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Seattle events August 2022

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Welcome ships & sailors

August 1 - 6, 2022

Waterfront (multiple locations)

Seafair Fleet Week includes ship tours, displays, demonstrations, and entertainment on the Seattle waterfront.

Uplifting musical

August 2 - 7, 2022 (1:30 p.m.)

Downtown (0.2 miles SE)

The people of Newfoundland welcomed 7,000 stranded airline passengers with incredible kindness when all flights were grounded for days after 9/11. Come from Away “is a musical that changes you, heals old wounds, and lifts the spirit” at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave. in Seattle.

Free music in Woodinville

August 3, 2022 (Wed. evening)

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.

Shakespeare in the park

August 3 - 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.
  • 3 p.m. Cymbeline – Des Moines
  • 7 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mercer Island

Blue Angels brunch

August 4, 2022 (9:30 to 11 a.m.)

SoDo (7.3 miles S)

A $150 ticket to Brunch & The Blues includes “brunch, an entertaining program, and a live auction followed by a front-row viewing of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as they walk down and take off” from King County International Airport. Take a shuttle bus from the parking lot at Raisbeck Aviation High School, 9229 E Marginal Way S in Seattle. Tickets.

Shakespeare in the park

August 4 - 6, 2022

Seattle, Lynnwood, Burien

Bring a blanket or chair, and even a picnic to eat while watching GreenStage perform either a full-length play by Shakespeare (Henry V or Pericles) or an abbreviated version (Macbeth or Much Ado About Nothing) in a park. Free.

African heritage festival

August 5 - 7, 2022 (12:30 to 9 p.m.)

Atlantic (2.7 miles SE)

Umoja Fest has hip-hop and soul music, a children’s village, a football scrimmage tournament, food & fashion vendors, and exhibitors at Judkins Park and Playfield, 2150 S Norman St. in Seattle. The parade on Saturday (1 p.m.) goes from 23rd & Union to Judkins Park and Playfield. Parade map. Free.

Lantern ceremony at Green Lake

August 6, 2022

Green Lake (5.2 miles N)

The city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. From Hiroshima to Hope promotes peace and remembers victims of war with a gathering (6 p.m.), speakers & performers (7 p.m.), and candle-lit lanterns floated on the lake (8 p.m.) south of Seattle Public Theater (Bathhouse Theater), 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. Free.

Lake City festival & parade

August 6, 2022

Lake City (9.8 miles N)

Lake City Summer Festival & Parade includes a car show, a children’s area, food trucks, a salmon bake, craft vendors, grandstand performances, and three parades (kids 6 p.m., dogs 6:30 p.m., grand parade 7 p.m.). The festival surrounds Lake City Branch: The Seattle Public Library, 12501 28th Ave. NE in Seattle. Free.

Native American festival

August 6, 2022 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Tacoma (34 miles S)

Experience native dancing, drumming, singing, fashion, bread, and crafts for sale at In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival at three Tacoma museums, which are all free for the day (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass). Buttons below are for the history museum.

Blue Angels at Boeing Field

August 6 - 7, 2022 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Georgetown (8 miles S)

Admission to the Museum of Flight today includes Jet Blast Bash, with “fast planes, music, food vendors, and a beer garden with the closest seats to the thunder of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ takeoffs and landings” in the parking lot of The Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle.

Outerspace virtual realtiy

August 8 - Sept. 5, 2022

(began this month on August 1)

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Wearing a virtual-reality headset, wander through seven zones that recreate a visit to the International Space Station, a space walk, and “mind-blowing views of earth” at The Infinite in Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. Video (2 minutes). Save 15% with promo code “EVENTS12” in capital letters. Closed Tuesdays.

Free movies in Bellevue

August 9 - 25, 2022 (Tues. & Thurs.)

(began this month on August 2)

Bellevue (10 miles E)

Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m., and Movies in the Park rated PG begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs. Free.
  • Tuesdays – Bellevue Downtown Park
  • Thursdays – Crossroads Park

Free party in the park

August 9 - 30, 2022 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

(began this month on August 2)

Downtown Seattle

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

Hip-hop Hamilton

August 9 - Sept. 11, 2022

(began this month on August 3)

Downtown (0.3 miles NE)

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway tunes, Hamilton tells the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with amazing emotion and energy at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.

Free movies in Seattle parks

August 12 - 27, 2022 (Fri. & Sat.)

(began this month on August 5)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Center City Cinema screens PG & PG-13 movies (except Aug. 19 is R) outdoors at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning about an hour earlier. See schedule. Free.
  • Cascade Playground
  • Freeway Park
  • Hing Hay Park

Celebrity steak dinner

August 16, 2022 (5 p.m.)

Woodinville (18 miles NE)

Your $309 ticket to Celebrity Steak-Out supports Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and includes a silent auction with cocktails, followed by a live auction with a classic steak dinner from John Howie Restaurants, at Sparkman Cellars, 14300 NE 145th St. in Woodinville. The host is TV star Joel McHale.

Concerts at the winery

August 17, 2022 (7 p.m.)

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.

Sustainable food fair

August 20, 2022 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Redmond (16 miles NE)

Focused on local farms, chefs, and restaurants, Chomp! has a farmer’s market, healthy food, ecological activities, recycled art, cooking demos, live music, a parading band (4 p.m.), farm animals, and a beverage garden (beer, cider, wine) at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. Free except parking.

Evening air show

August 20, 2022

Arlington (43 miles N)

Arlington SkyFest “begins before sunset [7 p.m.], and continues into darkness with spectacular effects” including aerobatic pilots, hot-air balloons, and lighted drones flying in formation, with narration over FM radio. Buy a $20 to $60 ticket online that includes up to 8 people and a giant parking/picnic space at Arlington Municipal Airport, 18204 59th Ave. NE in Arlington. Pre-show entertainment, exhibits, and vendors.

Brazil festival

August 21, 2022 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Hear classical guitar, traditional folk music, and samba at BrasilFest. Watch a demonstration of capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes, and eat authentic food in the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Some performances are in the outdoor amphitheater. Free.

Music festival on Olympia Peninsula

August 26 - 28, 2022

Port Townsend (57 miles NW via ferry)

Thing promises 40 acts of “music, comedy, visual arts, and speakers” for all ages at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend. Optional camping at fairgrounds. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Party at Museum of Flight

August 27, 2022 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Georgetown (8 miles S)

A $65 ticket to HangarFest includes unlimited tastes from local breweries, wineries, cideries, and a distillery; food truck fare for sale; live music; yard games; space-themed activities; and access to the space gallery and aircraft exhibits at The Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle for age 21+.

Ice cream festival

August 27 - 28, 2022

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Scooped is an “all-you-can-eat ice cream festival” with local bands and DJs, creative mixologists, food carts, giant games, kids activities, and a milkshake throw down near the fountain at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Expect lines.

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