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Seattle events August 2019

Wine tasting in Bellevue

August 1, 2019 (5 to 8 p.m.)
9.6 miles east
A ticket to Bellevue Wine Walk on Main gets you a souvenir wine glass and 12 tasting tickets to redeem in shops, beginning at 10134 Main Street for age 21+.

Welcome ships & sailors

August 1 - 3, 2019
0.5 miles SW
Seafair Fleet Week includes a Parade of Ships on Elliott Bay (Monday 1:15 p.m.), followed by ship tours Tuesday to Saturday on the Seattle waterfront. Free.

Seattle Art Fair

August 1 - 4, 2019
1.5 miles south
Seattle Art Fair showcases art from 100 galleries around the world at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Tennis tournament

August 1 - 4, 2019
3.9 miles NW
Watch 575 tennis players from all over the country compete in the Washington State Open indoors and outdoors at beautiful Seattle Tennis Club. Free, with food and drinks for sale.

Free Shakespeare

August 1 - 11, 2019
multiple locations
See a play by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food. Free.

Free shows

August 1, 8, 15, 2019
4.1 miles NE
Nights at the Neptune presents diverse music, dance, and theater by local groups at the Neptune Theatre. Free.

African heritage festival

August 2 - 4, 2019
2 miles east
Umoja Fest has hip-hop and soul music, a children’s day (Friday), a basketball tournament, food vendors, exhibitors, and a parade (Sat. 1 p.m.) from 23rd & Union to Judkins Park. Free.

Magnolia summer festival

August 2 - 4, 2019
5 miles NW
Magnolia Summerfest includes a parade Saturday at 10 a.m., live music, food vendors, a beer & wine garden, weekend art fair, and kids’ activities. Free.

Drag racing

August 2 - 4, 2019
38.4 miles SE
Watch stars of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) compete at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent.

Anacortes art festival

August 2 - 4, 2019
80 miles north
Anacortes Arts Festival has 270 juried art booths, fine art demonstrations, culinary art, food, and kids’ activities. Free. The running events are not free.

Country music festival

August 2 - 4, 2019
150 miles east
Hear top music artists at Watershed, with camping available at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George.

Short play festival

August 2 - 11, 2019
14.7 miles north
Watch family-friendly comic plays written by Pacific Northwest playwrights at Summer Shorts in Edmonds.

Outdoor game day for adults

August 3, 2019 (12 to 7 p.m.)
1.5 miles NE
Adult Recess Seattle offers a beer garden, food trucks, a graffiti zone, games (dodgeball, kickball, four square, tetherball, hopscotch, jump rope, cornhole, ladder golf, giant Jenga), and live & DJ music at Cal Anderson Park for age 21+. Free.

Chinatown block party

August 3, 2019 (3 to 9 p.m.)
1.8 miles south
Enjoy “Asian Pacific American arts, culture, and food” at the Chinatown-International District Block Party, plus live music, a beer garden, and an import car show on S. King Street where it passes under Interstate 5.

Lighted art at Volunteer Park

August 3, 2019 (7:30 to 11 p.m.)
2.6 miles NE
Browse 30 art installations that incorporate light and sound at the free family-friendly Lusio Festival in Volunteer Park. Adults can buy tickets for the Lusio Dance Garden party in the conservatory.

Art in a Ballard garden

August 3, 2019
7.1 miles NW
Art in the Garden features arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, two food trucks, a beer garden, and music at Ballard P-Patch. Free.

Salmon festival & parade

August 3, 2019
9 miles north
Lake City Summer Festival & Parade [formerly Lake City Seafair Festival; SalmonFest Seattle] has a parade, a car show, an art fair, a beer garden with live music, and a kids’ area in Lake City. Free.

Taste wine with your dog

August 3, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
15 miles NE
You get wine and live music, and your dog gets treats and toys at Dogs Days of Summer Wine Tasting at Northwest Cellars in Kirkland to support Paws Alliance.

Blues in Port Townsend

August 3, 2019 (1:30 p.m.)
54 miles NW via ferry
Acoustic Blues Showcase concert is the highlight of the Acoustic Blues Festival at Fort Worden State Park.

Kids’ event at Seattle Center

August 3, 10, 17, 2019 (2 to 5 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Children ages 7 to 13 will enjoy outdoors games, entertainment, culture, and hands-on-activities under the Space Needle at Global Playground. Free.

