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Seattle events July 2022

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The making of “Jaws”

July 3, 2022

(began this month on July 2)

Seattle Center (1.4 miles NW)

Unknown director Steven Spielberg invades a sleepy fishing island off Cape Cod and faces hostile locals, storms, and a malfunctioning mechanical shark while filming his blockbuster movie Jaws in the musical Bruce at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. in Seattle.

Fireworks shows

July 4, 2022

multiple locations

Fourth of July - Seattle

July 4, 2022 (3 to 11 p.m.)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Seafair Summer Fourth features fireworks exploding above Lake Union at 10:15 p.m. See the list of prohibited items.
  • North end of Lake Union
Gas Works Park offers family games, live music, food & drink vendors, and a beer garden. Free except reserved seats.
  • South end of Lake Union
Lake Union Park offers DJ music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Free except reserved seats.

Party in the park (all ages)

July 5 - Aug. 30, 2022 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Downtown parks

Hear live music, play free games, shop from food trucks, and visit the kids’ zone (Thursdays only) at Parties in the Parks until 3 p.m. Reopens at 4 p.m. with adult beverages for sale, but no kids’ zone.
  • Tuesday – Occidental Square
  • Thursday – Westlake Park

Shakespeare in the park

July 7 - Aug. 7, 2022

multiple locations

Watch a live performance of a play by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food. Free.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Cymbeline

Party at the zoo

July 8, 2022

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

A $150 ticket to Jungle Party: Forever Green, Forever Living Northwest includes a reception with complimentary appetizers and specialty drinks, live animals, and a silent charity auction in the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID. The $400 option includes dinner and a live auction.

Shakespeare in the park

July 8 - Aug. 6, 2022

multiple locations

Bring a blanket or chair, and even a picnic to eat while watching GreenStage perform either a full-length Shakespeare play or an abbreviated version in a park. Free.

Garden walks

July 10 - 23, 2022

multiple locations

Stroll through private gardens, visit artists’ studios, and hear live music on a garden walk.

Free concerts in Woodinville

July 13 - Aug. 3, 2022 (Wednesdays)

Woodinville (19 miles NE)

Celebrate Woodinville Summer Concerts “include a variety of high-energy bands playing fun music for all ages” with food vendors and a wine, beer & cider garden featuring local producers in Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave. NE in Woodinville. Open 5:30, band begins at 6:30, closes 8 p.m.

Ballard seafood festival

July 15 - 17, 2022

Ballard (5.5 miles NW)

Eat seafood and more, watch a lutefisk-eating contest (Saturday 3 p.m.), hear music, browse art, visit the family stage, and enjoy the beer garden (also open July 10) at the Ballard SeafoodFest on Market Street in Ballard. Free.

Indian Powwow

July 15 - 17, 2022

Magnolia (6.6 miles NW)

Seafair Indian Days Powwow includes competitive dancing, drumming, native dress, native art for sale, food booths, and a daily salmon bake outdoors at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. No pets. Children younger than age 12 are free, and all ages are free Friday evening. Frequently asked questions.

Vashon strawberry festival

July 16 - 17, 2022 (a few events Friday)

Vashon (19 miles SW via ferry)

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has a zany parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), a street dance (Sat. 7 p.m.), a car parade (Sun. 11:45 a.m.), a music stage, carnival rides, a beer garden, and 200 vendors. The shuttle bus from ferry boats is $2 each way. The main stage is at Vashon Market IGA, 17639 100th Ave. SW in Vashon. Free.

Family concert & fair

July 17, 2022 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Issaquah (15 miles SE)

Parkadilly features high-energy concerts with catchy songs for children, a petting zoo, African dancers, arts & crafts projects, kid-focused vendors, and food trucks at Lake Sammamish State Park. Free (except $10 for parking if you do not have a state park pass).

Family festival

July 22 - 24, 2022

Mountlake Terrace (14 miles N)

Tour de Terrace has a street fair, carnival rides, entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden, a parade (Friday 6:45 p.m. on 56th Ave. W), a car show (Saturday until 3 p.m.), fireworks (Sat. 10 p.m.), and a pancake breakfast (Sat. & Sun.) at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace.

Bellevue art fair

July 29 - 31, 2022

Bellevue (10 miles E)

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s best. The museum is free during the fair and has art projects for children ages 3 to 10 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Bellevue Square mall hosts the top curated artists in its west parking garage and offers two entertainment stages (in the mall + outdoors at the east entrance) at 575 Bellevue Square in Bellevue. Free.

Concerts at the winery

July 30 - Aug. 17, 2022

Woodinville (18 miles NE)

Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St. in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or low-back chair unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are free.

Seattle attractions

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Seattle CityPass gets you into:
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • The Space Needle
plus your choice of three:
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Seattle Harbor Cruise
  • Woodland Park Zoo
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