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Taste Washington 2015 Dates Announced
September 22 – Mark your calendars- Visit Seattle and Washington State Wine have announced Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, will take place March 26-29, 2015, at various locations throughout Seattle. Now in its 18th year, Taste Washington features more than 225 Washington state wineries and more than 70 Pacific Northwest restaurants.

Seattle Receives Highest Sustainability Rating to Date
September 10 – Seattle was awarded a 5-STAR community rating by STAR Communities, which evaluates and rates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. Seattle received STAR’s highest score to date, out of more than 80 communities representing 34 million residents. 

Zac and Sam Day in Seattle
September 3 – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaimed September 3, 2014 as “Zac and Sam Day” in Seattle to honor couple Zac Baker and Sam Busch, the first couple married as part of Visit Seattle’s Marry Me in Seattle program, a national sweepstakes created to attract LGBTQ travelers to Seattle by showcasing the city’s progressive and welcoming culture.

Country's Top Cultural City is Seattle
August 22 – According to property research group Property Shark, Seattle is the #1 city in the U.S. for culture. The list of 20 cities factors in the number of activities dedicated to culture and recreation, such as museums, theaters, libraries and parks, as well as the number of attractions per capita. Seattle has one cultural attraction or location for every 354 people.
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