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Seattle events June 2024

Wine party

June 1, 2024 (4 to 6 p.m.)

West Seattle

Enjoy wine and charcuterie on the garden terrace of a private home near Lincoln Park, with live jazz at $50 Wine in the Woods, sponsored by Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. Must be age 21+.

Family show

June 1, 2024 (4:30 p.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles NE)

Wild Kratts Live features Martin & Chris Kratt from PBS TV in a fun show about animals with multimedia on a big screen at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.

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Fire Day  FREE

June 1, 2024 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Westlake (1.2 miles N)

Learn about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, and meet fire fighters on Fire Day, which has tours of fire engines and a fire boat, family-friendly history games and crafts, and story times on the ground floor of the Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. Upstairs is not free.

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Gay music festival  FREE

June 1, 2024 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (3.3 miles NE)

Pride in the Park offers a range of live music, dance music, speakers, food trucks, an adult beverage garden, and craft vendors for all ages at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E in Seattle.

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Eastside dog walk  FREE

June 1, 2024 (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Bellevue (9.4 miles E)

Billed as Bellevue’s largest LGBTQIA event, Paws and Pride Dog Jog & Walk is a one-mile stroll for you and your dog. Afterward, enjoy a mimosa & beer garden, DJ music, RuPaw’s Dawg Costume Contest, and a drag queen at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St. in Bellevue.

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Baseball cards and collectibles

June 1, 2024 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Lynnwood (17 miles NE)

Find vintage material from baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing and more at the Washington State Sports Collectors Show at Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Admission costs more during the first hour.

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Kent International Festival  FREE

June 1, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Kent (20 miles SE)

Kent International Festival offers ethnic food, songs, dance, art activities, and cultural booths at ShoWare Center, 625 W James St. in Kent.

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Bothell beer party

June 1, 2024 (2:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

Bothell (20 miles NE)

Sample beer, cider, and wine from local producers, shop at food trucks, and hear bands on two stages at $50 Bothell Block Party and BrewFest for age 21+ in the parking lot at Bothell Furniture, 18811 Bothell Way NE in Bothell. Sponsored by U.W. Alumni Association but open to the public. No pets.

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Art fair  FREE

June 1, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Federal Way (23 miles S)

Shop from artists, vote for your favorite, hear musical performances, visit food trucks, and check out art-making for kids at Arts Explosion in Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S in Federal Way. Saturday is the main day of this four-day event.

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Small-town festival  FREE

June 1, 2024

Duvall (25 miles NE)

Duvall Days closes Main Street to cars for craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, live music on three stages, a parade (10:30 a.m.), a car show (until 2 p.m.), a beer/wine garden (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.) outside the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St. NE in Duvall.

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Small-town wine tasting

June 1, 2024 (4 to 8 p.m.)

Snohomish (29 miles NE)

A $35 ticket to Snohomish Wine Walk includes 10 tastes of wine at shops in charming downtown Snohomish, beginning at Anna Marie Creative Collective, 1015 1st St. in Snohomish. Bring age 21+ ID. Held in summer, fall, and winter.

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Scrapbook expo

June 1, 2024 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Puyallup (37 miles S)

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup.

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Mason County Festival  FREE

June 1, 2024

Shelton (83 miles SW)

Forest Festival in Shelton lasts four days, but the main events are Saturday: pancake breakfast (7 to 11 a.m.), run/walk, pet parade (10:30 a.m.), grand parade (11 a.m.), logging show (12 to 4 p.m.), carnival rides (12 to 10 p.m.), music (5 to 10 p.m.), and fireworks at Oakland Bay Jr. High (10 p.m.).

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Scottish festival up north

June 1, 2024 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Blaine (111 miles N)

Bellingham Scottish Gathering has traditional athletic competitions, a dance competition, bagpipe bands, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, and Scottish animals at Blaine Marine Park, 200 Marine Drive in Blaine. Additional events are located on Semiahmoo Spit. Children younger than age 5 are free. No pets.

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Photography weekend  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024

South Lake Union (0.9 miles N)

PhotoFest offers free talks and workshops about photography, photo walks, and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry at Glazer’s Camera, 811 Republican St. in Seattle.

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Philippines festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Watch Filipino performances, see exhibits, and buy food for sale during Pagdiriwang at Seattle Center Armory and amphitheatre.

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Greek festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024

Capitol Hill (1.4 miles NE)

For a relaxing alternative to the giant St. Demetrios Greek Festival in September, check out Greek food, wine, and music at Bite of Greece Seattle at Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave. in Seattle.

