Seattle events July 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events July 2019

Chamber music

July 1 - 26, 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.

Food trucks in Kirkland

July 3, 2019
(11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
16.2 miles NE
Shop from nine food trucks with live music at Food Truck Extravaganza off Juanita Drive in Kirkland.

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.

Fourth of July - Seattle

July 4, 2019
4 miles north
Fireworks explode above Lake Union at 10:15 p.m.
  • North end of Lake Union (noon to 11 p.m.)
Seafair Summer Fourth has family games, live music, food & drink vendors, and a beer garden at Gas Works Park. Prohibited items. Free except reserved seats.
  • South end of Lake Union (3 to 11 p.m.)
Lake Union Park is for age 21+, has live music, a beer garden, and an admission charge.

Watch fireworks from a yacht

July 4, 2019
4.4 miles NE
A $170 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.

Fireworks cruise from Kirkland

July 4, 2019
(7:45 to 11:45 p.m.)
9.8 miles NW
Take a $130 Argosy cruise to see the fireworks at 4th of July on Lake Union with DJ music and a no-host bar, departing from Carillon Point for age 21+.

Patriotic dog run/walk

July 4, 2019
(9 a.m.)
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 Grand Old Fourth of July for a pancake breakfast, car show, foot race, street fair, beer/wine garden, activities for kids, and a parade at 1 p.m.

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 4 - 6, 2019
54 miles NW via ferry
Fiddle Tunes Festival offers workshops and performances at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

Concerts at the locks

July 4 - Sept. 2, 2019
6 miles NW
Hear a Summer Concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.

Eastern Washington festival

July 5 - 6, 2019
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.

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
(1 to 3 p.m.)
7.2 miles SW
Seattle Seafair Pirates make their traditional landing on Alki Beach at 1:30 p.m., where you’ll find vendors, kids’ rides, and a pirate costume contest. Free.

Wine tasting at Crystal Mountain

July 6, 2019
(2 to 7 p.m.)
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+.

Street food festival

July 6 - 7, 2019
0.7 miles north
Seattle Street Food Festival has 75 food trucks and food booths, a beer garden, live music, and 46 Urban Craft Uprising vendors in South Lake Union, along 9th Ave. N. from Denny Way to Harrison Street. Free (except $5 for beer garden).

Airplanes, cars, motorcycles

July 6 - 7, 2019
42 miles SW
Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels has dozens of airplanes on display, fly-overs, kids’ activities, vendors, and a beer garden both days at Tacoma Narrows Airport. A car show with 200 vehicles is only on Saturday.

Noon concerts

July 9 - Aug. 23, 2019
(12 to 1 p.m.)
Downtown Seattle
Downtown Summer Sounds brings music to parks from Wednesday to Friday. Free.

Free movies in Bellevue

July 9 - Aug. 27, 2019
(Tuesdays at dusk)
9.6 miles east
Downtown Movies in the Park begin with family activities and free popcorn at 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Park in Bellevue. Bring a blanket or chairs. Chairs with high backs are not allowed in one section. Free.

Forest music festival

July 11 - 13, 2019
27 miles east
Timber Outdoor Music Festival has 26 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
Seattle Cuban Dance Fest offers dance classes at the University of Washington and dance parties with live Cuban bands around Seattle. Dorm rooms available.

Free Shakespeare

July 11 - Aug. 11, 2019
multiple locations
See a play by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food. Free.

Free shows

July 11 - Aug. 15 2019
4.1 miles NE
Nights at the Neptune presents diverse music, dance, and theater by local groups at the Neptune Theatre. Free.

Dance in the park

July 11 - Aug. 22, 2019
(Tues. & Thurs. 6 p.m.)
multiple parks
Dancing ‘til Dusk offers dance lessons, music, and dancing 14 evenings in downtown Seattle parks, plus a salsa dance on Sept. 21. Free.

Dance performance

July 12, 2019
0.5 miles west
Seattle Theatre Group presents the annual multi-cultural DANCE This at the Moore Theatre.

Party at the zoo

July 12, 2019
(4:30 to 11 p.m.)
5 miles north
A $150 ticket to Jungle Party: Our Zoo, Our Oasis includes a reception with complimentary appetizers and specialty drinks, up-close animal tours, and a silent auction to support the Woodland Park Zoo, held in its North Meadow for age 21+.

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, and sidewalk chalk 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.

Free movies in Seattle parks

July 12 - Aug. 30, 2019
multiple locations
Scroll down their web page to see the film list for Center City Outdoor Cinema, which has activities at 6 p.m. and films at dusk every Friday (plus Saturdays in August). Free.

Polish Festival

July 13, 2019
(12 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Queen Anne festival

July 13, 2019
(concert July 12)
2.5 miles NW
Queen Anne Day has a fun walk (8:30 a.m.), a fun run (9 a.m.), a parade of kids and dogs (11 a.m.), and then a festival with music, food trucks, and a beer/wine/cider garden (until 9:30 p.m.). Free.

