Tag Archives: Seattle Weekend

August 24-26, 2018

Washington State International Kite Festival
SUN-SAT One of the world’s largest kite festivals in Long Beach, WA. Map
(kitefestival.com)

Arts In Nature Festival
SAT-SUN The festival celebrates art, nature & neighborhood with diverse programming from music, visual art, poetry, puppetry, food trucks, merchants and more. At Camp Long in West Seattle. Map
(dnda.org/festival)

North Bend Film Festival
THU-SUN Special screenings, filmmaker talks, a VR component, and interactive events in addition to our highly curated film program. At the North Bend Theater. Map
(northbendfilmfest.com)

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)

Snoqualmie Bike Festival
FRI-SUN Live music, hand-built bicycles, art, food, workshops, Friday & Saturday films, Saturday rides (25, 50, 100 miles), and shorter Sunday rides at Centennial Fields Park. Map
(giganticbicyclefestival.org)

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 the National Park Service 102nd Birthday. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival
SAT Blues music, beer from 16 local breweries, and food in Des Moines Beach Park. No children or pets. Map
(http://www.dmnprotary.org/)

Kitsap County Fair
WED-SUN Animals, carnival, exhibits, music, entertainment and more at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds just a short ferry ride away in Bremerton. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.kitsapgov.com)

Chehalis Garlic Fest
FRI-SUN Food, music, crafts, and garlic. At the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis. Map
(www.chehalisgarlicfest.com)

Camlann Medieval Village Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN Medieval festival with puppetry, crafts, English longbow archery, villager demonstrations of every day life, and minstrels. At the Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
(www.camlann.org)

August 17-19, 2018

Washington State International Kite Festival
SUN-SAT One of the world’s largest kite festivals in Long Beach, WA. Map
(kitefestival.com)

Snoqualmie Railroad Days
FRI-SUN Train rides, parade, fun run, entertainment, vendors and children’s activities at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map
(www.trainmuseum.org)

Woodinville Arts and Crafts Fair
SAT Farmer’s market, arts and crafts fair, exhibitors, and children’s activities. At Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville. Map
(www.celebratewoodinville.com)

Celebrate Shoreline Festival
SAT Vintage, Custom, Stock, Muscle, Street Rod, Projects, and more. At Aurora Square in Shoreline Map
(www.cityofshoreline.com)

Richmond Beach Sandcastle Contest
SUN Sandcastle building contest open to all at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shorline. Map
(www.cityofshoreline.com)

PNW Chalk Fest
FRI-SUN Amazing works of chalk art at the Redmond Town Center. Map
(pnwchalkfest.com)

Seattle Tattoo Expo
FRI-SUN Tattoo artists, live music, art, seminars and competitions at Seattle Center. Map
(www.seattletattooexpo.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)

August 3-5, 2018

Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show
FRI-SUN The ultimate Pacific Northwest summer experience is the hydroplane races and Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Genesee Park on Lake Washington. Parking and Transportation
(www.seafair.com)

NHRA Summer Nationals
FRI-SUN Ground pounding excitement with 7000HP NHRA nitromethane Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars. At Pacific Raceways in Kent.
(www.pacificraceways.com)

Seafair Fleet Week
TUE-SUN Free public tours of U.S. Navy & Coast Guard and Canadian Navy ships at the Seattle waterfront. Map
(www.seafair.com)

Magnolia Summerfest
FRI-SUN Crafts, art, food train & pony rides and parade in Magnolia. Map
(http://www.magnoliachamber.org/)

Seattle Art Fair
THU-SUN The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. At CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map
(seattleartfair.com)

Lake City Summer Festival
FRI-SUN Street festival with live music, food, and over 100 vendors Map
(lakecitysummerfest.com/)

Anacortes Arts Festival
FRI-SUN Art displays plus entertainment and regional & ethnic foods in downtown Anacortes. Map
(www.anacortesartsfestival.com)

July 27-29, 2018

Seafair Torchlight Parade
SAT Giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes.
(www.seafair.com)

Renton River Days
FRI-SUN Crafts, games, entertainment, pony rides, parade and more at Liberty Park in Renton. Map
(www.rentonriverdays.org)

Lake Stevens Aquafest
FRI-SUN Food, Live Music, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts, Fireworks and more. In Lake Stevens , ~30mi north of Seattle.
(www.aquafest.org)

Pacific Northwest Nationals Auto Show
FRI-SUN Display of more than 2000 hot rods, customs, classics at Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.good-guys.com)

Kirkland Classic Car Show
SUN Charity benefit car show in downtown Kirkland. Map
(www.kirklanddowntown.org)

Bellevue Sixth Street Art Fair
FRI-SUN Original works by120 artists in an open air showcase, plus music, food and kids’ activities in Bellevue. Map
(www.bellevuedowntown.org)

Bellevue Festival of the Arts
FRI-SUN Juried arts and crafts fair features 200 of the most talented and popular artisans, musicians and craftspeople from the Northwest and beyond. Map
(www.bellevuefest.org)