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Bird festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Puget Sound Bird Fest includes guided birding walks, speakers, exhibits, and family-friendly activities inside and near the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. Some guided walks are not free.

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Natural fiber festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024

Monroe (33 miles NE)

Watch demonstrations of spinning, knitting, weaving, and crocheting at Fiber Fusion Northwest, which features 70 vendors, animal exhibits, and classes at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Classes on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. No pets. Brochure.

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Garden festival

June 1 - 2, 2024

Tacoma (39 miles S)

Point Defiance Flower & Garden Festival is a partially ticketed event with hands-on programming, garden tours, food trucks, crafts, a farmers’ market, lectures, live music, beer & wine tasting (both days), and a happy hour (Sat.) at Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St. in Tacoma. It’s free to visit the gardens and see vendors.

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Gig Harbor festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024

Gig Harbor (45 miles SW)

Maritime Gig Festival includes a pancake breakfast (8 a.m. Sat.), fun run (8:30 a.m. Sat.), parade (10 a.m. Sat.), entertainment and bands, food booths, and a car show (11 a.m. Sun.) on the waterfront at Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.

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Anacortes festival  FREE

June 1 - 2, 2024 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Anacortes (80 miles N)

Anacortes Waterfront Festival offers free boat rides, boat-building demonstrations, entertainment, food vendors, food trucks, live music, and kids’ activities at Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. in Anacortes.

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Comic ballet

June 1 - 9, 2024 (1 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Choreographed by George Balanchine, Coppélia is a playful story about an inventor and his life-sized doll that wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting couple, performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. in Seattle.

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Short films (sci-fi & fantasy)

June 2, 2024 (1 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (0.8 miles NE)

Watch juried selections of films from around the world at Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival. On Sunday, see films made by youth plus select films that were shown on Saturday.

  • June 1 — SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • June 2 — SIFF Cinema Uptown

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Brunchy booze festival

June 2, 2024 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

A $61 ticket to Bacon Eggs & Kegs includes 12 beverage tickets (beer, cider, seltzer, mimosa, Bloody Mary, Irish coffee, root beer), with $5+ brunch bites for sale, entertainment, and lawn games in the plaza at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle for age 21+.

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Choir  FREE

June 2, 2024 (4:30 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (2.1 miles NE)

Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir performs its monthly Choral Evensong service in the cathedral nave at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E in Seattle.

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Dinosaur day

June 2, 2024 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

University District (4.5 miles NE)

Dig up fossils and talk to paleontologists about dinosaurs during DinoFest at The Burke Museum, 4300 15th Ave. NE in Seattle. Buy tickets online to reserve an entry time.

Legos & beer

June 5, 2024

Westlake (1.2 miles N)

A $30 ticket to Bricks & Brews includes two beers from Georgetown Brewing and plenty of Lego building blocks for you to build creations at Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Wine tasting

June 6, 2024 (5 p.m.)

Belltown (0.5 miles NW)

Taste Syrah wine (known for its bold spices, rich fruit, and silky texture) from dozens of Washington wineries with food for sale at $61 Sexy Syrah & The Rhône Rendezvous at Block 41, 115 Bell St. in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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New plays about women

June 6 - 9, 2024 (11 a.m. & 4 p.m.)

Green Lake (5.2 miles N)

Actors read seven new plays with a focus on “strong feminist themes” during Distillery New Works Festival at Seattle Public Theater, 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle.

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Central Washington music festival

June 6 - 9, 2024 (10:15 to 11:15 a.m.)

Naches (171 miles SE)

Enjoy music by 22 acts on two stages, play games, hike, and do yoga at Chinook Fest along the Naches River in Yakima Valley at Jim Sprick Community Park, 13680 WA-410 in Naches. No dogs. No kids except on Sunday. Optional camping.

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Taste beer at the science center

June 7, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Taste local craft brews, learn from brewmasters how they were made, and explore the museum after closing time during Brewology at Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N in Seattle for age 21+.

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Wine & oysters

June 7 - 8, 2024

SoDo (3.3 miles S)

A ticket to the Wine & Oysters Event at Patterson Cellars includes six oysters (chilled or baked) with accompaniments, plus a wine flight of three 3-ounce pours. The first weekend is at Patterson Cellars Tasting Room, 3861 1st Ave. S in Seattle.

