October 11-13, 2019

MEHVA Fall Foliage Tour
SUN A scenic 4-hour trip through the Cascade foothills along the quiet back roads of east King County as the autumn leaves are turning color. Tour stops for photos and lunch. Buses depart at 11 a.m. from 2nd Ave. S. and S. Main St., across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Map
(www.mehva.org)

Burke Museum Grand Opening
SAT-SUN Dinosaurs, local culture and more. Grand opening festival with multicultural music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and food trucks.. At the new UW Burke Museum. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

Pt. Defiance Zoo Boo
SAT-SUN The popular event features indoor and outdoor activities, camel rides, as well as treats, photos and more. Everyone in costume will receive a $2 discount off the general zoo admission rate. At Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Map
(www.pdza.org)

Seattle Fall Home Show
SAT-SUN The Seattle Home Show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show with everything for the home – indoors and out – with hundreds of exhibits including builders, remodelers, the latest appliances and fixtures, seminars and wine tasting. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Map
(http://seattlehomeshow.com/)

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
FRI-SUN Crab, chowder cook-off, arts, crafts and more. In Port Angeles. Map
(www.crabfestival.org)

October 4-6, 2019

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, salmon exhibits and more in downtown Issaquah. Kids love watching the salmon jumping in the stream near the hatchery. Map
(www.salmondays.org)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest 1st Weekend
FRI-SAT Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich!
Map
(www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com)

Oktoberfest Northwest
FRI-SAT The Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.oktoberfestnw.com)

Robothon
SAT Free events including Combat Robots, Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

OysterFest
SAT-SUN Seafood cook-off and Iron Chef competitions, entertainment, wine tasting, oyster-shucking competition and more at the Port of Shelton. Map
(www.oysterfest.org)

Trucktoberfest
SAT Local and regional breweries (paid admission) and 20+ Food trucks and booths (open to the public). At the South Lake Union Discovery Center. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.com/)

Croatia Fest
SUN Continuous live music and dance performances, food demonstrations and vendors of Croatian merchandise.
At the Seattle Center Armory. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
SAT Entertainment, heritage demonstrations and activities, farm animals, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food vendors, Kid’s Corral activities, pumpkin patch and decorating at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. Map
(www.myparksandrecreation.com)

FHCAM Monster Bash
SAT Get scary close to a collection of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s fourth annual MONSTER BASH event! Map
(flyingheritage.com)

September 27-29, 2019

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
FRI-SUN Celebration of local maritime heritage with boat display, toy-boat building, sailing model boats, boat rides & races, food and live music at Lake Union Park and Center for Wooden Boats. Directions
(www.cwb.org)

National Parks Free Entrance Day
SAT Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(http://www.nps.gov/index.htm)

Italian Festival
SAT-SUN Food Court & Vendor Market, Celebrity Chef cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry, and a Grape Stomping competition.
At the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Whidbey Island Cider Festival
SAT Cider tasting from various NW cideries, as well as food and fun. Family friendly. Free entrance, cider tasting tickets available for purchase at Brown Paper Ticket, tickets are limited. Map
(www.pacificriminstitute.org/website/)

The Bite of Broadview
FRI-SUN Carnival rides, live music and entertainment including Caspar Babypants, arts, crafts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, Kids’ Zone, car show. At Christ the King school in Seattle. Map
(www.biteofbroadview.com)

Everett Sausage Festival
FRI-SUN Food booths, children’s games, Family Entertainment Stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian Beer Garden, Map
(www.everettsausagefest.com)

State Parks Free Day
SAT Saturday is a State Park “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Northwest Tea Festival
SAT-SUN Fun and educational event about the multifaceted world of tea with authors, experts, retailers, artists and enthusiasts at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. Map
(www.nwteafestival.com)

Sept 20-22, 2019

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 22 Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Fremont Oktoberfest
FRI-SUN Oktoberfest celebration with beer tasting, live entertainment, and more in the self proclaimed “Center of the Universe”. Map
(www.fremontoktoberfest.com)

Fisherman’s Fall Festival
SAT Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and “Fishing for Fun” fish pond, are complementary for all children and admission to the Festival is free. At the Fisherman’s Terminal in Magnolia. Map
(www.fishermensfallfestival.org)

Free Museum Day
SAT Free admission to many museums including EMP, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute.
(www.smithsonianmag.com)

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Kites flying for display and competition. At the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville. Directions
(whidbeykites.org)

Fall Equinox
SUN Official start of Fall. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.

