I have been watching and waiting for Flatstick pub to open! So exciting! Seattle’s favorite putt-putt pub is opening its largest location yet in South Lake Union with the help of Atelier Drome and Adatto Construction. Located in the Vulcan Block 43 building, which also houses the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the new pub is framed by historic Ford and Pacific McKay building facades.Flatstick is known for it’s quirky and fun interiors and the new location won’t disappoint with new installations from the renowned local artist ‘henry.’ In addition to the panoply of local beer and cider that Flatstick is known for this location will be serving some elevated beer-bites.
Co-hosted by Atelier Drome and Rick Workman with WG Clark Construction, this event will include tasty local brews and bites and the project team will be onsite to discuss highlights and inspirations. This event is a hole in one!
Atelier Drome architecture + interior design is a full-service design firm based in Seattle specializing in residential, hospitality, commercial, and workplace environments. They are well known for their work around town with local bars and restaurants including Flatstick.
WANT TO TAKE PART IN THE CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF INDIA (ANANDAMELA)?
There are various programs and activities like Dance, Music, Cooking Contest, Henna Contest, Making Ganesha, Rangoli, Chess etc.,
Registrations are open now. Please register to participate in various events.
SeafoodFest began in 1974 as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the neighborhood’s Nordic roots. Today, this free three-day festival attracts over 75,000 people who come to enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skateboarding event, and yes – lots of seafood!
Oh wait. Did we tell you the event is FREE? Well, it is. We think you should spend your hard-earned cash on seafood…like salmon and crab.
July 27, 28, & 29, 2018 Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum FREE!
Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. We are committed to handmade excellence and supporting national designers, artists, and craftspeople. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. This marketplace represents modern, traditional, and emerging work.
In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks, and much more. Since 1947, BAM ARTSfair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a great way to connect to the world of art, craft, & design!
Voted “Best Food Festival” 2016 & 2017, the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle® is Seattle’s Original Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 80+ live bands, all NEW MUNCHIES @ The Mural, and free Bite Movie Night on Friday, July 20th, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs on The Bite Cooks! stage, The Alley benefiting Food Lifeline, Family Fun Zone, sponsor activities & more! #BiteintoSummer
July 21-22, 2018 86th Bon Odori in Seattle
Food, cultural displays, dancing, beer garden, live music.
Seafair sanctioned community event.
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1427 S. Main, Seattle (map)
Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today.
Also known as Obon, the festival is an official Seafair event held at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. The main event is traditional music and dancing in the street in a giant oval. Many festival goers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happi coats. The event also features Japanese food booths and refreshment, taiko and martial arts performances, and craft exhibits and demonstrations.
Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual, 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood…
With a six-stage setup of both indoor and outdoor venues, multiple beer gardens, and VIP lounges, CHBP provides a communal, accessible experience, continuously evolving since it was founded in 1997. Featuring big name national artists, promising local talent, and lesser-known performers across a variety of genres, CHBP exposes its 20,000+ attendees to a diverse blend of acts that appeal to all music tastes and ages.
Never failing to bring Seattle and neighboring cities together, CHBP has created a well-known name for itself alongside many other national festivals. The best weekend of summer!
SATURDAY, JULY 14TH, 2018 from 12 PM – 8 PM | SUNDAY, JULY 15TH, 2018 from 12 PM – 6 PM
Take part in the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest the weekend of July 14th and 15th!
Happening in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District!
The Dragon Fest event will feature non-stop cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Traditional Korean drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and much, much, more. For Seattle’s foodies we are proud to bring back the Annual $3 Food Walk with over 40 restaurants offering a wide array of international $3 bites and a few bonus retail!
From Chinese lion / dragon dances and traditional Korean drumming to Pacific Islander dances and bhangra/bollywood performance; the Dragon Fest features 14 hours of non-stop cultural performances from around the world!
Participate in the Burger Brawl where you’ll sample sliders from Eastside restaurants and vote for your favorite! Space is limited and a Burger Brawl ticket is required. Burger Brawl ticket does not include festival admission. Festival admission is required to attend Kirkland Uncorked.
Seattle international Beerfest is a 3-day specialty beer festival held at Seattle Center’s Fisher Lawn and Pavilion. Sample everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, etc.) to exotic new-world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, etc.).
Fisher Pavilion & Lawn at Seattle Center. Seattle International Beerfest is located between the Space Needle and International Fountain. It features huge indoor/outdoor spaces and very beautiful grounds. Indoor restrooms are one of many nice touches.
BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET! We have a ton of seating. Our indoor/outdoor park seats nearly 1000, most of it shaded. In addition there’s a lush grass lawn we leave wide open for picnic-style seating. Stake out your spot with a blanket from home and kick back in style!
