Tag Archives: Festival

November 30 – December 2, 2018

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

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 7:10* Newcastle Beach Park
o 8:05* Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
SAT:
o 2:15* Gas Works Park
o 3:10 ASUW Shell House
o 7:55* Madrona Beach Park
SUN:
o 2:10 Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
o 3:05* Seward Park
o 7:40* Mt. Baker Beach
o 8:15* Stan Sayres Park
o 8:50* Ferdinand Street Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

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)

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)

Seattle Children’s Festival of Trees
THRU DEC 02 Decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Tree sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

November 22-25, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU-FRI An American tradition of giving thanks.

Holiday Festivals Opening
FRI-SAT
Opening Friday
o Enchanted Christmas at Safeco Field [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Christmas Ship Festival
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
Opening Saturday
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]

Macy’s Holiday Parade
FRI Come celebrate the holiday season with the annual Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting Ceremony. The parade includes festive floats, costumed characters and local community groups, all followed by Santa, who will arrive at Macy’s where he’ll officialy open Santaland for the season.

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

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/)

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

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)

Seattle Children’s Festival of Trees
SAT-DEC 02 Decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Tree sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

September 28-30, 2018

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
SAT-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)

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)

Burlington Harvest Festival
SAT Pumpkin hurl, pie eating contest, bouncy house, food vendors and more at the Skagit River Park in Burlington. Map
(www.burlington-chamber.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)

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)

September 21-23, 2018

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 23 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)

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)

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)

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)

Free Museum Day
SAT Free admission to many museums including EMP, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight.
(www.smithsonianmag.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)

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

Bellingham SeaFest
FRI-SAT 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 Design Festival
THRU SEP 21 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.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 14-16, 2018

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 23 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)

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/)

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)

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)

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

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

Seattle Design Festival
THRU SEP 21 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.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)

Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2018

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 23 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)

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)

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 03 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)

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)

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

FHC European Theater Days
SAT Flying and vehicle demonstrations of the war machines that operated during the European Theater of World War II. At the Flying Heritage Museum at Paine Field. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

August 10-12, 2018

A Taste of Edmonds
FRI-SUN Taste food from local eateries plus live entertainment including music and children’s activities, wine-tasting and beer garden in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.atasteofedmonds.com)

Perseid meteor shower
SAT-SUN The annual Perseid meteor shower will be at it’s peak Wikipedia

Kirkland Summerfest
FRI-SUN A Celebration of art, music, food, and family fun on the waterfront. In downtown Kirkland. Map
(www.kirklandsummerfest.com)

Auburn Days Festival
SAT Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance and car show in downtown Auburn. Map
(Facebook)

Kitsap Wine Festival
SAT Celebration of food and wine at Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.kitsapwinefestival.com)

South Lake Union Block Party
FRI Food from neighborhood eateries, beer/wine garden, local music and kids’ activities at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Map
(www.slublockparty.com)

Festival at Mount Si
FRI-SUN Music, food, children’s activities, parade, car show and fireworks at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Map
(www.festivalatmtsi.org)

Pierce County Fair
THU-SUN 4-H exhibits, entertainment, fair food and more in Graham. Map
(www.piercecountyfair.com)