Seattle events calendar for June 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Seattle, Washington.

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Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Bellevue Jazz Festival

June 1 - 5, 2016

11 miles east

Hear top national and regional jazz musicians at the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival, which is mostly free.

Discount tickets for top acts $15.

Film festival

June 1 - 12, 2016 (begins May 19)

multiple locations

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is billed as the largest film festival in the U.S. Join top directors, actors, and critics who attend festival premieres and screenings by getting a single ticket or a pass.

Motown musical

June 1 - 12, 2016 (begins May 31)

0.3 miles NE

Motown the Musical is a history of Motown music told in nearly nonstop songs and energetic dance numbers at The Paramount Theatre. Discount tickets $39.

Coming-of-age comedy

June 1 - 26, 2016

0.3 miles SE

The Mystery of Love & Sex is about platonic friends in college who contemplate romance at ACT Theatre. Discount tickets $24.

Elton John musical

June 1 - July 3, 2016

17 miles east

Billy Elliot features inspiring songs by Elton John and high-energy dance that earned it the title “Broadway musical of the decade” from Time Magazine at Village Theatre in Isssaquah. Discount tickets $58.

Virtual-reality festival

June 2 - 5, 2016

1 mile NW

SIFFX features cutting-edge experiences of virtual reality, 360-degree video, and augmented reality as a special part of the Seattle International Film Festival at Seattle Center.

Food film festival

June 2 - 11, 2016 (begins May 20)

Seattle locations

Culinary Cinema includes 10 full-length films about cooking and food that are part of Seattle International Film Festival.

Wild West musical

June 2 - 25, 2016

0.3 miles SE

Lerner & Loewe wrote Paint Your Wagon, a sweeping saga of greed and romance set in a remote California mining town during the gold rush at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Discount tickets $18 to $73.

Burlesque

June 2 - Dec. 29, 2016 (Thursdays)

1.1 miles NE

Magnifique is a cabaret-style variety show that may leave you wondering which performers are ladies and which are drag performers at Julia’s on Broadway. Discount tickets $15.

Wine tasting among airplanes

June 3, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

24 miles north

Taste wine, beer, and spirits with food pairings at Wine, Wings & More at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo for age 21+.

Greek festival

June 3 - 5, 2016

1.3 miles east

For a relaxed alternative to the giant St. Demetrios Greek Festival in October, check out the Greek food, wine, and music at Bite of Greece at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill. Free.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

June 3 - 5, 2016

17 miles north

Edmonds Waterfront Festival has arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food, a beer garden, and a classic yacht show. No dogs. Free for children 12 and younger.

Pinball & arcade games

June 3 - 5, 2016

34 miles south

Watch tournaments and play 400 games at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Scottish Highland Games

June 3 - 5, 2016 (begins 7 p.m. Fri.)

99 miles north

Bellingham Scottish Highland Games are traditional athletic competitions plus pipes and drums, dancing, and an ale and wine garden. Limited events Friday.

American ballet

June 3 - 12, 2016

1.3 miles NW

American Stories includes works by Balanchine, Robbins, and Tharp performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $20 to $121.

Basketball

June 3 - Sept. 18, 2016 (also May)

1 mile NW

Watch the women of Seattle Storm play a game with their heart and soul in KeyArena.

Discount tickets $15.

Beer tasting

June 4, 2016 (12 to 5 p.m.)

4.3 miles NW

A ticket to Brewshed Beer Fest gets you eight tasting tickets, with 20 breweries pouring at Hale’s Ales. Coupon code “events12” saves $5.

Kent International Festival

June 4, 2016

20 miles south

Kent International Festival offers ethnic food, songs, dance, and cultural booths at ShoWare Center. Highlights include a walk at 9:30 a.m., festival 10 a.m., dance party 5 p.m., finale 7 p.m. Free.

Pet expo

June 4 - 5, 2016

1 mile NW

Bring your pet (see tips) to Seattle Pet Expo, which offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Free.

Philippines festival

June 4 - 5, 2016

1 mile NW

See Filipino performances and exhibits at Pagdiriwang at Seattle Center Armory and amphitheatre. Free.

Small-town festival

June 4, 2016 (a few events June 5)

25 miles NE

Duvall Days closes Main Street to cars on Saturday for a parade, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and a beer garden. Sunday includes only a pancake breakfast and races. Free.

Weird craft show

June 4 - 5, 2016

28 miles north

See unusual creations by 100 artists and crafters at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, plus musicians, jugglers, and a fashion show at the Holiday Inn in Everett. Entertainment schedule. Repeats Nov. Free.

Medieval fair

June 4 - 5, 2016

30 miles NW via Bremerton ferry

June Faire has medieval armored combat, archery, bards, dancing, and village merchants. It moves this year from Port Gamble to near Bremerton Airport.

Bulldozer day

June 4 - 5, 2016 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

36.7 miles south

Children can watch and even operate heavy construction equipment on Dozer Day, which also has police cars and fire engines on display at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Gig Harbor festival

June 4 - 5, 2016

44 miles SW

Maritime Gig Festival includes a pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, farmer’s market, bands, classic yachts, a car show, and a kids’ fair. Schedule.

