Grab your flip flops and hit the trail for the summer edition of the Ballard Cocktail Trail. Embark on a summer stroll and enjoy a variety of unique hand-crafted cocktails at 10 participating Ballard businesses turned into swanky cocktail lounges! We are excited to bring this one-of-a-kind event to the neighborhood and hope you will join us!

Ballard Summer Cocktail Trail Kicks off Ballard’s Event-filled Summer on Saturday, JUNE 8, 2024!

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THE DETAILS:

—The Ballard Cocktail Trail is on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 6-9 PM (rain or shine).

—Tickets are $50 and are only available online until Friday, June 7th, 2024. Tickets will not be sold at the event. All purchases for this event are non-refundable.

—Each ticket purchased includes 10 tasting tickets redeemable for a sample size cocktail that will be hand curated by the cocktail experts at The Ballard Cut.

—The Ballard Cocktail Trail takes place in the historic Ballard shopping and dining district (a map of participating businesses will be distributed at check-in).

—Ticket holders will check in at Umpqua Bank (5512 22nd Ave NW) on the day of the event to pick up tasting tickets and a Cocktail Trail map. All ticket holders must be of legal drinking age. IDs will be checked at the time of registration. Guest check-in for the event begins at 5 PM. Participants are encouraged to check in early to avoid any delays. Tastings begin at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM.

—Similar to the Winter Cocktail Trail and Wine Walks, tickets for this event are expected to sell out in advance. Please do not hesitate to purchase your tickets!

Additionally, participants will have an opportunity at the event to vote for their favorite cocktail in the various spirit categories. The winning cocktails in each category will be served at Ballard SeafoodFest this summer!

**Proceeds from the Ballard Cocktail Trail support the projects and programs administered by the Ballard Alliance, a non-profit neighborhood organization.**

Please note: the ten participating shops are open to the general public and folks of all ages during the Cocktail Trail. Tasting areas inside shops are unrestricted, but alcohol is not allowed outside designated areas. The tasting is available only to those with valid event bracelets and tickets. Participants must be 21+ to purchase tickets.

We are proud to have these independent Ballard businesses as Cocktail Trail hosting venues:

ANNIE’S ART & FRAME, AVIV JEWELRY & GALLERY, FAIR TRADE WINDS, FLEET FEET, MONSTER, PRISM, SECRET GARDEN BOOKS, STANDARD GOODS, SUMMIT & TERRACE, and VOYAGER.

During the event, Sweet Mickey’s Candy Shoppe will host a non-alcoholic hydration station, so participants can stay hydrated and maybe pick up a treat along the way.

We are proud to pour cocktails designed by the experts from The Ballard Cut!