Taste of Iceland Festival coming to Ballard in October

The Taste of Iceland Festival is coming back to Seattle, this year celebrating 100 years of sovereignty and independence from Denmark. The four-day festival is happening from Oct. 11 to 14, with events happening in Ballard at the Nordic Museum.

The festival is a little bit of everything: food, music, art, design, science, and literature. The free events at the Nordic will include two discussions: one about Icelandic architecture, and another about sustainability and energy innovation in Iceland and Washington state on Thursday, Oct. 11 starting at 3pm. The Nordic will also host the Icelandic film festival known as Shortfish on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 4pm.

Also on the agenda for the festival is a culinary take-over of Tom Douglas’ Italian eatery Cuoco; Reykjavik Calling – a free 21+ concert at KEXP; an internationally-celebrated Icelandic author reading at Elliott Bay Book Company; and a day-long celebration marking Iceland’s 100 years of independence at the KEXP gathering space at Seattle Center.

Find the full line-up of events and more details at the Taste of Iceland website.

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