Trapeze show

July 13, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles south
The Summer Student Show at Emerald City Trapeze features trapeze artists and aerialists performing aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts. Free as space allows, or buy a guaranteed ticket.

Distillery festival

July 13, 2019
(5:30 p.m., VIP 4:30 p.m.)
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+.

Wallingford Family Parade

July 13, 2019
(11 a.m.)
4.8 miles north
Children, families, dogs, drill teams, marching bands, and floats join Wallingford Family Parade, which begins at Meridian Playground. Read how to participate. 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.

Beach party

July 13, 2019
(7 to 10 p.m.)
15.4 miles east
Sunset Beach Bash features live pop, rock, and dance music, plus food trucks, a tiki bar, and tiki torches at Lake Sammamish State Park for age 21+. Parking is $10 if you don’t have a state park pass.

Small-town wine tasting

July 13, 2019
(4 to 8 p.m.)
28 miles NE
A ticket to Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk gets you 8 tastes in downtown Snohomish shops for age 21+. Held monthly from June to September.

Outdoor plays

July 13 - 14, 2019
2 miles NE
Watch family plays, comic theater, and Shakespeare 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 (Saturday 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.

Chamber music in Port Townsend

July 13 - 14, 2019
(also Aug. & Sept.)
57 miles NW via Bainbridge Ferry
Hear world-class concerts at the Olympic Music Festival in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden in Port Townsend.

Concerts at the winery

July 13 - Sept. 21, 2019
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.

Custom car convention

July 14, 2019
(1 to 6 p.m.)
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.

Free roller skating

July 14, 2019
(2 to 5 p.m.)
7.5 miles NE
The all-ages Community Fun Skate includes free skate rental and music at Magnuson Community Center.

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.

Garden walks

July 14 - 21, 2019
5.6 miles south
Stroll through private gardens, visit artists’ studios, and hear live music on a garden walk.

Eastside concerts

July 14 - Sept. 8, 2019
14.6 miles NE
Marymoor Park Concerts include big-name acts in a green setting. Buy a reserved seat, or for lawn tickets bring a low-back chair or blanket (up to 5 feet). Prohibited items.

Summer festival in Olympia

July 17 - 21, 2019
65 miles south
Lakefair at Capital Lake includes carnival rides & food booths & entertainment every day, a car show (Fri. 5:30 p.m.), running events & kids day (Sat.), a parade (Sat. 5 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.

Bremerton beer tasting

July 19 - 20, 2019
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.

Bite of Seattle

July 19 - 21, 2019
1 mile NW
Buy tastes from 200 vendors at the free Bite of Seattle, which has cooking demos, a beer & spirits garden, and 70 bands at Seattle Center. Friday is least crowded. The Alley on Fisher rooftop sells 6 gourmet tastes for $20 to support charity. Craft beer & cider tasting is $25 ($22 online). Get both for $37 online.

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 daily salmon bake outdoors at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. No pets. Children younger than age 12 are free, and all ages are free Friday evening. Frequently asked questions.

White Center Jubilee Days

July 19 - 21, 2019
9 miles south
White Center Jubilee Days has a carnival every day, a pub crawl Friday evening, a car show & street fair & kids’ area on Saturday, and a parade 11 a.m. Sunday. 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, visit the food vendors, and camp at Darrington Bluegrass Festival.

Classical music for families

July 20, 2019
(11 a.m.)
0.5 mile south
Children ages 5 to 10 enjoy Carnival of the Animals, a 40-minute “musical journey through the animal kingdom introducing us to lions, elephants, birds, and more in these playful and lyrical movements” with narration at Benaroya Hall. Arrive at 10 a.m. to see the musical instrument “petting zoo” in the lobby.

Run at the stadium

July 20, 2019
1.7 miles south
Refuse To Abuse 5K is a fun run & walk that takes you around every level of T-Mobile Park, from the top to the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

Parade in West Seattle

July 20, 2019
(11 a.m.)
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
(3 to 11 p.m.)
12 miles south
Olde Burien Block Party features live music, beer gardens, and food vendors on SW 152nd Street. Free.

Beer & blues in Federal Way

July 20, 2019
(12 to 5 p.m.)
23.1 miles south
Federal Way Rhythm & Brews Festival features 20 local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, plus three local bands, and BBQ for sale at Town Square Park for age 21+. Bring a blanket or chair.

Onion festival

July 20, 2019
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.

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.

Japanese festival

July 20 - 21, 2019
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.

Indoor craft fair

July 20 - 21, 2019
8 miles NE
Renegade Craft Fair features 100 vendors of indie crafts, food trucks, and DJ music inside Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in Dec. 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. The shuttle bus from ferry boats is $2 each way.

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.

Dog walk

July 21, 2019
11.4 miles north
Celebrate and support old dogs that need foster care at the 1/3 mile Walk for Old Dogs at Cromwell Park in Shoreline, with prizes for best costumes and tricks.

