Do you love seafood, live music, and good drinks? Then you’ll love Ballard SeafoodFest.
After a lengthy hiatus, Ballard SeafoodFest is finally back this July! This free event is a highly-anticipated three-day extravaganza of fresh seafood, craft beer, live music, and more. Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, this festival is one of those distinctly PNW events that you don’t want to miss out on this summer.
Read on for all the yummy details about Ballard SeafoodFest!
Let’s start with the star of the show: the food! The headliner is the festival’s famous Trident Seafoods Alder-Smoked Salmon Dinner. For only $15, you get a classic Seattle dinner of smoked salmon with garlic bread and cole slaw. You can get this between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
There will also be tons of food vendors lining the streets of Ballard (note that they are only there on Saturday and Sunday). Not all of them are seafood cuisine, so if you’re looking forward to the festival but seafood isn’t your favorite thing, you won’t go hungry. Some popular eateries that will be there include Big Island Poke, Seoul Bowl, Where Ya At Matt, The Cheese Pit, Paella House, and Puffle Up.
There will also be a beer garden for the adults. You can enjoy your pick of fantastic local craft beers, as well as wine, Ballard-inspired cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages.
A huge part of Ballard SeafoodFest is the live music. There will be bands performing every day of the festival, and they’re all free for the whole family to enjoy! You may discover a new local favorite.
There will be activities throughout the festival as well. If you’re bringing the kids or even fur babies, take them to the Kid’s Deck! There they can enjoy free activities such as games, crafts, and story time. There will also be free face painting for children, and free nail trims and cooling doggie splash pads for dogs.
Also, if your favorite activity is shopping, there will be plenty of opportunity for that as well. The festival will have local artisans and crafters selling unique goods on Saturday and Sunday, so you can find something special for yourself or a loved one.
Ready to treat yourself to some delicious local seafood? The hours for Ballard SeafoodFest are as follows: 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 17th.
When: Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17
Cost: Free! (Vendor prices vary)