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African heritage festival

August 5 - 7, 2022

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 and Playfield. 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 music, speakers, and candle-lit lanterns floated on Green Lake at 8 p.m. near Seattle Public Theater (Bathhouse Theater), 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. Free.

Auburn festival

August 13, 2022

Auburn (29 miles SE)

AuburnFest begins with an 11 a.m. parade downtown. Les Gove Park has two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, and arts & crafts at 910 9th St. SE in Auburn. Free, but some kids’ activities require a $10 wristband. A few events are held Friday (5K) and Sunday (car show).

Celebrity steak dinner

August 2022 (undated)

Downtown (0.3 miles NE)

Your $300 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. Host and auctioneer are TV stars Joel McHale and John Curley, at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.

Black festival

August 2022 (undated)

Atlantic (2.7 miles SE)

Bazzookafest “will employ musicians of color to perform live, filmmakers of color to have their work screened, and Black-owned businesses to platform and sell their work” at Judkins Park and Playfield, 2150 S Norman St. in Seattle. At 8 p.m. the music and dancing stop, and films begin.

Friday nights at the zoo

August 2022 (undated)

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

The 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 at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle.

Magic scavenger hunt

August 2022 (undated)

Sand Point (7.6 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 Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St. in Seattle. Awards, music, and food at the after-party (6 to 8 p.m.).

Party at Museum of Flight

August 2022 (undated)

Georgetown (8 miles S)

A ticket to HangarFest for age 21+ 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, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle.

Airplanes & balloons in Arlington

August 2022 (undated)

Arlington (43 miles N)

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, 18204 59th Ave. NE in Arlington.

Evening air show

August 2022 (undated)

Arlington (43 miles N)

Arlington SkyFest “begins before sunset [7 p.m.], and continues into darkness with spectacular effects” that include aerobatic pilots, hot-air balloons, and lighted drones flying in formation, with narration over FM radio. Your $20 to $60 ticket includes up to 8 people and a giant parking/picnic space. You must pay online. The location is Arlington Municipal Airport, 18204 59th Ave. NE in Arlington.
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