With fall nearly upon us, we’re all itching for something fun to do to this weekend before the weather takes a turn for the rain. If you’re searching for a place to enjoy a beer and a concert with friends and family, we’ve found the perfect spot to celebrate the end of summer at the annual Fremont Oktoberfest. Tomorrow kicks off the weekend full of festivities, with German inspired Beer Gardens near 35th and Phinney Ave, with over 80 micro-brews and German lagers on tap! There is no charge for admission to the festival itself, but if you wish to partake in the beer gardens, admission is between $20-30, and includes a beer mug and tasting tokens. Beers start flowing at 5:00 pm and close at 11:15 tomorrow, and guests can enjoy their beer in small or Buxom Size!
Oktoberfest isn’t just about the beer; there is a list of events planned for the whole family to enjoy, including a 5k on Saturday morning, and a street scramble on Sunday where groups will be given 30 locations throughout the Fremont area to find hit, and the group that’s makes it to the most points of interest in 90 minutes wins. Feel guilty leaving your pup at home? Bring him to Sunday’s Dogtoberfest, where he can join you in the beer garden, sip filtered water in 92.5’s doggie ultra lounge, and run alongside you in a 5k. There is also live music throughout Saturday and Sunday, and a pumpkin chainsaw carving contest, so come on down and enjoy Oktoberfest the Fremont way!
If you’ve been keeping up with any of the Olympics this year, you’ve probably noticed that there is quite a handful of local Washingtonians representing the United States, as well as other countries at the London games this year. Our state is represented by hot shot swimmer Nathan Adrian, Basketball Star Sue Bird, and Adrienne Martelli in women’s rowing. If you’ve been busy outside enjoying the sunshine, or holed up at work during prime Olympic hours, we’ve got a handful of local neighborhood bars that are playing the games non-stop through August 12th, so you can catch team USA in action.
If you’re in Capitol Hill the newest sports bar in town 95 Slide open from 2-2, and the bar is planning on having food and drink specials during major Olympic events such as the basketball finals. If you’d like to feel like you’re in London, hit up one of the sister English pubs, in Ballard the Market Arms or George and Dragon (operated by the same English owner). Spit Fire and Buckley’s in Belltown will have specials during popular Olympic events, and Spitfire will be hosting a closing ceremony party, similar to the big event they had on opening night. Come on out and experience the Olympic tradition, and success of team USA with your neighboring sports fans through August 12th!