Check Out These Free Art Festivals Happening This Week in Seattle

May 12, 2016

Living in Seattle, there’s never a shortage of things to do. If you’re still figuring out your weekend plans, here are a few suggestions to get in touch with your artistic side!

West Seattle Art Walk
Every second Thursday, you can enjoy the West Seattle Art Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 pm from Alki to Endolyne. This free, all-ages event will feature the best local West Seattle merchants!

Art Up in Phinney Wood & Summer Streets
Every second Friday, head out to Greenwood Avenue/Phinney Avenue for the monthly art walk from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This is a free, all-ages event where you can check out the latest artwork and enjoy spending the evening in the beautiful Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood.

Ballard Art Walk

Every second Saturday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, head over to Ballard Avenue for their ArtWalk! This free, all-ages event will be located in the Ballard neighborhood and is one you won’t want to miss!


How to Treat Mom This Mother’s Day

May 03, 2016

Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, May 8 and if you’re still wondering what to do, consider something other than flowers this year. Make Mom feel special by taking her to one of these unique Mother’s Day events happening in Seattle this weekend.

 

For the Book Lover

From May 6 – 8, the Seattle Public Library is having a huge book sale at the Seattle Center. Whether you’re looking for a gift or want to take your mom out to browse through hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, or paperbacks, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The Seattle Center is located at 299 Mercer Street. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 7 and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 8.

 

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Washington State Parks offer “free days” and Sunday, May 8 is one of them! Take your mom out to Mt. Rainier National Park or Olympic National Park for breathtaking views and an experience you won’t soon forget. You can find more information here.

 

For the Foodie

Treat your mom by taking her to the Bacon and Beer Classic. Yes, you heard us right. Featuring hundreds of craft brews and bacon-inspired treats, live music, games, and more, your mom is sure to thank you! This year, the festival will be held at Safeco Field. You can find more information here.


Hiking Trails in Seattle

April 29, 2016

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Seattle isn’t just a great city for tourist to come and visit… it’s definitely a great place to live! One of the highlights of Seattle is the beautiful scenery and the lovely trails that you can enjoy. Whether you’re hiking, biking or walking along the trail you are bound to have an enjoyable time. Here are a few trails that you will love!

  1. Poo Poo Point Trail: This trail is a great choice for those that want to walk or hike. It isn’t the best for biking, but while you’re on it you’ll have a great time. You will see a lot of wildlife on along the trail, and you’ll love the beautiful views that you’re able to see. This trail is 6.8 miles long, is a great trail to experience as a family, and you can even take along your dog!
  2. Lincoln Park Trail: This is a loop trail that is great for mountain biking, although you can walk along it as well! It is a great way to experience nature, wildlife and see beautiful birds along it. There is an area where you can get a view of the beach and sea kayaking. You can walk or bike on this trail as a family, dogs are welcome and it is also wheelchair friendly! There is also a park that you can enjoy! This trail is simply put, amazing!
  3. West Tiger Mountain #3 Trail: This is an awesome trail that is great for hiking, running and walking! If you like to see wildlife, wild flowers, excellent views and beautiful birds while you’re on a hike this is the perfect trail for you! This trail is 4.5 miles long and has a lot of activity options that you will enjoy. Dogs are welcome as long as they’re on a leash.

The Best Pancakes in Seattle

March 26, 2016

If you’re in Seattle and have a hankering for pancakes then you’ll be glad to hear you won’t go hungry. There are some fantastic choices when it comes to pancakes in the local area, so whatever you fancy you know you’ll be able to find something perfect

A couple of our recommendations include:

Portage Bay Café

4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA
(206) 547-8230

This café is perfect for brunch, although they actually service their delicious food all day. They use locally sourced items where possible and it really tells when you taste their pancakes. The café can get really popular during the weekend so it’s wise to book in advance. Our tip is to order pancakes from the Breakfast Bar section where you get to top them with as much as you want from the bar, with items such as nuts, fruits, syrups and creams to choose from.

Citizen

706 Taylor Ave North, Seattle, WA
(206) 284-1015

This small place is well known for being unique with both its décor and menu! They do some fantastic pancakes of offer, with both sweet and savoury types on offer. On top of that they have monthly pancake specials, so you can go for something different if you fancy a change.

Whatever you fancy – whether it’s a breakfast treat or something for brunch the two venues above will cater to you perfectly so make sure you pay (at least) one of them a visit!

 


Upcoming Events in Seattle!

March 21, 2016

Seattle has always been the sort of magnet city that has a tendency to attract all sorts of great performers, so the people who are excited about getting a little culture are never going to be out of options in Seattle.

From March 25 to April 17 in 2016, old school music fans can get tickets to A Night With Janis Joplin. Fans of this singer and her era of music in general will really be able to appreciate this Broadway musical. For information about the tickets and the event in general, people can visit:

https://www.5thavenue.org/show/janis-joplin

Anime fans are going to want to check out Sakura-Con, where they will get the opportunity for cosplay, concerts, dances, exhibits, and almost anything else that any Japanese anime fan would really want. Sakura-Con will take place on March 25 through March 27 in 2016. People who are interested can go to:

http://sakuracon.org/

Of course, people who are interested in both partying and giving something back should go to the Beer Tasting in Lynnwood. This is going to be held on March 25, 2016. The entire beer tasting is for a fire fighter benefit, but people aren’t going to feel like they’re doing something for charity while they’re there. Seattle is famous for its live music, and this event is no exception. Fourteen breweries will be represented there. People can learn more at:

https://www.strangertickets.com/events/32104925/harleys-amp-hops


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