Hurricane Ridge bike ride

August 4, 2019
88 miles NW by ferry & toll bridge
Bike 24 to 41 miles car-free to the amazing mile-high summit in the Olympic Mountains during Ride the Hurricane in Port Angeles.

Lantern ceremony at Green Lake

August 6, 2019
5 miles north
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 music, speakers, and candle-lit lanterns floated on Green Lake at dusk. Free.

Art walk in West Seattle

August 8, 2019 (5 to 9 p.m.)
6.6 miles SW
“Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, food, and wine” in local shops during West Seattle Art Walk. Free. Music schedule.

Food-truck festival

August 8, 2019 (5 to 9 p.m.)
7.3 miles NE
Food Truck Taste Off features 13 food trucks and 5 breweries in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Some tickets include food (or food plus beer) tasting.

Logging festival

August 8 - 11, 2019
90 miles south
Morton Loggers Jubilee in historic Morton includes lawn mower races Friday 7:30 p.m., bed races Sat. 11 a.m., a parade Sat. 11:30 a.m., a logging show Saturday & Sunday, a flea market, music, and vendors.

Omak stampede & rodeo

August 8 - 11, 2019
238 miles NE
The Omak Stampede includes world-famous suicide horse races down a very steep slope inspired by native endurance races, plus a rodeo, art show, carnival, and a parade (Sunday 10 a.m.) in Omak.

South Lake Union Block Party

August 9, 2019 (noon to 11 p.m.)
1 mile north
South Lake Union Block Party has music, a children’s play area, steamroller printing, a beer & cocktail garden, food trucks, and booths for local organizations at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Free.

Mount Si festival

August 9 - 11, 2019
31 mile east
The Festival at Mount Si is a small-town arts and crafts fair with food booths, a beer garden, live music, contests, a parade (Saturday 10:15 a.m.) and fireworks (Saturday 9:45 p.m.) in North Bend. See the schedule of events. Free.

Magic scavenger hunt

August 10, 2019 (1 to 8 p.m.)
7.3 miles NE
Register a team of 1 to 6 people for Seattle Marauder’s Scavenger Hunt, which “will take you around major sites in Seattle with a wizarding flair, helping you find magic where you previously saw the mundane” beginning at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Awards, music, and food at the after-party (6 to 8 p.m.).

Brewery festival

August 10, 2019 (3 to 7 p.m.)
14 miles north
A ticket to 4-Corners Brewfest includes 12 tastes of locally made craft beer, complimentary food, and live music at Innis Arden Clubhouse in Shoreline for age 21+.

Wine festival in Bremerton

August 10, 2019 (2 to 5 p.m.)
18 miles west via Bremerton ferry
Walk aboard the ferry in Seattle for a one-hour ride to the Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park.

Jazz at a winery

August 10, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
20.7 miles NE
A ticket to Music in the Alley includes a glass of wine or a cocktail, with local jazz musicians at DiStefano Winery in Woodinville. Food for sale. You can bring a lawn chair and a beach umbrella. Free if younger than age 21. Video (30 seconds).

Small-town wine tasting

August 10, 2019 (4 to 8 p.m.)
28 miles NE
A ticket to Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk gets you 8 tastes in downtown Snohomish shops for age 21+. Held monthly from June to September.

Auburn festival

August 10, 2019
29 miles south
AuburnFest begins with an 11 a.m. parade downtown. Les Gove Park has two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, and arts & crafts. Free, but some kids’ activities require a $10 wristband. A few events are held Friday (5K) and Sunday (car show).

Native American festival in Tacoma

August 10, 2019 (12 to 7 p.m.)
33 miles south
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).

Beer & music in Tacoma

August 10, 2019 (1 to 8 p.m.)
34 miles south
Enjoy beer & cider from 40 craft brewers, a meal from local food trucks, and music from Northwest bands at Brew Five Three on Broadway in Tacoma for age 21+.

Polo Party

August 10, 2019
40 miles SE
Watch matches, socialize, stomp the divots, join the hat parade, and visit the beer & wine garden at the Seattle Polo Party at Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club in Enumclaw.

Arab Festival

August 10 - 11, 2019
1 mile NW
Enjoy Arab music, dance, food, and children’s activities at the Arab Festival at Seattle Center. Free.