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Garden festival in Everett  FREE

June 7 - 9, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Downtown Everett (28 miles N)

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival has garden art, local plants and flowers, handmade outdoor products, live music, a beer & wine garden, talks, and classes on Colby Avenue in Everett.

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Maple Valley festival  FREE

June 7 - 9, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Maple Valley (29 miles SE)

Maple Valley Days features a carnival, entertainment, food trucks, a parade (Sat. 10 a.m. on Witte Rd.), and an art fair (Sat. & Sun) at Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley.

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Pinball & arcade games

June 7 - 9, 2024 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Tacoma (34 miles S)

Watch tournaments and play 400 games at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show at Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St. in Tacoma. Children age 12 and younger are free.

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Design tour

June 8, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

multiple locations

“Walk through inspiring residential and commercial spaces by some of the most exceptional designers” and meet the designers on the self-guided $47 Seattle Interior Design Tour, which includes eight locations.

Native festival  FREE

June 8, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Indigenous People Festival showcases “the rich cultures and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives” with dancing and entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, art demonstrations, and usually films (upstairs) in Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Some events are outdoors at Mural Amphitheatre.

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Dragon boats  FREE

June 8, 2024 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Westlake (1.3 miles N)

Attend an opening ceremony, and then watch teams racing in long boats during Seattle Dragon Boat Festival, which includes dance groups, singers, and food trucks at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle.

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Polish festival  FREE

June 8, 2024 (12 to 4 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (1.8 miles NE)

Pierogi Fest features pierogi (dumplings), potato pancakes, Polish beer, dessert, folk music (1:30 p.m.), crafts, and kids’ activities at Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave. in Seattle.

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Neighborhood street fair  FREE

June 8, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Beacon Hill (3.3 miles SE)

Beacon Arts Street Fair is a mellow event with live music, an art market, food vendors, and family activities in the plaza outside El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S in Seattle.

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Georgetown festival  FREE

June 8, 2024 (12 to 10 p.m.)

Georgetown (5 miles S)

Georgetown Carnival features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, arts & crafts, food trucks, and two beer gardens. The main stage is usually at Airport Way S & S Homer St. in Seattle.

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Cocktail walk

June 8, 2024

Ballard (5.1 miles NW)

A $56 ticket to Ballard Cocktail Trail includes tastes of 10 “unique craft cocktails” in boutique shops beginning at Umpqua Bank, 5512 22nd Ave. NW in Seattle. Held in June and December.

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Boat festival  FREE

June 8, 2024 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Sunset Hill (6.9 miles NW)

Shilshole Boatfest offers free boat rides, safety information, food trucks, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. NW in Seattle.

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Bellevue bike ride

June 8, 2024

Bellevue (11 miles E)

The family-friendly 8-mile or 24-mile Lake to Lake Bike Ride begins and ends at Robinswood Park Playground, 14915 SE 22nd St. in Bellevue. A course for children ages 3 to 8 circles the park.

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Robot expo  FREE

June 8, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Kent (18 miles S)

Amateur robot enthusiasts exhibit new technologies, share ideas, show off robotic creations, and compete during Robothon, both inside and outside First Washington Fieldhouse, 22426 72nd Ave. S in Kent. This event is held in June & September.

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Fishing day  FREE

June 8 - 9, 2024

multiple locations

You don’t need to buy a license to catch most varieties of fish on Free Fishing Weekend (see the web page for details). You also don’t need to buy a Discover Pass to park.

Neighborhood art fair  FREE

June 8 - 9, 2024 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Queen Anne (2.3 miles NW)

Smol Art Mart features 80 Seattle artists covering subjects like animals, portraits, graphic design, zines, anime, pottery, and jewelry at Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W in Seattle.

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Mountain bike fest

June 8 - 9, 2024 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Snoqualmie (27 miles E)

Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes, visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer at Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Raging River State Forest near Rattlesnake Mountain Trail Parking Lot, 37580 Winery Road in Snoqualmie. Children age 12 and younger are free.

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International Dance Festival

June 8 - 16, 2024 (7:30 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (0.8 mile NE)

Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway in Seattle.

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Custom car convention

June 9, 2024 (1 to 6 p.m.)

Downtown (0.2 miles E)

Billed as the “dopest car show in the nation,” Wekfest Seattle displays pre-screened aftermarket builds and hosts aftermarket vendors at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle. Children younger than age 12 are free.