Bellevue Arts Museum Art Fair
FRI-SUN Shop from over 300 artists from across the continent and engage in a multitude of free, fun community programs designed to celebrate art and creative expression. Map
(www.bellevuearts.org)

Alki Beach Art Fair
SAT-SUN Juried art fair, music, food, children’s art and more at Alki Beach Promenade. Map
(alkiartfair.org)

Ananda Mela
SAT-SUN Festival of India with food, live performances, art. At the Redmond City Hall campus. Map
(www.anandamela.org)

Fuschia Show at the Ballard Locks
SUN Judged display of fuchsias at the beautiful Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Map
(www.nwfuchsiasociety.com)

Enumclaw Street Fair
FRI-SAT Entertainment, food, farmers market, arts & crafts and more in downtown Enumclaw, ~40 mi south of Seattle. Map
(www.enumclawstreetfair.com)

Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival
FRI-SUN Art shows, craft vendors, food booths in Kingston Map
(www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com)

Silverdale Whaling Days
FRI-SUN Music, food, fireworks, beer garden and outrigger canoe races at Silverdale Waterfront Park. Map
(www.whalingdays.com)

July 20-22, 2018

Bite Of Seattle
FRI-SUN The Northwest’s original food festival with booths featuring 50+ Seattle area restaurants and 30+ food product companies as well as wine tasting and entertainment at the Seattle Center. Map
(www.biteofseattle.com)

SandSations Sand Sculpture Competition
WED-SUN World class sand sculpture competition and summer festival in Longbeach, WA Map
(sandsationslongbeach.com)

Sequim Lavendar Festival
FRI-SUN More than 150 crafts and lavender booths, food, music and more in downtown Sequim. Map
(www.lavenderfestival.com)

North Bend Downtown Block Party
SAT Music on 2 stages, activities and vendor booths. In North Bend. Map
(northbendwa.gov)

Duvall Sandblast Arts Festival
SAT-SUN This music showcase and fine art and craft fair will have dozens of local Puget Sound artists and crafters demonstrating, displaying and selling their work. Map
(duvallarts.org)

Capitol Hill Block Party
FRI-SUN Music from local and national bands with food and vendors along 10th Ave & East Pike. Map
(capitolhillblockparty.com)

King County Fair
THU-SUN Carnival, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, 4H and FFA animals, car show and more at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Map
(www.kingcofair.com)

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Music, Beer Garden, Vendor booths, carnival on picturesque Vashon Island. Map
(www.vashonchamber.com/)

Mustangs Northwest Round Up
THU-SUN Judged show of classic Mustangs and Cougars. At Bellevue College. Map
(www.mustangsnorthwest.org)

Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map
(www.trainmuseum.org)

PNA Summer Beer Taste: Brewkilau!
SAT Ten tastes from over 21 local microbreweries. Barking Alehouse Brats and pub snacks included. 21+ at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Flying Heritage Museum Skyfair
SAT Historic aircraft and tanks, bouncy house and facepainting for kids, educational activities for the entire family. At the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Darrington Bluegrass Festival
FRI-SUN Music festival with 24-hour jamming campsites at Darrington Music Park. Location
(http://www.darringtonbluegrass.com/)

Gig Harbor Art Festival
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts booths plus entertainment and a food court in Gig Harbor. Map
(www.peninsulaartleague.com)

Bon Odori Festival
SAT-SUN A celebration of Japanese Buddhism with food, cultural displays, dancing, beer garden, live music. At Seattle Buddhist Temple. Map
(seattlebetsuin.org)

White Center Jubilee Days Street Fair
WED-SUN Festival featuring live music, foods, carnival, free children’s entertainment, fireworks and a parade in downtown White Center. Map
(www.jubileedays.org)

Snohomish Kla Ha Ya Days
WED-SUN Community festival with a parade, car show, chili cook-off, soapbox derby, carnival, entertainment and more in downtown Snohomish. Map
(www.klahayadays.com)

Chinatown Seafair Parade
SUN Chinese dragon, taiko drumming, drill teams, dancing lions and other entries make their way through the International District. Map
(www.seattlechinesechamber.org)

Covington Days Festival
SAT-SUN Parade, arts and crafters, carnival games, exhibitors, kid and family activities, on stage entertainment, inflatable toys, watermelon eating contest and much more! Map
(www.covingtonwa.gov)

July 13-15, 2018

Ballard Seafood Fest
FRI-SUN Nordic heritage displays, vendor and food booths in Ballard. Map
(www.seafoodfest.org)

Redmond Derby Days
FRI-SAT Food and vendor booths, kids’ parade, music, at Redmond City Hall campus. Map
(www.redmondderbydays.com)

Redmond Arts Festival
FRI-SUN Over 90 curated artists, nine live bands, food, a mimosa/wine/beer garden, sidewalk chalk for the kids. Free shuttle bus to the 77th Annual Redmond Derby Days. At the Redmond Town Center shopping mall. Map
(http://redmondtowncenter.com)

