Taking place each summer — this year’s is August 22-24, 2014 — the Seattle International Beerfest (SIB) is a fun, booze-filled festival worth visiting. The focus of the event is rare and exotic brews, allowing you to go beyond Bud and Coors and savor craft beers you’ve likely never tried before. Not only is it the quality of the beers that draws visitors, but the amount: 200 different choices from 16 different countries.
Driving from Seattle towards Walla Walla, you cut diagonally across Washington State, through the drizzly Cascade Mountains, before slicing through great expanses of dusty farmland. Your route may also take you past the desolate Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge hugging the lonely, wide gash of the Columbia River.
For those who enjoy dressing up, learning about history, or just want to experience an important cultural event, the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire is a treat. Taking place at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, Washington, on the first three weekends in August each year, you’ll find both staff and attendees don Renaissance-period clothing and dress […]
In early September, my husband and I spent a week trying to use up all the activities on a Seattle CityPASS. The discounted activities booklet gets you access to six popular Seattle attractions saving you, according to their website, 46% on admissions. We went full on tourist and embraced all the major activities – which, even as a local, I recommend.
For travelers looking for a fun summer festival to attend, SalmonFest Seattle offers music, food, art, vintage cars and more. It all started in 1947 when the event was called Lake Pioneer Days. In the 1950s salmon bakes started getting popular, and pretty soon were being incorporated into the festival, too.
Planning a trip to Seattle? One great time to visit is July for the Bite of Seattle Festival. Also known as “The Bite,” this annual food festival takes place at Seattle Center, although when it began in 1982 it was held at Green Lake. At this time the festival was “small,” with about 75,000 attendees. […]