Anacortes festival

June 4 - 5, 2016

80 miles north

Anacortes Waterfront Festival offers free boat rides, car and boat shows, entertainment, and kids’ activities.

Free state parks

June 4 & 11, 2016

statewide

On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of these 140 Washington State Parks for free.

Garden tours

June 4 - 25, 2016

multiple locations

Concerts at the locks

June 4 - Sept. 17, 2016 (begins May 29)

6 miles NW

Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Begins at 2 p.m. except June 10 & 29 begin at noon. Free.

Touch a Truck

June 5, 2016 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

7 miles NE

Children can touch and explore heavy machinery and emergency vehicles, and talk to the drivers, at Touch a Truck in Magnuson Park. No horns 9 to 10 a.m. Donation.

Washington wine tasting

June 6, 2016 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

0.8 miles west

Taste wines from Tri Cities wineries with light appetizers at Washington State AVA Wine Tasting at World Trade Center Seattle.

Made in Seattle Week

June 6 - 11, 2016

Seattle locations

Made in Seattle Week offers speakers and panels about local industries (technology, design, music, food, and beer).

Sheepdogs in action

June 9 - 12, 2016

21 miles SW via ferry

Bring a chair or blanket to watch highly trained dogs compete in the field at Vashon Sheepdog Classic, and shop food & fiber arts vendors.

Weekend shuttle bus.

Star Trek comedy

June 9 - 18, 2016

1.3 miles SE

Where No Man Has Gone Before is a parody of the original TV series, improvised by Theatre Off Jackson using audience suggestions. Discount tickets $10.

Photography weekend

June 10 - 12, 2016

0.9 miles north

PhotoFest offers free talks and workshops about photography, photo walks, and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry at Glazer’s Camera.

Garden festival

June 10 - 12, 2016

28 miles north

Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival has garden art, display gardens, a plant sale, music, a food fair, and kids’ activities at Legion Memorial Park. See parking information. Free.

Maple Valley festival

June 10 - 12, 2016

28 miles SE

Maple Valley Days features a carnival, entertainment, weekend art fair, parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and car show (Sat. 8 to 3) at Lake Wilderness Park. Free.

Wiz in Tacoma

June 10 - 12, 2016 (also May)

38 miles south

Dorothy and her companions sing and dance to rock, gospel, and soul in The Wiz as they travel though a magical African-American land of Oz at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Discount tickets $16.

International Dance Festival

June 10 - 25, 2016

Seattle locations

Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors. Discount tickets $11 (June 17 and later).

Broadway rock musical

June 10 - 25, 2016

13 miles SW

Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a modern family struggling to deal with bipolar disorder, rated PG-13 at Renton Civic Theatre. Discount tickets $13.

Georgetown festival

June 11, 2016 (noon to 10 p.m.)

5 miles south

Georgetown Carnival features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, food trucks, and a beer garden. Free.

National Marina Day

June 11, 2016

7 miles NW

National Marina Day offers boat rides and tours, a boat show, a swap meet, food vendors, music, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina.

Bike ride in south Bellevue

June 11, 2016

13 miles east

The 9-mile or 22-mile Lake to Lake Bike Ride begins and ends at Lake Hills Park in Bellevue.

Black arts festival

June 11 - 12, 2016

1 mile NW

Festival Sundiata celebrates African-American art, entertainment, and culture at Seattle Center. Free. Schedule.

Mountain bike fest

June 11 - 12, 2016

20 miles east

Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes (for a fee), visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer at Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Issaquah. Free.

Wine bike ride

June 12, 2016 (9 a.m.)

18 miles NE

Woodinville Wine Ride is a 30-mile roundtrip bike ride on paved trails from Woodinville to a wine tasting and food sampling in Magnuson Park, and then back to a party.

Marathon & fitness expo

June 16 - 18, 2016

1.5 miles south

Street band festival

June 17 - 19, 2016

Seattle locations

HONK! Fest West is a roving performance in Seattle neighborhoods by marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, and anything acoustic and mobile. Free.

Wooden yacht parade & tour

June 17 - 19, 2016

0.5 mile west

Watch a parade of classic boats enter Bell Harbor Marina, Friday 2 to 4 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes to tour the boats Saturday and Sunday at Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous at Pier 66. Free.

Fremont parade and fair

June 17 - 19, 2016

4 miles north

  • Fri. to Sun. - Solstice Music Festival takes tickets.
  • Sat. - Fremont Solstice Parade is wacky, weird, and world-famous for its painted nude bicyclists who ride at 2:45 p.m. The 3 p.m. parade ends at Gas Works Park in a celebration and beer garden starting 3:30 p.m.
  • Sat. & Sun. - Fremont Fair offers a craft market, art activities, food vendors, a beer garden, funky painted cars, and a 2:30 p.m. Sunday dog parade.