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Half marathon on Bainbridge Island

June 9, 2024

Waterfront (0.9 miles SW)

Board the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge for The Great Ferry Race, which “will start on the ferry dock and take runners all around scenic Bainbridge Island,” with 1/3 of the course on trails. Start at Colman Ferry Dock, 801 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

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Ballet finale

June 9, 2024 (6:30 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs six works to wrap up its season during a special one-night Season Encore Performance at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. in Seattle.

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Run to support parks

June 9, 2024

Redmond (16 miles NE)

The timed Big Backyard 5K/10K is dog, stroller, and family friendly and includes a free kids’ dash and an awards ceremony at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond.

Orca whale event

June 12, 2024 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

Waterfront (0.5 miles SW)

All Our Relations: Tribute to the Orca includes a reception with light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks, followed by brief talks by tribal and environmental leaders at Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 in Seattle.

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Arts party

June 12, 2024 (6:30 to 10 p.m.)

Edmonds (17 miles N)

An $85 ticket to Celebrate the Arts Party includes two drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, live music, and early access to shop juried art that will be at the Edmonds Art Festival, at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Professionals party

June 13, 2024

Downtown (0.7 miles SE)

A $10 ticket to Happy Hour & Hellos includes appetizers, drinks, games, networking, and an elevator ride to spectacular views from the 73rd floor of the Columbia Tower at Sky View Observatory, 700 4th Ave. in Seattle.

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Wine tasting

June 14, 2024

Renton (13 miles SE)

A $35 ticket to Renton Wine Walk includes a souvenir glass and 10 tokens to sample wine in downtown businesses where you can meet the winemakers, beginning at Rain City Market, 700 S 3rd St. in Renton. Free parking. Bring age 21+ ID. Also held in September.

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Beer + chocolate

June 14, 2024 (5 to 6 p.m.)

Tukwila (14 miles S)

A chocolate expert guides adults through pairings of beer from Georgetown Brewery and locally made chocolate during $34 Beer and Chocolate Tasting Experience at Seattle Chocolate, 1180 Andover Park W in Tukwila. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Historical dinner party

June 14, 2024

Tacoma (41 miles SW)

Explore historical buildings from 1885, enjoy passed appetizers and a cash bar, and then dine on a buffet-style dinner with live music at 6:30 p.m., followed by “desserts baked in our period kitchen” during $95 Dine We Must at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5519 Five Mile Drive in Tacoma.

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Edmonds art fair  FREE

June 14 - 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Artists display paintings, photos, sculptures, and jewelry at the big Edmonds Arts Festival, which has food, beer, wine, entertainment, and activities inside and outside Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. No pets.

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Puyallup festival  FREE

June 14 - 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Puyallup (34 miles S)

Meeker Days Festival features live music, a food court, craft booths, a car show, and events for kids at Pioneer Park, 300 S Meridian in Puyallup. Schedule.

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Bluegrass festival

June 14 - 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

Cashmere (140 miles E)

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival has concerts, vendors, workshops, and camping at Chelan County Expo Center, 5700 Wescott Drive in Cashmere.

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Lunch specials in Chinatown

June 15, 2024 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

International District (1.2 miles S)

Visit Asian restaurants that offer menu items for $4, $6, and $8 during Food Walk, beginning at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. Held in multiple months.

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Ceramic art party

June 15, 2024

SoDo (3.4 miles S)

Earth & Fire Affair includes live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction (5:30 p.m.), plus dinner and a live auction (7 p.m.) for $150 to support Pottery Northwest at Hideaway Cellars, 4130 1st Ave. S in Seattle.

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Mountain climbing festival  FREE

June 15, 2024 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

North Delridge (5.7 miles SW)

Challenge yourself on the high ropes course, climb Schurman Rock, rappel down Glacier Wall, join a scavenger hunt, and enjoy family-friendly activities during Mountain Fest at Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW in Seattle.

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Medieval fair

June 15, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Bremerton (40 miles W via ferry)

Kitsap Medieval Faire has medieval armored combat, archery, bards, dancing, and village merchants at Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center, 1200 Fairgrounds Road NW in Bremerton. Free for children age 17 and younger.

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Air show in Olympia

June 15 - 16, 2024

Tumwater (67 miles S)

See aerobatic performances and aircraft on display at the Olympic Air Show at Olympia Regional Airport, 7643 Old Hwy 99 SE in Tumwater.

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Juneteenth celebrations  FREE

June 15 & 22, 2024

Seattle & Tacoma & Bellevue

Celebrate the historic emancipation of slaves at an event with entertainment, vendors, and usually kids’ activities.

