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June 14-16, 2019

Father’s Day
SUN To celebrate Dad this day became an official US holiday in 1972. Things to do with Dad Father’s Day Restaurant Suggestions

Edmonds Arts Festival
FRI-SUN Arts & crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities at the Frances Anderson Center. Map
(www.edmondsartsfestival.com)

Fenders On Front Street
SUN Free display of vintage and classic cars, street vendors, swap meet and multiple live music stages, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. at the Triple-X Drive-in followed by a cruise down Front Street from Staples to Sunset and back to Triple-X in downtown Issaquah. Map
(www.fendersonfrontstreet.com)

Washington Brewers Festival
FRI-SUN More than 200 craft beers and family entertainment at St Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
(www.washingtonbeer.com)

Burien Strawberry Days
SAT-SUN Entertainment, gallery exhibits, kids and community performers, food and more at Burien Community Center. Map
(www.discoverburien.org)

Bell Harbor Classic Weekend
FRI-SUN Over fifty classic wooden vessels on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Free admission. At Bell Harbor Marina at Pier 66. Map
(classicyacht.org)

Olympic Air Show
SAT-SUN Displays and air shows featuring historic military aircraft at Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia. Map
(www.olympicflightmuseum.com)

Black Arts Fest
SAT-SUN Festival Sundiata celebrates African-American art, entertainment, and culture at Seattle Center Armory. Free. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Ezra Meeker Days
FRI-SUN Entertainment stages, food courts, inflatable rides for the Kids In Puyallup. Map
(http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com)

Marysville Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Food, entertainment, arts & crafts, carnival, car show, parade, fireworks and strawberries. Map
(www.maryfest.org)

Burlington Berry Dairy Days
FRI-SUN Fresh local strawberry shortcake, fireworks, parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, live music, Car Show and more! In Burlington. Map
(www.burlington-chamber.com)

Washington State Toy and Geek Fest
SAT-SUN An interactive event for the whole family with all kinds of kids’ activities, displays, celebrity appearances and photo-ops with movie characters. At the Washington State Fair & Events Center in Puyallup. Directions
(http://toyandgeekfest.com/)

June 7-9, 2019

Maple Valley Days
FRI-SUN Parade, classic car show, food, arts & crafts, radio-controlled hydros and more at Lake Wilderness Park. Map
(www.maplevalleydays.com)

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Festival
SAT Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand. In Cannon Beach,OR. Map
(www.cannonbeach.org)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 09 With over 400 features, short films, and documentaries, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States. Venues
(www.siff.net)

St. Jude Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon
SAT-SUN Runners will experience iconic Seattle sights as they rock out to live bands every mile. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
(http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle)

Georgetown Carnival
SAT Art, music, Power Tool Races, carnival and games in Georgetown Historic District. Directions
(www.georgetowncarnival.com)

National Donut Day
FRI Free donuts today at many retailers

Fall City Day
SAT Pancake breakfast, fun run & walk, arts & crafts, food, pony rides, carnival and a parade in Fall City. Map
(www.fallcity.org)

Shilshole Boatfest
SAT Boating day with tours, sailboat rides, music, kids’ activities and information about boating at Shilshole Bay Marina. Map
(www.portseattle.org)

Free Fishing Weekend
SAT-SUN Fishing licenses are not required of to fish anywhere in Washington State. Details
(wdfw.wa.gov)

Hydros & Hot Rods
SUN Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, hot rods, live music and food vendors. At the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. Map
(www.thunderboats.org)

State Parks Free Days
SAT-SUN Saturday and Sunday are State Park “free days” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of National Get Outdoors Day and Fishing Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Vashon Sheepdog Classic
THU-SUN National sheepdog competition, sheep shearing, crafts and more. At the Misty Isle Farm on Vashon Island. Shuttles from the ferry terminal for walk on passengers. Directions
(www.vashonsheepdogclassic.com)

Deming Logging Show
SAT-SUN Loggers’ feats and maneuvers, equipment and truck displays and a barbecue in Deming. Map
(www.demingloggingshow.com)

May 31 – Jun 2, 2019

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
WED-SUN Share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.
Directions

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 09 With over 400 features, short films, and documentaries, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Issaquah Wine & Art Walk
SAT Enjoy music, art and wines from local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street, Issaquah. Map
(http://www.downtownissaquah.com/)

Maritime Gig Festival
SAT-SUN Food & craft vendors, children’s fair, live music. In Gig Harbor. Map
(maritimegig.com)

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

Pagdiriwang Philipine Festival
SAT-SUN Commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence, the event has grown into the biggest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest. At the Seattle Center Armory. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Anacortes Waterfront Festival
SAT-SUN Family-friendly festival celebrates Anacortes’s maritime heritage with free boat rides, live entertainment, car show and swap meet in downtown Anacortes. Map
(www.anacortes.org)

Mason County Forest Festival
THU-SUN Car show, carnival, parade, logging show and fireworks in downtown Shelton. Map
(www.masoncountyforestfestival.org)

Children’s Story Program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library
SAT Programs are presented one Saturday a month for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. 10:30 AM at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

May 24-27, 2019

Memorial Day
MON Honoring past and present heroes in the United States Armed Forces.

