Jason Stoneburner in Bastille's rooftop garden // Photo by Thomas M. Barwick

THURSDAY, July 4

Fourth of July at Little Water Cantina
If you’re lacking in the plans department when it comes to Fourth of July, Little Water Cantina's spacious patio overlooking Lake Union is a perfect destination for sipping a cold one and watching fireworks. Georgetown Brewing will be running beer specials all day long, and live music and food specials happen throughout the day.

Cal Anderson's 11th Annual Independence Day Picnic
A Fourth of July celebration that is free and all-ages? A welcome happening, indeed. From yoga in the park to a root beer float garden to free hot dogs and live music, there's something for everyone. 

FRIDAY, July 5 

Seattle International Beerfest
One of the city's biggest beer festivals returns to the Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center through Sunday, July 7, bringing with it more than 100 beers from some 20 countries, live music, and favorite local eats like Rancho Bravo and Dante’s. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the gate.

SATURDAY, July 6

U-District Farmers Market 20-Year Anniversary Celebration
This locally and nationally renowned market has enjoyed 20 years of pioneering the local food movement, and it’s celebrating all summer long. Today is the second of three birthday celebration days, the last one happening on August 3. Swing by between 10am and 12pm for special treats and fun activities exclusive to the festivities.

SUNDAY, July 7

July Sunday Feast at Tavolàta 
Tavolàta's popular monthly dinner series returns July 7, and this time it's all about the Wagyu. Chef Brian Clevenger will prepare the ultimate summer meal, featuring cuts of beef, seasonal sides, and a chocolate crepe with pistachio and apricot. These things sell out—for good reason—so call (206) 838-8008 and make reservations soon. Dinner is $90 per person.

MONDAY, July 8

Monday Movies at King’s Hardware
King’s is running with the patriotic spirit all month long by showing movies that exemplify what makes America the greatest of all nations: violent dominance, of course. Tonight the U.S. takes on 30-foot long worms in Tremors—read: a Kevin Bacon classic in which a small town must defend itself against an underground creature that is killing its people off one by one.

Bastille Rooftop Garden Dinner Series
Sweeping views of the Olympics? Check. A rooftop communal table for 11 of your closest friends? Check. Fresh produce grown directly from said roof? Check. Bastille’s just-launched bimonthly rooftop dinners bring it all for the third night of the series, which continues throughout the summer. A $95 dollar ticket will get you all of this along with a multicourse meal by chef Jason Stoneburner. A garden tour kicks off the night at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:30.