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Seattle events July 2024

Chamber music

July 1 - 26, 2024

Downtown (0.3 miles S)

Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival has free recitals before performances at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.

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Uplifting musical

July 1 - Aug. 14, 2024

Issaquah (17 miles E)

“A bewitching musical that celebrates love, resilience, and the spirit of hope” [Daily News], Once On This Island is about a fearless peasant girl searching for her place in the world and ready to risk it all for love, at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N in Issaquah.

  • May 14 to June 16 – Issaquah
  • June 22 to July 14 – Everett

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Seattle cruise

July 1 - Dec. 31, 2024

Waterfront (0.8 miles SW)

Take a one-hour narrated Harbor Cruise of Elliott Bay including Seattle’s waterfront and its bustling port for $46, departing from Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

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Baseball

July 2 - Sept. 29, 2024

SoDo (1.6 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Mariners play an exciting home game at T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave. S in Seattle.

  • July 2 - 4: Baltimore Orioles
  • July 5 - 7: Toronto Blue Jays
  • July 19 - 21: Houston Astros
  • July 22 - 24: L.A. Angels

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Early fireworks

July 3, 2024

multiple locations

Watch a fireworks show one day early.

Winery concerts

July 3 - Sept. 28, 2024

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.

  • July 3 — Beck
  • July 7 — Tate McRae
  • July 11 — The Revivalists
  • July 12 & 13 — Hary Connick, Jr.
  • July 14 — Lyle Lovett
  • July 16 & 17 — John Isbell
  • July 20 & 21 — John Legend
  • July 27 — Stray Cats

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Fireworks cruise

July 4, 2024

multiple locations

Watch the fireworks aboard a yacht on Lake Union with a no-host bar. Must be age 21+.

  • Argosy 4 hours with DJ from Kirkland.
  • Waterways 2.5 hours with DJ, appetizers, and dessert from South Lake Union.

Fireworks shows

July 4, 2024

multiple locations

Fourth of July - Seattle

July 4, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

Seafair Summer Fourth features fireworks exploding above Lake Union at 10:20 p.m. Gates open 3 p.m. and close 11 p.m. FREE or buy reserved seats.

  • North end of Lake Union
Gas Works Park has a kids’ zone, music stage, bicycle storage, beer gardens, and food & drink vendors.
  • South end of Lake Union
Lake Union Park has a beer garden, and food & drink vendors.

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Parades

July 4, 2024

multiple locations

Watch a patriotic Fourth of July parade with marching bands, drill teams, and classic cars. (Some cities have a separate parade for kids.)

Fireworks party in Seattle

July 4, 2024

Downtown (0.6 miles S)

A ticket to 4th of July includes “light & sweet bites,” a no-host bar, and unobstructed views of sunset at 9:10 p.m. and fireworks above Lake Union at 10:15 p.m. from atop the Columbia Center at Sky View Observatory, 700 4th Ave. in Seattle.

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Welcome new Americans

July 4, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Watch 500 people from 80 countries become Americans at the emotional naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center, which includes patriotic music at 11:30 a.m. and a ceremony with speeches at 12 p.m. at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. FREE

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Fireworks dinner cruise

July 4, 2024 (8:30 to 11 p.m.)

Eastlake (1.3 miles N)

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise includes a buffet dinner and 2.5 hours on Lake Union and Lake Washington, departing from Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle. Boarding begins at 8 p.m.

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Fourth of July - Bainbridge

July 4, 2024

Bainbridge (11 miles via ferry)

Take the Bainbridge Island ferry on foot to Grand Old Fourth of July for a pancake breakfast, car show, fun run, street fair, beer/wine garden, activities for kids, and a parade at 1 p.m. Most events are on Winslow Way and at Waterfront Park, 301 Shannon Drive SE on Bainbridge Island.

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Fireworks party in Bellevue

July 4, 2024

Bellevue (11 miles E)

A ticket to Ascend Prime’s Fifth Anniversary Party includes “five culinary stations with 20 menu offerings,” drink tokens, cooking demos, DJ music, and a view of sunset at 9:10 p.m. and Bellevue fireworks at 10:05 p.m. from the 31st floor at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, 10400 NE 4th St. in Bellevue.

