South Lake Union
Events Calendar

September 9 Events

September 9, 9:30 am, REI

Pacific Northwest Hiking Basics

New to the Northwest, or looking at getting out and exploring the wonderful trails in the region? The Northwest offers miles and miles of beautiful trails, often leading into the backcountry. Learn about how to plan your hike, navigate permitting and better understand what challenges and rewards you may find on your hike.

Admission is free.

September 8-9, 3:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

Cider Summit

The 8th annual Cider Summit SEA, the region’s largest hard cider tasting festival, will take place September 8th and 9th at the South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn, 101 Westlake Ave. N. near Westlake & Denny. Event hours are September 8 from 3pm to 8pm (VIP session starts at 2pm) and September 9 from Noon to 5pm.  Cider Summit SEA is presented by Whole Foods Market.

Cider Summit SEA will showcase nearly 200 ciders, meads, and cider cocktails including regional favorites and international classics. It is a unique opportunity for guests to meet and greet cidermakers and taste popular and new releases.  Among the nearly 200 selections, several will be created specifically for the festival as part of the Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge.  Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite via text with the winners announced at the conclusion of the event.

“Artisanal cider has become one of the fastest growing segments of the craft beverage market in recent years,” noted event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “The Cider Summit exposes thousands of cider lovers and the cider curious to these artfully crafted beverages.”

Tickets are now on sale at General admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight tasting tickets and costs $25 (plus taxes & service charges) prior to August 1, $30+ prior to September 8, or $45 at the gate (including all taxes & service charges). GA tickets will also be available starting August 1 at event sponsor Capitol Cider.

VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive entry from 2pm-3pm on September 8, and 12 tasting tickets.  VIP tickets cost $35 (plus taxes & service charges) prior to August 1 or $40 prior to September 8 or while supplies last.  VIP ticket are available online only, with limited quantities.  Additional tasting tickets are available onsite for $2 each.

Designated Driver tickets are available at the gate for $5 and include a bottle of water. No alcohol may be consumed with a Designated Driver ticket. All tickets allow re-entry on Friday and Saturday with event wristband worn and the tasting glass.

The festival will also feature specially paired food selections that will be available for purchase from Whole Foods Market and Capitol Cider along with other small bites.  There will be a “Dog Lounge” hosted by Seattle Humane and Downtown Dog Lounge will have groomers on-site offering complimentary nail trims, pad shaves, sanitary trims, face & fanny trims, and brush outs!

Cider Summit SEA is presented by Whole Foods Market.  Supporting sponsors include Capital Cider,, Oregon Fruit ProductsHood River Juice, KRAVE Jerky, Downtown Dog Lounge, Umpqua Bank (SLU), and Click Wholesale.  Media partners include CIDERCRAFT Magazine, The Stranger and KEXP. The event is a benefit for the Northwest Cider AssociationSeattle Humane, and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

Please note: dogs of any age are welcome, but humans must be 21 & over – no exceptions.

For more information, visit, or follow @CiderSummit on Twitter, hashtag #CiderSummitSEA.

September 9, 12:00 pm, Lake Union Park

Pink Boat Regatta

Ever year, sailors and supporters alike start planning months ahead of time to don their pink, get their sailboats race ready, and begin campaigning as part of an event which was born of a passionate little Seattle sailing community dedicated to getting on the water for something greater. Something affecting us all. Something we CAN do something about, just by coming together and doing what we love most – being on the water.

It’s infectiously PINK.
It’s infectiously FUN.
And it’s even more IMPACTFUL.

100% of all net proceeds from The Pink Boat Regatta’s events will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We choose BCRF because:

BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the US with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, donating 91 cents of every dollar to breast cancer research and awareness. BCRF provides critical funding for breast cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. In 2015-2016, BCRF will award $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. BCRF funds top researchers and doctors right here in our own PNW community.

We are PROUD of this community for coming together again and again with unmatched spirit, dedication, and enthusiasm.



The Pink Boat Regatta Team

September 9, 11:00 am, 400 Fairview

Seattle Makers Market

The Seattle Makers Market announces its new Second Saturday Market Series in South Lake Union, to be held at 400 Fairview Ave N. Located in the ground floor Market Hall, Seattle-area artists, crafters, makers, and artisans will display their work for sale from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, March 11th, and every second Saturday of the month through the end of 2017. Markets are free and open to the public.


The Seattle Makers Market is a not-for-profit arts group dedicated to providing space and opportunity for local artists, artisans, and makers to showcase and sell their work, and to create and encourage a thriving and diverse community of artists and makers in the Puget Sound area and beyond.


For more information about the Second Saturday Market Series, or our other pop-up market events, please check out:

November 19 - September 12, Museum of History and Industry

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years. Discover the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods and devour the stories that helped the city grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet. The following is the menu for this delicious journey.

Raw Ingredients

For the first course, take a look at the raw ingredients—what is a “Seattle” food, and why? Visually dine on both imported and native foods that are the building blocks of Seattle’s cuisine.

Processing and Prepping

Dive into the second course of the industries that shaped a savory Seattle, from canneries to coffee roasters.

To Market, To Market

Sample the places where Seattleites go to the market for the third course. Learn about the outlets that help define the city, from co-ops to farmers markets to ethnic markets, big and small.

Bringing It Home

Enjoy the fourth course and look at the region’s home cooking through a real, preserved Seattle kitchen. Learn about the history of food justice in the area through P-Patches, community gardens, and other efforts to bring homegrown food to diverse communities.

Cooking Tech-niques

See how Seattle high-tech jobs have made its residents look at cooking in a whole new way in the fifth course. Sniff out some of the area’s groundbreaking food-tech endeavors.

Serving It Up

For final course, survey the rich banquet of restaurants that have been around almost as long as there have been city dwellers here to support them. Meet the farm-to-table chefs who have made Seattle a national dining destination, and savor the way they developed a modern Northwest cuisine.


Inside The Collective: South Lake Union is home to the city’s newest members-only social club. With multilevel lounging hammocks, a campfire circle, and a boutique bouldering gym, this exclusive spot is anything but stuffy. >>link in bio
SLU’s Summer Weekend Hit List:
Sure, South Lake Union’s weekday game is strong, but it’s also the place to be on a summer weekend. Whether you want to savor the growing food scene, keep the kiddos entertained, or just hang out on the lake, here’s your guide to weekend fun in the neighborhood. >>link in bio
Creative Connections: Part art, part craft, part collaboration—JOIN has a brick-and-mortar spot at 400 Fairview featuring makers from the PNW and beyond. >>link in bio


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