Northwest Folklife Festival
FRI-MON Ethnic music and dance, visual arts, folklore, children’s activities, food, crafts and funky fun at Seattle Center. If you like street musicians this is the festival for you. Free Admission. Map
(www.folklife.org)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 09 With over 400 features, short films, and documentaries, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Truckfest and Fireworks
SUN Truck demos, full racing schedule and fireworks at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. Map
(www.evergreenspeedway.com)

Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-SUN Tall ships, classic car show, Seagull Calling Festival, sailing regatta, entertainment and more along the waterfront in Bremerton and Port Orchard. Directions
(www.kitsapharborfestival.com)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 25 Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities for kids and toddlers. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

Hood Canal ShrimpFest
SAT-SUN Craft and food vendors, belt sander races, exhibits, entertainment, children’s activities in Brinnon. Map
(www.brinnonshrimpfest.org)

Tankfest Northwest
SAT TankFest Northwest is an all-day event that brings history alive for the community and honors the military innovations of the past, as meticulously restored WWII-era tanks and vintage artillery put on an explosive show for the crowd.
(flyingheritage.org)

December 1-3, 2017

Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
FRI Dozens of caroling teams compete with all donations to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center and downtown food bank. 5pm to 8:30pm at Westlake Park. Map
(www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org)

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
FRI-SAT Nearly 70 elaborately decorated Evergreen trees and holiday decor. Games and crafts for kids. Festival benefits Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Directions & Parking
(www.multicare.org)

Christmas Ship Choir onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Many shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI:
o 7:05 Gene Coulon Park*https://binged.it/2AhYS4H
o 8:35 Mercer Island Beach Club*
SAT:
o 3:10 Seward Park*
o 4:10 Madrona Park*
o 8:00 Hyatt Regency
o 8:55 Newport Yacht Club*
SUN:
o 2:45Pritchard Island Beach Park*
o 3:40Newcastle Beach Park*
o 7:40 Ferdinand Street Park*
o 8:15 Stan Sayres Park*
o 8:45 Mt. Baker Beach*
(www.argosycruises.com)

Celebrations Holiday Home Tour
FRI Tour unique Eastside homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Eastside Assistance League. Map
(www.aleastside.org)

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT This winter festival event honors holiday spirit and reflects Redmond’s diversity. Map
(www.redmondlights.com)

Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Crafts Fair with 115 artists and vendors, hundreds of musicians and dancers, live ongoing entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Victorian Country Christmas
WED-SUN Victorian themed commercial exhibition with 560 holiday shops, gourmet food and wine tasting. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup. Map
(www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com)

November 23-26, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU-FRI An American tradition of giving thanks for our many blessings.

Black Friday Deals
FRI Another American tradition of helping retail businesses get “in the black” before year’s end. (a reference to an even more traditional accounting tradition of using black ink to record profits)

Westlake Center Tree Lighting
FRI Tree lighting ceremony on Friday at 4:45 p.m., Westlake Center, Map
(www.westlakecenter.com)

Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks
FRI Annual Macy’s Star Lighting followed by a magnificent fireworks display. In Westlake Center. Map
(www.westlakecenter.com)

Holiday Displays and Festivals
FRI-DEC 31
OPEN NOW
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
FRI Nov 24
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Christmas Ship Festival
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
SAT Nov 25
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Snohomish Santa Train [North Bend Depot Map]
THU Nov 30
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]
FRI Dec 1
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Ivar’s Clamlights [Map]
SAT Dec 2, 9, 16
o Leavenworth Snow Train [Maps]

Magic in the Market
SAT Entertainment, food and a holiday concert & Santa followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at Pike Place Market. Map
(www.pikeplacemarket.org)

Small Business Saturday
SAT A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park
SAT Festive music and family-friendly crafts and activities all day followed by the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival! – at Lake Union Park, the Center for Wooden Boats, and MOHAI. Map
(http://www.mohai.org/)

Festival of Trees
THRU NOV 29 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)