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Fourth of July - Tacoma

July 4, 2024

Tacoma (39 miles S)

Wear sunscreen and head to Summer Blast for entertainment a craft market, food trucks, beer gardens, a family zone at Cummings Park, and offshore fireworks at 10 p.m. See separate live music schedules for Cummings Park at 3939 Ruston Way, and for Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park, 5361 Yacht Club Road. FREE

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Fire show

July 5, 2024

Northlake (3.9 miles N)

Watch fire spinners practice their sport inside a fire circle during Northwest Flow Fest Community Fire Jam on the concrete pad at Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way in Seattle. [See the second paragraph of their web page for the date of this event: July 5, 2024.] FREE

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Thomas Train ride

July 5 - 21, 2024

Snoqualmie (29 miles E)

Buy tickets online for Day Out With Thomas, which includes several train rides plus an hour of stories and crafts for kids at Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 SE King St. in Snoqualmie. More details.

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Seafair Pirates

July 6, 2024 (1 to 5 p.m.)

Alki (7.1 miles SW)

Seattle Seafair Pirates make their traditional landing at Alki Beach Park, 2701 Alki Ave. SW in Seattle. FREE

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Celebrity softball game

July 6, 2024

Tacoma (37 miles S)

Hosted by Geno Smith of the Seahawks, Seattle All-Star Classic features “a celebrity home run derby followed by a star-studded celebrity softball game” at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St. in Tacoma.

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Traditional music

July 6 - 7, 2024

Port Townsend (57 miles NW via ferry)

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes holds public performances at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend.

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Edmonds wine walk

July 6 - Aug. 3, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Wineries pour samples in 19 shops during Edmonds Summer Wine Walk held in July & August. The three check-in locations include Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 5th Ave. N in Edmonds. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Soccer

July 6 - Oct. 19, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Sounders play a home game at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

  • July 6 – New England Revolution
  • July 17 – St. Louis City SC
  • July 20 – Los Angeles FC
  • July 26 – Minnesota United FC

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Free train rides

July 6 - Oct. 27, 2024 (weekends)

Skykomish (66 miles NE)

Ride atop a mini steam train over a bridge and through a tunnel for 10 minutes, and then visit the gift shop at Great Northern & Cascade Railway, 101 5th St. N in pretty Skykomish. FREE

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Rally-racing car show

July 8, 2024 (12 to 3 p.m.)

Snoqualmie (30 miles E)

DirtFish SummerFest promises thrill rides, car shows, special guests, raffle prizes, food trucks, local vendors, and DJ music at DirtFish Rally School, 7001 396th Drive SE in Snoqualmie.

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Concerts at Marymoor Park

July 8 - Aug. 31, 2024

Redmond (16 miles NE)

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.

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Sand castle competition

July 10 - 14, 2024

Long Beach (173 miles SW)

See incredible sand sculptures built by competing teams at the Pacific Ocean during Sandsations at Bolstad Beach Approach, Bolstad Ave. W in Long Beach. Awards ceremony is Saturday. Schedule. FREE

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Free music in Woodinville

July 10 - 31, 2024 (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, band begins at 6:30, closes 8 p.m.

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Cuban dance festival

July 11 - 14, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

Seattle Cuban Dance Fest offers dance classes at the University of Washington and dance parties with live Cuban bands around Seattle. Dorm rooms available.

King County Fair

July 11 - 14, 2024

Enumclaw (43 miles SE)

The King County Fair offers food, beer/wine, music, carnival rides, vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, 4H animals, and a rodeo (Fri. 6 p.m.) at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE in Enumclaw.

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Dance performance

July 12, 2024 (1 & 7:30 p.m.)

Belltown (0.2 miles W)

Seattle Theatre Group presents the annual multi-cultural DANCE This at The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave. in Seattle.

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Party at the zoo

July 12, 2024 (4:30 p.m.)

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

Jungle Party: Tails of the Treetops includes a reception with complimentary appetizers and specialty drinks, live animals, and a silent charity auction in the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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University District concert

July 12 - 13, 2024

University District (4.4 miles NE)

Dozens of Seattle musicians play songs from the best rock & roll movie ever made at Seattle’s Tribute to The Last Waltz for all ages at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St. in Seattle.

