01 Aug September 2019 Guide to Seattle Events
When you think of Seattle you usually picture lush green forests, the Space Needle, Starbucks and maybe even think about listening to some grunge music. Seattle offers so much more than that and this September get ready for a variety of events that’ll change your image of the Emerald City.
• San Gennaro Italian Festival – The festival runs Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8. Located in the Georgetown neighborhood it’s full of vendors with Italian food, a beer and wine garden, plenty of children’s activities and entertainment. Admission is free and a portion of the money raised is used to help support local nonprofit organizations.
• Cider Summit – The tenth annual event at Lake Union Park is Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7. The event features 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. It’s held in three other cities and is considered the largest cider festival in the US. Tickets are available online for $35 but can be purchased at the door for $45. The event also features food vendors and live music.
• Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2019 – Located at South Lake Union Discovery Center on September 14, come out and sample all different grilled cheese sandwiches. There are two options for food tasting – one including tickets for food and beverage tasting (must be 21+) and includes tokens for beer and sandwich tasting and then another where you can bring the family and just enjoy the food trucks and delicious sandwiches.
• Georgetown Beer Festival – This is the first year for this festival, located at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall on September 14 and will feature many craft beers from over ten breweries in Seattle’s South End. Stop by and taste some local beer and be sure to stay for lunch. Tickets are $3 each or 10 for $25.
• Marc Maron – Hey, There’s More Tour hits The Moore Theatre on September 7. Maron is best known for his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron and also stars in the Netflix series GLOW. He’s been doing comedy performances for over thirty years.
• Tony Bennett performs at The Paramount Theatre on September 7 as well. His daughter Antonia will open with a collection of jazz performances. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
• Seattle legends Alice in Chains will perform for their home crowd on Friday, September 20 at the WaMu Theater.
• Seattle Symphony – Performing Thursday, September 26 through Sunday, September 29 at Benaroya Hall witness the orchestra transform Mussorgsky’s composition.
• Seattle Seahawks – Watch the Seattle Seahawks in their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, September 8.
• Seattle Sounders – Check out the Seattle Sounders versus FC Dallas on Wednesday, September 18 at CenturyLink Field.
• There’s a Family Fitness Day located in Magnuson Park on September 14 and includes a kid fun run, 5k, 10k, 15k and even a duathlon (2.6 mile run followed by a 10 mile bike ride).
September can be a busy time of year but there’s something available for all tastes, whether it’s food, sports or music, Seattle seems to offer it all.