Washington is ‘on the map’ for wine and craft beer connoisseurs! Since we’ve got local wineries and breweries in our own back yard, why not celebrate them? Here are some of our favorite Puget Sound summer wine and beer festivals!

Wine Rocks Seattle
Wednesday, July 11
Pier 66
2211 Alaskan Way Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121

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Wine Rocks is an annual not-for-profit event that gets out of the traditional “wine setting” and pairs wine with music and food, creating a unique and fun wine experience. Details available online.

Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, July 14
12:00pm – 5:00pm
3211 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gig Harbor presents its 3rd Annual Wine and Food Festival, located on the historic waterfront. Grand Tasting tent with wineries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors, a wide selection of educational offerings including wine seminars, cooking demonstrations and more! Get more information online.

Kirkland Uncorked
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 20, 21 and 22
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, WA 98033

The event is a regional showcase of art, food and wine on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Benefiting the Hope Heart Institute, Kirkland Uncorked features artist showrooms, a boat show, and dog modeling contest in the Promenade and a Tasting Garden with grilling demonstrations, Washington wine tasting and live music! Tickets and more information available online.

Bremerton Summer BrewFest
Saturday, July 21
12:00pm – 9:00pm
Downtown Bremerton, WA 98312
Pacific Avenue between Burwell and 6th St.

A festival that includes 26 Washington Breweries pouring more than 60 Washington Summer Style Beers. Tickets and details online.

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10th Annual Porterhouse Brewfest
Saturday, August 11
2:00pm – 7:00pm
416 Gates Street
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

This fundraiser for the Lincoln Theatre Foundation will feature a wide array of local, regional and nationally-known breweries, as well as live blues bands, and street-cart food vendors. The proceeds benefit the mission of preserving and operating the historic Lincoln Theatre and presenting programs for the community. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the “21 and older” event. Admission includes 5 tickets for beer tastings, with additional tickets sold for just $2 each. The Brewfest will also feature on-going raffles for cool prizes including a man’s and a woman’s cruzer bicycle from Skagit Cycle, and vacation get-aways from Pier 7 in La Conner. Tickets and information are available online.

Everett Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, August 18
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Downtown Everett, WA 98203

The Inaugural Everett Craft Beer Festival will feature 25 WA Breweries pouring over 50 different types of beer! Tickets and more details available online.

Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival
Saturday, August 25
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Des Moines Beach Park
22307 Dock Avenue
Des Moines, WA 98198

It’s the 3rd Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest. Enjoy a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries, and barbecued Bratwurst and B&E Market’s famous Tri Tip. Bring your low lawn chairs and picnic blankets! There will be plenty of free parking in the Des Moines Marina. While you are in town, visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market, too! More information and tickets online.

14th Annual Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 24, 25 and 26
610 Esther Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Great Jazz, Fabulous Wines, Fine Art & Delicious Cuisine all in one terrific place! The Festival draws lovers of jazz, wine, fine art and good food from 19 states and Canada. Details online.