  • June 15 — Bellevue, Crossroads Park
  • June 15 — Lacey, Regional Athletic Complex
  • June 17 — Kirkland, Juanita Beach Park
  • June 19 — Seattle, Jimi Hendrix Park
  • June 19 — Seattle, NW African American Museum
  • June 19 — Seattle, The Scene in South Park
  • June 19 — Shoreline, Shoreline City Hall
  • June 19 — Tacoma, Stewart Heights Park
  • June 22 — Seattle, Rainier Beach Community Center

Father’s Day restaurants

June 16, 2024

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OpenTable lists restaurants open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Father’s Day.

Songs of Black Folk

June 16, 2024 (7 p.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles NE)

Songs of Black Folk “features the rise of Negro spirituals and demonstrates how they evolved into blues, gospel, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and even spoken word” at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle. Performers include soloists, a choir, and a 50-piece orchestra.

Wooden boats  FREE

June 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Waterfront (0.7 miles W)

Wear soft-soled shoes to tour 45 classic yachts and meet their owners during Bell Harbor Rendezvous at Bell Harbor Marina, Pier 66, 2203 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

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Father’s day dining cruise

June 16, 2024

Eastlake (1.3 miles N)

Take a Father’s Day Cruise with a meal and two hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington, departing from Waterways Cruises, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle.

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Working boats  FREE

June 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Westlake (1.3 miles N)

The Classic Workboat Show features tours of classic and modern working boats (tugboats, fishing boats, research vessels, and ex-military vessels), engine demonstrations, mini carnival, and a floating beer garden at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle.

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Free museum for dads

June 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Georgetown (8 miles S)

Dads Get in Free on Father’s Day if accompanied by a paid child of any age at The Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle.

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Burien festival  FREE

June 16, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Burien (11 miles S)

Strawberry Festival has two days of entertainment, music, food vendors, and family activities at Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St. in Burien. The petting zoo is Saturday and the car show is Sunday.

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Father’s Day car show  FREE

June 16, 2024 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Issaquah (17 miles E)

Admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars at Fenders on Front Street, which has a breakfast (7 to 11 a.m.), food trucks, live music, family activities, and awards in front of Downtown Issaquah Association, 232 Front St. N in Issaquah.

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Father’s Day train ride

June 16, 2024 (1 & 3 p.m.)

Snoqualmie & North Bend

Take a two-hour roundtrip between North Bend and Snoqualmie on a steam-engine train operated by Northwest Railway Museum.

Civil War battle in Yakima  FREE

June 16, 2024 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Union Gap (148 miles E)

Watch Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, visit soldiers’ camps, and see uniformed actors reenact a Civil War battle in the field during Old Town Days at Fullbright Park, 4508 Main St. in Union Gap. The schedule lists sawmill demonstrations, an old-time dance, museum exhibits, and food vendors.

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National park day  FREE

June 19, 2024

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.

Marysville Strawberry Festival  FREE

June 20 - 23, 2024

Marysville (34 miles N)

Marysville Strawberry Festival is a family event with a carnival, vendors, strawberry shortcake, entertainment, a grand parade (Sat. 5 p.m.), and a car show (Sun.). Thursday includes only a carnival and an adult tricycle race (6 p.m.). Mostly at Asbery Athletic Field, 449-499 Alder Ave. in Marysville.

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Zoo concerts

June 20 - Aug. 21, 2024

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Children age 2 and younger are free.

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Young professionals party

June 21, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Downtown (0.6 miles SE)

Celebrate the longest day of the year at the $55 Summer Solstice Soiree, which includes a drink ticket, gourmet appetizers, DJ dance music, and sunset views from the 75th floor of the Columbia Center, 701 5th Ave. in Seattle.

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Acrobatic show  FREE

June 21, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Northlake (3.9 miles N)

Seattle Summer Series promises “free music, circus arts, acro yoga, dance, flow, visual art, and DJ music” for all ages at Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way in Seattle. No ticket or RSVP is needed for this public event.

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Food festival

June 21, 2024 (6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)

Lynnwood (17 miles NE)

Crave promises tastes from “the best chefs, mixologists, winemakers, brewers, and artisan food providers” for $103 plus an optional after-party for $25 at Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Must be age 21+.

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Day of Music  FREE

June 22, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles SW)

Enjoy “performances by a diverse array of musical and dance groups from across the Puget Sound region” plus films and storytelling during Day of Music on four stages at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.