Seattle Greek Festival
FRI-SUN Greek food, folk dancing, music and more at St. Demetrios Hall & Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlegreekfestival.com)

Bellingham SeaFest
SAT-SUN Celebrate maritime and fishing heritage with seafood, arts, live demonstrations and entertainment. At the Bellingham waterfront. Directions and Parking
(www.bellinghamseafeast.com)

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair
SUN Music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, display vegetable garden, 4-H petting zoo, sheep shearing, apple cider pressing (bring your own apples), wagon rides, pie contest, scarecrow contest, farming exhibits at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. Map Ferry Schedule
(friendsofthefarms.org/)

Seattle Park(ing) Day
FRI Over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, with art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! See web site for map showing where the parks will be in the Seattle area. Map
(www.seattle.gov)

September 13-15, 2019

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 22 Opening weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Seattle Fiestas Patrias
SAT-SUN For two days, families enjoy the culture, art, music, dance, and delicious Mexican and Latin American food at the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Seattle Boats Afloat Show
THU-SUN Hundreds of new and used boats on display at South Lake Union. Map
(www.boatsafloatshow.com)

Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT An “Octoberfest” style end-of-summer celebration featuring rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. At the St. Benedict School in Seattle. Map
(www.stbens.net)

Chinese Night Market
SAT Live bands, international food vendors, Asian arts and crafts. In the Seattle International District. Map
(www.cidbia.org)

Puget Sound Bird Fest
FRI-SUN Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, vendors and more in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com)

September 6-8, 2019

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 22 Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
SUN A family-oriented cultural event celebrating the arts and culture of Hawaii. At the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
FRI-SUN Children’s parade, grand parade, art, food, entertainment and fireworks at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. Map
(mukilteolighthousefestival.com)

Newcastle Days
FRI-SAT Music, food, craft vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, pony rides, community art show, custom and classic car show at Lake Boren Park. Map
(www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

Seattle Cider Summit
FRI-SAT Taste over 150 hard ciders (alchoholic) including regional favorites and international. For over 21 only. At South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn. Map
(www.nwcider.com)

Italian Festival
FRI-SUN Vendors with food and Italian wares for sale, beer and wine garden, childrens activities, and a stage with Italian music. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. in the Seattle Georgetown Neighborhood. Map
(www.sangennarofestivalseattle.org)

Aug 30 – Sep 2nd, 2019

Bumbershoot
FRI-SUN The original Seattle arts festival. Live music, dance, theater, film, art displays at Seattle Center. Map
(bumbershoot.org)

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
FRI-SEP 22 Opening weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 02 Washington’s second largest state fair with carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, food booths, and live entertainment Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Bremerton Blackberry Festival
SAT-MON Entertainment, food, fun on the Bremerton Boardwalk. Take a scenic walk-on ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.blackberryfestival.org)

Olympia Harbor Days
FRI-SUN Display and tours of vintage, working and retired tugboats. Live entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer. At Olympia’s Percival Landing. Map
(harbordays.com)

Westport Seafood Festival and Craft Show
SAT A family feast with fresh fish, oysters and more plus live music and local crafts in Westport. Map
(www.westportgrayland-chamber.org)

Oak Harbor Music Festival
FRI-SUN Family friendly music festival with 2 stages, stage, food court, beer garden, arts & crafts. In historic downtown Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Map

Ellensburg Rodeo
FRI-MON One of the West’s premier rodeos at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg. Map
(ellensburgrodeo.com)