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Seattle events May 2022

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Working-class drama

May 1 - 22, 2022 (2 & 7 p.m.)

Downtown (0.4 miles E)

Factory workers gather in a local bar to share laughs, hopes, and cold beer, but when management threatens to cut their jobs, lifelong friends are pitted against each other and resentment leads to violence in Sweat at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. in Seattle.

Irrigation festival

May 6 - 14, 2022

Sequim (67 miles NW via ferry)

Billed as the state’s oldest festival, Sequim Irrigation Festival has an art walk, arts and crafts, a carnival, a logging show, a tractor pull, a fun run, a kids’ parade, a grand parade, and fireworks, mostly near Sequim Civic Center, 152 W Cedar St. in Sequim. Schedule of events on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14. Free.

Armed Forces Day

May 21, 2022 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

McChord AFB (43 miles S)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord opens its gates to the public to celebrate Armed Forces Day, with historical reenactments, military vehicles, music, entertainers, food vendors, a beer garden, and carnival rides at Heritage Hill Airpark, McChord Air Force Base. Take exit 125 off I-5. Bring ID if age 16+. Prohibited items. Free admission.

University street fair

May 21 - 22, 2022 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

University District (4.6 miles NE)

Kick off street-fair season at the laid-back University District StreetFair, with arts & crafts booths on University Way NE (from NE 41st to NE 50th). The entertainment includes music, dance, and comedy, plus a beer garden near 41st St., food vendors on 42nd St., kids’ zone near Chipotle, food trucks on 43rd St., Saturday farmers market at 50th St. Free.

Party in the park (all ages)

May 31 - Aug. 30, 2022 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

(began this month on May 17)

Downtown parks

Hear live music, play free games, shop from food trucks, and visit the kids’ zone (Westlake 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

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  • Seattle Aquarium
  • The Space Needle
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  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Seattle Harbor Cruise
  • Woodland Park Zoo
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