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Seattle events July 2019

Chamber music

July 1 - 27, 2019
0.5 miles south
Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall has free recitals before performances. Chamber Music in the Park is free July 27 at Volunteer Park. Repeats in Jan.

Fireworks shows

July 4, 2019
Many of these are all-day festivals.

Welcome new Americans

July 4, 2019
1 mile NW
Watch 500 people from 80 countries become Americans at the emotional naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center Armory, which includes a band at 11 a.m., a ceremony at noon, and speeches. Free.
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Fourth of July - Seattle

July 4, 2019
4 miles north
Seafair Summer Fourth has family activities, food and beverages, entertainment, and fireworks at 10:20 p.m. at Gas Works Park. Do not bring fireworks, glass bottles, alcohol, or pets. General seating is free, or you can buy reserved seats.

Watch fireworks from a yacht

July 4, 2019
4.4 miles NE
A ticket to Fourth of July Fireworks Party Cruise includes “an expansive array of gourmet appetizers and desserts,” DJ music, and a no-host bar aboard a Waterways Cruise at North Lake Union for age 21+. Plan for heavy traffic and board at 8:30 p.m.

Patriotic dog run/walk

July 4, 2019
10.4 miles east
Wear red, white, and blue for the Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk, a non-competitive 4K for you and your dog plus a costume contest near Bellevue Library.

Fourth of July - Bainbridge

July 4, 2019
11 miles west via ferry
Take the Bainbridge Island ferry on foot to the Grand Old Fourth of July for a pancake breakfast, car show, foot race, street fair, beer/wine garden, activities for kids, parade at 1 p.m., and fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July - Tacoma

July 4, 2019
36 miles south
Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow features six music stages, food booths, beer gardens, an air show at 1:30 p.m., and a big fireworks show at 10:10 p.m. on the Ruston Way Waterfront. Donation.

Traditional music

July 5 - 6, 2019
54 miles NW via ferry
Fiddle Tunes Festival offers workshops and performances at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

Short plays in Edmonds

July 5 - 7, 2019
17 miles north
Watch eight short shows selected from more than 200 submissions, and then vote for your favorite at Festival of Shorts at Driftwood Players.

Seafair Pirates

July 6, 2019
7.2 miles SW
Seattle Seafair Pirates make their traditional landing on Alki Beach at 1:30 p.m., where you’ll find vendors, inflatable rides, and a pirate costume contest. Free.

Wine tasting at Crystal Mountain

July 6, 2019
81 miles SE
A ticket to Mt. Rainier Wine Festival includes eight samples of Washington wine with tapas (appetizers) and live jazz in a tent on the lawn of Alpine Inn Restaurant at Crystal Mountain for age 21+.

Airplanes, cars, motorcycles

July 6 - 7, 2019
42 miles SW
Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels includes airplanes on display, flyovers, a jet car race, vendors, and a beer garden on Saturday at Tacoma Narrows Airport. The same repeats on Sunday with the addition of a car show of 200 vehicles. Free.

Dance in the park

July 9 - Aug. 22, 2019
(uncertain)
multiple parks
Dancing ‘til Dusk offers dance lessons, music, and dancing in downtown Seattle parks. Free.

Forest music festival

July 11 - 13, 2019
27 miles east
Timber Outdoor Music Festival has 30 music artists, a 5K run Sunday, family activities, and camping in forested Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation. Children age 12 and younger are free. No dogs.

Cuban dance festival

July 11 - 14, 2019
multiple locations
Cuban Dance Fest offers dance classes at the University of Washington and dance parties with live Cuban bands around Seattle. Dorm rooms available.

Dance performance

July 12, 2019
0.2 miles NE
Seattle Theatre Group presents the annual multi-cultural DANCE This at the Paramount Theatre.

Redmond Derby Days

July 12 - 13, 2019
15 miles NE
Redmond Derby Days has a carnival and a beer/wine garden at Redmond City Hall Campus (Fri. & Sat.), a 5K (Fri.), a kids’ parade (Sat. 10 a.m.) followed by a grand parade, and fireworks (Sat. 10 p.m.).

West Seattle festival

July 12 - 14, 2019
6 miles SW
West Seattle Summer Fest is a neighborhood street fair with arts and crafts, live music, local food, a beer garden, and a kids’ play area. Free.

Kirkland wine festival

July 12 - 14, 2019
11 miles NE
Enjoy art, food, wine, vendors, and a boat show at Kirkland Uncorked on the lakeshore at Marina Park. The separate tasting garden requires a ticket and ID.