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Redmond Derby Days

July 12 - 13, 2024

Redmond (15 miles NE)

Redmond Derby Days has craft vendors, carnival rides, a beer/wine garden, entertainment, bike races at Marymoor (evenings), a pancake breakfast (Sat.), a kids’ parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), a grand parade (Sat. 11 a.m.), and a lighted drone show (Sat. 10 p.m.) at Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St. in Redmond. Additional vendors at Redmond Town Center. FREE

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Everett street fair

July 12 - 13, 2024

Everett (28 miles N)

Salty Sea Days features live music, a beer garden, and family-friendly activities on Colby Avenue (from Everett Avenue to Hewitt Avenue) in Everett. Friday (4 to 10 p.m.) & Saturday (noon to 10 p.m.). FREE

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Music festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

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.

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Ballard seafood festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

Ballard (5.4 miles NW)

Eat seafood and more, visit the beer garden, watch live music, and browse art (Fri. & Sat.) at Ballard SeafoodFest on NW Market St. and on Ballard Ave. NW. Festi-Bowl skateboarding festival is Saturday at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. NW in Seattle. FREE

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West Seattle festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

West Seattle (5.6 miles SW)

West Seattle Summer Fest is a neighborhood street fair with arts and crafts, two stages of live music, local food, a beer garden, and a kids’ zone at West Seattle Junction, 4210 SW Oregon St. in Seattle. FREE

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Kirkland wine festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

Kirkland (11 miles NE)

Enjoy art, food, wine, and shopping from craft vendors at Kirkland Uncorked on the water at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza in Kirkland. The craft market is open to all ages. The separate tasting garden has live music for age 21+.

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Eastside small art fair

July 12 - 14, 2024

Redmond (15 miles NE)

Redmond Arts Festival has 60 art booths and live entertainment at Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. NE in Redmond. FREE

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Kent family festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

Kent (20 miles S)

Kent Cornucopia Days is a street fair with food vendors, a kids’ zone, a car show (Sat. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.), dragon boat races (Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), a 5K (Sat. 9 a.m.), and a parade on 4th Avenue (Sun. 1 p.m.). The main entertainment stage is at Town Square Plaza, 115 2nd Ave. N in Kent. Brochure. FREE

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Bluegrass festival

July 12 - 14, 2024

Shelton (86 miles SE)

Bluegrass from the Forest Festival features national headliners, contests, a band scramble, mandolin tasting, youth programs, vendors, and jamming, with camping available, at Shelton South Mason Soccer Park, 2102 E Johns Prairie Road in Shelton.

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Shakespeare in the park

July 12 - Aug. 17, 2024

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 (Twelfth Night or Henry VI parts 2 & 3) or an abbreviated version ( All’s Well that Ends Well or Julius Caesar) in a park. FREE

Polish festival

July 13, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Polish Festival Seattle offers Polish music, dance, food, crafts, workshops, a beer garden, and vodka tasting at the Seattle Center Armory and the outdoor amphitheater nearby. FREE

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Wallingford family parade

July 13, 2024 (11 a.m.)

Wallingford (4.8 miles N)

Children, families, dogs, drill teams, marching bands, and floats join Wallingford Kiddie Parade, which begins at Meridian Playground, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N in Seattle and then moves west on N. 45th Street (from Bagley to Interlake). The 2023 theme is “Halloween in July.” Read how to participate. FREE

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Phinney beer tasting

July 13, 2024 (4 to 7 p.m.)

Phinney Ridge (5.1 miles N)

Enjoy micro brews, pub snacks, and music outdoors at Summer Beer Taste at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. No kids or pets. Held in summer & winter.

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Children’s Business Fair

July 13, 2024 (1 to 5 p.m.)

Redmond (15 miles NE)

Shop from 50 booths of young entrepreneurs (age 6 to 15) selling food, art, toys, and more at Children’s Business Fair at Downtown Park, 16101 Redmond Way in Redmond. FREE

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Taste of Snoqualmie

July 13, 2024

Snoqualmie (29 miles E)

SipFest is a wine, beer, and food tasting event with food for sale at Railroad Community Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. in Snoqualmie. Buy tickets online, and bring a glass plus age 21+ ID.

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Bicycle to Portland

July 13 - 14, 2024

University District (4 miles NE)

The non-competitive 206-mile Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride is one of America’s best, with 10,000 participants departing from north of Husky Stadium and taking one or two days to make the trip south.

