The 40th Annual Fremont Fair is just two days away! In anticipation, we pulled together 5 great insider tips and top picks to help you plan your weekend of Summer Solstice celebration:
1. How to get to the Fair: Note that the 520 Bridge and the Mercer Street Exit off I-5 will be closed this weekend so plan to take alternate routes if needed. Walk, bike or bus to the Fair OR park further out and walk in. Go here for more details on how to get the Fair this weekend!
2. Father’s Day Activities: Bring dad down for the PCC Natural Markets Grilling Competition taking place Sunday at 1:00pm on the PCC Waterfront Stage. Dad could even have the chance to judge the competition and help choose which PCC chef prevails! The Fremont Fair's first Dog Parade also takes place on Father's Day at 2:30pm with support from DailyTicket.
3. Hours of the Fair: We are staying open late! New this year, the Fremont Fair has music on the Redhook Main Stage and service in the Main Stage Beer Garden until 10:00pm on Saturday! Make sure to celebrate the Solstice until the sun goes down!
4. Salute the Sun and Be Creative: Practice your sun salutations Sunday morning with Yoga for the Solstice - a free group yoga practice presented by Planet Earth Yoga and KIND Snacks taking place at 10:30am on the PCC Waterfront Stage. Feeling creative? Bring out your inner artist with Fremont Abbey's Arts for All. Make a musical instrument with recycled materials or dance a painting.
5. The Wine Garden: Sip wine in the solstice sun along the Ship Canal at the Proletariat Wine Company and Small Lot Co-Op Wine Garden. Acoustic music on the Verizon Wine Garden Stage provides the perfect soundtrack for a sunny afternoon!
What's your insider tip or top pick for the Fremont Fair? Share on the Fremont Fair Facebook wall and we'll see you this weekend!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Redhook Ale Brewery is serving up ESB, Pilsner and Long Hammer IPA in the Redhook Beer Gardens at the Fremont Fair. Here’s what you might not know about Redhook…
Along with the Fremont Fair, Redhook is also celebrating a birthday this year! 2011 marks Redhook’s 30th year mastering the art of our favorite craft beverage. While we are 10 years their senior, Redhook has been around the block! In fact, around the block and in our backyard. This leads me to the second thing you might not know about the brewery…
…did you know that Redhook Ale Brewery was originally located in the heart of Fremont? Situated where Theo Chocolate currently resides, Redhook opened their doors in Fremont in 1981. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in Ballard, to a brewery in Fremont and later in Woodinville, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries.
One last thing you might not know-2011 is the 24th year of what has turned out to be a fantastic partnership between Redhook Brewery and the Fremont Fair! Be sure to check out both Redhook Beer Gardens at the Fair next weekend! They will be pouring:
- Long Hammer IPA
Stay thirsty my friends and we will see you at the Fair June 17 &18!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Fremont Fair is the ultimate destination for creative expression. Where else can you find over 300 arts and crafts vendors, 50 elaborately decorated Art Cars, painted cyclists and funky floats all in one place?
For those of you who want to get your art on Fremont Fair weekend, here are some fantastic opportunities to quench your creative thirst:
Art Car Blow Out
Feast your eyes on more then 50 fun and funky decorated art cars that will be on display in the Burk Building parking lot (35th and Evanston). These “cartists” have created the largest museums on wheels in the country and they are rollin’ into the Fremont Fair to show off their one of a kind wheels!
Fremont Abbey Arts for All:
GROW YOUR BRAIN ON THE ARTS with Fremont Abbey Art Center’s fun activities booth and stage at the Fremont Fair, located just west of PCC Natural Markets and the Red Door on 34th St! Activities include growing brain sculpture, chalk art, smell haiku and more!
Arts & Crafts Shopping:
Shop and pursue over 300 arts and crafts vendors that will be setting up shop over the weekend. These boutique booths will be filled with original arts and crafts, imports, and other fun services for sale such as henna tattoos, and face painting.
Produced by the Fremont Arts Council, you can’t miss (no, really you can’t miss them) the hundreds of colorfully painted cyclists in this one of a kind parade! Celebrate the summer solstice and everything whimsical in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression.
Let us know on Facebook how you are going to get creative at the Fremont Fair this year!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Come hang out with the Fremont Fair at the Fremont First Friday Art Walk on June 3rd!
Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6:00-9:00pm
Fremont Fair Office, 3503 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA
Here’s what you’ll find at our Fremont Fair Sneak peak:
· Shino Mikami of uzura:
Shino uses eco-friendly products made from hemp or organic cotton with original screen-printed designs.
· Melinda Navarro with Danilo Navarro:
Melinda incorporates shells from the coasts of Peru, stones from the Andes Mountains, and seeds from the Amazon jungle in his handmade jewelry.
· Zena McCoy of Semilla Designs:
Semilla Designs was born out of the desire to bring fragments of distant cultures to urban areas showcased in her jewelry and shoes.