West Seattle Summer Fest
FRI-SUN Street fair with music, arts, food, beer garden and street dance at West Seattle Junction. Map
(www.westseattlefestival.com)

Kent Cornucopia Days
FRI-SUN Festival, street fair, carnival, parade and more in Kent. Map
(www.kcdays.com)

Mill Creek Festival
SAT-SUN Roving artists, crafts booths, new northwest bands on stage, more food vendors and an even bigger Kid’s Plaza.
Directions and Parking
(www.millcreekfestival.com)

Kirkland Uncorked
FRI-SUN Celebration of Washington wine and food plus an art show on the shores of Lake Washington at Marina Park in Kirkland. Map
(www.kirklanduncorked.com)

International Dragon Fest
SAT-SUN Non-stop cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Traditional Korean drumming,and more. $3 Food Walk with over 40 restaurants. In Seattle’s International District. Map
(http://cidbia.org/)

Mercer Island Summer Celebration
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts, live music & theater, parade, fireworks, classic car show and more at Luther Burbank Park & Mercerdale Park. Map
(www.mercergov.org)

Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map
(www.trainmuseum.org)

Wallingford Family Festival
SAT Parade followed by festival with live music, a food court, wine and beer tasting. In the Seattle Wallingford neighborhood. Map
(www.seafair.com)

Timber! Music Festival
THU-SAT Three day music festival in a natural outdoor setting. Camping is permitted. At Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation Map
(timbermusicfest.com/)

Pacific Days
FRI-SUN Parades, activities, car show, food, music & dance at Pacific City Park. Map
(www.pacificpartnerships.org)

Olympia Lakefair Festival
WED-SUN Arts, crafts, food, live entertainment and carnival rides. In Olympia. Map
(https://www.lakefair.org/)

Skagit Valley Highland Games
SAT-SUN Celtic games, spectator sports, dancing, food and music at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. Map
(http://celticarts.org)

July 6-8, 2018

Seattle Polish Festival
SAT Authentic food and drink, live music and dance, exhibits, workshops, local merchants and children’s activities. At the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.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)

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

Seattle Beerfest
FRI-SUN A 3-day specialty beer festival with 200+ world class brews. At Seattle Center’s Fisher Lawn and Pavilion. Map
(www.seattlebeerfest.com)

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

Proof Washington Distillers Festival
SAT More than 40 Washington distillers and food from local restaurants, At Fremont Studios in Seattle. Map
(proofwashington.org)

Ferrari Concours d’Elegance
SUN Dozens of Ferraris will be displayed, judged and awarded at the ending ceremony. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Families are encouraged to attend. At a private home in Renton. Map
(hwww.nwrfca.org)

Arlington Fly-In
FRI-SUN Airshow, flight demonstrations, bands, military vehicles, hot air balloons, fireworks and music at Arlington Airport. Map
(www.arlingtonflyin.org)

Georgetown Garden Walk
SUN Stroll colorful gardens, discover shops and restaurants, visit artist studios, and hear live music. Garden Walk maps are available on the day of the Walk
at the Georgetown Bank of America parking lot. Map
(georgetowngardenwalk.com)

June 29 – July 1, 2018

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

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)

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/)

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)

Kenmore Art Show
THU-SUN Paintings, Drawings, Miniatures, Sculpture, Photography,Artisan Works, Youth Art. At Bastyr University in Kenmore. Map
(www.artsofkenmore.org/)

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

Urban Craft Uprising 2018 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/)

June 22-24, 2018

Poll results are in! Stats and outcomes at the bottom of this post.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Fresh strawberry shortcake, games, entertainment and more at Crossroads International Park. Map
(www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org)

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)

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)

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

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

I Dig Dinos at Burke Museum
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

Lakewold Gardens Fairyfest
THU-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)

Kids Day in Auburn
FRI Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, music, and food vendors at Kids Day in Les Gove Park. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Skandia Folkdance Society’s Midsommarfest
SUN Traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, with authentic costumed muscians and dancers. At St. Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
(www.skandia-folkdance.org)

Camlann Medieval Village Harvest 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)

Kirkland Wine Walk
FRI June’s Wine Walk is a 21+ event of local wineries offered at downtown Kirkland businesses and commences at The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. Map
(kirklandchamber.org)

Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
SUN Annual Seattle Pride Parade, held at 11:00 AM, June 24 along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Map
(www.seattlepride.org)

Thank you for your poll responses! Here are the results

  • Kid Friendly: 80%
  • Not enough, give me more: 50% About Right: 50% Too much: 0%
  • Ads are annoying: 36%

Outcomes: Based on answers to Q1, I am keeping the current mix of family vs wine & beer events. From Q2 answers I see that most of you are OK with longer posts so I am adding back some of the smaller events that I have been letting fall off. Regarding the ads I do apologize, the current behavior is normal for the free WordPress platform. I will look into either moving to another platform or switching to an ad-free subscription, perhaps with an opportunity for donations.

As always your comments are welcome.

David