Only Two Weeks Till the Festival!

Posted on July 27, 2012

August 11th and 12th

Live Music, Dancing Girls and History

Come swill some lager in the beer garden, Learn some stuff, have some Fun


Live actors, Live painting, live crafts, LIFE right here in your backyard.

Sponsorship and Vending ops still available, With vending at only 25$ (registration fee) for both days!

Visit for more details

The Founders Day Festival is a 501c3 Non-profit Public Charity, all donations are tax deductible. Donate Now

Dolce Vita Will Host Seattle Sample Sale, August 11-12

Posted on July 26, 2012

Dolce Vita is having their largest sample
sale ever! The event will take place at Object at
2316 Second Avenue in Belltown. There will be over 1,500 shoe and apparel items on sale at prices between $10-75,
60-85 percent off retail value! There will be merchandise from all three of Dolce Vita’s lines: Dolce Vita, DV by Dolce Vita, and DV8 by Dolce Vita.

All of you social media-savvy shoppers who tweet or Instagram about attending the sale will have a chance to win a Fall shoe wardrobe – three pair of Fall shoes from To enter, you must tag @shopdolcevita with the hashtag #samplesale. The winner will be selected at random on Monday, August 13 and announced on Dolce Vita’s Instagram (@shopdolcevita) and Facebook accounts (

Lions Club Free Health Check Today Until 5PM

Posted on July 13, 2012

If it’s been awhile since your last visit to the doc, and you need a quick check up – you’re in luck! Today, until 5:00 p.m., The Lions Club is doing free health check-ups. 

Currently, the truck is located on 2nd and Blanchard, in front of Pintxo, and is offering free screenings for glaucoma, diabetes, high/low blood pressure as well as offering vision and hearing tests.

For more information, visit The Northwest Lions Foundation.

Giveaway – Tickets to Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Richie Aldente @ The Croc 7/14

Posted on July 13, 2012

Living in Belltown, we’re pretty lucky to have one of the world’s greatest music venues in our hood. As you probably know, The Crocodile draws in national acts and also showcases local artists on an almost nightly basis (plus, the Back Bar has awesome late night 2-for-1 pizza)..

This Saturday night, July 14 at 8:00 p.m., The Crocodile will host another epic show featuring Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Richie Aldente and The Quick & Easy Boys. This line up is one sure to keep you dancing all night long. Plus, it is hard to go wrong with such a legendary venue, outdoor patio to cool off, excellent eats, and attentive bar staff, especially when tickets are just $10. 

And guess what? We’re giving away two tickets to the show!

Richie Aldente was kind enough to give us two tickets to give to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter (you can enter all three ways):

  • Send an email to with subject line “I want to win”

Winner will be chosen at Noon, on 7/14 and contacted shortly after.

Read more about the bands:

Richie Aldente

Following a sold out show last month in Fremont, local power-funk trio Richie Aldente is ready to get your body moving again. As is their forte, Richie Aldente continue to impress with organic melodies that inspire the dancer within and breezy disco ball merriment that’s truly infectious and never derivative. These three gentlemen are dedicated to getting you dancing, laughing, and having a great time.

Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 12 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience. And Seattle Weekly had this to say, “These guys put on one of the best live shows in Seattle.”

The Quick & Easy Boys 

The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of funky R&B, psychedelic rock, and garage pop with a slight pinch of honky-tonk. Imagine the Minutemen, My Morning Jacket and Funkadelic rolled into one.

The Crocodile is located at 2200 2nd Avenue at Blanchard in Belltown. Show starts at 8p.m., advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased here


*If you enter via comments, please check back tomorrow at Noon to see the announced winner. We don’t have a way of contacting you directly.

Belltown’s Best Chili Battle & Founders Fest Fundraiser – Tonight!

Posted on July 7, 2012

Sure, you might think chili is best served on, well, chilly days – but let’s face it; we’re in the PacNW. Our version of summer is just barely beginning and chili is great food anytime of the year.

The people behind the Seattle Founders Festival thought so, too. They decided it might be fun to see who can make Belltown’s Best Chili – all while raising funds for the upcoming 2nd Avenue festival, taking place on August 11 and 12. 

The Chili Cook-Off starts at 6:00p.m. tonight and runs through 9:00p.m. Eight great Belltown restaurants will be participating. Here’s the breakdown:

1.Rabbit Hole
6.Spur Gastropub
7.Coterie Room
8.The Innkeeper

Admission is just $20 (kids 12 and under are free), and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. With your admission, you get 2oz of chili from each participating restaurant (that’s 16 ounces of chili!) and two drink tickets good for Hilliards Beer (try the Saison, yum!). Additionally, free soda and lemonade as well as additional beer and wine will be available for purchase.

How will the winner be chosen? Chili tasters can vote for their favorite chili by filling the donation jar next to the chili they prefer. All proceeds go right to Seattle Founders and fund the Seattle Founders Festival. 

The Seattle Founders Festival Chili Cook-Off will take place at the Guest Room/Suyama Peterson Deguchi, located at 2326 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98121. For more information about the Seattle Founders Festival, visit the website, Facebook or Twitter.

Newer Posts
Older Posts