· David Waterworth of Waterworth Designs:
David is a graphic artist that has designed the Fremont Fair poster for the last two years, designed the Fremont Oktoberfest poster for 15 years and has also done graphic design work for Nintendo. This year’s Fremont Fair posters will be available for purchase and David will be on hand to don them with his autograph.
Seattle Art Cars
Catch the Art Cars parked outside the Fremont Fair office! The Seattle Art Cars are a loosely knit group of “cartists” who decorate their “daily drivers”, embellished with paint, sculptures or glued assemblage (or combinations thereof).
Proletariat Wine Company & Small Lot Co-Op Sampling
Get a sneaky sip of selected varietals that will be poured from our Proletariat Wine Company & Small Lot Co-Op Wine Garden at the Fair! (Supplies are limited, samples while supplies last).
After your Fremont Fair preview, venture through the Fremont neighborhood to visit more venues hosting artists for the Fremont First Friday Art Walk. Click here for full list of venues.
Hope to see everyone there!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Ok, maybe there are not exactly 2,391 things to do at the Fremont Fair, BUT there is so much going on, I dare you to find something that won’t entertain you! Our music line-up is so jam-packed that it has exploded onto four stages! Puppies will take over the streets in the Dog Parade and cars are covered gadgets and gizmos to make for an art museum on wheels. To find out who will be rockin’ out on the Redhook Main Stage, the PCC Waterfront Stage, the Verizon Wine Garden Stage and the Fremont Abbey Stage over the weekend, check out the full music line-up at fremontfair.org
What else is going to entertain you at the Fair? Try these activities on for size:
· Dads & Dogs Day Grilling Competition:
PCC Natural Markets and Weber will be hosting a grilling competition on the PCC Waterfront Stage on Sunday, June 19 from 1:00pm-2:15pm. Bring dad down and watch as two female PCC chefs duel it out Top Chef Style for the ultimate King Salmon cook off!
· Yoga for the Solstice
Grab your yoga mat and join Planet Earth Yoga as we celebrate the summer solstice with a Hatha yoga practice on the PCC Waterfront Stage! Pre-register your body and your mat so we have space for you at this one-hour session.
· Dads & Dogs Day Puppy Parade
Bring Fido down to the Fair on Sunday, June 19 at 2:00pm to strut his stuff in the Dog Parade! Dress your pooch up or come al naturale!
· Fremont Abbey Arts for All
Grow your brain on the arts at the Fremont Abbey Arts for All with some free collaborative sensory arts!
If that isn’t enough, you can also enjoy the Redhook Beer Gardens, tasty food, and over 300 Arts & Craft vendors to keep you tantalized at the Fair this year. Tell us where you are going to start first on Facebook!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Dog Parade 2:00pm Sunday June 19th
Bring your four-legged friend on Sunday to participate in this fun pup precession paralleling its human counterpart – the Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade. Have Fido dress up or come al naturale! Woof woof.
PCC Grilling Competition 12:30-2:15
PCC Natural Markets and Weber Grills are hosting a grilling competition on the PCC Waterfront Stage on Sunday, June 19 from 12:30 to 2:15pm. Bring your dad down to the Fair and see which PCC chef prevails
Stick around after the festivities and grab a beer with dad at one of our Redhook Beer Gardens, catch a band perform at one of our four music stages and browse for a one-of-kind gift for Dad (or even dog) from one of our 300 vendors.
There’s a lot going on Sunday at the Fair. Are YOU going to be there?
For more information check out fremontfair.org
See you at the Fair!
Friday, May 6, 2011
What I love about the Fremont Fair is the diverse selection of over 300 vendors that will be setting up shop over the weekend. There will be a plethora of original arts and crafts, worldly imports and services for sale for you to choose from. However, I had the tricky task of narrowing it down to my top three picks. In no particular order, here are just a few of the vendors you have got to visit:
1. Uzura- Eco-Friendly, Organic and Hemp Products
What I love about Uzura is that her products are original, wearable and made from hemp! I can’t wait to buy one of these handbags! (Not to mention this is my favorite color).
2. Spoonman Creations-Handcrafted Wind Chimes, Eyewear, Jewelry & Gifts
What can you really say about the Spoonman? His fun and funky creations speak for themselves! A great gift idea for Dad *hint hint*.
3. Nicaraguan Pottery by Clay Fina
Beautiful! You won’t find this kind of pottery at Pier 1 Imports. Each piece is spun on a kick wheel, glazed and burnished with a soft stone, carved with homemade tools, and low fired in a wood and charcoal kiln. The best part? Each piece is signed by the The Nicaraguan artist adding that special touch.
For the full list of fun and funky Fremont Fair vendors, check out our website at fremontfair.org.
Which Fremont Fair vendor can’t you wait to shop? Tell us on our Facebook wall.