Redmond art fair

July 12 - 14, 2019
15 miles NE
Redmond Arts Festival has 90 art booths, food trucks, live bands, sidewalk chalk, and a wine/beer/mimosa garden at Redmond Town Center. Free.

Kent family festival

July 12 - 14, 2019
20 miles south
Kent Cornucopia Days is a street fair and carnival with food and entertainment, a soccer tournament, dragon boat races Saturday, a 5K Saturday, and a parade (Sunday 2 p.m.). Free.

Thomas Train ride

July 12 - 14 and 19 - 21, 2019
29 miles east
Day Out With Thomas includes a 25-minute train ride, stories and videos, and crafts for kids at Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.

Polish Festival

July 13, 2019
1 mile NW
Polish Festival Seattle offers Polish music, dance, beer, food, crafts, and workshops at the Seattle Center Armory and the outdoor amphitheater nearby. Free.

Milk carton derby

July 13, 2019
5 miles north
Watch 100 boats made of milk cartons plus stand-up paddle boards compete for speed and style prizes on Seafair Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake. Free.

Phinney beer tasting

July 13, 2019
(4 to 7 p.m.)
5 miles north
Enjoy micro brews, pub food, and music outdoors at the Summer Beer Taste at Phinney Neighborhood Center. No kids or pets.

Goat games

July 13, 2019
32 miles NE
Watch pet goats compete in foot races, obstacle courses, and contests at Goatalympics, with food vendors at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Donation.

Outdoor plays

July 13 - 14, 2019
2 miles NE
Watch Shakespeare, family plays, and comic theater at Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival on the lawns and in the amphitheater at Volunteer Park. Free.

Bicycle to Portland

July 13 -14, 2019
4 miles NE
The non-competitive 200-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.

Ballard seafood festival

July 13 - 14, 2019
(and evening July 12)
6 miles NW
Eat seafood and more, watch a lutefisk-eating contest (Sunday 3 p.m.), hear music, browse art, visit the family stage, and enjoy the beer garden at the Ballard SeafoodFest. You may even spot a Viking. Free.

Wedgwood Art Festival

July 13 - 14, 2019
7.5 miles NE
The neighborhood Wedgwood Art Festival has northwest artists, live music, food, and a variety of family entertainment outdoors at Our Lady of the Lake Church. Free.

Tacoma art festival

July 14, 2019
38 miles south
Music & art lovers converge on 6th Avenue in Tacoma for Art on the Ave (from State to Alder) for live music, local restaurant food, and art installations. Free.

White Center Jubilee Days

July 17 - 21, 2019
9 miles south
White Center Jubilee Days has a carnival every day, a block party Friday evening, a car show & street fair & kids’ area on Saturday, and a parade 11 a.m. Sunday. Free.

Olympia summer festival

July 17 - 21, 2019
65 miles south
Lakefair at Capital Lake includes carnival rides, food booths, entertainment, a car show (Fri. 5:30 p.m.), running events (Sat.), a parade (Sat. 4:45 p.m.), and fireworks (Sun. 10 p.m.). Free.

Jazz festival in Chinatown

July 18, 2019
(5 to 9 p.m.)
1.3 miles SE
JamFest features live music, cabaret performers, and food and craft vendors. Donation.

King County Fair

July 18 - 21, 2019
45 miles SE
The King County Fair offers food, music, carnival rides, vendors, entertainers, 4H animals, racing pigs, and a beer & wine garden at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

Bite of Seattle

July 19 - 21, 2019
1 mile NW
Buy tastes from 60 restaurants at the free Bite of Seattle, which has cooking demos, a beer & spirits garden, and entertainment at Seattle Center. Friday is least crowded. The Alley on Fisher rooftop has a $20 package of 6 gourmet tastes to support charity. Craft beer & cider tasting is $25. Combine both for $36.

Capitol Hill rock concert

July 19 - 21, 2019
1 mile east
Capitol Hill Block Party is a three-day music festival with 100 bands, DJs, craft booths, and food trucks.

Indian PowWow

July 19 - 21, 2019
6.7 miles NW
Seafair Indian Days PowWow includes competitive dancing, drumming, native dress, native art for sale, food booths, and a salmon bake outdoors at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. No pets. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Lavender festival

July 19 -21, 2019
66 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
Sequim Lavender Festival has lavender farm tours plus a street fair with crafts, food, beer, wine, music, and even lavender ice cream. Free.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

July 19 -21, 2019
75 miles NE
Hear great music outdoors, shop food vendors, and camp at Darrington Bluegrass Festival.

