Umoja Fest delivers “music, food, culture, and family fun” plus a 5 p.m. fashion show at Judkins Park and Playfield, 2150 S Norman St. in Seattle. The Saturday parade begins 1 p.m. at E. Cherry St. and goes south on 23rd to Jackson St. FREE
Magnolia Summerfest includes a movie (Fri. 9 p.m.), parades (Sat. 10 a.m.), live music, food vendors, a beer & wine garden, a craft fair (Sat. & Sun.), and kids’ activities (Sat. & Sun.) at Magnolia Playfield, 2518 34th Ave. W in Seattle. FREE
Anacortes Arts Festival has hundreds of juried art booths, fine art in the Transit Shed, food & beverages, kids’ activities, and entertainment on Commercial Avenue (from 10th St. to the water) in Anacortes. No dogs. FREE except running events.
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
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.
The Original Browns Point Salmon Bake includes a variety of food, a beer garden, music, and kids’ games on the water at Browns Point Improvement Club, 201 Ton A Wan Da Ave. NE in Tacoma. This event is only held in even numbered years.
Bike 24 to 41 miles car-free to the amazing mile-high summit in the Olympic Mountains during Ride the Hurricane, which begins at Port Angeles City Pier on N Lincoln St. in Port Angeles. The 24-mile route begins in Olympic National Park.
Professional golfers compete for a $2 million purse in the Boeing Classic at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 SE Ridge St. in Snoqualmie. Opening and closing ceremonies include a jet flyover (Fri. 11:15 a.m., Sun 4 p.m.).
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
Morton Loggers Jubilee includes a queen’s coronation Thurs. 8 p.m., lawn mower races Fri. evening, bed races Sat. 11 a.m., a parade Sat. 11:30 a.m., a logging show Sat. 2 p.m. & Sun. noon, a flea market, music, and vendors in and near Morton Loggers’ Jubilee Arena, 451 Knittles Way in Morton.
Omak Stampede includes a daily world-famous suicide horse race down a steep slope inspired by native endurance races, plus an Indian Encampment, a rodeo, art show, carnival, and a parade (Sat 10 a.m.) at Omak Stampede Rodeo on Ferry St. in Omak.
Taste Edmonds features food trucks, live music, a kids’ zone with free bounce houses and games, and a beer & wine garden in the field at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. Arts & crafts booths are in a hidden plaza. Free for children age 4 or younger.
Walk aboard the ferry in Seattle for a one-hour ride to Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park, 251 1st St. in Bremerton. Your ticket includes 10 wine samples, and you can buy food from vendors. Bring age 21+ ID.
The Festival at Mount Si is a small-town arts and crafts fair with food booths, a family zone, a beer garden, live music, contests, a 5K (Sat. 7 a.m.), parades (Sat., kids 10:15 a.m., grand 10:30 a.m.), and fireworks (Sat. 10 p.m.). All except parades at Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Drive in North Bend. FREE
Brigade Encampment recreates the bustle and excitement when fur traders first visited Tacoma, with demonstrations, puppet shows, and live music at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5519 Five Mile Drive in Tacoma.
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.
Enjoy the best of local restaurants, wineries, and breweries during Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market for age 21+, and then dance to live music under the stars at the Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St. in Seattle.
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.)
Admire art on skin at Seattle Tattoo Expo, with 250 artists, competitions, exhibitions, vendors, live music, karaoke, and a burlesque revue in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle.
The Suquamish Tribe hosts Chief Seattle Days with salmon bakes (12 p.m.), canoe races, games, softball & horseshoe tournaments, singing & dancing (coastal sharing), vendors, a memorial service at the gravesite of Chief Seattle (Sat. 10 a.m.), and a 5K run (Sun. 9 a.m.) in Suquamish.
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.
Beer has a long history in the Olympia area because of its natural springs. Taste 100 northwest beers at Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, with wine, food vendors, and games, at Tumwater Valley Golf Club, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE in Tumwater. Bring age 21+ ID. No pets.
Fresh Paint turns downtown Everett into a big outdoor studio with 100 artists’ booths, live entertainment, food vendors, and glassblowing demonstrations. Located near Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. FREESip on the Sound is Friday & Saturday for adults.
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
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.
Meet farm animals, watch pigs race, eat fair food, see monster trucks, visit the carnival, and catch a show at the Evergreen State Fair, which is located at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Closed Wednesday. Schedule.
Celebrating colorful toy ponies featured in videos & movies, family-friendly Everfree Northwest promises parties, games, activities, meals, a music concert, a Grand Galloping Gala, vendors, and a full schedule of programs at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue.
