April 19 - April 20
The Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is back with more than 50 craft beers, flights of Scotch and Irish whiskey, specialty cocktails, seminars, a bottle shop and more booze-fueled delights.
April 19 - April 21
Washington State Convention Center
Sakura-Con is one of the largest and best attended anime festivals with tons of panels, exhibitors, activities and more, but you don't have to be a fan to enjoy it. Heck, you don't even need to go... just hang out downtown and check out all the amazing cosplay.
Much like the infamous SantaCon at Christmas time, the BunnyCon Bunny Bar Hop will bring droves of people in bunny ears, bunny suits and other themed costumes to various downtown bars for a raucous pre-holiday bar crawl.
Magnuson Park Hangar 30
… after running a 5K on the shores of Lake Washington at the Seattle Magazine Brunch Run. The course ends at Hangar 30, where 15 area restaurants will be waiting to ply you with carb-heavy foods plus Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Fremont Sunday Market
The 10th annual Mobile Food Rodeo -- Seattle's original food truck fest -- is bringing more than 30 mobile eats vendors to the shores of the Ship Canal. Trucks include Piroshky Piroshky Bakery, Dreamy Drinks, Off the Rez, and more.
Cost: Free admission
We've already established that most trips to T-Mobile Park will probably be disappointing this season, but not if you're there for the Seattle Bacon & Beer Classic -- which is just what it sounds like -- and will definitely be awesome with 100+ beers, 30+ bacon dishes, a bacon eating contest, lawn games and music.
May 9 - May 19
Seattle Beer Week is a week… err, 11 days of beer-based events held at most of the city's best beer bars, featuring so many different brews and themes that you're almost guaranteed to find something you'll like.
Cheese Wars: The Fromage Awakens is an "intergalactic battle for the best cheese sandwich" featuring teams of Star Wars cosplayers, an axe-throwing competition(?!) and more. Yeah, we don't get it either, but we'll definitely be there.