Quick Bits About The Bite!

WHAT IS THE BITE?

Seattle's Original & Largest Food Festival! #biteofseattle #biteintosummer. Video produced by Tyler Nelson.

Are you the biggest foodie around... or at least you really enjoy trying different types of food (especially if it's local!) Well, the Groupon Bite of Seattle® is Seattle's original & largest food and beverage showcase and features 60+ restaurants and vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 4 entertainment stages, watch local chefs perform live demonstrations and mystery ingredient cook-offs at The Bite Cooks! stage, free Bite Movie Night on Friday, July 20th, beer gardens featuring both local craft beer and local spirits signature cocktails, the Family Fun Stage and much more! Come and see why the Groupon Bite of Seattle® was voted "Best Food Festival" in Western Washington!

HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?

It's FREE to attend to The Bite (that means more money for yummy food & drinks!)

WHEN & WHERE IS THE BITE?

Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Seattle Center in downtown Seattle, WA. The street address is 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. See our Getting There section for more details on parking & travel options.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21: 11am - 9pm
Sunday, July 22: 11am - 8pm (closes one hour earlier)

The Alley: Friday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm (All days while supplies last).

WHERE CAN I FIND AN EVENT MAP?

Click HERE for a digital version of the 2017 event map. The 2018 event map will be made available closer to the event date. We also include the map inside our printed program onsite & you can find a digital version of the 2017 program here.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

There are many ways to make your way to The Bite... head over to our Getting There section for all the details.

CAN I BRING MY PET?

We love your pets but... guests are encouraged to leave their pets at home due to the large crowds and health-related issues. Thank you!

WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL THE BITE BE SERVING UP?

Each restaurant will serve a variety of items from Ethnic cuisine to all American favorites. Check out our Dining section for all the menu items.

HOW MUCH DOES THE FOOD COST?

All food items and combo plates will be $12 or under! If you’re looking for a small taste in order to try all the different cuisines, our restaurants offer Just A Bite items that are $3.75 or less! Check out our Dining section for more.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

There are several ways to become a part of the Groupon Bite of Seattle®, head over to our Get Involved section for all the details. 2018 Vendor applications for ALL categories will open online in December.

DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT PROGRAM?

You can find our official event program in The Seattle Times the week of the event and there will be several places on site at The Bite with programs for you to take! Click 🡺
for a flip-book version or click HERE for a digital copy of the 2017 Bite Program.

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?

Proceeds from The Alley at the Groupon Bite of Seattle®, benefit Food Lifeline, which helps feed the hungry in Western Washington. To learn more click here.

WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A MEDIA OR BLOGGER PASS FOR THE BITE?

Since the event is free to attend, you don't need a media or blogger pass. However, media or bloggers interested in getting an interview with Bite staff or restaurants, please email our Media Director,  Trudi Webster, at trudiw@festivals-inc.com Plus, sign up to our email newsletter for updates.

HOW DID THE BITE OF SEATTLE® GET STARTED?

It all began in 1982 when Festivals Inc. CFO and local restaurateur, Alan Silverman created and produced the Bite of Seattle® in hopes of showcasing the local restaurant and food scene in Seattle. An estimated 75,000 people attended the first Bite at Green Lake and sampled culinary creations from 25 restaurants. Due to the massive growth & popularity, The Bite was later moved from Green Lake to Seattle Center. The Bite now attracts over 400,000 people in three days and hosts a combination of over 60 restaurants/specialty food product companies. In a continued effort to support all things "local," The Bite also has 5 stages with live music from local & regional artists, The Bite Cooks! stage showcasing demonstrations and cook-offs from local chefs, local Washington wines, a local Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, and much more. The Bite of Seattle® is still the flagship event of Festivals Inc. and a local tradition for many each year.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Give us a call at (425) 295-3262 or email info@festivals-inc.com.