River festival & powwow

August 10 - 11, 2019
52 miles north
Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow has live music, a salmon bake, dancing, storytelling, vendors, a 5K, and a kids’ zone in Arlington. Free admission and parking.

Whidbey Island art festival

August 10 - 11, 2019 (reception Friday)
103 miles NW
The free Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival has 185 artisans selling handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, and children’s activities. The Art Gallery Reception on Friday is a ticketed event.

Free roller skating

August 11, 2019 (2 to 5 p.m.)
7.5 miles NE
The all-ages Community Fun Skate includes free skate rental and music at Magnuson Community Center.

Kirkland car show

August 11, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
15 miles NE
See hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, and visit the vendors at Kirkland Waterfront Car Show. Free.

Cider festival

August 11, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
29 miles NE
Taste hard cider, meet the makers, and eat appetizers at Snohomish Hard Cider Festival at Thomas Family Farm for age 21+.

Jazz walk in Shoreline

August 13, 2019
11 mile north
Stroll along 15th Avenue NE to hear jazz in 10 indoor & outdoor venues with a $25 ticket at North City Jazz Walk. Three of the outdoor venues are free. See the parking and venue maps.

Wine weekend

August 15 - 17, 2019
Woodinville & Seattle area
Sample wines, savor fine food, attend an auction, and visit winemakers at Auction of Washington Wines events. The picnic is August 15, winemaker dinners are August 16, and the gala is August 17, 2019.

North Bend Film Festival

August 15 - 18, 2019
30 miles east
See some surprisingly sophisticated films (including 18 in the virtual-reality category), and attend filmmaker talks at North Bend Film Festival.

Pike Place Market dinner

August 16, 2019
0.3 mile SW
Enjoy the best of local restaurants, wineries, and breweries at the $175 Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market, and then dance to live music under the stars.

Kent wine walk

August 16, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
20.7 miles south
Taste wine with a few snacks and live music in 10 shops with a ticket to the Wine Walk in downtown Kent. Held in May, August, and October.

Open house at clay studio

August 16 - 17, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
6.6 miles SE
Let’s Clay in the Park has demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building, pottery for sale, and “an opportunity to leave with your own raku-fired pottery (glazed by you)” at Seward Park Clay Studio. Schedule.

Tattoo exposition

August 16 - 18, 2019
1 mile NW
Admire art on skin at the Seattle Tattoo Expo, with competitions, seminars, exhibitions, and vendors in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Marijuana festival

August 16 - 18, 2019
2 miles NW
Seattle Hempfest celebrates the cannabis plant with free music, speakers, and vendors at Myrtle Edwards Park on the water.

Chalk art

August 16 - 18, 2019
15 miles NE
Watch 16 chalk artists transform Redmond Town Center into pastel masterpieces at Pacific NW Chalk Fest, with live music and kids’ activities. Free.

Tasting event in Edmonds

August 16 - 18, 2019
16 miles north
Taste Edmonds features good food, entertainment on two stages, a kids’ zone with free bounce houses, arts & crafts booths, and a beer & wine garden (age 21+) at Civic Center Playfield.

Chief Seattle Days

August 16 - 18, 2019
19 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
The Suquamish Tribe hosts Chief Seattle Days with a weekend salmon bake, canoe races, drumming, dancing, softball & horseshoe tournaments, a memorial service at the gravesite of Chief Seattle (Sat. 9 a.m.), a parade (Sat. noon), and a 5K run (Sun. 9 a.m.) in Suquamish.

Sammamish festival

August 16 - 18, 2019
21.4 miles east
Sammamish Party on the Plateau has live music, a kids’ zone, a beer & wine garden, food trucks, and games in Sammamish Commons Plaza at City Hall. Free.

Airplanes & balloons in Arlington

August 16 - 18, 2019
43 miles north
See 1,000 home-built, classic, vintage, and military airplanes with live music, a beer garden, a children’s area, a drone light show (Fri. & Sat. 9:30 p.m.) and a balloon glow (Sat. 8:30 p.m.) during Arlington Fly-In at Arlington Municipal Airport.

