Seattle events calendar for June 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, art fairs, shows, kids activities, and free entertainment in Seattle, Washington.

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Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Distance is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Short plays

June 1 - 4, 2017

1 mile east

See affordable plays by local playwrights at the Fair Play Fest at Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill.

Bellevue Jazz Festival

June 1 - 4, 2017 (begins May 31)

11 miles east

Hear top national and regional jazz musicians at the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival, which is mostly free.

Discount tickets for June 3 are $15.

Film festival

June 1 - 11, 2017 (begins May 18)

multiple locations

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is billed as the largest film festival in the U.S. Join top directors, actors, and critics who attend festival premieres and screenings by getting a single ticket or a pass.

Mystery dinner show

June 1 - 14, 2017 (also May)

1 mile south

Inspired by TV drama “Twin Peaks,” Lost Falls is a surreal small-town murder mystery, with live music and a five-course meal at Cafe Nordo for age 21+ Discount tickets $55 (Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday).


June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Seahawks pet benefit

June 2, 2017 (6 to 11 p.m.)

16 miles east

Seahawks fans who pay $100 to support animal rescue meet the Sea Gals cheerleaders, the Blue Thunder drumline, Blitz the mascot, and a Seahawks player at Bark Benefit, with food, wine, and an auction at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah.

Scrapbook Expo

June 2 - 3, 2017

36 miles south

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Puyallup fairgrounds.

Discount tickets $12 for two people.

Street band festival

June 2 - 4, 2017

Seattle locations

HONK! Fest West is a roving performance in Seattle neighborhoods by marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, and anything acoustic and mobile. Free.

Greek festival

June 2 - 4, 2017

1.3 miles east

For a relaxed alternative to the giant St. Demetrios Greek Festival in October, check out the Greek food, wine, and music at Bite of Greece at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill. Free.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

June 2 - 4, 2017

17 miles north

Edmonds Waterfront Festival has entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, vendors, food, a beer garden, and a classic yacht show. No dogs. Free for children 12 and younger.


June 2 - 11, 2017

1.3 miles NW

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs three premieres by different choreographers at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $25 to $44.

Free state parks

June 3, 2017


On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of these 140 Washington State Parks for free.

Russian classical music

June 3, 2017 (2 p.m.)

0.5 mile south

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninov at Benaroya Hall. Discount tickets $15.

Beer tasting

June 3, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

4.3 miles NW

A ticket to Brewshed Beer Fest gets you eight tasting tickets, with 18 breweries pouring at Hale’s Ales.

Bellevue bike ride

June 3, 2017

13 miles east

The family-friendly 9-mile or 22-mile Lake to Lake Bike Ride begins and ends at Lake Hills Park in Bellevue.

Kent International Festival

June 3, 2017

20 miles south

Kent International Festival offers ethnic food, songs, dance, and cultural booths at ShoWare Center. Highlights include a walk at 9:30 a.m., festival 10 a.m., dance party 5 p.m., finale 7 p.m. Free.

Medieval fair

June 3, 2017

30 miles NW via Bremerton ferry

June Faire has medieval armored combat, archery, bards, dancing, and village merchants near Bremerton Airport.

Philippines festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

1 mile NW

See Filipino performances and exhibits at Pagdiriwang at Seattle Center Armory and amphitheatre. Free.

Small-town festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

25 miles NE

Duvall Days closes Main Street to cars on Saturday for a parade, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and a beer garden. Sunday includes only a pancake breakfast and races. Free.

Bulldozer day

June 3 - 4, 2017

36.7 miles south

Children can watch and even operate heavy construction equipment on Dozer Day, which also has police cars and fire engines on display at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Gig Harbor festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

44 miles SW

Maritime Gig Festival includes a pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, farmer’s market, bands, classic yachts, a car show, and a kids’ fair. Schedule.

Anacortes festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

80 miles north

Anacortes Waterfront Festival offers free boat rides, car and boat shows, entertainment, and kids’ activities.