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Wedgwood Art Festival

July 13 - 14, 2024

Wedgwood (7.4 miles NE)

The neighborhood Wedgwood Art Festival has northwest artists, live music, food, a beer garden, and a variety of family entertainment outdoors at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave. NE in Seattle. FREE

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Mill Creek fair

July 13 - 14, 2024

Mill Creek (23 miles N)

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair has an artist gallery, food vendors, a beer garden, two stages of entertainment, and a free shuttle bus from the parking lot of Henry M. Jackson High School, 1508 136th St. SE in Mill Creek. FREE

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Classical music in the park

July 13 & 20, 2024 (7 p.m.)

multiple locations

You’re welcome to bring a blanket, chairs, and even a picnic to Chamber Music in the Park, a live concert in a Seattle park. FREE

Run for ice cream

July 14, 2024

Mount Baker (4.9 miles SE)

Sundae Runday is a 5K run or 2-mile walk on park trails and closed roads along the shores of Lake Washington, plus a kids’ dash and costume contest, followed by an ice cream sundae. It begins at Genesee Park, 4316 S Genesee St. in Seattle.

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Garden walks

July 14 - 21, 2024

multiple locations

Stroll through private gardens, visit artists’ studios, and hear live music on a garden walk.

Summer festival in Olympia

July 17 - 21, 2024

Olympia (62 miles S)

Lakefair at Capital Lake includes carnival rides, food booths, vendors, entertainment, a car show (Fri.), a parade (Sat.), and fireworks (Sun.) at Heritage Park, 5th Ave. SW in Olympia. FREE

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Big music festival

July 18 - 21, 2024

Snohomish (32 miles NE)

Dance to 40 music acts at Summer Meltdown Festival, with a kids’ zone, a beer garden, and camping in bucolic Sky Meadows Park, 18601 Sky Meadows Lane in Snohomish. No pets.

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Bite of Seattle

July 19 - 21, 2024

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Buy tastes from 100 vendors at Bite of Seattle, which has cooking demos, wine & beer gardens, and 50 bands at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Friday is least crowded. FREE

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Capitol Hill rock concert

July 19 - 21, 2024

Capitol Hill (1 mile E)

Capitol Hill Block Party is a three-day music festival with 80 bands, DJs, craft booths, food trucks, and beer gardens. Enter at 12th Ave. & E Pike St.

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Indian Powwow

July 19 - 21, 2024

Magnolia (6.6 miles NW)

Seafair Indian Days Powwow includes competitive dancing, drumming, native dress, native art for sale, food booths, and a daily salmon bake outdoors in Discovery Park at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way in Seattle. No pets. Frequently asked questions. DONATION

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Alki Point art fair

July 19 - 21, 2024

Alki (7.1 miles SW)

Browse arts and crafts, buy food, hear live music, and visit the kids’ zone at Alki Art Fair along the shoreline near Alki Beach Park Bathhouse, 2701 Alki Ave. SW in Seattle. FREE

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Family festival

July 19 - 21, 2024

Mountlake Terrace (14 miles N)

Tour de Terrace has a street fair, carnival rides, entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden, a parade (Fri. 6:45 p.m. on 56th Ave. W), a car show (Sat. until 3 p.m.), and a pancake breakfast (Sat. & Sun.) at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace.

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Drag racing

July 19 - 21, 2024

Kent (28 miles SE)

Watch stars of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) compete in dragsters, funny cars, and motorcycles at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE in Kent.

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Lavender festival

July 19 - 21, 2024

Sequim (68 miles NW via ferry)

Sequim Lavender Festival offers farm visits that are mostly free, a farmer’s market at the Civic Center, a dance (7 p.m. Sat.), and a free street fair with live music and 150 food & craft vendors at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Ave. in Sequim.

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Darrington Bluegrass Festival

July 19 - 21, 2024

Darrington (72 miles NE)

Hear great music outdoors, visit the food vendors, and camp at Darrington Bluegrass Festival at Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, 42501 State Rte 530 NE in Darrington. Children age 12 and younger are free.

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Renaissance fair

July 19 - Aug. 31, 2024 (Fri., Sat., Sun.)

Snohomish (33 miles NE)

Mingle with medieval knights, jesters, and peasants at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, which has craft and food vendors plus alehouses for adults at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, 18601 Sky Meadows Lane in Snohomish. Entertainment schedule.

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Lunch specials in Chinatown

July 20, 2024

International District (1.2 miles S)

Visit Asian restaurants that offer discount menu items during Food Walk, beginning at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. Held in multiple months.

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Parade in West Seattle

July 20, 2024

West Seattle (5.9 miles SW)

West Seattle Grand Parade includes pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, and pageantry heading south on California Avenue SW (from Lander Street to Edmunds Street). Watch runners in the Float Dodger 5K just before the parade.