Freaky adult circus

August 17, 2019 (12 to 5 p.m.)
4.8 miles NW
Beer Circus promises “freaktacular entertainment” (burlesque, side show acts, aerialists, marching band), midway games, food trucks, beer, and a costume contest at Lagunitas Brewing in Ballard for age 21+. No pets or large bags.

Duwamish River Festival

August 17, 2019 (12 to 5 p.m.)
7 miles south
The Duwamish River Festival celebrates the river’s amazing restoration with live music, kids’ activities, cultural presentations, and kayak and boat rides at Duwamish Waterway Park. Free.

Eastside food fair

August 17, 2019 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
14.6 miles NE
Focused on local farms, chefs, and restaurants, Chomp! has a farmer’s market, healthy food, ecology activities, tiny homes, recycled art, cooking demos, live music, and a beverage garden (beer, cider, wine) at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Free except parking.

Woodinville festival

August 17, 2019
20 miles NE
Celebrate Woodinville Festival [scroll down their page] has pancakes at the fire station, an 11 a.m. parade on 175th Street, a farmer’s market, an arts & crafts fair, a wine & beer garden, food vendors, and kids’ activities at Wilmot Gateway Park. Free.

Cider & sausage festival

August 17, 2019 (4 to 7 p.m.)
26 miles SE
A ticket to Sausage and CiderFest includes 10 tastes of cider (beer & wine available), with music, lawn games, and food for sale at Covington Community Park for age 21+. No pets.

Tumwater beer festival

August 17, 2019 (1 to 8 p.m.)
63 miles south
Beer has a long history in the Olympia area because of its natural springs. Taste 100 northwest beers at Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, with wine, food vendors, and games, on a golf course for age 21+. No pets.

Kids’ obstacle race

August 17 - 18, 2019
15.4 miles east
Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lake Sammamish State Park. Parents can race for free.

Railroad festival

August 17 - 18, 2019
29 miles east
Snoqualmie Railroad Days has train rides for sale, a pancake breakfast (Sat. 7 to 11 a.m.), a parade (Sat. 11 a.m.), a car show on Sunday, music, a beer and wine garden, and food vendors on car-free streets. Art vendors are in the nearby park. Free.

Everett art festival

August 17 - 18, 2019
30 miles north
Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work turns the Port of Everett Marina into a big outdoor studio with 100 artists’ booths, two entertainment stages, food vendors, and glassblowing demonstrations. Free.

Brazil festival

August 18, 2019
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 at Seattle Center. Schedule. Free.

Snoqualmie Pass marathon

August 18, 2019
54.7 miles east
Run downhill through forests and a former train tunnel in one of the Tunnel Marathons, which qualify 40% of runners for the Boston Marathon, beginning at Hyak ski area. Held in June, August, and September.

Dance in the park

August 22, 2019 (6 p.m.)
multiple parks
Dancing ‘til Dusk offers dance lessons, music, and dancing 14 evenings in downtown Seattle parks, plus a salsa dance on Sept. 21. Free.

Noon concerts

August 22 - 23, 2019 (12 to 1 p.m.)
Downtown Seattle
Downtown Summer Sounds brings music to parks from Wednesday to Friday. Free.

Black pride

August 22 - 25, 2019
multiple locations
You don’t have to be gay to attend parties, shows, talks, workshops, and wellness events during Black Pride Week, which supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Scandinavian festival

August 22 - 25, 2019
5.7 miles NW
Focusing on a different Scandinavian region each year, Nordic Sól [formerly Viking Days] has “vendors, crafts, music, and culture” plus traditional food, a fashion show, and family activities at Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. The 2019 theme is “the Arctic.” Free.

Kite festival

August 22 - 25, 2019
170 miles SW
It’s free to watch kite fliers compete at the Washington State International Kite Festival (or fly your own) in Long Beach on the windy Pacific Coast. Fireworks are Friday at 9:45 p.m. The nearby kite museum has an admission fee. Schedule.

Concerts at Seattle Center

August 23, 2019 (Fridays 5:30 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Concerts at the Mural at Seattle Center’s amphitheater are family and picnic friendly, and have a beer and wine garden. The lawn fills early. Free.

Garlic festival

August 23 - 25, 2019
87 miles south
Washington State Garlic Fest features garlic cuisine, beer & wine, vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and a flea market in Chehalis. No pets or smoking.

