Tag Archives: Things to do on the weekend

December 4-6, 2015

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
o 8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club
SAT:
o 4:10-4:30 Medina Beach Park
o 5:20-5:40 Houghton Beach
o 8:55-9:15 Sheridan Beach Club
o 9:45-10:05 Matthews Beach Park
SUN:
o 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
o 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Park
o 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach
(www.argosycruises.com)

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
WED-SUN 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)

A Victorian Country Christmas
WED-SUN Commercial holiday gift festival with Victorian themed costumes, caroling and kids activities at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com)

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)

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

Burien Winterfest
SAT Free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials. Map
(www.discoverburien.com)

Kent Winterfest
SAT Kids Santa Parade and Tree Lighting with music and free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Map
(www.kentlionsclub.org)

Holiday Displays and Festivals
THRU DEC 31
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Westlake Holiday Carousel [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Star Wars Gingerbread Village [Map]
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]

May 15-17, 2015

University District Street Fair
SAT-SUN More than 300 local arts & crafts vendors, food, street performers, music, kids’ play area and more. Map
(udistrictstreetfair.org)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 07 Last weekend. The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Fisherman’s Villiage Music Festival
FRI-SUN Everett Music Initiative presents Fisherman’s Village Music Festival | 50+ Bands / Multiple Stages — Downtown Everett Map
(www.thefishermansvillage.com)

Bike to work day
FRI Search for details

Poulsbo Viking Fest
FRI-SUN Annual parade, Viking Village, carnival, food and crafts in Poulsbo. Map
(www.vikingfest.org)

JBLM Armed Forces Day
SAT Military vehicle displays, historical military reenactments, carnival rides, music and roving entertainment, climbing wall, and of course food and craft vendors. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Use I-5 Exit 119
(www.jblmmwr.com/armedforcesday)

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)

Auburn Petpalooza
SAT An event for pet lovers with live entertainment, Seattle Flydogs demos, pony rides, kids petting zoo, over 150 vendor booths, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Port Townsend Rhody Festival
SAT-SUN Craft fair, flower show and carnival in picturesque Port Townsend. From Seattle metro area take the Kingston Ferry at Edmonds and head north on Hwy 104. Map
(www.rhodyfestival.org)

Piegrogi Festival
SAT Celebrating Polish food and cultural traditions with several kinds of Pierogi, beer garden, Polish folk music, food vendors at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.polishhome.org)

Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade
SAT Annual parade honoring our military with flag corps, marching bands and drill teams in downtown Bremerton. Pancake breakfast before the parade and bbq after. Map
(www.bremertonchamber.org)

Street Scramble – Ballard
SUN Fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments at the finish. Map FAQ
(www.streetscramble.com)

June 6-8, 2014

National Doughnut Day
FRI Free doughnuts

Hydros & Hot Rods
SAT Come and hear Live Music and see Hot Rods next to your favorite Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes. At the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. Map
(thunderboats.ning.com)

Waterfront Wimsea
SUN Free family fun featuring bubbles, magic, music, games and more at Waterfront Park in Seattle. Map
(www.downtownseattle.com)

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

State Parks Free Day
SAT-SUN In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday and Sunday are “free days” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park Map
(www.parks.wa.gov)

D-Day 70th Anniversary
FRI-SAT Re-enactors in uniforms, vintage military vehicles and encampments and kids’ activities at the Historic Flight Foundation in Mukilteo. Map
(historicflight.org)

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. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 08 Last weekend. The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. Venues
(www.siff.net)

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)

October 18-20, 2013

Seattle Auto Show
WED-SUN See and compare hundreds of new 2014’s including new electrics & hybrids, exotics and classic muscle cars. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Map
(www.seattleautoshow.com)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
THRU OCT 19 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! Last Weekend. Map
(www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com/)

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
WED-SUN Holiday shopping for decorations, gifts, arts & crafts plus Santa, entertainment and local chefs at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.holidaygiftshows.com)

Camp Korey Fall Festival
FRI-SUN Kids activites, farm animals, cooking demonstrations, farmer’s market and more. Camp Korey is located at Carnation Farm. Map
(campkorey.org/fallfestival)

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)

TurkFest
SAT-SUN Celebration of Turkish culture with a variety of traditional and contemporary music and dance performances, art and textile exhibitions, films, youth activities, cuisine, and workshops. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Remodeled Home Tour
SAT-SUN Homeowners throughout the greater Seattle area are opening their doors to showcase their professionally remodeled homes, including whole-house remodels, master bedroom suites, kitchen transformations and more!
(remodeltour.com)

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)

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash
SUN-MON Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts. Map
(www.zoo.org)

October 4-6, 2013

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
THRU OCT 31
o Dr. Mazes Farm
o Stocker Farms
o Carpinto Bros Farms
o Carleton Farm
o The Farm
o Craven Farm
o Fosters Corn Maze
o Fairbank Farm
o Jubilee Farm
o Thomasson Family Farm
o Camp Korey

Haunted Houses
THRU OCT 31
o Wild Waves Fright Fest – 2 Haunted Houses, rides, entertainment
o KUBE 93 Haunted House – The scariest event of the season
o Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Proceeds beneift Des Moines Rotary
o More Seattle Haunted Houses

Fall Color
Some locations for viewing fall foliage colors
o Washington Park Arboretum
o University of Washington Campus
o Snoqualmie Falls
o Leavenworth
o More Fall Color

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
(http://www.salmondays.org/)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
FRI-OCT 19 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/)

Seattle Home Show 2
FRI-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/)

Luminasia
THRU OCT 13 Outdoor lighting display covering two acres. At the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Suncadia Harvest Festival
FRI-OCT 13 Live music, kids activities, wagon rides, arts & crafts, giant straw maze and more. At Suncadia Resort in CleElum. Map
(www.suncadiaresort.com)

Oktoberfest Northwest
FRI-SUN The 9th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.oktoberfestnw.com)

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

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

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)

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

September 20-22, 2013

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 22 Third and final 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)

Northwest Chocolate Festival
FRI-SUN The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.
Video At the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.nwchocolate.com)

Robothon
SAT Free events this year will include Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

Bug Blast
SUN Bug out as thousands of specimens, fly, buzz, or crawl to this favorite annual family event. At the UW Burke Museum. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

First Day of Fall
SUN Fall for 2013 begins in the great Pacific Northwest on September 22, 1:44 PM PDT

September 13-15, 2013

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 22 Second 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)

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
WED-SUN You don’t have to be a boater to appreciate the romance of the sea. Onboard tours of more than 300 recreational power and sail boats with free sailboat rides, how-to seminars, entertainment and food on 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)

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

Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl
SAT-SUN Medieval trebuchets hurling pumpkins over 1/4 mile, Medieval village with arts, crafts, food. At Alexander Farm in Everett. Map
(www.festivalofpumpkins.org)