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Burien block party

July 20, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Burien (12 miles S)

Olde Burien Block Party features live music, dancing, food vendors, child entrepreneurs, and a beer garden at SW 152nd St. & 9th Ave. SW in Burien. Some events are not all day. FREE

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Music in the great outdoors

July 20, 2024 (4 p.m.)

Bothell (25 miles NE)

Watch 10 local bands and solo artists perform original works ranging from singer/songwriter and blues, to indie rock, folk, jazz, and hip-hop at Redfellow Music Festival in Starlight Meadows, 16324 51st Ave. SE in Bothell.

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Small-town festival

July 20, 2024 (12 to 10 p.m.)

North Bend (30 miles E)

Block Party offers outdoor vendors, a free kids’ zone, a locally sourced beer and wine garden, and musical performances along E North Bend Way (between Bendigo and Ballarat). FREE

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Festival in Lakewood

July 20, 2024

Lakewood (41 miles S)

SummerFest has food trucks, a beer garden, live music, international dancers, classic cars (until 5 p.m.), a drone show & fire dancers (9 p.m.), and a balloon glow (9:30 p.m.) at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood. Schedule. FREE

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Dog day

July 20, 2024

University Place (43 miles SW)

Bark by the Bay is “full of dog activities and games, an art project, treat hunting, vendors, and food trucks” with adoptions, live demos, off-leash zones, a parade (noon), and a costume contest (1 p.m.) for $10 per vehicle at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Drive W in University Place.

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Japanese festival

July 20 - 21, 2024

Central District (1.8 miles SE)

Honor ancestors at Bon Odori Festival with folk dancing (4 p.m.), Taiko drums, martial arts, a beer garden, a thrift store, and Japanese food & crafts at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 South Main St. in Seattle.

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Vashon strawberry festival

July 20 - 21, 2024 (a few events Fri.)

Vashon (18 miles SW via ferry)

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has a zany parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. (preceded by kids at 10:45 a.m.), live music, a beverage garden, carnival rides, and vendors. The shuttle bus from ferry boats is $2 cash each way. The main stage is located at Vashon Village, 17205 Vashon Hwy SW in Vashon. FREE

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Small medieval fair

July 20 - 21, 2024

Carnation (28 miles E)

Saint James Faire opens at noon with craft shops, archery and sword demonstrations, puppetry, music, dance, and lunch (dinner by reservation), at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE in Carnation.

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Slug festival

July 20 - 21, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Eatonville (54 miles S)

Celebrate the state’s slimy slugs with human slug races, slug talks, slugs on display, and kids’ crafts during Slug Fest at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E in Eatonville.

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Chinatown parade

July 21, 2024 (7 to 9 p.m.)

International District (1.2 miles S)

Chinatown Seafair Parade features lion and dragon dances, martial arts, and the Chinese Girls Drill Team in the international district, passing by Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. FREE

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Triathlon

July 21, 2024

Seward Park (6 miles SE)

Watch 1400 athletes swim, bike, and run in the Seafair Triathlon at Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S in Seattle. Schedule.

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Tacoma art festival

July 21, 2024 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Tacoma (36 miles S)

Music & art lovers converge on 6th Avenue in Tacoma (from Cedar to Trafton) for Art on the Ave, which promises local artists, music, food vendors, beer gardens, a kids’ zone, and entertainment on a stage at TAPCO Credit Union, 2802 6th Ave. in Tacoma. FREE

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Zoo concerts

July 21 - Aug. 21, 2024

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Children age 2 and younger are free.

  • July 21 — The Roots
  • July 25 — Violent Femmes
  • July 29 — Norah Jones
  • July 31 & Aug. 1 — The Decemberists

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Pickleball tournament

July 24 - 28, 2024

Green Lake (4.9 miles N)

Watch the “best pickleball players in the world” compete in the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour at Lower Woodland Tennis Courts, 5773 West Green Lake Way N in Seattle. Free for children age 8 and younger.

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Forest music festival

July 25 - 27, 2024

Carnation (27 miles E)

Timber Outdoor Music Festival has 25 music artists, nature walks, bike rides, yoga, stargazing Saturday, a 5K run Sunday, and camping in forested Tolt River–John MacDonald Park, 31020 NE 40th St. in Carnation. Children age 12 and younger are free. No dogs.