Bass-heavy music festival

August 23 - 25, 2019
150 miles east
Headbangers flock to Bass Canyon for “the heaviest hitting artists in the scene, gorgeous views of the mountainous Gorge Amphitheatre, and three performances by Excision,” with camping available.

Neah Bay celebration

August 23 - 25, 2019
153 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
The Makah tribe invites you to Makah Days Celebration, with a street fair, canoe races, dances, Fri. fireworks, Sat. morning parade, and Sat./Sun. salmon bake at the tip of Washington. Free, or $10 to visit beaches and trails. Schedule.

Free movies in Seattle parks

August 23 - 30, 2019
multiple locations
Scroll down their web page to see the film list for Center City Outdoor Cinema, which has activities at 6 p.m. and films at dusk every Friday (plus Saturdays in August). Free.

Friday nights at the zoo

August 23 - 30, 2019 (Fridays 6 to 8:30 p.m.)
5 miles north
Woodland Park Zoo stays open late for “magical encounters with animals, ambassador animal presentations, animal keeper talks, storytelling, and discovery stations with cool biofacts and nature-inspired activities” plus food and drinks for sale on Wildnights.

Modern drama

August 23 - 31, 2019
3 miles SE
World population has exploded to four times what it was in 1919, temperatures are hotter, and seas are rising, leaving a couple unsure about having a baby in Lungs, a play “about our responsibilities to each other, ourselves, and our environment” at 12th Ave Arts.

Ticket deal $15 to $20

Steel Magnolias

August 23 - Sept. 8, 2019
16 miles NE
Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias tells a humorous and poignant story about the friendship between six women, at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.

Ticket deal $15

Concerts at the winery

August 23 - Sept. 21, 2019
17.8 miles NE
Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or chair unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are free.

Wine & beer festival

August 24, 2019 (3 to 7 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Taste wine, beer, and cider from 20 producers, watch grape stomping (4:30 p.m.), hear a Brazilian band, and buy food at Belltown Crush at Bell Street Park for age 21+.

Free movies at Seattle Center

August 24, 2019 (dusk)
1 mile NW
Watch movies on a 40-foot screen at Movies at the Mural on the lawn at Mural Amphitheatre, with captions. Bring low-back chairs, blankets, or bean bags. Free.

Party at Museum of Flight

August 24, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
9 miles south
A 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 on the east side of the Museum of Flight for age 21+.

UFO festival

August 24, 2019 (5 to 10 p.m.)
11 miles south
Burien UFO Festival features flying saucers, alien costume contests, guest speakers, kids’ activities, films, and DJ music in and near the Tin Room Bar. The event has new management in 2019. Free.

Paddleboard race

August 24, 2019
15.4 miles east
Register for Stand Up for the Cure to get a T-shirt, lunch, live music, free lessons, and participation in kid or adult races at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Blues and beer festival

August 24, 2019 (12 to 8 p.m.)
20 miles south
Enjoy blues music, beer from 16 local breweries, and food for sale at Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest [sound] in Des Moines Beach Park. No children or pets. See their web page for Giant Beer Pong if interested.

Medieval village

August 24 - 25, 2019
27 miles east
Harvest Festival features craft shops, archery and sword demonstrations, music & dance, and lunch (dinner is available by reservation) at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation.

Concerts at the locks

August 24 - Sept. 2, 2019 (2 p.m.)
6 miles NW
Hear a Summer Concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.

Brunch cabaret

August 24 - Sept. 29, 2019 (2:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
The Brunch Show is a one-hour show with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can theater in Pike Place Market for all ages. Food and drinks are optional and not included.

Ticket deal $15

Free national park day

August 25, 2019
All national parks
Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Samba at Seward Park

August 25, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
6.8 miles SE
Meet at 11 a.m., then dance at noon 2.4 miles around Seward Park to the beat of live drums at Seattle SambaThon, followed by a traditional Brazilian meal. Costume and drums optional. No experience is OK.

Opera

August 25 - 28, 2019
1.3 miles NW
Rigoletto is a court jester whose daughter is seduced by a powerful duke in the operatic masterpiece by Verdi, performed by Seattle Opera in Italian with English projected titles at McCaw Hall.

Ticket deal $44 to $77

Zoo concerts

August 25 - 28, 2019
5 miles north
ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Chamber music in Port Townsend

August 25 - Sept. 8, 2019
57 miles NW via Bainbridge Ferry
Hear world-class concerts at the Olympic Music Festival in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.