Arts in the Garden features “23 artists and a wide variety of 3-D garden art available for purchase among the flower beds and woodlands of the Bellevue Botanical Garden” at 12001 Main St. in Bellevue. Live music and a few food trucks on Sat. & Sun. FREE except parking.
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.
Enjoy “mouth-watering BBQ from the best local pit masters” or vegan options, with music, dancing, family-friendly games, bouncy houses, and sports celebrities at the Community BBQ at Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N in Renton.
Olympia Harbor Days has craft vendors, food booths, live music, a 10-minute drone show (Fri. 9:30 p.m.), vintage tugboat tours (Sat.), and a tugboat parade (Sun. noon). Park free on the streets or in a dirt lot at Marine Drive NE & Market Street NE in Olympia. FREE
Tumbleweed Music Festival has 6 stages with 100 acts, workshops, food and craft vendors, and a contra dance Sunday at Howard Amon Park, 500 Amon Park Drive in Richland. Begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. Except for an evening concert and a dance, this event is FREE.
Find animals, rides, rodeo, food, and entertainment at Washington State Fair, the largest, oldest, and most popular fair in the state, located at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Closed Tuesdays.
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
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
After Hours: Summer Fling has a band playing “’70s and ‘80s soft rock hits,” animal-themed activities, a scavenger hunt, aquarium exhibits, a no-host bar, and food for sale at Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
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.
Collide-O-Scope is a “curated array of vintage video, freaky film, found footage...absurd pop culture ephemera, obscure oddities, and awesome music — all remixed and mashed into an evening of epic entertainment” at The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave. in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
Watch movies on a 40-foot screen with captions at Movies at the Mural on the lawn at Mural Amphitheater, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Bring low-back chairs, blankets, or bean bags. Begins at dusk, roughly 9 p.m. FREE
Hear live music, make art (Ikebana, fingernail art, sidewalk art, zines), shop at a noodle truck, and check out the art on display during Community Day at Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. in Seattle. FREE
Day In Day Out is a “highly curated mix-tape-inspired experience” for all ages, with a dozen music acts plus DJs, food trucks, a beer garden, and a VIP lounge at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.
Shop for all things cat related from 70 vendors at Sea-Meow, with workshops, special guests, famous cats, cat performances, a costume contest, and cat adoptions in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle.
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.]
Seahawks Football Fest promises “a mock game, in addition to live music and food trucks in the plaza, a post-practice autographed football toss from the players, and more” at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle. Gates open 4 p.m.
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.
Circus Etcetera Cabaret is “a cabaret-style show featuring some of Seattle’s best circus artists” performing aerial arts, high-flying trapeze, juggling, unicycling, and dance at Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 6th Ave. S in Seattle.
Wine Fest: Sip & Sea includes live music, “curated charcuterie boards and chef-inspired bites,” samples from 24 state wineries, and a chance to meet the winemakers at Palisade, 2601 W Marina Place in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
Network with industry professionals, take workshops, go on immersive photowalks, borrow equipment (bring ID, credit card, UHS-II SD card), and watch a film during Create with Us at Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. in Seattle. FREE
Watch hundreds of tennis players from all over the country compete in the Washington State Open indoors and outdoors at beautiful Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra Blvd. E in Seattle. See details about parking, cellphones, dress code, and food and drinks for sale. FREE
Taste “delicious cuisine prepared by some of Seattle’s premiere celebrity chefs paired with beverages” during WildBites, with access to animal exhibits at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
The Shipyard Salmon BBQ is an all-you-can-eat alder-smoked salmon barbecue with local beer & wine & aquavit (Scandinavian distilled spirit) plus a VIP tour of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, 5351 24th Ave. NW in Seattle.
The Duwamish River Festival celebrates the river’s amazing restoration with kids’ art activities, dancers, musicians, kayak rides, and food vendors at Duwamish River People's Park and Shoreline Habitat, 8700 Dallas Ave. S in Seattle. FREE
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.
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+.
Walk aboard the ferry to BIMA Block Party, which has 12 bands playing, food vendors, a beer & wine garden, crafts for sale, and art making at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge Island.
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and Summer Outdoor Movies begin at dusk on a 40-foot movie screen on Tuesdays at Bellevue Downtown Park, and Thursdays at Crossroads Park. Bring a blanket or chairs. FREE
Stroll on 15th Avenue NE to hear jazz at two FREE outdoor venues (starts 6:30 p.m.) and six indoor venues that are not free (starts 7 p.m.) during North City Jazz Walk. The North City Lounge requires age 21+ ID. Food trucks. Venue map.
See hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, and shop from vendors and food trucks at Kirkland Waterfront Car Show on the streets surrounding Kirkland Downtown Association, 400 Urban Plaza in Kirkland. FREE
Celebrate Shoreline promises two stages of live music, children’s theater, pony rides, hands-on activities, food vendors, and a beer garden at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave. N in Shoreline. See schedule. Mostly FREE.
