Must List: Ballard SeafoodFest, Black & Tan Hall Pop Up Brunch, Tuffest 2018

Your weekly guide to Seattle's hottest events.

By Daria Kroupoderova


July 12, 2018


Ballard SeafoodFest and West Seattle Summer Fest
(7/13–7/15) Take your pick of two prime neighborhood summer festivals happening this weekend. The Ballard Seafoodfest celebrates Ballard’s Scandinavian heritage and connection to the sea with food, music and more. Headliners include Blitzen Trapper and All Them Witches. Across the city, West Seattle Summer Fest, an annual neighborhood party, sings a similar tune featuring acts including The Black Tones, Shannon and the Clams and Dude York. Times and locations vary. Free.;


Black & Tan Hall Pop Up Brunch
(7/15) Black & Tan Hall’s co-founder Chef Tarik Abdullah, best known for his Midnight Mecca dinner pop up series, is bringing brunch to the Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen. The working menu (which may change) includes jackfruit curry, cod cakes, vanilla and pistachio pancakes and other breakfast goodies that we can’t stop drooling about. The best part? The brunch is walk-in only, no reservations necessary. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Prices vary. Downtown. 1433 First Ave.; Facebook event page


Tuffest 2018
(7/14) This all-day festival centers around women and gender nonconforming individuals in the art and electronic music community. Listen to performances by local electronic artists, view visual art from fashion collective FEMAIL and Colleen Louise Barry of Mount Analogue and take part in panels on art, activism, music and body positivity happening throughout the day. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Free. Judkins Park. 2150 S Norman St.; Facebook event page

Photo via Kirkland Uncorked Facebook page


Kirkland Uncorked
(7/13–7/15) Drink wine for a cause at the scenic Marina Park on Lake Washington at this summer wine festival, a benefit for Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Enjoy more than 80 Washington wines and nosh on bites from 15 different food trucks, including Tabassum and BeanFish. Plus, this dog-friendly event is having its annual CityDog Magazine cover model contest, so make sure to bring your pup. Times and prices vary. Kirkland. 25 Lakeshore Plaza;

Photo via Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Facebook page


Dragon Fest 2018
(7/14–7/15) Head to the International District for the largest annual Asian American celebration in the Pacific Northwest. Performances include traditional Chinese lion/dragon dances, Japanese Taiko drumming and bhangra/Bollywood presentations. Once you get hungry, take a tasting tour of Asian cuisine with the $3 Food Walk, featuring bites from more than 40 restaurants. 12 p.m–8 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Sunday. Locations vary. Free. Chinatown-International District.

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