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Iranian festival  FREE

June 22, 2024 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Enjoy Iranian music, dance, food, and children’s activities at the Seattle Iranian Festival at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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Magician

June 22, 2024 (2 & 7:30 p.m.)

University District (4.4 miles NE)

Magician Michael Carbonaro of truTV brings his blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and mind-blowing magic to Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St. in Seattle in a show for all ages.

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Race at Seward Park

June 22, 2024

Seward Park (6 miles SE)

Seattle Marathon’s Summer 5k/10k/half is a family-friendly run with a kids’ event in beautiful Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S in Seattle. The kids’ fun run is 1K.

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Eastside concert

June 22, 2024 (7 to 9 p.m.)

Kirkland (15 miles NE)

A trio plays classical music on the violin, piano, and Ukrainian bandura to celebrate the summer solstice (when days are longest) at $34 Solstice Celebration of Music and Light in the showroom of Stage 7 Pianos, 12037 124th Ave. NE in Kirkland. Arrive a bit early for refreshments and the best seats. Free for children younger than age 16.

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Eastside vegan festival  FREE

June 22, 2024 (12 to 8 p.m.)

Redmond (15 miles NE)

Shop from vendors, watch entertainment on stage, hear speakers, and visit the animal petting zoo at Vegetarian Vegan & Raw Food Festival at Downtown Park, 16101 Redmond Way in Redmond.

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Wine walk

June 22, 2024 (5 to 8:30 p.m.)

Bothell (20 miles NE)

Sample “delicious wines, beers, ciders, and spirits while socializing, listening to music, and exploring 24 different Bothell shops” during Summer Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk. Your $40 ticket includes a glass and 10 tastes. Check in behind First & Main Design Market, 10100 Main St. in Bothell.

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Summer solstice in a forest

June 22, 2024 (4 to 8 p.m.)

Federal Way (25 miles S)

See bonsai trees in a woodsy setting, watch bonsai-making demonstrations, enjoy taichi and sound bathing, join yoga, and shop from food trucks during Summer Bonsai Solstice at Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St. in Federal Way. Donation.

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Beer festival

June 22 - 23, 2024 (1 p.m., VIP noon)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

A $54 ticket to Washington Brewers Festival gets you a glass and 8 tastes of 4-ounce beer from among dozens of Washington breweries, with food for sale at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Small medieval fair

June 22 - 23, 2024 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Carnation (28 miles E)

Visit quaint 14th century England at the Midsomer Festival with games, archery, puppets, crafts, minstrels, food, and drink at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE in Carnation. Children age 5 and younger are free.

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Small-town festival  FREE

June 22 - 23, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Sumner (35 miles S)

Rhubarb Days promises “live music, a beer garden, crafts, and local vendors in the Rhubarb Pie Capitol of the World,” sponsored by Sumner Main Street Association, 923 Kincaid Ave. in Sumner.

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Fairy festival

June 22 - 23, 2024 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Lakewood (44 miles S)

Family-friendly Fairyfest offers art, music, dance, storytelling, fairy princesses, and a chance to build a fairy house at Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood. Children age 5 and younger are free.

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Dance music festival

June 22 - 23, 2024

George (150 miles E)

With pyrotechnics, fantasy set designs, and characters from Alice in Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge presents 60 music acts on three stages for age 18+, with camping available at the Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd. NW in George.

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Fremont Fair  FREE

June 23, 2024 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Fremont (3.7 miles N)

Fremont Fair has 300 craft vendors, food, a beer garden, street performers, live music, and funky painted cars on N. 35th Street. The dog parade is 2 p.m.

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Art fair  FREE

June 23, 2024 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Phinney Ridge (5.1 miles N)

Shop from 80 local artisans at PhinneyWood Summer Arts Festival, with creative workshops, kids’ art activities, a beer garden, food trucks, and live music at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle.

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World explorer show

June 24 - 25, 2024 (7:30 p.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles SW)

National Geographic Live presents scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and adventurers live on stage with amazing photos and video at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle. The June event is about wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

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Taste of Pike Place

June 24 - Dec. 31, 2024

(began this month on June 1)

Downtown (0.4 miles SW)

Meet 9 artisan vendors and enjoy delicious samples on the highly rated $67 Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market. Meet your chef and friendly tour guide outside Simply Seattle, at 1600 1st Ave.

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Kids Day in Auburn  FREE

June 25, 2024 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Auburn (29 miles SE)

Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, music, and food vendors at Kids Day in Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE in Auburn.

