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Seattle events August 2024

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Lake City festival & parade

August 3, 2024

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

Blue Angels at Boeing Field

August 3 - 4, 2024

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.

Lantern ceremony at Green Lake

August 6, 2024

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

Downhill marathon

August 11, 2024 (7 a.m.)

Snoqualmie Pass (55 miles E)

Run downhill through forests and a former train tunnel in one of the Tunnel Marathons, which qualify 40% of its participants for the Boston Marathon, starting at Palouse to Cascades State Park – Hyak Trailhead, Iron Horse Trail at Snoqualmie Pass. See their directions page. Held in June, August, and September.

Snoqualmie festival

August 16 - 17, 2024

Snoqualmie (29 miles E)

Snoqualmie Days has a pancake breakfast (7 to 11 a.m.), a 5K (9:30 a.m.), train rides for sale, a parade (11 a.m.), a music stage, and vendors on car-free Railroad Avenue next to Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 SE King St. in Snoqualmie. FREE (A music crawl is held Friday night.)

Evening air show

August 17, 2024

Arlington (43 miles N)

Arlington SkyFest includes aerobatic pilots, a balloon glow, and lighted drones flying in formation, with radio narration on FM 89.1. Buy a ticket online that includes up to 8 people and a parking/picnic space at Arlington Municipal Airport, 18204 59th Ave. NE in Arlington. Pre-show entertainment, exhibits, and vendors begin at 2 p.m., with a car show at 3 p.m.

Brazil festival

August 18, 2024

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

Summer camp for adults

August 22 - 25, 2024

Bow (80 miles N)

Camp Rahh is a pricey camping experience on 47 acres of Samish Island that includes kayaking, yoga, rock climbing, meditation, dance, arts & crafts, swimming, music concerts, and gourmet meals (but no alcohol or technology) for age 18+. Located at Camp Kirby, 4734 Samish Point Road in Bow.

Neah Bay celebration

August 23 - 25, 2024

Neah Bay (153 miles NW via ferry)

The Makah tribe invites you to Makah Days Celebration, which includes a street fair, canoe races, dances, talent show (Fri. 6 p.m.), fireworks & laser show (Fri. 10 p.m.), parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and salmon bake (Sat. & Sun.) at Dakwas Park in Neah Bay. FREE or $10 if you want visit beaches and trails.

Blackberry festival

August 31 - Sept. 2, 2024

Bremerton (18 miles W via ferry)

Walk aboard a ferry to the Bremerton Blackberry Festival with waterfront views on Bremerton Boardwalk, 243 2nd St. in Bremerton. Hear music on two entertainment stages, visit the beer & wine garden, and shop for art, jewelry, and fair food including “15 blackberry-themed foods.” No pets. FREE

Free concerts (South Sound)

August 2024 (undated)

multiple locations


Free concerts in Seattle

August 2024 (undated)

multiple locations


Shakespeare in the park

August 2024 (undated)

Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Eastside

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

Shakespeare in the park

August 2024 (undated)

Seattle, Lynnwood, Burien, Fall City

Bring a blanket or chair, and maybe a picnic to eat while watching GreenStage perform either a full-length play by Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet or Henry VI part 1) or an abbreviated version (Comedy of Errors or Cymbeline) in a park. FREE

Free hip hop

August 2024 (undated)

Waterfront (0.6 miles SW)

Hip Hop 50 celebrates 50 years of hip hop music with a family breakdance workshop, B-boy and B-girl dance battles (1 p.m.), a fashion show (4 p.m.), performances by Kutt n Up, a legends cypher, and a music tribute featuring Vitamin D and Roc Phizzle (5 p.m.) at Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

Historic steamship cruise

August 2024 (undated)

Westlake (1.2 miles N)

Hear about the history of transportation in Seattle as you cruise aboard the historic steamship SS Virginia V during Virginia V Cruise: Boats to Bridges, departing from the pier near the Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. Optional dinner. [Click their “register” button then scroll to the bottom.]

Cute cats

August 2024 (undated)

Lower Queen Anne (1.5 miles NW)

Join cat lovers watching a 70-minute compilation of “the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses” during CatVideoFest at SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N in Seattle.

Blue Angels brunch

August 2024 (undated)

SoDo (7.3 miles S)

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

Party at Museum of Flight

August 2024 (undated)

Georgetown (8 miles S)

HangarFest includes pours from local breweries, wineries, cideries, and a distillery; food truck fare for sale; live music; yard games; and a chance to walk through airplanes in the pavilion at The Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle for age 21+.

Sustainable food fair

August 2024 (undated)

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 (3:30 p.m.), farm animals, tree climbing, and a beverage garden. Take the free shuttle bus from Redmond Park & Ride, or pay to park at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. FREE

Woodinville festival

August 2024 (undated)

Woodinville (19 miles NE)

Celebrate Woodinville Festival [scroll down their web 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. Some events are at Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave. NE in Woodinville. FREE

Music festival on the peninsula

August 2024 (undated)

Port Townsend (57 miles NW via ferry)

Thing is “an eclectic and intimate three-day festival of music and arts” with 45 acts of “music, comedy, visual arts, and speakers” at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend. Lantern parades 10 p.m. Optional camping at fairgrounds. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Beer up north

August 2024 (undated)

Mount Vernon (62 miles N)

The BrewFest on the Skagit features “35 local craft brews, three of the region’s most popular bands, leisure games, tie-dye, vendors, and local food trucks” along the banks of the Skagit River at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Road in Mount Vernon for age 21+. Each ticket includes 6 tastes. No pets.
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