05/04/2019 - 12:00pm
It’s finally here! One of our biggest events of the year - Savor Seabrook - is just around the corner and will be taking place on Saturday, May 4. The festival, celebrating its 9th consecutive year, is Washington coast’s largest seafood and wine festival, and an annual tradition for beach-going wine lovers and foodies throughout the Pacific Northwest.
This year, Savor Seabrook will welcome guests along Seabrook’s newly opened Market Street on Saturday, May 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to taste different wines, cocktails, and local seafood dishes from some of the best wineries and eateries in the region. Meriweather Street will also be set up with a handful of craft vendors offering their beach-inspired merchandise for sale.
Come hungry and loosen your belts - there’s something for everyone to sip and savor.
Here is your guide to all the deliciousness.
WHAT TO KNOW
Savor Seabrook tickets are on sale now. General admission costs $30 and the VIP experience is $60. With purchase of a ticket, event-goers receive 10 tasting tickets and a commemorative Seabrook wine glass. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase for $1 per ticket. Festival attendees must be 21+.
The tasting village will be right along Market Street. This is where you’ll find 70+ wines to sip and local delicacies to savor. While the party takes place on Market, a variety of craft vendors will be set up along Meriweather Street for folks who can’t make it to the tasting village or want to shop for the perfect momento.
Parking for Savor Seabrook can be tricky, so if you’re staying in Seabrook, your best option is to walk to the event. For daytrippers, street parking in Seabrook is free, but limited around the town center. Please plan to arrive early and plan to park on streets further into town
WHAT TO EAT
Enjoy mouth-watering creations by some of the region's most popular eateries at this year’s Savor Seabrook. Whether you’re in the mood for oysters, crabs, clams, scallops, you will love sampling some of the signature bites. Seabrook’s restaurants will also have a big presence at the festival, including Frontager’s Pizza, Mill 109, and the brand new Koko’s Salvadoran Restaurant (opening the doors to its permanent location on Market Street this summer).
Other tasting experiences include Weathervane Scallops, Chelsea Farms (oysters), and Sassy Seafood. For those seeking non-seafood delights, Front Street Market, Red Velvet Bakery, Sweet Life, and the Stowaway Wine Bar will have a variety of options.
WHAT TO DRINK
Washington ranks second in the United States in the production of wine, and our wineries produce a wide range of flavors. Today there are over 80 grape varieties grown in Washington state, but the primary grapes used in production of wine are from the Vitis vinifera family of grapes. The most common wines you’ll find at Savor Seabrook are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, and Syrah.
You’ll also find more than just wine at this year’s Savor Seabrook. Festival-goers who are looking for a beer or a cocktail are in luck, as the festival will also feature a select few breweries and distilleries.
Drink tastings are 1 ticket per tasting with a few running 2 or 3 tickets. You can also purchase bottles of your favorite wine too. Check out the complete Savor Seabrook wine list here.
Performing this year on the main stage, located at the intersection of Market and Meriweather Street, is award-winning rock violinist Aaron Meyer. Aaron has released nine albums, including his latest, Hang On To Your Pants, featuring instrumental versions of timeless classic rock tunes such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Carry On My Wayward Son," "Hotel California," "Sultan's of Swing," and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."
In addition, Meriweather Street will feature 15+ craft vendors selling everything from hand-crafted wood products, ceramics, jewelry, and glassware to fresh-farm products, dressing, dips, marinades, and jerky.
These shoes were made for walking. This year’s event is located on Market Street so wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be standing on the hardtop.
Stay thirsty, my friends. Drink plenty of water throughout the festival to maintain your hydration.
It’s in the bag. VIP ticket holders will receive a SWAG bag, as well as an extra hour of tastings under the tent at Crescent Park. Tickets are limited, so if you’re interested in the VIP experience, you’d better get cooking.
The show must go on. This is the Washington coast, so you really never know what the weather is going to do. However, rain or shine, the show will go on.
WHERE TO STAY
Since all the fun is happening in Seabrook, it makes sense to stay at Seabrook. But what part of Seabrook?
For groups looking for a short walk to the festival, booking a house in the SOMA District or near Crescent Park provides the easiest and quickest path to Market Street. For families and groups who want to be a little further away from the festival, houses in the Farm District offer exactly what you’re looking for. Finally, for groups who want the ultimate beach experience, Seabrook’s oceanfront houses are the perfect choice. Not only are you located just steps from the beach, you’re also a three-minute walk from Market Street and all of the town’s activities.