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Seattle events July 2024

concerts

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July 3BeckChateau St. M.
July 4 - 6OdeszaGorge
July 6Missy ElliottClimate Pledge
July 7Tate McRaeChateau St. M.
July 11Ziggy MarleyMarymoor
July 12Avett BrothersMarymoor
July 12 - 13Harry Connick Jr.Chateau St. M.
July 12 - 14Day in Day OutFisher Pavilion
July 13Kenny ChesneyLumen Field
July 14blink-182Gorge
July 15Day to RememberWaMu
July 16 - 17Jason IsbellChateau St. M.
July 18 - 21Judy CollinsJazz Alley
July 20 - 21John LegendChateau St. M.
July 26Chris BrownClimate Pledge
July 27BlastfestFisher Pavilion
July 27Chris StapletonT-Mobile Park
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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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Basketball

July 1 - Sept. 17, 2024

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Watch the women of Seattle Storm play a home game at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle.

  • July 1 — Dallas Wings
  • July 5 & 7 — Chicago Sky
  • July 10 — Las Vegas Aces
  • July 12 — Minnesota Lynx
  • July 14 — Atlanta Dream

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Chocolate tour

July 1 - Dec. 31, 2024 (10:30 a.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles SW)

Enjoy 12 guided tastings at eight downtown locations, and find out how chocolate is made, on the delicious $79 Seattle Chocolate Tour. Your walk begins at Cupcake Royale, 106 Pine St. in Seattle.

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Taste of Pike Place

July 1 - Dec. 31, 2024

Downtown (0.4 miles SW)

Meet 9 artisan vendors and enjoy delicious samples on the highly rated $67 Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market. Meet your chef and friendly tour guide outside Simply Seattle, at 1600 1st Ave.

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Underground tour

July 1 - Dec. 31, 2024

Pioneer Square (0.8 miles S)

Hear about Seattle’s weird history and why they raised all of the streets and sidewalks on the $29 Underground History Tour at Beneath the Streets, 102 Cherry St. in Seattle.

Concerts (Eastside)  FREE

July 2 - Aug. 29, 2024

Please verify dates before going.

Concerts (South Sound)  FREE

July 2 - Aug. 29, 2024

Please verify dates before going.

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  FREE

July 3, 2024

multiple locations

Watch a fireworks show one day early.

Uplifting musical

July 3 - 14, 2024

Everett & Issaquah

“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 Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. in Everett.

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Shakespeare in the park  FREE

July 3 - Aug. 4, 2024

Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Eastside

Watch a live two-hour performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare in many Puget Sound parks during Wooden O. You can bring blankets, chairs, and food.

Movies in Seattle parks  FREE

July 3 - Sept. 14, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

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

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 if you buy a lawn ticket.

  • July 3 — Beck
  • July 7 — Tate McRae
  • July 11 — The Revivalists
  • July 12 & 13 — Harry 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  FREE

July 4, 2024

multiple locations

Fourth of July - Seattle  FREE

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. Optional reserved seats for sale.

  • 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.

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  FREE

July 4, 2024 (12 to 1 p.m.)

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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Fire show  FREE

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.]

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Pioneer Square festival  FREE

July 5 - 6, 2024

Pioneer Square (1 mile S)

Pioneer Square Fest promises local vendors, live bands, craft making, a dog parade (2 p.m.), and a puppy pageant (2:30 p.m.) at Occidental Square Park, 117 S Washington St. in Seattle.

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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Concerts (north)  FREE

July 5 - Aug. 31, 2024

Please verify dates before going.

Seafair Pirates  FREE

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. The pirates will entertain kids on the beach beginning about 1:30 p.m.

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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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Ride the mini train  FREE

July 6 - Oct. 27, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Skykomish (66 miles NE)

Ride atop a miniature 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. (Or see the schedule for Kitsap Live Steamers in Port Orchard.)

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Brazilian music  FREE

July 7, 2024 (2 p.m.)

Seattle Center (0.8 miles NW)

The band Show Brazil performs a lively concert at Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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Soccer

July 7 - Oct. 18, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

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

  • July 7 — Utah Royals
  • July 19 — Utah Royals
  • July 28 — Club Tijuana Femenil

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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 - Sept. 7, 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.

