The Seattle Street Food Festival is a new event that is sponsored by the Mobile Food Rodeo. The aim of this new festival is to showcase the Northwest’s best local street food, so patrons are encouraged to bring their appetites. Cal Anderson Park is the chosen venue for the Seattle Street Food Festival, and Saturday August 10 is the date for this year’s inaugural celebration. You can find Cal Anderson Park in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill district. The park’s address is 1635 11th Avenue.
Various components will combine to create the Seattle Street Food Festival. There are numerous food trucks, carts and booths that sell food and other things, and a spirits and beer festival that is essentially a festival within a festival. Patrons of the Seattle Street Food Festival can also interest themselves in the outdoor beer garden or the “Pop Up Picnic.” The fee for the Pop Up Picnic is somewhat pricey, though you could argue that it is more than worth it. Those who purchase Pop Up Picnic tickets will be treated to delectable street food prepared by a dozen of Seattle’s very best chefs.
Patrons of the Seattle Street Food Festival are expected to begin arriving at Cal Anderson Park at around 3 PM. According to the schedule, 5 PM is the official starting time and the festival ends at 11 PM. General admission is free, and special VIF passes are available for a fee. There are three different VIF passes. The lesser-priced passes include priority line access at all food vendors and in the beer garden. Slightly more expensive VIF passes for the Seattle Street Food Festival also include priority line access, as well as various other things, including personal size insulated lunch bags. Rounding out the special passes for the Street Food Festival are those that include admission to the Pop Up Picnic. These are the most expensive and exclusive passes and are worth considering if you want to get the full Seattle Street Food Festival experience.