South Lake Union Turns Into a Sprawling Food Truck Market This Weekend

The Must List: Your guide to Seattle's hottest events.
| Updated: September 6, 2019
For the third year in a row, Seattle Street Food Festival hits Amazonia.

Must Muggle Rock
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(7/13–7/16) Hey there, Muggles! Ready for a trip back to Hogwarts? Enjoy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high definition, while the symphony plays John Williams’ magical score. Times and prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747; 

Must Be a Party Animal
Jungle Party
(7/14) Enjoy an evening at Woodland Park Zoo, with reception, dinner and animal tours, while supporting animal care, conservation efforts and educational programs. More than 500 items will be up for auction, including face-to-face encounters with zoo animals. Stick around for the after-party for live entertainment and dancing at the wildest fundraiser of the year. 4:30 p.m. to midnight. $150-$650. Woodland Park Zoo's North Meadow. 5500 Phinney Ave. N.

Must Enter the Dragon
Dragon Fest

(7/15-7/16) The International District will be rocking this weekend, as the neighborhood’s annual celebration of its deeply rooted Asian culture attracts people of all stripes from around the metro. Performances range from cultural dances to martial arts demos, while the $3 food walk lets you sample the ID’s multifarious flavors. Free. Times vary. South King Street between 5th and 7th avenues.

Must Eat on the Street
Seattle Street Food Festival and Night Market

(7/15-7/16) Seattle food trucks will swarm South Lake Union this weekend for the fifth annual fest. Billed as the largest “summer curbside food festival” (rivaled only by our last Applebee’s Carside To Go order), the family-friendly party crams 150 food-mobiles and vendors, plus two beer gardens into a three-block stretch. New this year, a special night market takes over the grounds Saturday evening. Free. Times vary. 217 9th Ave. N.

Must Commute in Style
SoDo Track
(7/16–7/30) More than 50,000 bus and light rail riders will get a better view on their daily commute when 50 local, national and international artists give two miles of the SoDo transit corridor a permanent mural makeover in a project produced by 4Culture. During these two weeks, participating artists Addison Karl, Alex Gardner, Paola Delfin, Baso Fibonacci, Cheyenne Randall, and Zoer and Velvet take their turn. It’s the second year of a three-year project, with the goal to have 15 walls covered this summer. Free. 5th Avenue South between Royal Brougham Way and Spokane Street;

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