Blake Island cruise + lunch + hike

August 25 - Sept. 29, 2019 (Sundays, board 11 a.m.)
0.7 miles south
The Evergreen Excursion includes a boat ride, lunch, and your choice of a longer guided nature hike or a shorter history walk on beautiful Blake Island, departing from Pier 54. A child age 4 to 12 is $42.

Adult ticket deal $86 all-inclusive

Free movies in Bellevue

August 27, 2019 (dusk)
9.6 miles east
Downtown Movies in the Park begin with family activities and free popcorn at 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Park in Bellevue. Bring a blanket or chairs. Chairs with high backs are not allowed in one section. Free.

Evening cruise

August 28 - Sept. 19, 2019 (Wed & Thurs. 6 p.m.)
4.4 miles NE
Unwind After 5 is a 90-minute cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington aboard a Waterways Yacht, including a complimentary drink/beverage, departing from north Lake Union for age 13+.

Ticket deal $25

Electronic game night

August 29, 2019 (5 to 9 p.m.)
12.7 miles NE
Play more than 50 upcoming ID@Xbox titles, try Mixed Reality games, and meet the developers at Microsoft’s Pre-PAX Open House. Bring a guardian if younger than 18. Free, including both a shuttle bus from the Seattle convention center and parking in Redmond.

Eastside concerts

August 29 - Sept. 8, 2019
14.6 miles NE
Marymoor Park Concerts include big-name acts in a green setting. Buy a reserved seat, or for lawn tickets bring a low-back chair or blanket (up to 5 feet). Prohibited items.

Board game night

August 30, 2019 (6 p.m.)
0.7 miles south
An $89 ticket to Board Gaming for Good includes a buffet dinner, two $10 vouchers for the game store, and all of the games you can play from the game library, with views from the 76th floor of Columbia Tower to support charity.

Bumbershoot

August 30 - Sept. 1, 2019
1 mile NW
Celebrate the end of summer at Bumbershoot, a spectacular festival of music, film, comedy, and arts on Labor Day weekend in 13 venues at Seattle Center, including a main stage in Memorial Stadium. Free for children age 8 and younger, and seniors age 70+.

Ticket deal $109

Oak Harbor Music Festival

August 30 - Sept. 1, 2019
90 miles north
Oak Harbor Music Festival features 30 bands playing all types of music on two stages, beer & wine, food vendors, and arts & crafts on Whidbey Island. Free.

Acoustic music in Eastern WA

August 30 - Sept. 1, 2019
203 miles SE
Tumbleweed Music Festival has 5 stages with 100 acts, workshops, food and craft vendors, and a contra dance Sunday in Richland on the Columbia River. Mostly free.

Video game convention

August 30 - Sept. 2, 2019
0.5 mile east
Play video games and see gamers in costume at PAX West at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Ski & snowboard sale

August 30 - Sept. 2, 2019
10 miles east
SkiBonkers is a sale of new skis, snowboards, and accessories in downtown Bellevue. Free.

Ellensburg Rodeo

August 30 - Sept. 2, 2019
108 miles east
Ellensburg Rodeo is Washington’s biggest rodeo, with live music, a carnival, and the Kittitas County Fair.

Puyallup fair

August 30 - Sept. 22, 2019
36 miles south
Find animals, rides, rodeo, food, and entertainment at Washington State Fair, the largest, oldest, and most popular fair in the state. Closed Tuesdays & Sept. 4.

Deals & discounts

Children’s Business Fair

August 31, 2019 (12 to 5 p.m.)
13.7 miles east
Shop from 40 entrepreneurs ages 6 to 18 selling food, art, toys, and more at Children’s Business Fair in the east parking lot of Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. Free.

Car show

August 31, 2019
44 miles south
See 1500 vintage vehicles and a car auction at LeMay Annual Show at Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, plus the nearby LeMay home via a shuttle bus.

Blackberry festival

August 31 - Sept. 2, 2019
18 miles west via Bremerton ferry
Walk aboard a ferry to the free Bremerton Blackberry Festival. Hear music on two entertainment stages, visit the beer & wine garden, and shop the waterfront for art, jewelry, fair food, and blackberry pie. No pets.

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