Parade in West Seattle

July 20, 2019
6 miles SW
West Seattle Grand Parade includes pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, and pageantry on California Avenue SW (from Lander Street to Edmunds Street). The PAWrade of pets begins at the same time farther south on California Avenue SW (from Genesee Street to Edmunds Street).

Burien block party

July 20, 2019
12 miles south
Olde Burien Block Party features live music, beer gardens, and food vendors on SW 152nd Street. Free.

Japanese festival

July 20 - 21, 2019
1.7 miles SE
Honor our ancestors at Bon Odori Festival with traditional dancing, Taiko drums, martial arts, and Japanese food & crafts at Seattle Buddhist Temple.

Garden walks

July 20 - 21, 2019
(begins June 23)
5.6 miles south
Stroll through private gardens, visit artists’ studios, and hear live music on a garden walk.

Viking Days

July 20 - 21, 2019
5.7 miles NW
Viking Days features a daily pancake breakfast, a Saturday afternoon salmon bake, Nordic craft and food vendors, a Viking encampment, a beer garden, and music at Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. Free.

Vashon strawberry festival

July 20 - 21, 2019
(a few events Friday)
16 miles SW via Fauntleroy ferry
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has a zany parade (Sat. 11 a.m.), a street dance (Sat. 7 p.m.), a car parade (Sun. 11:45 a.m.), a music stage, carnival rides, a beer garden, and 200 vendors. Free. Shuttle bus from ferry boats is $2 each way, free under age 5.

Chinatown parade

July 21, 2019
1.5 miles SE
Chinatown Seafair Parade features lion and dragon dances, martial arts, and the Chinese Girls Drill Team in the international district.

Family fair at Lake Sammamish

July 21, 2019
15.4 miles east
Parkadilly features high-energy concerts with catchy songs for children, a petting zoo, African dance and drums, arts & crafts projects, commercial vendors, and food trucks at Lake Sammamish State Park. Free. Bring a state park pass or pay for parking.

Tacoma food truck festival

July 21, 2019
34 miles south
Food Truck Fest features 23 food trucks, music, and a beer garden at Wright Park in Tacoma. Free admission.

Wine at the zoo

July 26, 2019
5 miles north
Bring a glass and ID to taste boutique wines from 50 wineries on the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo at Tasting Flight, with animal encounters, food trucks, and access to some zoo exhibits after 7 p.m.

Jazz in Port Townsend

July 26 - 27, 2019
54 miles NW via ferry
Jazz Port Townsend main-stage concerts are held at Fort Worden State Park, with additional jazz in nearby clubs on Thursday night and workshops all week.

Bellevue art fair

July 26 - 28, 2019
11 miles east
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s biggest and best. Find the top curated artists in the parking garage on the west side of Bellevue Square at ground level. Free. The museum also is free during the fair and has art projects for children ages 3 to 10.

Vintage car show

July 26 - 28, 2019
36 miles south
See 2,500 custom, classic, and muscle cars and trucks plus hot rods at Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Seafair run

July 27, 2019
0.5 miles NW
Run past thousands of people waiting for the Torchlight Parade on the Seafair Torchlight Run 5K or 8K, beginning and ending at Westlake Park.

Torchlight parade

July 27, 2019
1 mile NW
Colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates move down 4th Avenue (from Seattle Center to Westlake Center) in the Seafair Torchlight Parade. At noon, preview the floats, see exhibits, and meet participants at FanFest south of the International Fountain at Seattle Center. Free, or buy a grandstand parade seat for $35 to $60.

Solar festival

July 27, 2019
11 miles north
Shoreline Community College hosts the NW SolarFest, a renewable energy and sustainable living fair. Hear live music and see exhibitors and vendors, plus electric vehicles. Free.

Obstacle race

July 27, 2019
15.4 miles east
Feel like a kid again at The Great Inflatable Race, which includes at least eight blow-up obstacles you must get over, under, around, or through at Lake Sammamish State Park. Pay $10 for parking unless you have a Discover Pass for state parks.

Alki Point art fair

July 27 - 28, 2019
6 miles SW
Browse arts and crafts, buy food, and hear live music at the free Alki Art Fair near the shoreline. Check out the silent art auction in the Alki Beach Park Bathhouse. Free shuttle bus from West Seattle Park & Ride.