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Classical music  FREE

June 25 - 30, 2024

(began this month on June 20)

multiple locations

The Concert Truck travels to 18 locations loaded with musicians who perform chamber music. Closed Monday.

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Concerts (South Sound)  FREE

June 25 - Aug. 29, 2024

(began this month on June 18)

Please verify dates before going.

Concerts at Remlinger Farms

June 25 - Oct. 4, 2024

Carnation (27 miles E)

Rock out in the great outdoors at Remlinger Concerts at Remlinger Farms, 32610 NE 32nd St. in Carnation. Bring a low-back chair or blanket. Shuttle bus is $50 roundtrip from Seattle or Redmond.

  • June 25 — Totally Tubular Festival
  • June 26 — Kaleo

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Concert under the stars

June 26, 2024 (6 & 8:30 p.m.)

Ballard (4.9 miles NW)

Enjoy a night of familiar songs at Concerts Under the Stars, with a stunning view from Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, 5214 Ballard Ave. NW in Seattle. Must be age 21+. Bar available.

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Uplifting musical

June 26 - July 14, 2024

(began this month on June 22)

Everett & Issaquah

“A bewitching musical that celebrates love, resilience, and the spirit of hope” [Daily News], Once On This Island is about a fearless peasant girl searching for her place in the world and ready to risk it all for love, at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. in Everett.

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Concerts (Eastside)  FREE

June 26 - Aug. 29, 2024 (12 to 1 p.m.)

(began this month on June 21)

Please verify dates before going.

Concerts (north)  FREE

June 26 - Aug. 31, 2024

(began this month on June 21)

Please verify dates before going.

Movies in Seattle parks  FREE

June 26 - Sept. 14, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

Center City Cinema screens movies outdoors at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. See schedule.

Coming-of-age rock musical

June 26 - Dec. 8, 2024

(began this month on June 7)

Downtown (0.2 miles SE)

Teens navigate the confusing and troubled waters of adolescence in Spring Awakening, with an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score and adult subject matter at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave. in Seattle.

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Dinner class: seafood paella

June 27, 2024 (6:30 p.m.)

Downtown (0.5 miles NE)

Learn how to make an authentic Paella Valenciana (known for its golden saffron hue, smoky flavors of chorizo, fresh seafood and textured vegetables) during $75 Spanish Paella class, and then enjoy it afterward in the bistro at SpringHill Suites, 1800 Yale Ave in Seattle for age 21+. Minimum of 2 tickets.

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Local plays

June 27 - 29, 2024

(began this month on June 13)

Capitol Hill (1 mile E)

Choose from three plays featuring local stage directors during Strawberry Jam at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave. in Seattle.

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Ocean festival  FREE

June 27 - 29, 2024

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Watch a film about salmon (June 27), kayak with lanterns (June 28, 9 to 10 p.m.), clean the beach (June 29), and attend an arts & ecology festival (June 29) during Tacoma Ocean Fest. Most events are at Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, 705 Dock St. in Tacoma.

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Short plays in Edmonds

June 27 - 30, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Watch eight short shows selected from hundreds of submissions, and then vote for your favorite at Festival of Shorts at Driftwood Players, 950 Main St. in Edmonds.

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Shakespeare in the park  FREE

June 27 - Aug. 4, 2024

Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Eastside

Watch a live two-hour performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food.

Basketball

June 27 - Sept. 17, 2024

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Watch the women of Seattle Storm play a home game at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle.

  • June 27 — Indiana Fever
  • June 29 — Dallas Wings

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Winery concerts

June 27 - Sept. 28, 2024

(began this month on June 1)

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 if you buy a lawn ticket.

  • June 27 — Charley Crockett

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Improv comedy festival

June 28 - 30, 2024

Downtown (0.4 miles SW)

Masters of improvisation from around the world create funny scenes and sketches you can watch for $18 during Seattle International Festival of Improv at Unexpected Productions Improv, 1428 Post Alley in Seattle.

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Spanish dancing

June 28 - 30, 2024

Seattle Center (1.4 miles NW)

Authentic Flamenco is “headlined by the renowned flamenco artist Patricia Donn” with two singers and two guitar players at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. in Seattle.

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Food fair  FREE

June 28 - 30, 2024

Puyallup (37 miles S)

The Taste Northwest offers restaurant food from 60 vendors, a crafts market, live entertainment, cooking competitions, kids’ activities, and an adult-beverage garden at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Parking is not free.