Hear emerging Washington state bands perform outdoors with a beer garden at ShoreLake Battle of the Bands at Pfingst Animal Acres Park, 17435 Brookside Blvd. NE in Lake Forest Park. Semifinals are Thursday & Friday, with finals on Saturday.
Watch the Seahawks practice outdoors in Renton with a ticket to Seahawks Training Camp. You ride a bus to the camp from The Pro Shop, 840 N 10th Place in Renton. Carried items must follow the Clear Bag Policy.
Marymoor Live presents a wide variety of live music in a green setting. Bring cash for parking, and a blanket or chairs to Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. Tickets at StubHub.
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
Bring a blanket or chair to Confluence Music Festival, which offers art, food, beverages, and “local and internationally renowned musicians such as Savanna Woods and Rae Gordon Band” at Confluence Park, 595 Rainier Blvd. N in Issaquah. FREE
Hear live music, buy Hawaiian food, make a flower lei, learn to hula dance, and watch a grand finale show (7 p.m.) at Lynnwood Luau in the plaza outside Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. FREE
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.
Celebrity Steak-Out supports Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and includes a silent auction with cocktails, followed by a steak dinner from John Howie Restaurants, and a live auction at Sparkman Cellars, 14300 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.
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
Visit 50 vendors of sustainable products and services, get a broken item repaired, play games, hear live music, play lawn games, join a scavenger hunt, and let kids touch-a-truck at Sustainamania in the plaza of Bothell City Hall, 18415 101st Ave. NE in Bothell. FREE
Shop from food trucks, hear live music, and get 6 tasting tokens to sample from 14 breweries and cideries during Upper Left Beerfest on Wetmore Avenue (from Everett Avenue to Wall Street) in Everett. You need age 21+ ID and a ticket, except for food trucks.
Gigantic Bicycle Festival has live music, hand-built bicycles, art, food, workshops, Friday night films, and Saturday rides (20 miles on roads and 60 miles on trails) at Centennial Fields Park, 39903 SE Park St. in Snoqualmie.
Shop for fossils, minerals, and crystals, attempt to excavate a fossil, check out the kids’ dig pit, and buy beer and snacks during Bones & Brews at FossilEra, 16722 146th St. SE, Suite 190 in Monroe. FREE
Glass Fest Northwest has live glass-making demonstrations, food vendors, music, and hands-on activities in the plaza plus free admission to the Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. in Tacoma. FREEGuided tours are $5 for non-members (free for children age 12 and younger).
Experience native dancing, drumming, singing, fashion, bread, and crafts for sale at In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival at three Tacoma museums, which are all FREE for the day (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass). Buttons below are for the history museum.
Enjoy beer & cider from dozens of craft brewers, a meal from local food trucks, and music from Northwest bands at Brew Five Three for age 21+ on the street outside Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in Tacoma.
South Tacoma Heritage Festival has dance, music, science, kids' activities, vendors, food booths, cultural presentations, and martial arts demonstrations held by Asia Pacific Cultural Center at 4851 S Tacoma Way in Tacoma. FREE
River’s Edge Brewfest includes live music, lawn games, a silent auction, food trucks, and 10 tickets to sample drinks from local craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries at Stocker Fields, 27 Pine Ave. in Snohomish.
Watch matches (2 & 4:30 p.m.), socialize, stomp the divots, join the women’s hat parade, and visit the beer & wine garden at the Seattle Polo Party for age 21+ at Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club, 25901 SE 400th St. in Enumclaw. Video (1 minute).
Watch professionals perform kite tricks, visit food trucks, and fly your own kite at the Kite Festival in the central meadow at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Drive W in University Place. Bring a kite or order one online. FREE except parking.
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.
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.
South Sound Block Party promises 17 bands, food vendors, a beer garden, games, and views of Puget Sound from the parking lots surrounding Olympia Area Rowing, 1022 Marine Drive NE in Olympia. Free for children age 12 and younger.
The Rainier Music Festival has six bands playing acoustic, rock, zydeco, and reggae plus a beer garden and food trucks in the amphitheater at Ashford County Park, 29801 State Route 706 in Ashford. Children age 17 and younger are free. Camping available.
Washington State Garlic Fest has garlic cuisine, beer & wine, vendors, live music, chain-saw carving, kids’ activities, and a vampire market at Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1909 S Gold St. in Centralia. No pets or smoking. Children younger than age 5 are free.
Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival has a marketplace and 11 acts beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday at Port of Peninsula, 3311 275th St. in Ocean Park. Camping available. Bring a lawn chair but no food, beverages, children, or pets.