  • July 8 — Slash
  • July 11 — Ziggy Marley
  • July 12 — Avett Brothers
  • July 13 — Blues Traveler
  • July 14 — Air Supply
  • July 17 — Melissa Etheridge
  • July 18 — Primus
  • July 19 — The Wailers
  • July 20 — Something Corporate

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Dance in the park  FREE

July 9 - Aug. 29, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

Dancing ‘til Dusk offers a dance lesson the first hour, followed by music and dancing 18 evenings in downtown Seattle parks. The Aug. 29 fundraiser is not free.

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Climate conference

July 10 - 13, 2024

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Industry and government leaders, climate innovators, and local community members will build a climate action plan during Bloomberg Green Festival at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. See schedule. Wednesday is cheapest at $75.

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Sand castle competition  FREE

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.

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Acrobatic show  FREE

July 11, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Northlake (3.9 miles N)

Seattle Summer Series promises “free music, circus arts, acro yoga, dance, flow, visual art, and DJ music” for all ages at Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way in Seattle. No ticket or RSVP is needed for this public event.

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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.

Hippie music festival

July 11 - 14, 2024

Carnation (30 miles E)

Enjoy nearly 50 local artists in the forest at BrodieNation Music Festival on two stages near the Tolt River at 7330 Tolt River Road NE in Carnation. Must be age 21+. Optional tent camping.

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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

Downtown (0.3 miles S)

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 Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle.

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Redmond Derby Days  FREE

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.

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Everett street fair  FREE

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.).

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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  FREE

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.

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West Seattle festival  FREE

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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Kent family festival  FREE

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.

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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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Bikes + beer + bands in Bellingham

July 12 - 14, 2024

Bellingham (89 miles N)

Northwest Tune-Up promises “a thrilling fusion of world-class mountain biking, adrenaline-pumping bike races, award-winning breweries, and live performances by top-tier musicians” for all ages at Waypoint Park, 1145 Granary Ave. in Bellingham. No dogs.

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Shakespeare in the park  FREE

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.

Polish festival  FREE

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.

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Neighborhood street fair  FREE

July 13, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Beacon Hill (3.3 miles SE)

Beacon Arts Street Fair is a mellow event with live music, an art market, food vendors, and family activities in the plaza outside El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S in Seattle.

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Wallingford family parade  FREE

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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Taste of Snoqualmie

July 13, 2024 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Snoqualmie (29 miles E)

SipFest is a $49 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. No pets.

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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  FREE

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.

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Mill Creek fair  FREE

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.

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Classical music in the park  FREE

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.

Eastside Beer Week

July 13 - 22, 2024

Eastside (multiple locations)

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

Movies in Kirkland  FREE

July 13 - 27, 2024 (6 & 8 p.m.)

Kirkland (17 miles NE)

Bring a blanket or chair to watch two movies per night on a giant LED screen during Outdoor Summer Movies at Juanita Beach Park, 9703 Juanita Drive NE in Kirkland.

  • July 13 (6 pm) — Elemental, PG
  • July 13 (8 pm) — La La Land, PG-13
  • July 20 (6 pm) — Barbie, PG-13
  • July 20 (8 pm) — Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1, PG-13
  • July 27 (6 pm) — Back to the Future, PG
  • July 27 (8 pm) — Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, PG

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Diversity block party  FREE

July 14, 2024 (12 to 5 p.m.)

South Lake Union (1 mile N)

Promising 90 vendors, food, a beer garden, music, live art, performers, and family activities, Mexican Filipino Tianguis Block Party seeks “to help everyone break out of their comfort zones to help build connections” at 1011 Valley Street in Seattle.

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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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Historic steamship cruise

July 16, 2024 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)

Westlake (1.2 miles N)

Learn about “canoe journey” by the Quinault Indian Nation 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 box.

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Movies in Bellevue  FREE

July 16 - Aug. 22, 2024 (dusk)

Bellevue (10 miles E)

Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and Summer Outdoor Movies begin at dusk on a 40-foot screen. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Summer festival in Olympia  FREE

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.

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Concerts at Remlinger Farms

July 17 - Oct. 4, 2024

Carnation (27 miles E)

Rock out in the great outdoors at Remlinger Concerts at Remlinger Farms, 32610 NE 32nd St. in Carnation. Bring a low-back chair or blanket. Shuttle bus is $50 roundtrip from Seattle or Redmond.

  • July 17 — Hiatus Kaiyote
  • July 28 — String Cheese Incident

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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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Snohomish festival  FREE

July 19 - 21, 2024

multiple locations

Kla Ha Ya Days begins Friday with a kids’ fair (3 to 7 p.m.) and a balloon glow (dusk). On Saturday, watch a parade (10 a.m.) and visit the street fair and beer garden. The street fair continues Sunday, plus a car show.

