Smashing Pineapples - Your July Concert and Events Calendar

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July and all its summer glory is here with no time to lose! To help facilitate new memories, Staypineapple cities are ready to celebrate the 4th of July along with other local festivals throughout the month.

Wherever your July adventures take you, look for Staypineapple, we’ll have at least one special offer to help make your trip a great one.

Seattle

Fourth of July - Seattle - July 4, 2019

Seafair Summer Fourth has family activities, food and beverages, entertainment, and fireworks at 10:20 p.m. at Gas Works Park. Free but get there early.

Bite of Seattle - July 19 - 21, 2019

Buy tastes from 60 restaurants at Bite of Seattle, which has cooking demos, beer & spirits garden, and entertainment at Seattle Center. Friday is least crowded. The Alley on Fisher rooftop has a $20 package of 6 gourmet tastes to support charity. Craft beer & cider tasting is $25. Combine both for $36.

Tasting event at Seattle Center - July 25, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Red, White & Brew promises “tastings from more than 60 award-winning wineries and breweries” and bites from restaurants and food trucks, with music at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (right next to The Maxwell Hotel). For ages 21+.

Portland

Blues festival - July 4 - 7, 2019

Waterfront Blues Festival features 80 performers on multiple stages, with fireworks on July 4 (10 p.m.) at Hotel Rose’s neighbor, Tom McCall Waterfront Park!

Block party - July 10, 2019

Sponsored by Willamette Week, Best of Portland Block Party is an all-ages event with food carts, a bar, and local vendors on NW Quimby Street. Free admission.

Oregon Brewers Festival - July 24 - 27, 2019

Try 80 different craft beers (with cider & wine), eat pub food, and hear live music at Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Children require parents and will enjoy the soda garden. The opening brunch and parade are July 24. No pets.

San Francisco

Fourth of July - S.F. - July 4, 2019 (9:30 p.m.)

The city’s Fourth of July Celebration includes setting off 10,000 fireworks for 20 minutes from barges near Aquatic Park and Pier 39. Free.

Wine tasting - July 19, 2019

Taste 100 wines at Uncorked: SF Wine Festival, which also features artisanal food vendors and live music in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason for age 21+. 

Beer festival - July 20, 2019 (noon & 5:30 p.m.)

Join the crowd age 21+ at Bay Area Brew Fest for unlimited samples of 200 varieties of beer, live music, and food trucks at Fort Mason Center. 


San Diego  

Big Bay Boom! - July 4, 2019 

The Largest Fireworks Show in San Diego County. The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Comic-Con International - July 18 - July 21, 2019

Comic-Con International is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

Girl Surf Pro - July 26-28, 2019

The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside, CA for the 12th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event July 26-28, 2019. The weekend will be jam-packed with a world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.


Chicago

Fireworks dinner cruise - July 4, 2019

Enjoy a dinner buffet, an open bar, and three hours of views including the fireworks show at Navy Pier aboard an Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise.

Les Misérables - July 9 - 27, 2019

Check out this revival of the popular musical with “glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo” at Cadillac Palace Theatre, just four blocks from Staypineapple Chicago. Ticket deal $75

Beer & cider festival - July 27, 2019

A ticket to South Loop Beer & Cider Fest includes beer and hard cider samples, with live music and food for sale at Chicago Women’s Park & Garden.

Boston

Boston Pops Fourth of July - July 3 - 4, 2019

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular wows 500,000 visitors on the banks of the Charles River with music and entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. The July 4 event includes fireworks at 10:30 p.m. to celebrate America’s birthday. Free.

Ice cream and music - July 13, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

FunFest features your favorite flavors of ice cream and treats plus live music by family-friendly artists, interactive games, face painting, inflatable rides, and PBS characters like Curious George at WGBH Studios. Ticket deal $11 (2 p.m.)

Chocolate tour - July 13 - Aug. 24, 2019 (Saturday 12:30 p.m.)

Take a two-hour walk learning about the history of chocolate-making, with four stops for champagne truffles, chocolate confections, and even a chocolate cocktail on the Tipsy Chocolate Back Bay Walking Tour for age 21+. Ticket deal $48


New York City

New York fireworks - July 4, 2019

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks light up the sky above the East River at 9:25 p.m. for 25 minutes. Here are some of the best places to watch.

New York’s Got Talent - July 9 - Aug. 13, 2019 (7 p.m.)

Vote for your favorite acts at New York’s Got Talent, which includes singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, acrobats, and comedians at The Green Room 42. Optional food is available for sale. Ticket deal $5 to $13

Beer tasting - July 17, 2019

Taste 40 beers and meet the brewers at NYC Brewer’s Choice, with food for sale at Biba of Williamsburg for age 21+.


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