Pick A Festival, Any Festival 2011

This is a follow-up to the July 2010 post Pick A Festival, Any Festival.  It is true again that this weekend every year is packed with things to do.  Again this year, Kirkland Uncorked did not disappoint.  I liked Kirkland Uncorked’s Facebook posting…”Rain or shine we are still tasting wine!”  Kirkland Uncorked brings the arts (presented by Kirkland Arts Center), a boat showcase, grilling demonstrations, restaurant sampling, and of course…wine.  One thing I noticed that was new (or bigger than before) were the paddle boarders showing off their stuff.  And there is the City Dog Magazine Dog Modeling Contest.  Pyramid beer and Mojitos are for purchase while listening to the various entertainment throughout the day.  Some of my favorite wine tastings this year were from Maryhill Winery (Viognier),  Five Star Cellars (Kenzie, Merlot and Cab), Convergence Zone Cellars (Dewpoint), Tempus Cellars (Evergreen Vineyard Riesling),  Tsillan Cellars (Syrah Grenache), and Northwest Cellars Winery (Adagio and Sangiovese).  Mind you, I didn’t try every varietal that was being poured and everyone does have their individual palate.  This festival seems to be a good friend and group event too…bachelorette party, and more.  Have fun!  http://www.kirklanduncorked.com/

Pick A Festival, Any Festival

75 degrees, sunny, beautiful day for Kirkland Uncorked

Another word for Summer in the Pacific Northwest = Festival.  How can you not love it?  or summer for that matter?  My guess is that the weekend of July 16th, 17th and 18th showcases more festivals than any other.  Take your pick –

– Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow  http://www.unitedindians.com/events002.html

– Sequim Lavender Festival  http://www.lavenderfestival.com/

– Kirkland Uncorked  http://www.kirklanduncorked.com/

– Bite of Seattle  http://www.comcastbiteofseattle.com/

And there are many more….Northwest Raspberry Festival in Lynden, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, San Juan Islands Lavendar Festival, Summer Beer Taste, Wedgewood Art Festival, Mill Creek Street Fair, Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival, The Best of Magnuson Park, Meet the Bainbridge Island Winemakers, Mukilteo Waterfront Festival, Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, Seattle Bon Adori, Bald Eagle Days Festival, Mustang Club of America Grand National Show, Kirkland Classic Car Show, Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, and more…

7/17 – Kirkland Uncorked – 17 wineries, Pyramid Brewery, live music, restaurant sampling, art, boat show, cook/grill off, 75 degrees, sunny, sparkling Lake Washington waters…benefiting the Hope Heart Institute –  good times!