No matter how you feel about the season ahead, these upcoming November and December weeks provide plenty of excuses to happily cozy up indoors—or to get out into that fresh PNW air—with those you love most.
As we chug along through February, we wanted to offer updates on a few recent posts. Here’s a bit of info to add to your brain—along with brand-new calendar happenings you’ll want to pencil in for the weeks to come.
The 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF) is quickly becoming one of the first signs of the fall season for many Seattleites. Supported by Elysian Brewing and hosted at the Seattle Center, this two-day pumpkin-packed event quickly sold out, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Broaden your horizons at these performances, plays + beyond.
With the disheartening state of the news cycle and a collective unease we can’t help but deeply feel, we’re looking to be uplifted by positive people doing inspiring things. Namely, we’re diving into a season of celebrating the arts—on stages, screens and shelves around town. (Sports feel like a good escape right now, too!)
Elysian kicks off fall with two pumpkin-centric annual events.
Music (and then some) at this year’s festival.
This year Bumbershoot goers lucked out with “perfect 10” weather that brought soaring temps and bluebird skies. And although many around town—especially of the “old-school Seattle” contingency—grumbled about the festival’s escalating ticket prices, those gathered at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend seemed to be having a mighty fine time.
Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd, the 47th annual Bumbershoot will feature an eclectic list of performers including headliners Flume, Lorde, and Seattle natives ODESZA, among many others. We’ve included some music videos of some lesser known artists we dig. There is also plenty of comedy, art, and food to enjoy at this summertime celebration of music and arts.
Beat the heat with refreshing brews at two fun-filled events this weekend.
BEER CAMP THIS FRIDAY
Looking for weekend plans? Beer Camp is calling your name. Presented by the Hop Growers of America, Sierra Nevada’s annual extravaganza (the country’s largest craft beer festival), hosts events in eight U.S. cities this month, landing in Gas Works Park this Friday, June 30. The festive event welcomes more than 90 local and national breweries in addition to some of the city’s best food trucks, musicians and entertainers.
Seattle’s 45th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the country’s largest community-powered arts and culture Festival is this weekend! Beginning Friday, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Folklife Festival is the non-profit’s signature event, featuring over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities that help to make up the Northwest’s arts-rich landscape.