Garden tours

June 3 - 25, 2017

multiple locations

Cabaret brunch

June 3 - Oct. 1, 2017 (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Ice Cream is a one-hour show for ages 12+ with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can theater in Pike Place Market. Food is optional and not included. Discount tickets $13.

Wine bike ride

June 4, 2017

18 miles NE

Woodinville Wine Ride is a 30-mile roundtrip bike ride on paved trails from Woodinville to a wine tasting and food sampling in Magnuson Park, and then back to a party.

Concerts at the locks

June 4, 2017 - Sept. 16, 2017 (begins May 28)

6 miles NW

Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, usually at 2 p.m.

Made in Seattle Week

June 5 - 8, 2017

Seattle locations

Made in Seattle Week offers speakers and panels about local industries (technology, design, music, food, and beer).

Philippines dance show

June 6 - 13, 2017 (also May)

1.4 miles NW

Billed as a revolutionary musical experience, Here Lies Love features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that tells the story of the people’s revolution in the Philippines and the fall of Imelda Marcos at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Discount tickets $50 to $75.

Motown musical

June 7 - July 2, 2017

17 miles east

Dreamgirls is the rags-to-riches tale of a fictional 1960s Motown girl group based on real acts like The Supremes and The Shirelles, at the Village Theatre in Issaquah. Discount tickets $56 to $59.

Sheepdogs in action

June 8 - 11, 2017

21 miles SW via ferry

Buy tickets in advance and bring a chair or blanket to watch trained dogs compete in the field at Vashon Sheepdog Classic, and visit the food and fiber-arts vendors. To get to Vashon Island, see the directions.

Tango festival

June 8 - 12, 2017

multiple locations

The five-day Tango Magic festival includes classes from beginning to advanced, plus milongas (dances).

Funny musical

June 8 - July 2, 2017

0.3 miles SE

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is a comedy about best friends trying to look wealthy & successful to show up their cruel former classmates at a reunion, at the 5th Avenue. Discount tickets $33 to $44.

Garden festival

June 9 - 11, 2017

28 miles north

Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival has garden art, display gardens, a plant sale, music, a food fair, and kids’ activities at Legion Memorial Park. See parking information. Free.

Maple Valley festival

June 9 - 11, 2017

28 miles SE

Maple Valley Days features a carnival, entertainment, weekend art fair, parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and car show (Sat. 8 to 3) at Lake Wilderness Park. Free.

Pinball & arcade games

June 9 - 11, 2017

34 miles south

Watch tournaments and play 400 games at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Relationship musical

June 9 - 24, 2017

13 miles SW

Company is a Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim about connections, commitments, and the meaning of love at Renton Civic Theatre. Discount tickets $13.

International Dance Festival

June 9 - 25, 2017

Seattle locations

Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors. Discount tickets $7 to $12.

Free state parks

June 10, 2017


On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of these 140 Washington State Parks for free.

Gay music festival

June 10, 2017 (12 to 7 p.m.)

2.2 miles NE

Volunteer Park Pride Festival (formerly Pride Family Picnic) offers a range of live music, food trucks, and a beer garden for the LGBTQ community in Volunteer Park. Free.

Georgetown festival

June 10, 2017 (12 to 10 p.m.)

5 miles south

Georgetown Carnival features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, food trucks, and a beer garden. Free.

National Marina Day

June 10, 2017

7 miles NW

Shilshole Boatfest on National Marina Day offers boat rides & tours, a boat show, a swap meet, music, food vendors, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina.

Obstacle race

June 10, 2017 (afternoon)

26.8 miles east

Rugged Maniac 5K is a 3.1 mile race with 20 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, with an after party at Remlinger Farms in Carnation. Discount tickets $32.

Photography weekend

June 10 - 11, 2017

0.9 miles north

PhotoFest offers free talks and workshops about photography, photo walks, and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry at Glazer’s Camera.

Black arts festival

June 10 - 11, 2017

1 mile NW

Festival Sundiata celebrates African-American art, entertainment, and culture at Seattle Center. Free.

Mountain bike fest

June 10 - 11, 2017

20 miles east

Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes (for a fee), visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer at Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Issaquah. Free.

