A French Affair…and More! Seattle Weekend Round Up July 11th- 13th

So much going on for some real fun in the sun this weekend!….

Fremont Outdoor MoviesBennion & Deville

  • Saturday, July 12
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (PG13)
  • Gates open at 7pm, screening to start at approximately 9.30. Buy tickets in advance, and more information here.
  • Why you should make it?  Cool off and wind down tonight with a Wes Anderson, a good laugh and  – BONUS! – a free gelato pop.

Seafood Fest, Ballard

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Join the crowds in Seattle’s most Nordic neighborhood for a nod to it’s fisherman of past with live music, a salmon BBQ, Beerfest, family activities, skateboard event and craft booths.
  • Why you should make it?  Summer salmon BBQ…need we say more?Bennion & Deville

Queen Anne Days

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Queen Anne’s hilltop community will be celebrating their own hood this weekend with a fun run, kiddie parade, community festival, food trucks, sidewalk sale, live music, craft booths and bouncy houses.
  • Why  you should make it?  The Crown of Queen Ann Fun Run benefits the Queen Anne Helpline, and you might just catch a glimpse of Seattle’s most iconic skyline view at Kerry Park on the way.

Bastille Day

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncSomething about summer just makes us want to sit at quaint sidewalk cafes and people watch while we sip rose.  Don your stripes and grab your bikes to be a real Francophile for this year’s Bastille Day festivities where Frenchies throughout Seattle will be celebrating the commemorating of the French Revolution with plenty of wine, cheese, music and burlesque.

  • Post Alley’s Café Campagne: Hit the cobblestone streets of Post Alley this weekend for a true Parisian-feeling fête and street party.  For the 20th year, from 4pm till late live music, burlesque dancers, cheap eats and wine stands will line the alley in celebration.
  • Bastille Café in Ballard: On Saturday, July 12th French ballard eatery, Bastille will be hosting a first-come-first-serve pentanque-a-thon (think bocce ball).  Monday they will be featuring a live jazz band and burlesque show.
  • Madison Valley: This family friendly street fair draws the crowds into boutiques and restaurants all the way down Madison for wine tastings, nibbles, and even the occasional Marie Antoinette impersonator. Event is free, food and drink tickets can be purchased here.

Why you should make it? What better excuse in the summer than baguettes and macarons to not count your carbs.

Polish Festival, Seattle Center

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Looking to stay out of this heat?  Join the folks in folk-costumes at Seattle Center for music, dancing, a beer garden, sausages galore and a pierogi eating contest for the brave.
  • Why you should make it?  The pierogi eating contest, of course.


Happy Weekending!

-The Bennion & Deville Team


A French Affair

“LET THEM EAT CAKE” – Marie Antoinette.

Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Musée Antoine Lécuyer
Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Musée Antoine Lécuyer

F is for FUN, FOOD, and FETE, so we recommend donning your classic French flair (stripy shirt, mustache?) and celebrating La Fete National; the 1789 storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the end of the monarchy for France, this weekend at one of these pop-up neighborhood celebrations.

Madison Valley Bastille Day Bash
Madison Valley Bastille Day Bash



Madison Valley will be pulling out all the stops on Saturday for their second annual Bastille Bash Celebration and street festival with French inspired food and wine tastings,  live music, street performers, sidewalk sales and even a Marie Antoinette impersonator. Pro Tip: buy the wine passport for $20 and sip until you too have seen all heard all and forgotten all! 

Details: Saturday, July 13, on East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenue, from 3–8 p.m.

Post Alley’s famed Bastille Day 2013 Party For The Revolutionaries is bringing the heat for the 11th year running this Sunday with a Burlesque show, a performance from the Can Can girls, live music, a plentiful abundance of spirits and street food/French favorites including macarons, baguette sandwiches and an oyster shucking station.

Details: Sunday, July 14, Post Alley, Seattle 4-10 p.m.

Bastille Day Post Alley Bennion & Deville
Post Alley’s Bastille Day Fete

Other Seattle Bastille Day happenings via Seattle Met

-Bennion & Deville