There’s lots to do in food and fun throughout July! Check out some of our favorite upcoming events…
July 4: Naturalization Celebration
10:30am – 2pm | Seattle Center
Every year, the Seattle Center, City of Seattle and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team up to hold a Naturalization Celebration on July 4th. More than 500 candidates from dozens of countries will recite the pledge of allegiance as they become citizens on the day that marks our nation’s birth. Mayor Ed Murray will be Master of Ceremonies and announce the represented countries and eldest applicant.
July 4: Fourth of July at the Swedish Club
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW is one of the best spots in the city to catch the 4th of July fireworks! Enjoy a barbecue for all ages, plus square dancing, kids activities and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 (reservations required). RSVP: Call 206-283-1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays in July: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.
July 7-9: Seattle International Beerfest
All Day | Fisher Pavilion
Sample your selection from hundreds of beers at Seattle International Beerfest! Coming up on Friday, July 7th and through the weekend, Beerfest has everything from classic pilsners and IPAs to new hybrids and ciders. There will also be live music, food trucks and plenty of fun. This event is 21+, and tickets include a tasting glass and your wristband allows re-entry all weekend long.
July 8: 8th Annual Running of the Bulls
1pm | The Paragon
For the past 8 years in a row, the (in)famous Running of the Bulls event has been a riot of fun and craziness. Participants dress up in bull-running attire, ‘dress’ up shopping carts to look like bulls, meet at The Paragon, and race around Queen Anne streets before heading to Kerry Park for a finale celebration!
July 15: Queen Anne Day
8am – 8pm | West Queen Anne Playfield
The annual neighborhood celebration, Queen Anne Day, is coming up on Saturday, July 15th! Kicking off with the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run/Walk, this all-day, family-friendly event includes a parade for kids and dogs, sidewalk sale and festival with live music, a car show, food trucks, carnival games, bouncy houses, and activities for all ages.
July 19th: Young Authors’ Day
All Day | Seattle Children’s Museum
The Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting local author Sarah Hartsig on Wednesday, July 19th for a special Young Authors’ Day event. Bring the kiddos to let them see if they may want to become authors themselves by writing their own little stories!
July 21-23: Groupon Bite of Seattle
11am – 9pm | Seattle Center
Seattle’s original food and beverage showcase, the Groupon Bite of Seattle, returns July 21st through 23rd, with over 60 restaurants and pop-up food vendors, a tasting for craft beers and ciders, four stages for live music, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations, and more!
July 28: Surrell Pop-Up Wine Dinner
6:30pm – 10pm | The Bite Box
Chef Aaron Tekulve from The Bite Box and Sommelier Zach Geballe are collaborating on a special pop-up dinner to feature some wonderful farmers market ingredients crafted into delicious dishes to enjoy alongside some well-curated wine pairings. Tickets are $127.30 per person—reserve your space ahead of time to ensure your seat!