Outrageous comedy

June 11 - July 2, 2017

0.3 miles SE

After losing his job as an Elvis impersonator, a family man becomes a drag queen to pay the bills in musical comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride, “a highly entertaining, genuine crowd-pleaser” [Hollywood Reporter] at ACT. Discount tickets $17 to $31.


June 13 - 25, 2017

0.3 miles NE

Cabaret takes you back in time to the decadent Kit Kat Klub of prewar Germany where colorful singers serenade you at The Paramount Theatre. Discount tickets $31 to $63.

Wooden yacht parade & tour

June 16 - 18, 2017

0.5 mile west

Watch a parade of classic boats enter Bell Harbor Marina, Friday 2 to 4 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes to tour boats Saturday and Sunday at Classic Weekend (formerly Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous) at Pier 66. Free.

Marathon & fitness expo

June 16 - 18, 2017

1.5 miles south

Redmond beer festival

June 16 - 18, 2017

15 miles east

Washington Brewers Festival offers 400 beers from Washington breweries, live music, food trucks, a kids’ area, and a Sunday 5K at Marymoor Park in Redmond. No pets, and no children on Friday.

Edmonds art fair

June 16 - 18, 2017

16 miles north

Artists display paintings, photos, sculptures, and jewelry in a park at Edmonds Arts Festival. Enjoy food, entertainment, and activities. No pets. Free.

Marysville Strawberry Festival

June 16 - 18, 2017

34 miles north

Marysville Strawberry Festival is a family event with a carnival, vendors, strawberry shortcake, a car show Sat. 8 to 3, grand parade Sat. 7:45 p.m., and run Sun.

Puyallup street fair

June 16 - 18, 2017

36 miles south

Meeker Days Festival is a street fair with live music, a food court, craft and farmer booths, and events for kids at W Pioneer Ave. & Meridian. Free.

Bluegrass festival

June 16 - 18, 2017

148 miles east

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival has concerts, vendors, workshops, contra dancing, and camping at the Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere.

Community festival

June 17, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

6.7 miles SW

Morgan Junction Festival has live music, food trucks, vendors, a dog parade, and kids’ activities in the park at 6413 California Ave SW. Free.

Onion festival

June 17, 2017

262 miles SE

The Sweet Onion Festival includes great food & beer, entertainment, vendors, onion-eating contests, a kids’ zone, and 5K, in Walla Walla. Free admission.

Fremont parade and fair

June 17 - 18, 2017

4 miles north

  • Sat. - Fremont Solstice Parade is wacky, weird, and world-famous for its nude painted cyclists who ride at 12:45 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. (Leary Way NW & 2nd Ave NW) and ends at Gas Works Park with bands and beer 1:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Sat. & Sun. - Fremont Fair offers a craft market, art activities, food vendors, a beer garden, funky painted cars, and a 2:30 p.m. Sunday dog parade. Live music both days on two stages is free.

Strawberry fest / car show

June 17 - 18, 2017

11 miles south

Wild Strawberry Festival has 2 days of entertainment, music, food vendors, and family activities at Burien Town Square, plus a car show and chili cook-off both on Sunday.

Father’s Day train ride

June 17 - 18, 2017

27 miles east

Fathers get a free 70-minute train ride at Northwest Railway Museum [click “Special Events” on their page to see it] with any paid child on Father’s Day weekend, departing from North Bend or Snoqualmie.

Air show in Olympia

June 17 - 18, 2017

66 miles south

See aerobatic performances and aircraft on display at the Olympic Air Show at Olympia Airport.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 18, 2017

Seattle area

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Brunch cruise

June 18, 2017

4 miles north

Father’s Day Brunch Cruise includes a brunch buffet and two hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington, departing from Lake Union or Kirkland.

Father’s Day car show

June 18, 2017

17 miles east

Admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars at Fenders on Front Street, which includes live music, family activities, and awards in Issaquah. Free.

