Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking

Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking

Summer in Seattle is known to be one of the finest secrets in the nation. With summer soirees just around the corner, that secret is about to be savored among locals and tourists alike. We can almost taste the outdoor movie popcorn. We can almost hear Ben Harper at Marymoor and Steve Miller at Chateau Ste Michelle. We can almost feel the sun… almost. How can you make the most of the summer season? My advice is to make it meaningful; no matter where you celebrate summer, there are awesome causes and Seattle charity events that make it easy to kill two birds with one stone. Pick a cause, enjoy life to the fullest, and make a difference. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

Negroni Week @ Six Seven
June 6 - 12
Negroni Week is a national celebration of one of the world’s greatest cocktails with an inspiring goal to raise money for charitable causes. In 2015 Negroni drinkers everywhere donated $320,000 to charity by tipping back this classic Italian cocktail. Drink for a cause with Six Seven – the perfect-for-summer waterfront lounge will be donating $1 to the Seattle Children’s Hospital for every Classic Negroni (Bulldog gin, camper and Cinzano Rosso 1757) or Twisted Sister (Bulldog gin, Aperol, and Lillet Blanc) purchased June 6-12.

Local Wine for Local Farms @ Local 360
June 21 | 5:30 pm
This local Seattle chef dinner series aims at raising funds and awareness for farm preservation and sustainable farming. Each dinner includes exclusive menu items that emphasize local Pacific Northwest ingredients, plus wine pairings, and a panel discussion with local farmers and PCC Farmland Trust staff. Past participants have included Rachel Yang of Joule and Maria Hines of Tilth. The June 21st edition will be hosted by Local 360 and Powers Winery. Powers Winery will be releasing the latest vintages supporting farmland conservation. Register here. Cost: $35

Seattle Dog Film Festival @ SIFF
June 26 | 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Rendezvous with Rover for a special green carpet event. This summer, Seattle’s four-legged friends can escort their human counterparts to SIFF’s Dog Film Festival in Queen Anne. The family friendly event will feature short films illuminating the remarkable bond between people and dogs. 50% of ticket proceeds will directly benefit the Seattle Humane. Can’t get enough? Dog lovers can also follow BarkHappy Seattle to catch Films with Fido. May’s screening of Beethoven benefited Emerald City Pet Rescue.
Tickets: $20 (no extra charge to bring your pup)

No Bones Beach Club
June, July
A plant based tiki bar serving up fresh cocktails with local spirits, beer on tap, and a costal-inspired menu, No Bones Beach Club is a summer hot spot with a cause. Each month No Bones donates a percentage of proceeds to a local animal rescue. No Bones went from pop-up to food truck and now has permanent digs in Ballard. Try the Beer Battered Avocado Tacos, or the Jackfruit Flautas with fired roasted chiles, ciao cheese, tomatillo avocado salsa and cashew cream then wash it all down with a coconut mojito. Brunch is off the hook on Saturday including a live DJ from 11 am – 2 pm. June’s proceeds will support For Heaven’s Sake Rescue and July’s will support New Moon Goat Sanctuary. Since 2014, No Bones has donated over $6000 to local animal well-being.

Sunset Supper @ Pike Place
August 12 | 7:30 - 11:00 pm
The 21st annual celebration of Seattle’s world famous market takes place in August. Wine, dine, dance and live the good life on the market cobblestones. The Sunset Supper will feature the best local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries for patrons to enjoy well into the night. All tickets include unlimited food and beverages while supplies last. Revel in the soulful melodies of City Arts’ 2015 Artist of the year, Grace Love, and let your love for this magical city guide your dance moves. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation. The Market Foundation helps the neighborhood around the market thrive through advocacy, fundraising, and community engagement.
Tickets: $135 - 275

Cheers to a Cure @ Columbia Winery
August 19 | 6:30 pm
Columbia Winery presents a decadent night at the winery to benefit Seattle Children’s and the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. Columbia’s Chef John Howie of Seastar and John Howie Steakhouse will be personally preparing Prime New York Striploin. The evening will also include silent and live auction items.
Tickets: $110

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