Scottish festival

July 27 - 28, 2019
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 the Expo Center in Enumclaw. No pets.

Parade in Greenwood

July 31, 2019
6.7 miles north
Watch bands, drill teams, floats, and pirates in the free Greenwood Seafair Parade on Greenwood Avenue from N. 95th to N. 85th then west to 6th NW.

Classical music in Seattle parks

July 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
Music Under The Stars begins with a live student concert. At 8 p.m., you hear a live broadcast of Seattle Chamber Music Society as it plays in Benaroya Hall. Bring a blanket, chairs, even a picnic. Free.

Free Shakespeare

July 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
See the plays “King Lear” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in many different Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. Free.

Surprise bubble blowing

July 2019
(undated)
Secret location
Join hundreds of pranksters astonishing onlookers at International Bubble Flash Mob in downtown Seattle.
  • Register for free to get the location.
  • Head there with your bubble-making items.
  • Blend in and keep the secret while waiting.
  • Begin blowing bubbles at exactly 1 p.m.

Weekday concerts

July 2019
(undated)
Downtown Seattle
Downtown Summer Sounds brings music to multiple venues. Free.
  • Mondays - 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 12 to 1 p.m. (only July 10 & Aug. 28)
  • Wednesdays - 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays & Fridays - 12 to 1 p.m.

Tasting event at the market

July 2019
(undated)
0.2 miles NW
Enjoy “delectable dishes,” desserts, cocktails, beer, and wine at $134 Game of Chefs at Hot Stove Society, where chefs compete to create tasty and creative dishes using local products for age 21+.

Welcome ships & sailors

July 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles SW
Seafair Fleet Week begins Tuesday with a Parade of Ships in Elliott Bay, followed by ship tours Wednesday to Sunday on the Seattle waterfront. Free.

Street food festival

July 2019
(undated)
0.7 miles north
Seattle Street Food Festival has 150 food trucks and food booths, a beer garden, live music, and 70 Urban Craft Uprising vendors in South Lake Union, along 9th Ave. N. from Denny Way to Harrison Street. Free.

Tasting event at Seattle Center

July 2019
(undated)
1 mile NW
Red, White & Brew promises “tastings from more than 60 award-winning wineries and breweries” and bites from restaurants and food trucks, with music at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center for age 21+.

Asian festival

July 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles SE
Dragon Fest is a street fair of Japanese and Korean drumming, Chinese martial arts, Filipino folk dance, a Thai performance, and $3 Asian bites in the International District. Free.

Custom car convention

July 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles south
Billed as the “dopest car show in the nation,” Wekfest Seattle displays pre-screened aftermarket builds and hosts aftermarket vendors at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Films made in 2 days

July 2019
(undated)
1.6 miles NW
The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams two days to make short films. See the results at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Japanese festival

July 2019
(undated)
1.7 miles SE
Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival features 15 food booths, live entertainment, and games on S. Weller Street in the International District. Free.

Run at Safeco Field

July 2019
(undated)
1.7 miles south
Refuse To Abuse 5K is a fun run & walk that takes you around every level of Safeco Field, from the top to the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

Music in the greenhouse

July 2019
(undated)
2 miles NE
Lush Sounds features beer and wine for sale, DJ music, and dancing among the exotic plants at Volunteer Park Conservatory for age 21+.

Coffee festival

July 2019
(undated)
4 miles north
Taste coffee, see exhibits, and attend classes at the consumer CoffeeCon at Fremont Studios.

Distillery festival

July 2019
(undated)
4 miles north
A ticket to Proof: Washington Distillers Festival gets you 10 tasting tokens to try gin, whiskey, bourbon, and vodka from 40 Washington distilleries with appetizers at Fremont Studios for age 21+.

Free shows

July 2019
(undated)
4.1 miles NE
Nights at the Neptune presents diverse music, dance, and theater by local groups at the Neptune Theatre. Free.

Wallingford Family Parade

July 2019
(undated)
4.8 miles north
Children, families, dogs, drill teams, marching bands, and floats join the Wallingford Family Parade, which begins at Meridian Playground, goes south on Bagley Avenue N. and then west on N. 45th Street. Read how to participate. The 2018 theme is “Be French for a Day.” Free.

Zoo concerts

July 2019
(undated)
5 miles north
ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Concerts at the locks

July 2019
(undated)
6 miles NW
Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.

