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Seattle events August 2022

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Seattle attractions

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Seattle CityPass gets you into:
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • The Space Needle
plus your choice of three:
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Seattle Harbor Cruise
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Party in the park (all ages)

August 2 - 30, 2022 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

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

Free concerts in Woodinville

August 3, 2022 (Wednesdays)

Woodinville (19 miles NE)

Celebrate Woodinville Summer Concerts “include a variety of high-energy bands playing fun music for all ages” with food vendors and a wine, beer & cider garden featuring local producers in Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave. NE in Woodinville. Open 5:30 to 8 p.m. Band begins at 6:30 p.m.

African heritage festival

August 5 - 7, 2022 (12:30 to 9 p.m.)

Atlantic (2.7 miles SE)

Umoja Fest has hip-hop and soul music, a children’s day (Friday), a basketball tournament, food vendors, and exhibitors at Judkins Park and Playfield, 2150 S Norman St. in Seattle. The parade on Saturday (1 p.m.) goes 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.

Shakespeare in the park

August 6 - 7, 2022

multiple locations

Watch a live performance of a play by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food. Free.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Cymbeline

Concerts at the winery

August 6 - Sept. 17, 2022

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 unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are 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).

Obstacle race

August 13 - 14, 2022

Snohomish (33 miles NE)

Race in rugged terrain, and conquer obstacles in the Seattle Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend, which begins at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, 18601 Sky Meadows Lane in Snohomish. Click “beast” for a half marathon with 30 obstacles, “super” for a 10K with 25, or “sprint” for a 5K with 20 or “kids race.”

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Eastside food fair

August 20, 2022 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Redmond (16 miles NE)

Focused on local farms, chefs, and restaurants, Chomp! has a farmer’s market, healthy food, ecology activities, recycled art, cooking demos, live music, and a beverage garden (beer, cider, wine) at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. Free except parking.

Evening air show

August 20, 2022

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.

Airplanes & balloons in Arlington

August 21, 2022

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. [The 2022 event may be smaller than usual and called Community Airport Day.]

Party at Museum of Flight

August 27, 2022

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.

Brunch cocktails on a boat

August 28, 2022 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

South Lake Union

The $129 Bloody Mary Cruise includes “a variety of brunch cocktails & bites to choose from, fun games, and camaraderie” during a picturesque three-hour cruise departing near Gas Works Park for age 21+. Members of Seattle Cocktail Club save $25.

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.).
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