Mark your calendar for summer festivals

Cotton candy vendors sell their wares at the 2011 Beacon Hill Festival. Photo by Wendi Dunlap/Beacon Hill Blog.

Early warning! Mark your calendar for a couple of the Hill’s major summer events.

On June 2, the Jefferson Community Center is hosting the 20th Annual Beacon Hill Festival, with entertainment, local food, carnival games, bounce toys, and a silent auction. Proceeds of the event will go to support programs and scholarships offered at the center. All ages are welcome.

Vendors, non-profits, schools, and others: for booth information, contact Doreen Deaver at 206-684-7481 or Registration deadline for vendors is May 4.

On July 21, festival fun comes to South Beacon Hill with the Taste of Van Asselt. There will be food, live music, arts and crafts, face painting, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Event organizers are are looking for local restaurants to participate in this event
as vendors to sell their unique culture foods. Jewelry and craft artists are welcome to sell handmade jewelry and crafts as well. All vendors will be required to have a City of Seattle business license. Musicians are also sought to perform. For more information,
call 206-386-1921.