Sure, but maybe extreme is the new mainstream. Just trying to do our part. Each summer Seattle International Beerfest unapologetically rolls out a gaudy selection of top rated double IPA’s, farmhouse/saisons, sours, barleywines, imperial stouts, barrel-aged strong ales, and anything else delicious yet shunned by the masses.
5 BLOCKS OF STREET FOOD + MAKERS. NIGHT MARKET + CRAFT BEER GARDENS
THE LARGEST STREET FOOD FESTIVAL IN THE NORTHWEST.
OVER 150 BOOTHS OF STREET FOOD & MAKERS OVER 5 CITY BLOCKS TO ENSURE YOU NOM ALL DAY LONG!
FEATURED NIGHT MARKET : EMERALD CITY NIGHT MARKET
DON’T MAKE PLANS FOR DINNER ON JULY 7TH. GET OUT UNDER THE STARS FOR THE ULTIMATE DINNER PLANS CURBSIDE! THIS EVENT TAKES OVER THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL FOOTPRINT AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR SUMMER DINNER PICNIC.
TIMBER! SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
2018 TAKES PLACE JULY 12-14 IN CARNATION WA
Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is a weekend of fun, music, nature, and community.
Join us for the 36th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, July 13-15, 2018! Summer Fest offers fun activities for the whole family, including shopping, live music, dining, beer gardens, and a kids play area. Don’t miss out on one of Seattle’s best things to do
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Rooftop Deck with Front Row Seat for the 4th of July!
Spring has officially arrived, but most home sellers considering listing soon in order to capitalize on the impending spring home shopping season should consider waiting at least a few weeks more to both maximize their sale price and speed up the process. Nationwide, the best two-week window for home sellers is the first half of May: U.S. homes listed in the May 1 to May 15 period generally sell almost two weeks faster than the average listing in the year, and they command a final price $2,400 more, on average, than homes listed at other times. The first half of May was the best time to list in 14 of the 24 large markets analyzed by Zillow. The start to the 2018 spring selling season has been characterized by an acute shortage of homes for sale, meaning a large number of home shoppers likely will be unable to find the right home in the early weeks of spring. Later in the season, these buyers may end up spending more than they intended as they get wrapped up in competition and/or rush to conclude a deal before summer. This means late-spring listers can capture buyers likely to be frustrated and earn an additional premium. As with most things, there are exceptions to the early-May best-time-to-list rule. In Pittsburgh, potential sellers thinking of listing this year should consider getting a move on: The Steel City’s magic window is March 16 to March 31 (i.e., right now), the earliest among the two dozen large markets analyzed. At the other end of the spectrum, St. Louis home sellers have the luxury of time: The best time to list in the Gateway to the West won’t come until the first half of June, latest among markets analyzed.
Seattle-Area Home Market Heats Up Yet Again, Leading the Country for 17th Straight Month
Seattle kicked off 2018 the same way it spent the prior year and a half, as the hottest real-estate market in the country, with no slowing down. The cost of the typical single-family house across the Seattle metro area grew 12.9 percent in January from a year prior, according to the monthly Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday. It’s the 17th month in a row that Seattle has led thecountry in home-price increases. That’s a record for Seattle and the longest streak for any metro area since San Francisco’s 20-month run that ended in 2001. There is, yet again, no sign that Seattle’s seemingly never-ending market surge is letting up — just the opposite. Driven by an uptick in cost for starter homes, price growth has started to accelerate slightly again after having stayed steady at 12.7 percent for the previous few months. And compared to just a month ago, home values grew 0.7 percent. That’s tied for the most in the country, and the biggest
month-over-month increase locally since last summer. Prices don’t usually go up that much here in the winter. Adjusting for the season, the price growth over the last month was triple the U.S. average. The biggest jump occurred in the cheapest homes in the area — those that are generally in the outlying areas of the region, and smaller, starter homes. Those houses cost 14.1 percent more than a year ago, the second-biggest increase in four years.
Want to Lower Your Property Taxes? 7 Steps to
If you’re a homeowner, you probably already know that recent tax legislation means you can now deduct only up to $10,000 worth of property taxes from your federal tax bill. And if you live in a high-tax state—New Jersey, Illinois, and Texas, we’re looking at you, that probably feels like a drop in the bucket. So it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little extra burn as you pull out your checkbook this tax season. But what can you do besides complain? (Or move?) Sadly, there’s no “get out of paying property tax” loophole—it’s an ongoing burden that homeowners everywhere must take on. But there is a chance you can shrink the amount of taxes you owe on your home. Here’s how.
– From www.Realtor.com