Improv comedy festival

June 18 - 25, 2017

0.4 miles SW

Seattle International Festival of Improv has masters of improvisation from around the world creating funny scenes and sketches at Unexpected Productions near Pike Place Market.

Soul singing sensation

June 20, 2017 (8 p.m.)

20.3 miles south

Romantic neo-soul artist Maxwell sings songs like the Grammy winner “Pretty Wings” with rapper Common and singer Ledisi at the Showare Center in Kent. Discount tickets $35 to $65.

Zoo concerts

June 20 - Aug. 20, 2017

5 miles north

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child 12 or under per adult. More dates will be added as summer approaches.

Music day

June 21, 2017

multiple locations

Make Music features dozens of musicians of all ages and skill levels playing in public places on the longest day of the year. Free.

Indoor art show

June 22 - 25, 2017 (reception June 21)

15 miles north

The Kenmore Art Show is a relaxed event at Bastyr University. See the entertainment schedule. Free.

Kirkland wine tasting

June 23, 2017 (6 p.m., VIP 5)

11 miles NE

Drink local wine in Kirkland shops during Kirkland Wine-a-palooza Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+.

Kids Day in Auburn

June 23, 2017 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

30 miles south

Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, and food vendors at Kids Day in Auburn’s Les Gove Park. Mostly free.

Adventure race

June 23 - 24, 2017

8 miles NE

Questival is a 24-hour adventure that has your team complete challenges via smartphone app to win an exotic trip, in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park.

Concert at the Gorge

June 23 - 24, 2017

150 miles east

Hear 60 bands perform at the Paradiso Festival at the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre in George for age 18+.

Taste of Tacoma

June 23 - 25, 2017

40 miles south

Taste of Tacoma offers restaurant food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a cooking show, and beer/wine tasting at Point Defiance Park. Free admission.

Lunch on a cruise ship

June 24, 2017 (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

2.7 miles NW

Tour a cruise ship parked at Pier 91, hear a sales pitch, and enjoy a lunch made by the ship’s chef at the $50 Holland America Champagne Lunch to benefit charity.

Car show

June 24, 2017

8 miles north

The Greenwood Car Show is 1.5 miles of classic cars, hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Ave. N. Free.

Crafts show

June 24 - 25, 2017

1 mile NW

Shop for handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Repeats in December. Free.

Pride parade and festivals

June 24 - 25, 2017

1 mile NW

PrideFest Capitol Hill is Saturday. The Sunday Pride Parade starts 11 a.m. at 4th & Union and ends near Seattle Center, site of Seattle PrideFest, the largest lesbian, gay, and transgender event in the Northwest.

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

12 miles north

Shoreline Arts Festival offers a juried art show, entertainment, food truck court, ethnic exhibits, and children’s art activities at Shoreline Center. Free.

Bellevue strawberry festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

13 miles east

Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival has strawberries, entertainment, vendors, free family fun, and a Sunday auto show at Crossroads Park.

Medieval festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

27 miles east

Visit quaint 14th century England at the Midsomer Festival with games, archery, puppets, crafts, minstrels, food, and drink in Carnation.

Weird arts & crafts show

June 24 - 25, 2017

31.3 miles north

See unusual creations by 100 artists and crafters at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, plus musicians, jugglers, and food trucks at Everett Community College. Repeats Nov. Free.

Pet expo

June 24 - 25, 2017

36.7 miles south

Bring your pet (see tips) to Seattle Tacoma Pet Con for vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Slug festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

55 miles south

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

Lamb tasting

June 25, 2017 (2 to 5 p.m.)

3 miles south

Taste lamb and BBQ cooked by six local chefs, and sample beer, wine, and spirits at Seattle Lamb Jam, with butcher demonstrations and live music at WithinSodo for age 21+.

Ballard beer tasting

June 25, 2017 (12 to 3 p.m.)

4.9 miles north

Your ticket to Beers Against Slavery includes snacks and tastes of three beers at Peddler Brewing to support charity.

Scandinavian festival

June 25, 2017

15 miles NE

Skandia Midsommarfest celebrates the summer solstice with music, dance, and vendors at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. Free.
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