What’s a Seattle summer like without a beer festival? Luckily you don’t have to find out. The Pacific Northwest is famous for its beer and there is no shortage of small batch brew pubs in and around Seattle. Not only are there dozens of beers brewed here, but even the hops are local! In fact, Yakima, WA valley grows 75% of hops for the entire country. So we recommend supporting local businesses by trying some of our fantastic beers. Home to many beer festivals throughout the summer, we have gathered some information for you to select from!
Bring dad out for Father’s Day weekend and celebrate Washington breweries. With 100 breweries available and over 500 beers to choose from, the hardest part of the day will be deciding which ones to drink. In addition, there will be live music, food trucks and activities for the kids including face painting, crafts, balloon animals and root beer. Friday night is just for adults, but kids are welcome Saturday and Sunday. $30 tickets $35 at the door includes 8 tasting tokens. June 15, 4-9:30pm June 16, 11-8:00pm June 17, 11:30-5:30pm. Run on in for early admission, take part in the Washington Beer Run. Located at Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA.
It would be a shame to miss this event, check out the link for a list of over 100 breweries from around the world. Tickets include beer tokens to be exchanged for beer! Keep your beer glass and wristband and come back all weekend. A wide variety of food and a schedule of live music will be available. July 6 & 7 12-10:00pm July 8, 12-7:00pm. Located at the Seattle Center Fisher Lawn and Pavilion, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA.
This festival is on July 15th from 6-9:00pm and is located at Within Sodo 2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited 2oz tasters and snacks.
Live music, local food and over 30 local brews focusing on fruit infusions. Make this fest an adventure by taking the ferry to Bremerton. No car necessary, the festival is just off the boat. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door only $15 with a military ID and includes 6-5 oz tastes. Located at Bremerton Boardwalk 100 2nd St. Bremerton, WA.
Come out for a fun neighborhood Tiki party with over 30 local breweries with proceeds going toward community programs. The part will take place July 21st, 4:00-7:00 pm and will cost $25-$30 per ticket. The tickets include beer tasting and snacks. The event is located at Phinney Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA.
A neighborhood beer festival with 17 local breweries. The proceeds go to four local neighborhoods August 11, 3-7:00pm. Located at the Innis Arden Clubhouse 1430 NW 188th St, Shoreline, WA.
If your tastes are on the sweeter side this festival is for you. Come on over to the Hard Cider Festival to taste ciders from all over the Pacific Northwest! Buy tickets before July 31st for $30 Or $40 after $45 at the door; tickets include 8- 4oz tasting tokens. August 12, 12-4:00pm. Located at Thomas Family Farm 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish.
Stand by for details August 18th. Located at Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle, WA.
Go for breweries, wineries and cideries, live music, street food and even grape stomping. August 25, $35 early entry tickets are available at 2pm; $25 tickets from 3-7:00pm with proceeds going to Plymouth housing group providing homes to the homeless. Located at Belltown Park between 2nd and 4th Ave on Bell Street, Seattle, WA.
So this one isn’t exactly a beer festival, but it deserves a mention. Have you ever been to a beer circus before? A circus with 100 performers and a roaming marching band! Taking place August 25th 12-5:00pm. Buy tickets early for only $40. This event is located at the Lagunitas Brewing Company 1550 Northwest 49th Street, Seattle, WA.
Sunday bring the whole family including pooches, who can be entered into a dog model contest. Kids will enjoy a huge slide, bouncy house, pumpkin decorating and zucchini car racing. There’s lots of entertainment with pumpkin chainsaw carving, a street scramble scavenger hunt, enjoy the indoor beer hall or not so German big screen sport playing televisions. Grand admission is $30. With 10 tasting tokens or General admission $25 tickets for 5 tasting tokens. September 21, 5-12:00am, September 22, 12pm-12:00am September 23, 12-6pm. Located at 3503 Phinney Ave, Seattle, WA.
We’re still a little early for all of the information on this one, but be sure to check the link for updates. Kirkland’s beer festival is happening on September 21st-23rd
Local breweries galore, come enjoy the fall weather with a beer. Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door October 7th 1-9:00pm. Located at Hale’s Palladium 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA.
Enjoy a backdrop of wild animals while you drink at the zoo. With 60 breweries to choose from. Proceeds go towards zoo conservation. Tickets $34 or premium $60 include drink tokens and zoo discounts, premium tickets include 4 admission tickets to bring family or friends back at a later date October 4th 6-9:00pm premium entry at 5:00pm. Located at West Entrance 550 Phinney Ave N, Seattle or the South Entrance located at 750 N 50th Street, Seattle, WA.
Finish the season strong and welcome the harvest with fresh fall beers including fruit blends, spiced ales and pumpkin beers. Tickets include unlimited 2oz tasters and snacks, food trucks available for food purchases. Taking place October 11th 6-9:00pm, the tickets are $30.Located at Within Sodo 2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA.
Only you can support small beer business, it’s a tough job, but we know you’re up for the task. Enjoy!