Art in a Ballard garden

July 2019
(undated)
7.1 miles NW
Art in the Garden features arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, two food trucks, a beer garden, and music at Ballard P-Patch. Free.

Filipino Festival

July 2019
(undated)
7.8 miles SE
Pista sa Nayon offers food, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, and children’s games at Seward Park Amphitheater. Free.

Indoor craft fair

July 2019
(undated)
8 miles NE
Renegade Craft Fair features 170 vendors of indie crafts, food trucks, and DJ music inside Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in Dec. Free.

Japanese festival

July 2019
(undated)
10.9 miles east
Japan Fair features Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Free admission and parking.

Dog walk

July 2019
(undated)
11.4 miles north
Celebrate and support old dogs that need foster care at the 1/3 mile Walk for Old Dogs & Old Dog Pageant at Cromwell Park in Shoreline. Costumes are welcome.

Odd Japanese dance

July 2019
(undated)
11.7 miles north
Seattle Butoh Festival features dancers who paint themselves white and move their bodies in strange ways that range from playful to grotesque, mostly at Shoreline Community College Theater.

Family football event

July 2019
(undated)
12.6 miles SE
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin hosts Doug Baldwin Family Combine, where you participate in 10 skills activities (such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching) at Renton Memorial Stadium.

Eastside concerts

July 2019
(undated)
14.6 miles NE
Marymoor Park Concerts include big-name acts in a green setting. Buy a reserved seat or else bring a low-back chair or blanket (up to 5 feet). Prohibited items.

Short play festival

July 2019
(undated)
14.7 miles north
Watch family-friendly comic plays written by Pacific Northwest playwrights at Summer Shorts in Edmonds.

Indoor art show

July 2019
(undated)
15 miles north
Kenmore Art Show is a free event at Bastyr University.

Kirkland car show

July 2019
(undated)
15 miles NE
See hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles and visit the vendors at the Kirkland Classic Car Show. Free.

Renton River Days

July 2019
(undated)
16 miles SE
Renton River Days features arts and crafts, a parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), food vendors, entertainment, and children’s activities in Liberty Park. Free.

Concerts at the winery

July 2019
(undated)
17.8 miles NE
Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or chair unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are free.

Bremerton beer tasting

July 2019
(undated)
18 miles west via Bremerton ferry
A short walk from the ferry terminal is Bremerton Summer BrewFest, with 30 Washington breweries, food vendors, and live music for age 21+. No pets.

Beer & cider festival in Bothell

July 2019
(undated)
20 miles NE
The first Anderson Summer School Brewfest promises “50 handcrafted ales & ciders” plus live music at McMenamins Anderson School. Free entry for all ages.

Jazz in Woodinville

July 2019
(undated)
20.7 miles NE
A ticket to Jazz in the Alley includes a glass of wine or a cocktail, with local jazz musicians at DiStefano Winery in Woodinville. You can bring a lawn chair and a beach umbrella. Free if younger than age 21. Video.

Medieval village

July 2019
(undated)
27 miles east
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 in Carnation.

Tacoma ethnic festival

July 2019
(undated)
35 miles south
Ethnic Fest has multiple entertainment stages, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, family activities, and a movie at dusk at Wright Park. Free.

Reptile show

July 2019
(undated)
36 miles south
See frogs, snakes, geckos, and other exotic creatures at the Seattle Reptile Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Held in January & July.

Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience

July 2019
(undated)
45 miles SW
Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience features a cocktail hour & dinner & dancing on Friday, a waterfront block party in 22 location on Saturday, and champagne brunches in four restaurants on Sunday.

Chamber music in Port Townsend

July 2019
(undated)
57 miles NW via Bainbridge Ferry
Hear world-class concerts at the Olympic Music Festival in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.

Sand castle competition

July 2019
(undated)
172 miles SW
See incredible sand sculptures built by competing teams during Sandsations, which is next to the boardwalk in Long Beach, on the Pacific Coast. Free.

Eastern Washington festival

July 2019
(undated)
177 miles east
Moses Lake Freedom Festival has a farmers market, bands beginning at noon, an art fair, food trucks, and a beer & wine garden at McCosh Park. Saturday includes a car show and fireworks (10 p.m.). Free.

Onion festival

July 2019
(undated)
262 miles SE
The Sweet Onion Festival includes great food & beer, entertainment, vendors, onion-eating contests, a kids’ zone, and a 5K run in Walla Walla. Free admission.

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