The Bite of Seattle 2016

Out of the dozens of festivals and special events held at Seattle Center each year, the Bite of Seattle ranks among the most popular. Food is not the only attraction; you'll also be able to enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, and family-friendly entertainment.
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    What is The Bite of Seattle?

    The Bite of Seattle
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    The Bite of Seattle is a long-summer-weekend event that features the food and beverage offerings of dozens of local restaurants and producers.
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    When is The Bite of Seattle

    Friday, July 15, 2016 11 am to 9 pm
    Saturday, July 16, 2016 11 am to 9 pm
    Sunday, July 17, 2016 11 am to 8 pm

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    Where is The Bite of Seattle

    "The Bite" takes place on the grounds of Seattle Center, just north of downtown Seattle. While you're there you can not only takes in all the tasty treats and quirky entertainment, but take the opportunity to visit one or more of Seattle's major attractions.

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    Tickets to The Bite of Seattle

    The Bite of Seattle is a free event at Seattle Center. The food and drink, however, is not free. At least one lower-priced special feature is available at most vendors.
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    What's to Eat and Drink?

    Visitors to "The Bite" have the opportunity to indulge in tasty treats of all kinds, including entrees, desserts, fruit drinks, microbrews, and wine. You'll be able to sample a variety of different ethnic foods, including Thai, German, Greek, Filipino, French, Russian, and Hawaiian. Many of the food booths offer small portions, which allows you to sample several different items without busting your stomach, or your wallet.

    Adults can savor an alcoholic beverage at one of the Bite of Seattle's beer and wine gardens. Beers of the world, Northwest wines, and brand-name cocktails can be enjoyed at designated locations throughout Seattle Center.

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    Music and Entertainment at The Bite of Seattle

    You can rest your stomach between all those goodies by taking in live music and entertainment at one of Seattle Center's six stages. Rock-n-roll, swing, jazz, and reggae are just a few of the musical acts that will be offered from noon to closing each day.


    But wait! There's more. Bite of Seattle visitors can find a variety of other treats and surprises throughout Seattle Center, including:

    • Free food samples
    • Contests
    • Comedy Club
    • Family Fun Zone
    • Commercial exhibits
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    Hot Tips for Visitors

    (1) Keep an eye out for the free samples of stomach remedies. You might need some by the end of the day.
    (2) Stay at a hotel near Seattle Center, and you'll be able to come and go throughout the day.

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