–23 Bite of Seattle This festival takes it to the next level with live chef demos, a free outdoor movie screening, live music, and more than 60 food vendors, not including the wine- and beer-tasting gardens. 305 Harrison St. Free. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. biteofseattle.com

22 Summer of Beer The neighborhood of Phinney will be offering the tastes of over 30 local microbrews and ciders as well as food from the Barking Dog Ale House. 6532 Phinney Ave N, $30, 4-7 p.m. phinneycenter.org/summerbeer/

23 Seattle Chocolate Salon Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss this assortment of award-winning chocolates, truffles, and treats from Northwest culinary artisans. 700 Third Ave. $20. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. seattlechocolatesalon.com

23 Tacoma Food Truck Fest Discover and explore the food trucks in Wright Park. With 21 and counting, there is bound to be something for everyone. 501 S. I St., Tacoma. Free. 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. metroparkstacoma.org/foodtruckfest

27 Red, White & Brew Seattle Magazine is hosting a competition with more than 60 local breweries and wineries, which will be judged by top industry professionals and maybe even you. 305 Harrison St. $50–$60. 6–10 p.m. http://bit.ly/2qIEQZC

29–30 Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Learn about how to cook and eat mushrooms at this one-of-a-kind food festival, with a mushroom hunt for kids and live music all weekend long. 8345 Steilacoom Rd. S.E., Olympia. $5. Times vary. pnwmushroomfest.org

August

4–6 SalmonFest Seattle Lake City shows its love of salmon—locally sourced, gill-net-caught, and handled carefully for a pristine salmon experience. It’s estimated they serve 2,400 salmon dinners. 12531 28th Ave. N.E. Free (salmon dinner sold separately). Noon–7 p.m. salmonfestseattle.com

5 BREW FIVE THREE: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival Purchase your tokens early and head straight into 36 participating breweries while enjoying blues all day and the comfort food of surrounding vendors. Broadway between S. Ninth & S. 11th Sts., Tacoma. $25. 1–8 p.m. broadwaycenter.org

18 Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market This lively event promises a dance under the stars—but whether that will be possible after indulging in a night full of food and wine, you’ll have to wait and see. $175. 7:30–11 p.m. pikeplacemarketfoundation.org

19 CHOMP! Chefs, musicians, farmers, and organizations come together to celebrate the food and people of King County in this family-friendly event. This year’s performers include OZOMATLI and Caspar Babypants. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond.

19 Washington Beer Collaboration Festival What’s better than breweries with unique beers? Breweries coming together to make another new unique beer. Fifty Washington state breweries will prepare 25 beer collaborations in South Lake Union. 101 Westlake Ave. N. $30. TBA. washingtonbeer.com

19 Sausage & CiderFest Sample an assortment at the third annual festival. Don’t like sausage or cider? Other foods and beer and wine will be available, plus live music. 17649 S.E. 240th St., Covington, $35, TBA, sausageandciderfest.com

19–20 Viking Days Eat like a Viking at this Nordic-themed festival. Highlights include a Swedish pancake breakfast, a salmon bake, a Viking grill with sausage and salmon burgers, and a Valhalla beer garden. 3014 N.W. 67th St. Free. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. nordicmuseum.org/vikingdays

September

2–4 Bremerton Blackberry Festival On the beautiful boardwalk of Bremerton’s waterfront, find some of the Northwest’s most delicious blackberry delicacies—drinks, pastries, ice cream, sausage, beer, you name it. 243 Second St., Bremerton. Free. Schedule varies. blackberryfestival.org

9–10 Cider Summit Seattle The seventh annual festival will feature music programming by KEXP, a dog lounge hosted by Seattle Humane, and several batches by local cideries. Attendants will vote on the best. 2210 Westlake Ave. $30–$45. Schedule varies. cidersummitnw.com

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