Foodstock is coming to Seattle this September! Music and food truck fans will not want to miss this festival of fun. September is the perfect time to enjoy the waning days of summer in the Emerald City. If you’re planning a trip to attend this festival, you should also take some extra time to experience all of the fun of Seattle. Here is all that you need to know about making the most out of your time at Foodstock and your visit to this gem of the Pacific Northwest.

FOODSTOCK DETAILS

This all-day event celebrates music, food, fun, and hunger awareness. This year, the legendary English ska band The English Beat will provide entertainment. All proceeds from the festival will go to Food Lifeline, a hunger-fighting charity that helps out more than 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Washington state. Other bands in the lineup include 13 Finches, El Steiner, and Mr. Pig.

Presented by Stone’s German Garage, this year’s Foodstock takes place on Saturday, September 8 from 11 AM to 5:30 PM at Meridian Park in Wallingford. Tickets start at $20 for general admission passes for adults. Kids under 12 are admitted for free.

GET YOUR ZZZs

Experience a different part of Seattle by looking for hotels in beautiful, close by Bellevue. The Hyatt House Seattle/Bellevue is a popular Bellevue hotel. Its indoor heated pool and hot tub will be the ideal respite after a day at Foodstock. The onsite H Bar is a stylish gathering place featuring a wide array of bites to eat and drinks.

The Bellevue Club Hotel is a boutique hotel that offers upscale amenities. Visitors will enjoy a world-class athletic facility, on-site fine dining, and chic interior design.

DINNER TIME

Meridian Park is located in the trendy neighborhood of Wallingford, putting Foodstock attendees at the heart of some of the city’s best restaurants. For an explosion for your tastebuds, consider heading to Tilth after the concert. This New American restaurant is set in a cozy converted house and serves up locally sourced and sustainable ingredients with its vibrant seasonal menu.

Or, head down the road to the Pike Place Market for some of Seattle’s most popular dining destinations. Matt’s in the Market is known for its impressive array of fresh seafood offerings, including oysters, grilled octopus, seared scallops, and more. With sweeping views of the market and Puget Sound, this will be a dining experience that you will not soon forget.

EXPERIENCE SEATTLE

Shoppers will appreciate all of the retail options at the renowned Bellevue Collection. The nearby Shops at the Bravern is another great choice that offers a host of upscale shopping options. From the world’s most luxurious brands, including Gucci, Neiman Marcus, and Jimmy Choo, you can find it all.

Downtown Seattle is also begging to be explored. Popular attractions include the Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and Pioneer Square. While near Wallingford, be sure to explore this funky neighborhood’s gathering spots so that you can connect with the locals. Good choices include the nearby Fremont Brewing Company and Floating Bridge Brewing. You will love the laid-back vibe of this diverse area.