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July 4-7, 2019

Independence Day
THU Celebrating the day in 1776 when the 13 American Colonies formally seceded from Great Britain by signing the Declaration of Independence

Seafair Summer Fourth
THU A full day including live entertainment, kids activities, 21+ beer gardens, food vendors, and exhibit booths followed by fireworks over Lake Union. At Gas Works Park in Seattle. Map
(www.seafair.com)

JBLM Freedom Fest
THU Aerial demonstrations, live entertainment, food, carnival rides, and fireworks. At Joint Base Lewis/McChord. Map
(www.jblmmwr.com)

Tacoma Freedom Fair
THU Airshow, live entertainment, kids fun, food and fireworks. Along the Ruston Way waterfront in Tacoma. Directions Map
(freedomfair.com)

Fourth of July Fireworks
THU
o Bellevue Family 4th – Bellevue Downtown Park Map
o Fourth on the Plateau – Sammamish Plateau Map
o Seatac Family Fourth Carnival – Angle Lake Park Map
o Carnation Celebration & Fireworks – Carnation Map
o Demolition Derby and Fireworks – Evergreen Speedway in Monroe Map

More fireworks displays

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels
SAT-SUN Live aerobatic performances and fly-overs, dozens of planes on static display, a 200+ count car show (Sunday only), vendors, delicious food, a beer garden, and activities for the kids.. At the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Map
(freedomfair.com)

Seafair Pirates Landing
SAT Kids activities, live music, vendors and appearance by the Seafair Pirates at Alki Beach Park. Map
(www.seafair.com)

Seattle Street Food Festival
SAT-SUN Over 150 booths of street food & makers over 5 city blocks, beer garden, live music, and 70 Urban Craft Uprising vendors. At South Lake Union in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlestfoodfest.com)

Vintage Car Races
FRI-SUN Get your horsepower fix watching vintage stock cars racing on the road course at Pacific Raceways in Kent. Map
(www.sovren.org)

June 28-30, 2019

Greenwood Car Show
SAT More than 500 classic and custom cars plus bands, food and crafts along Greenwood Avenue. Map

ACE Comic con
FRI-SUN The con will have exhibitors, panels, creators, and celebrity guests. At CenturyLink Field Event Center and WaMu Theater. Directions
(www.aceuniverse.com)

Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
SUN The annual LGBTQ Pride Parade along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Map
(www.seattlepride.org)

Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Visual and performing arts, Cultural Rooms, artists marketplace and children’s activities at Shoreline Community College. Map
(www.shorelinearts.net)

Bellevue Japan Fair
SAT-SUN Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Map
(www.japanfairus.org)

Puyallup Food Truck Frenzy
SAT Local food vendors and live entertainment. At Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup. Map

June 21-23, 2019

Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Food from 30 restaurants, 20 food product companies as well as four stages of music, beer garden, carnival rides and kids’ activities at Point Defiance Park. Parking & Directions
(www.tasteoftacoma.com)

Fremont Fair
SAT-SUN Seattle’s most colorful street fair located in the Fremont neighborhood – self proclaimed “center of the universe”. Directions
(www.fremontfair.com)

Bacon Eggs & Kegs
SAT-SUN Food, craft beers, entertainment. Proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest. At Centurylink Field. Map
(www.baconeggsandkegs.com)

Wings of Freedom
FRI-SUN Historic military aircraft on display. Flights available in Boeing B-17 and Consolidated B-24 WWII era bombers. See the aircraft that defended America in the world’s first and only global air war. At the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Map
(www.collingsfoundation.org)

West Seattle Garden Tour
SUN Visit some of the most beautiful and unique gardens right in our own backyard. Proceeds benefit charity.

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show
SAT-SUN Handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Map
(http://www.urbancraftuprising.com/)

Lakewold Gardens Fairyfest
FRI-SUN Art, music, dance, storytelling, fairy princesses, and 60 fairy houses to find on the grounds of Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. Children 12 and younger are free. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

Camlann Medieval Village Midsomer Festival
SAT-SUN The lord of Camlann invites you to attend his Midsomer Festival, with new Summer Games, crowning the King & Queen of Summer, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery, and minstrelsy. At the Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
(www.camlann.org)

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek
SAT-SUN Educational crafts, games and other kid activites. At Northwest Trek near Eatonville. Map
(www.nwtrek.org)

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)