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Motorcycle racing

June 28 - 30, 2024

Shelton (95 miles SW)

MotoAmerica has qualifying events on Friday, six classes of races on the weekend, go karts, food vendors, and camping at 170-acre Ridge Motorsports Park, 1060 W Eells Hill Road in Shelton. Children age 12 and younger are free.

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Pirate fair on the coast  FREE

June 28 - 30, 2024

Westport (131 miles SW)

“Pirates invade Westport for a weekend of fun, food, and frivolity” during Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, which offers vendors, music, food, and costumed characters along Westhaven Drive on the Westport waterfront.

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Baseball

June 28 - Sept. 29, 2024

SoDo (1.6 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Mariners play an exciting home game at T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave. S in Seattle.

  • June 28 - 30 — Minnesota Twins

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Food fair  FREE

June 29, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Westlake (1.3 miles N)

Shop from “100+ local crafty food and beverage vendors” at Gobble Up, organized by Urban Craft Uprising at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. Examples of what you’ll find include sauces, teas, kitchenware, and food trucks. Held in June and November.

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Concert in Volunteer Park  FREE

June 29, 2024 (1 to 8 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (3.3 miles NE)

Parké Diem is a family-friendly electronic music concert with 10 performers, live art, craft vendors, and food trucks at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E in Seattle. [They say this event begins at 1 p.m., not 12 p.m. shown on their graphic.]

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Car show  FREE

June 29, 2024 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Greenwood (6 miles N)

Greenwood Car Show features hundreds of classic cars, plus hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Avenue N. (from N. 67th to N. 90th) including Alice Ball Park, 8100 Greenwood Ave. N in Seattle. [There is no parade in 2024.]

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Early Independence Day  FREE

June 29, 2024 (11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (47 miles S)

Register online to attend FreedomFest at the military base, which includes carnival rides, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, a car show until 4 p.m., and fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Take exit 119 and enter through DuPont Gate, 4085 West Way, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A free shuttle departs from satellite parking.

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Pride parade & festival  FREE

June 29 - 30, 2024

(began this month on June 22)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Pride Parade (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) begins at 4th & Union and ends near Seattle Center, site of PrideFest Seattle Center (noon to 8 p.m.), largest lesbian, gay, and transgender event in the Northwest.

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Japanese festival  FREE

June 29 - 30, 2024

Bellevue (11 miles E)

Japan Fair features Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center, 11000 NE 6th St. in Bellevue. Parking is not free.

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Bremerton festival & fireworks  FREE

June 29 - 30, 2024

Bremerton (18 miles W via ferry)

Enjoy live music, a beer garden, and vendors on the Bremerton boardwalk, and then watch fireworks launch from The Manette Bridge (Sat. 10:15 p.m.) during Bremerton Bridge Blast.

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Gem & mineral show  FREE

June 29 - 30, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Kent (20 miles SE)

Shop from 30 vendors, visit the kids’ area, and watch lapidary arts demonstrations at the Cascade Gem and Mineral Show at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N in Kent.

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Monster trucks

June 29 - 30, 2024 (1 p.m.)

Tacoma (33 miles S)

Big trucks roar in freestyle motocross at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, with “a laser light show, spectacular theatrical effects, dance parties, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways” at Tacoma Dome, 2727 E D Street in Tacoma.

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Logging festival  FREE

June 29 - 30, 2024

Buckley (45 miles SE)

Buckley Log Show begins with a parade on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by logging events at noon. The competitions continue on Sunday at 11 a.m. The beer garden and family areas are open both days. Located at Buckley Log Show Grounds, 375 N River Ave. in Buckley.

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Concerts in Seattle  FREE

June 29 - Sept. 26, 2024

(began this month on June 1)

Please verify dates before going.

Soccer

June 29 - Oct. 19, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Sounders play a home game at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

  • June 29 — Chicago Fire FC

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Ride the mini train  FREE

June 29 - Oct. 27, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

(began this month on June 2)

Skykomish (66 miles NE)

Ride atop a miniature steam train over a bridge and through a tunnel for 10 minutes, and then visit the gift shop at Great Northern & Cascade Railway, 101 5th St. N in pretty Skykomish. (Or see the schedule for Kitsap Live Steamers in Port Orchard.)

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Scandinavian festival  FREE

June 30, 2024 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Kenmore (16 miles NE)

Skandia Midsommarfest celebrates the summer solstice with music, dance, vendors, and the raising of the 35-foot Midsommar pole at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE in Kenmore. Cars require a daily or annual Discover Pass. FAQ.

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