On Saturday, August 20 Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavillion and Green is the place to be to enjoy fine, hand-rolled, domestic and exotic cigars, and some delectable eats and drinks. Seminars, live music, performers and cigar related shopping for Seattle’s first ever cigar expo!

Tickets for the Cigar Expo are available through http://www.seattlecigarexpo.com, according to the Seattle Cigar Expo website. You must be 21+ to attend, with valid photo ID. Your ticket entitles you to a selection of hand-picked cigars by distinguished manufacturers from around the world (approximately 15 per person); premium spirits from a variety of well-known distributors; wine tastings from Northwest vineyards; and food Coins valid at all Cuisine Vendors from Seattle’s finest restaurants like Crush, El Gaucho, Via Trubunali, and Skillet Diner. Desserts from Full Tilt and 3.14 Bakery. Ticket prices for general admission are $150.00 Advance + $7.50 (5% City of Seattle Admissions Tax).

Live music and performances by Vince Mira (Johnny Cash tribute singer), Burlesque by the Atomic Bombshells, Larry Barilleau and the Latin Jazz Collective, and
Seattle’s All Star Salsa.

If you’d like to expand your experience, you might consider a VIP Pass. Along with all of the general admission items, you will receive an early entrance to the Expo, entrance to two exclusive pre- and post-expo events, along with private meet and greets, photo ops with manufacturers and performers, and a goodie bag. Tickets for the VIP experience are $290 + $14.50 (5% City of Seattle Admissions Tax). Here’s information about the VIP Parties:

The Private VIP Pre-Party is on Friday, August 19:
400 North 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: 6:00pm – 2:00am
Hosted Cocktails: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cigars hosted by Tatuaje and La Palina
DJ Tomas mixing a classic Latin vibe

The Private VIP Post-Party is Saturday, August 20:
3206 Utah Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
Hours: 8:00pm – 12:00am
Hosted Cocktails and Wine Tasting
Cigars hosted by JnJ Cigars, special blend “SODO” by Tatuaje
Appetizers hosted by Crush, Chef and Owner Jason Wilson

For more information, check out the Seattle Cigar Expo website at: http://www.seattlecigarexpo.com.