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Waterfront festival

July 26, 2024 (5 p.m.)

Seattle waterfront (0.5 mile W)

Pier Party promises “live music, dancers, interactive activities, food, and fun for all ages” at Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

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Seattle Art Fair

July 26 - 28, 2024 (preview Thurs.)

SoDo (1.5 miles S)

Seattle Art Fair showcases art from 68 galleries around the world at Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

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Bellevue art fair

July 26 - 28, 2024

Bellevue (10 miles E)

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s best. The museum is free during the fair and has free art projects for kids (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The entertainment stage is across the street at the mall’s east entrance. Shop from 300 curated artists on the ground floor of Bellevue Square’s west parking garage at 600 100th Place NE in Bellevue. FREE

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Swing dance

July 26 - 28, 2024

Wallingford (11 miles N)

Attend workshops and dance to live music with fun people at the Northwest Balboa Festival at three venues. Evening dances are at OmCulture Wallingford, 2210 N Pacific St. in Seattle.

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Vintage car show

July 26 - 28, 2024

Puyallup (37 miles S)

See 2,500 custom, classic, and muscle cars and trucks plus hot rods during Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Do not bring pets, food, or drink.

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Torchlight parade

July 27, 2024

Downtown (0 miles)

Colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates move down 4th Avenue (from Seattle Center to Seneca Street) in the Seafair Torchlight Parade. FREE or buy reserved seats. Live broadcast on KIRO TV. Westlake Center has food trucks and live entertainment beginning at 1 p.m.

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Afrobeats music

July 27, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Asake is the headliner at Blastfest, an all-ages concert celebrating “music, culture, and diversity” at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. The beer garden is for age 21+. Gates open at noon.

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Epic bike ride

July 27, 2024

multiple locations

Ride from Snoqualmie Pass (70 miles) or North Bend (40 miles) on the Summit to Sound, with optional shuttle bus from Seacrest Park. Includes lunch in North Bend and a beer at the end-of-ride party.

Beer & cider party in Bothell

July 27, 2024

Bothell (20 miles NE)

Summer School Brewfest promises “local beers and ciders, food specials, and live music” for age 21+ at McMenamins Anderson School, 18067 Bothell Way NE in Bothell.

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Tasting event

July 27, 2024

Maple Valley (28 miles SE)

Hear live music, shop at food trucks, and taste wine, spirits, cider, and beer during Taste of the Valley at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley.

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Fashion show

July 27, 2024 (6 to 11 p.m.)

Tacoma (33 miles S)

Couture & Cars Fashion Show showcases clothing and accessory designers from the northwest in a 7 p.m. runway show followed by a 9 p.m. after party at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St. in Tacoma.

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Arab Festival

July 27 - 28, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Enjoy Arab music, dance, food, and children’s activities at the Arab Festival in Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Events onstage begin at 2 p.m. FREE

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Vegan food fair

July 27 - 28, 2024

Ballard (5.4 miles NW)

The national Vegan Street Fair promises “local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors serving you bite-sized $4 portions of vegan eats” at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. NW in Seattle. FREE

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Craft show

July 27 - 28, 2024

Sand Point (7.6 miles NE)

Shop for handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, house wares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St. in Seattle. FREE

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Festival of India

July 27 - 28, 2024

Redmond (15 miles NE)

Join 20,000 people enjoying Indian music, dance, games, food, art, and shopping at Ananda Mela outdoors at Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St. in Redmond. FREE

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Renton River Days

July 27 - 28, 2024

Renton (16 miles SE)

Renton River Days has food vendors, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, a children’s zone, a pub crawl (Fri.), a drone show (Fri. 9:30 p.m.), a pancake breakfast & fun run (Sat.), a parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and a German car show (Sun. until 3 p.m.). A pedestrian underpass connect both locations: Liberty Park & Cedar River Park, 1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057 in Renton. FREE

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Tacoma art & culture festival

July 27 - 28, 2024 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Mosaic has two entertainment stages, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, family activities, and a beer garden at Wright Park, 501 S I St. in Tacoma. FREE

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Scottish festival

July 27 - 28, 2024

Enumclaw (43 miles SE)

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering is an athletic competition that also has colorful pipe bands, Celtic music, Scottish dancers, Scottish farm animals, Scottish food and drink, and vendors, at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE in Enumclaw. No pets. Schedule. Friday evening is FREE

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Filipino Festival

July 28, 2024 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Seward Park (7.8 miles SE)

Pista sa Nayon offers food, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, and children’s games at Seward Park Amphitheater, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S in Seattle. FREE

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Japanese festival

July 29 - 30, 2024

Bellevue (11 miles E)

Japan Fair features Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center, 11000 NE 6th St. in Bellevue. FREE except parking.