Redmond beer festival

June 17 - 19, 2016

15 miles east

Washington Brewers Festival offers 400 beers from Washington breweries, live music, food trucks, and a kids’ area at Marymoor Park in Redmond. No dogs.

Edmonds art fair

June 17 - 19, 2016

16 miles north

Artists display paintings, photos, sculptures, and jewelry in a park at Edmonds Arts Festival. Enjoy food, entertainment, and activities. No pets. Free.

Marysville Strawberry Festival

June 17 - 19, 2016 (main events)

34 miles north

Marysville Strawberry Festival is a family event with a carnival, vendors, strawberry shortcake, a car show Sat. 8 to 3, grand parade Sat. 7:45 p.m., and run Sun.

Puyallup street fair

June 17 - 19, 2016

36 miles south

Meeker Days Festival is a street fair with live music, a food court, craft and farmer booths, and events for kids at W Pioneer Ave. & Meridian. Free.

Bluegrass festival

June 17 - 19, 2016

148 miles east

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival has concerts, vendors, workshops, contra dancing, and camping at the Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere.

Russian classical music

June 18, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

4.5 miles NE

Lake Union Civic Orchestra (LUCO) plays works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich in Meany Hall at the U.W. Discount tickets $13.

Community festival

June 18, 2016 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

6.7 miles SW

Morgan Festival has live music, food trucks, vendors, a 1:30 p.m. dog parade, and kids’ activities until 3:30 p.m. in the park at 6413 California Ave SW. Free.

Strawberry fest / car show

June 18 - 19, 2016

11 miles south

Wild Strawberry Festival has 2 days of entertainment, music, food vendors, and family activities at Burien Town Square, plus a car show and chili cook-off both on Sunday.

Father’s Day train ride

June 18 - 19, 2016

27 miles east

Fathers get a free 70-minute train ride at Northwest Railway Museum [click “Special Events” on their page] with any paid child on Father’s Day weekend, departing from North Bend or Snoqualmie.

Air show in Olympia

June 18 - 19, 2016

66 miles south

See aerobatic performances and aircraft on display at the Olympic Air Show at Olympia Airport.

Onion festival

June 18 - 19, 2016

262 miles SE

The Sweet Onion Festival includes great food & beer, entertainment, vendors, onion-eating contests, a kids’ zone, and 5K, in Walla Walla. Free admission.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 19, 2016

Seattle area

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day car show

June 19, 2016

17 miles east

Admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars at Fenders on Front Street, which includes live music, family activities, and awards in Issaquah. Free.

Indoor art show

June 22 - 26, 2016

15 miles north

The Kenmore Art Show is a relaxed event at Bastyr University. See the entertainment schedule. Free.

Kids Day in Auburn

June 24, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

30 miles south

Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, and food vendors at Kids Day in Auburn’s Les Gove Park. Mostly free.

Taste of Tacoma

June 24 - 26, 2016

40 miles south

Taste of Tacoma offers restaurant food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a cooking show, and beer/wine tasting at Point Defiance Park. Free admission.

Seafair Pirates

June 25, 2016

7.2 miles SW

Seattle Seafair Pirates make their traditional landing at Alki Beach at 2 p.m., where you’ll find vendors, music, and inflatable rides from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Car show

June 25, 2016

8 miles north

The Greenwood Car Show is 1.5 miles of classic cars, hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Ave. N. Free.

Crafts show

June 25 - 26, 2016

1 mile NW

Shop for handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Repeats in December. Free.

Pride parade and festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

1 mile NW

Capitol Hill Pride is Saturday. The Sunday Pride Parade starts 11 a.m. at 4th & Union and ends at Seattle Center, site of Seattle PrideFest, the largest lesbian, gay, transgender event in the Northwest.

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

12 miles north

Shoreline Arts Festival has a juried art show, ethnic festival, breakfast, food court, music, and children’s art activities at Shoreline Center. Free.

Bellevue strawberry festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

13 miles east

Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival has strawberries, entertainment, vendors, free family fun, and a Sunday auto show at Crossroads Park.

Medieval festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

27 miles east

Spend a relaxing day in 14th century England at the Midsomer Festival with games, archery, puppets, crafts, minstrels, food, and drink in Carnation.

Slug festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

55 miles south

Celebrate the state’s slimy slugs with human slug races, slug talks, slugs on display, and kids’ crafts during Slug Fest at Northwest Trek in Eatonville.

Ballard beer tasting

June 26, 2016 (12 to 3 p.m.)

4.9 miles north

Your ticket to Beers Against Slavery includes snacks and tastes of three beers at Peddler Brewing to support charity.

Scandinavian festival

June 26, 2016

15 miles NE

Skandia Midsommarfest celebrates the summer solstice with music, dance, and vendors at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. Free.

Patriotic music

June 29, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Hear a dozen of your favorite patriotic tunes at the Star-Spangled Spectacular at Benaroya Hall.

Zoo concerts

June 30 - Aug. 24, 2016

5 miles north

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child 12 or under per adult.
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