Celebrate and soak up the culture in Seattle

Welcome the arrival of the fall season in Seattle where there are a host of festivals, exhibitions and culinary events offering exciting new reasons to visit.

Fantastic parties

Savor local craft beer at the Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival

The arrival of fresh hop season marks the return of the Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival, October 7-8, to the Warren G. Magnuson Park Aircraft Hangar. Visitors will be able to sample beers from some of the best breweries in the Pacific Northwest, feast on local street food, and enjoy live music, competitions, and games. There’s even a Hoppiest Hound contest where pooches in disguise can win prizes. www.freshhop.com

Glass art festival, Refract, returns

Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience has announced its return to Seattle October 13-16. The event features live demonstrations by talented artists, architectural tours, exhibits and glassblowing classes. More than 70 creations will be presented in more than 50 events taking place in Seattle and the neighboring cities of Everett, Bainbridge Island, Issaquah and Tacoma. refractseattle.org

Pike Place Market Harvest Festival

Pike Place Market hosts the annual Harvest Festival on October 29. The family event will see a full day of festivities in the form of live music, cooking demonstrations and activities for the little ones. Vendors will also show the novelties of the season. www.pikeplacemarket.org

Exciting exhibitions

Learn more about AI at MOHAI

Artificial intelligence: your mind and the machine opens at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on October 15. The first traveling museum exhibit in the United States to focus on artificial intelligence, the exhibit describes what AI is, how it works, its importance, and how it can evolve and develop over time. Until January 8, 2023, there will be a number of interactive displays, games and puzzles. mohai.org

Native Tattoos at the Burke Museum

The Burke Museum will host Body language: Northwest cultural tattoo awakening November 6 to April 16, 2023. The exhibit will explore the rich history of Indigenous tattooing in the Pacific Northwest through photography and artwork. Visitors will be able to learn stories of Indigenous tattoo artists and how the once forbidden practice is traditionally honored. www.burkemuseum.org

delicious meal

Sushi by Scratch Michelin Star Restaurants Opens in South Lake Union

The highly anticipated Sushi by Scratch Restaurants opened its first restaurant in Seattle on September 1. Located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, the intimate 10-seat restaurant serves a 17-course omakase menu along with craft cocktails and Japanese whiskey. The restaurant is run by chef Phillip Frankland Lee who owns four other Sushi by Scratch restaurants in the United States, one of which has a Michelin star. www.sushibyscratchrestaurants.com

Support Local Producers During Seattle Restaurant Week

Seattle Restaurant Week is a semi-annual event that returns to the city from October 23 through November 5. A celebration of local chefs, diners can feast on discounted food at partner restaurants, food trucks and pop ups. Visitors can further support the community by donating to Good Food Kitchens, which provides free nutritious meals to those in need. srweek.org

For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.

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