Bite of Seattle  FREE

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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Family festival  FREE

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 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

International District (1.2 miles S)

Visit Asian restaurants that offer menu items for $4, $6, and $8 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  FREE

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  FREE

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.

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Eastside wine walk

July 20, 2024 (6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)

Issaquah (17 miles E)

The Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk includes 12 tasting tokens to redeem at shops along picturesque Front Street. Check in at Downtown Issaquah Association, 232 Front St. N in Issaquah for age 21+. Bring your own glass. Held in May and July.

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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  FREE

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).

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Festival in Lakewood  FREE

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.

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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  FREE

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. Bon Odori Summer Festival is a smaller event on July 28.

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Vashon strawberry festival  FREE

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.

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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. Children age 5 and younger are free.

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Gig Harbor art fair  FREE

July 20 - 21, 2024

Gig Harbor (49 miles SW)

Shop from 150 artists, hear live music, shop for food, and visit the kids’ corner at Summer Art Festival in Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor.

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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  FREE

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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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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Adult science night

July 24 - Sept. 25, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, visit the butterfly house, see a planetarium program, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during $20 Summer Nights Happy Hour for age 21+ at Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N in Seattle. Held July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 25.

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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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Art fair in Pioneer Square  FREE

July 25 - 28, 2024

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.

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Titanic exhibition

July 25 - Sept. 8, 2024

(0.7 miles S)

See “original artifacts and personal belongings that tell touching stories of the ship's passengers and crew” plus recreated first-class and third-class rooms at Titanic: The Exhibition in the Maritime Building, 906 Alaskan Way in Seattle. Your ticket includes a narrated audio guide.

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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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Jazz in Chinatown  FREE

July 26, 2024 (5 to 9 p.m.)

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.

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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  FREE

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.

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Swing dance

July 26 - 28, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

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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Movies at Seattle Center  FREE

July 26 - Aug. 23, 2024

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.

  • July 26 — The Princess Bride (PG-13)
  • Aug. 2 — Everything Everywhere... (R)
  • Aug. 9 — Dune (PG-13)
  • Aug. 16 — Singles (PG-13)
  • Aug. 23 — Color Purple, musical (PG-13)

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Torchlight parade  FREE

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. Optional reserved seats for sale. 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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Trapeze show

July 27, 2024 (8 p.m.)

SoDo (2.8 miles S)

Circus Etc. Cabaret is a $34 “cabaret-style show featuring some of Seattle’s best circus artists” who defy gravity at Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 6th Ave. S in Seattle for age 18+. The theme for July 2024 is “hip hop.”

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Farm dinner

July 27, 2024

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.

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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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Small-town wine tasting

July 27, 2024 (5 p.m., 4 p.m. VIP)

Maple Valley (28 miles SE)

“Sample and purchase some of the area’s finest wines, spirits, ciders, and brews” at Maple Valley Taste of the Valley, which has 30 producers, several food trucks, and live music at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley. Bring age 21+ ID.

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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  FREE

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.

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Vegan food fair  FREE

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.

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Craft show  FREE

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.

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Festival of India  FREE

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.

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Renton River Days  FREE

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.

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Tacoma art & culture festival  FREE

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.

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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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Movies in Tacoma  FREE

July 27 - Aug. 23, 2024

Tacoma parks

Bring blankets or folding chairs to Outdoor Movies in the parks, which offer family-friendly activities before the PG films begin at dark. (Also see Puyallup Movies July 12 & 19.)

  • July 27 — Space Jam (1996)

Hip-hop contest  FREE

July 28, 2024 (2 to 7 p.m.)

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.

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Music festival

July 28, 2024 (12 to 9 p.m.)

Northlake (3.9 miles N)

Day Trip Festival features eight acts, including Fisher & Cloonee, playing house, disco, and techno music at Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way in Seattle for age 21+. No pets.

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Organic farm party

July 28, 2024 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Rainier Beach (7.5 miles SE)

“Indulge in delightful tastings prepared by some of Seattle’s top chefs using local produce grown by Washington farms” at $135 Cultivate & Celebrate, with “signature cocktails and mocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks by regional producers” at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 S Cloverdale St. in Seattle for age 21+.

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Filipino Festival  FREE

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.

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Welcome ships & sailors  FREE

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.

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Sept. 21ZZ Top + SkynyrdWhite River
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