Family concert & fair

July 21, 2019
15.4 miles east
Parkadilly features high-energy concerts with catchy songs for children, a petting zoo, dancers from India, arts & crafts projects, kid-focused vendors, and food trucks at Lake Sammamish State Park. Free (except $10 for parking if you do not have a state park pass).

Tacoma food truck festival

July 21, 2019
34 miles south
Food Truck Fest features 24 food trucks, music, and a beer garden at Wright Park in Tacoma. Free admission.

Zoo concerts

July 21 - Aug. 28, 2019
5 miles north
ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Films made in 2 days

July 23 - 25, 2019
1.6 miles NW
The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams two days to make short films. See the results at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Gourmet tasting event

July 24, 2019
(6 to 9:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles NW
Enjoy “delectable dishes, signature cocktails, beer & wine made in Seattle, and decadent desserts” at $125 Game of Chefs at Hot Stove Society, where chefs compete to create tasty and creative dishes using local products for age 21+.

Parade in Greenwood

July 24, 2019
(6 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Tasting event at Seattle Center

July 25, 2019
(7 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
A ticket to Red, White & Brew includes “tastings from more than 60 award-winning wineries and breweries” and bites from restaurants, with music at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center for age 21+.

Sand castle competition

July 25 - 27, 2019
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.

Adult party at the science center

July 26, 2019
(8 p.m., VIP 7 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Theory is a night of craft cocktails, wine, beer, food vendors, dancing, a laser light show, and science games at Pacific Science Center. Two drinks included. (VIP tickets include appetizers and an open bar.)

Bike ride at night

July 26, 2019
4 miles north
The 13-mile Seattle Night Ride begins at Peddler Brewing, follows bike lanes to Lake Union Park for snacks, and returns to the start for an all-ages party with a food truck, beer, and games. Requires helmet, headlight, red tail light, and red rear reflector.

Wine at the zoo

July 26, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
5 miles north
Bring a glass and ID to taste boutique wines from 60 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. Two stages of free entertainment are inside the mall.

Kirkland summer festival

July 26 - 28, 2019
14 miles NE
Kirkland Summerfest is a popular festival of the arts with live music, entertainment, food, and family fun on the shore of Lake Washington. Free, except $10 cover charge for beer & wine garden Fri. & Sat. after 6 p.m.

Renton River Days

July 26 - 28, 2019
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.

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
(7:30 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates move down 4th Avenue (from Seattle Center to Westlake Center) in the Seafair Torchlight Parade. Preview the floats, see exhibits, and meet participants at FanFest south of the International Fountain at Seattle Center (noon to 6 p.m.). Free, or reserve a seat for $35 to $60.

1920s party cruise

July 27, 2019
(boarding 6 p.m.)
1.4 miles north
Dress in 1920s attire or stylish summer wear when you board retired state ferry “Hi Yu” at Museum of History and Industry for Gatsby’s Beautiful Little Fools, with a a 14-piece jazz/swing band, a DJ, cabaret dancers, a food truck, and a bar for age 21+.

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.

Beer & cider festival in Bothell

July 27, 2019
20 miles NE
Anderson Summer School Brewfest promises “59 handcrafted ales & 8 ciders” plus live music at McMenamins Anderson School. Free entry for all ages.

Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience

July 27, 2019
45 miles SW
Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience offers $12 food & wine classes (10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), a $49 waterfront block party in 15 locations (12:30 to 5 p.m.), and a $117 vintner dinner.

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. A silent art auction in the Alki Beach Park Bathhouse supports the fair. Free shuttle bus from West Seattle Park & Ride.

Medieval village

July 27 - 28, 2019
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 27 - 28, 2019
(noon to 7 p.m.)
35 miles south
Ethnic Fest has multiple entertainment stages, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, family activities, and the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Sat. at dusk) at Wright Park. Free.

Scottish festival

July 27 - 28, 2019
(a few events Fri.)
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.

Free movies at Seattle Center

July 27 - Aug. 24, 2019
(Saturdays at dusk)
1 mile NW
Watch movies on a 40-foot screen at Movies at the Mural on the lawn at Mural Amphitheatre, with captions. Bring low-back chairs, blankets, or bean bags. Free.

Filipino Festival

July 28, 2019
7.8 miles SE
Pista sa Nayon offers food, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, and children’s games at Seward Park Amphitheater. Free.

Welcome ships & sailors

July 29 - Aug. 3, 2019
0.5 miles SW
Seafair Fleet Week includes a Parade of Ships on Elliott Bay (Monday 1:15 p.m.), followed by ship tours Tuesday to Saturday on the Seattle waterfront. Free.

Tennis tournament

July 29 - Aug. 4, 2019
(9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
3.9 miles NW
Watch 575 tennis players from all over the country compete in the Washington State Open indoors and outdoors at beautiful Seattle Tennis Club. Free, with food and drinks for sale.

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