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Fabulous festivals in Seattle and surrounds – DriveNow Blog

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Seattle is one of the most exciting and colourful destinations. In this world-class city, fabulous festivals running almost every weekend.

When you touchdown at Seattle Airport, grab a hire car and explore these exciting festivals this July.

Fourth of July in Bainbridge
Fireworks, parades, street fairs, car shows, kids activities… you name it! Fourth of July celebrations are huge across the United States. It’s definitely worth spending this year’s national holiday on Bainbridge Island. Other highlights include live music, a classic car show, foot race and a beer garden. Bainbridge Island proves there’s something for everyone on the Fourth of July!

Seattle International Beerfest
From July 8 to 10 you can choose from 220 beers at Fisher Pavillion at Seattle Centre. This event specialises in unique and hard-to-find beers. It also aims to encourage visitors to try something they’ve never tried before. Organisers go to a lot of trouble to source the very best exotic drinks “that you’ve never heard of” and will satisfy as you listen to great bands play.

Bite of Seattle
This festival runs from July 15 to 17. Bite of Seattle is the north west’s premier food and beverage showcase. It features more than 60 restaurants and vendors, where you can sample craft beer and cider and also take part in live cooking demonstrations. There are also five outdoor music stages where you can enjoy live music.

Chinatown International District Dragon Festival
The Dragon Festival is the largest annual Asian American celebration in the Pacific Northwest. It’s set in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown over two days starting on July 16. The streets come to life with colourful multi-cultural performances and food and walking tours. It also treats you to non-stop Japanese drumming, martial arts, and Filipino and Indian dancing, to name a few activities.

Go Klondike Legacy Day
This unique, one-of-a-kind festival takes you back in time. Re-live the 19th Century, when people from all over came to the goldfields in search of fortune. On July 17 the whole family can celebrate the first gold arriving in Seattle. You can try your hand at gold panning, a scavenger hunt and dog-sledding while listening to old-time music.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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