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Welcome ships & sailors

July 29 - Aug. 4, 2024

Waterfront (multiple locations)

Seafair Fleet Week includes ship tours, displays, demonstrations, and entertainment on the Seattle waterfront and opens with a waterfront parade of ships.

Eastside Beer Week

July 2024 (undated)

Eastside (multiple locations)

Enjoy beer tasting, dinners, and flights scheduled during Eastside Beer Week. Bring age 21+ ID.

Free classical music

July 2024 (undated)

multiple locations

The Concert Truck travels to 18 locations loaded with musicians who perform chamber music.

Free concerts (Eastside)

July 2024 (undated)

multiple locations

FREE

Free concerts (South Sound)

July 2024 (undated)

multiple locations

FREE

Free concerts in Seattle

July 2024 (undated)

multiple locations

FREE

Free dance in the park

July 2024 (undated)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Dancing ‘til Dusk offers a dance lesson the first hour, followed by music and dancing 14 evenings in downtown Seattle parks. FREE

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Free movies in Seattle parks

July 2024 (undated)

Seattle (multiple locations)

Center City Cinema screens movies outdoors at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. See schedule. FREE

Shakespeare in the park

July 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

Hip-hop contest

July 2024 (undated)

Downtown (0.1 miles S)

Watch 16 producers compete for a $1000 prize during Beat Masters Beat Battle at Westlake Park, 401 Pine St. in Seattle. FREE

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Family fest in Freeway Park

July 2024 (undated)

Downtown (0.4 miles SE)

Enjoy a casual afternoon among “fantastically fervent fountains” during Fountain Festival with water games, live music, and free summer treats at Seneca Plaza, 600 Seneca St. in Seattle. Photos. FREE

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Improv comedy festival

July 2024 (undated)

Downtown (0.4 miles SW)

Masters of improvisation from around the world create funny scenes and sketches during Seattle International Festival of Improv at Unexpected Productions Improv, 1428 Post Alley in Seattle.

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Free movies at Seattle Center

July 2024 (undated)

Seattle Center (0.8 miles NW)

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

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Ice cream festival

July 2024 (undated)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Scooped Ice Cream Festival is an “all-you-can-eat ice cream festival” with live music, a diverse variety of food vendors, giant games, and 75 ice cream flavors at Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Expect lines.

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Art fair in Pioneer Square

July 2024 (undated)

Pioneer Square (1.1 miles S)

“Experience six floors of immersive installations, solo interventions, large group exhibitions, and live music” for age 21+ at Forest For The Trees at 419 Occidental Ave S in Seattle. FREE

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Historic steamship cruise

July 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.]

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International festival

July 2024 (undated)

International District (1.2 miles S)

CID Celebration promises “a day full of multicultural entertainment, activities for kids and family, raffles, games, and more” with music, a car show, and food trucks surrounding Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. FREE

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Jazz in Chinatown

July 2024 (undated)

International District (1.3 miles S)

JamFest features musicians and DJs who are “black, indigenous, and people of color” with food and craft vendors in the alleyways outside Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St. in Seattle. FREE

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Make art outdoors

July 2024 (undated)

Westlake (1.3 miles N)

Enjoy lawn games and listen to music while you make art (painting, mobiles, collage, and buttons) at Art in the Park in Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. FREE

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Films made in 2 days

July 2024 (undated)

Lower Queen Anne (1.5 miles NW)

The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams two days to make short films. Buy a ticket to watch the results at SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N in Seattle.

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Jewish festival

July 2024 (undated)

Victory Heights (7.2 miles N)

North Seattle Jewish Festival promises “inflatable activities for the young, authentic kosher deli delights, friends, and lively Jewish music” for everyone at Victory Heights Playground, 1737 NE 106th St. in Seattle. FREE

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Free movies in Bellevue

July 2024 (undated)

Bellevue (10 miles E)

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

Farm dinner

July 2024 (undated)

Vashon (19 miles SW via ferry)

Big Sky is a fundraiser for the environment that includes local food, drinks, music, and a 4 p.m. tour of Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW in Vashon. Optional farm tour at 4 p.m.

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