Seattle events June 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events June 2019

Ballard Jazz Festival

June 1, 2019
(begins May 29)
6 miles NW
The Ballard Jazz Festival offers world-class musicians every day, including drums on Wednesday, guitars on Thursday, a mainstage concert on Friday, a picnic Saturday afternoon, and a jazz walk at 10 venues Saturday evening.

Evening street fair

June 1, 2019
(begins May 31)
7.3 miles NE
Family-friendly Solstice Night Market has street food and art vendors in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Held in May and December. Free.

Dog benefit

June 1, 2019
10.8 miles west
A $119 ticket to Bark Benefit includes two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, and an auction to save adoptable dogs at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Small-town festival

June 1, 2019
25 miles NE
Duvall Days closes Main Street to cars for a 10:30 a.m. parade, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, a beer/wine garden, and fireworks. Free.

Scrapbook Expo

June 1, 2019
(begins May 31)
36 miles south
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Ticket deal $6

Street band festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
Seattle locations
HONK! Fest West is a roving performance in Seattle neighborhoods by loud marching bands, drum corps, and samba lines. See the detailed maps.

Photography weekend

June 1 - 2, 2019
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. Free.

Philippines festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
1 mile NW
See Filipino performances and exhibits with food for sale during Pagdiriwang at Seattle Center Armory and amphitheatre. Free.

Greek festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
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 Seattle at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill. Free.

Weird arts & crafts show

June 1 - 2, 2019
32.5 miles NE
See unusual creations by 100 artists and crafters at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, and visit the food trucks at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Repeats in November. Free.

Pinball & arcade games

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
34 miles south
Watch tournaments and play 400 games at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Bulldozer day

June 1 - 2, 2019
36 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 the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Gig Harbor festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
44 miles SW
Maritime Gig Festival includes a pancake breakfast, fun run, parade (Saturday 10 a.m.), entertainment and bands, food booths, and a Sunday car show.

Anacortes festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
80 miles north
Anacortes Waterfront Festival offers free boat rides, boat-building demonstrations, entertainment, food vendors, a beer/wine garden, car shows, and kids’ activities. Free.

Seattle film festival

June 1 - 9, 2019
(begins May 16)
multiple locations
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is billed as America’s largest film festival. Join top directors, actors, and critics who attend festival premieres and screenings by buying a single ticket or a pass.

West Side Story

June 1 - 23, 2019
0.3 miles SE
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet and set in 1950s New York City, West Side Story is a musical about true love, with soaring music by Leonard Bernstein and catchy lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, including “America” and “Maria” at The Fifth Avenue.

Ticket deal $45

Eastside concerts

June 1 - Sept. 8, 2019
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.

Run to support parks

June 2, 2019
14.9 miles NE
The timed Big Backyard 5K (BBY5K) is dog, stroller, and family friendly and includes a free kids’ dash plus DJ music and awards at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Uplifting play

June 2 - 23, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Based on the experiences of an anonymous advice columnist, Tiny Beautiful Things is about “reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Ticket deal $19 to $32

Sheepdogs in action

June 6 - 9, 2019
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.

Adventure race

June 7 - 8, 2019
location uncertain
Questival is a 24-hour race that begins with a check-in party. Your team of 2 to 6 people completes the challenges assigned by a smartphone app to win prizes. Video (1 minute).

Maple Valley festival

June 7 - 9, 2019
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.

Native festival

June 8, 2019
1 mile NW
Indigenous People Festival showcases “the rich cultures and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives” with dancing and entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, art demonstrations, and a canoe exhibit in the Armory Building at Seattle Center. Be sure to visit the second stage upstairs in the loft. Free.

Beer tasting

June 8, 2019
(1 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.

Georgetown festival

June 8, 2019
5 miles south
Georgetown Carnival features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, arts & crafts, food trucks, and beer & wine gardens. Free.

Phinney neighborhood garage sales

June 8, 2019
(9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
5.2 miles north
Shop at 100 yard sales in the neighborhood surrounding Phinney Center during PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day. Free.

Boat festival

June 8, 2019
7 miles NW
Shilshole Boatfest offers boat rides and tours, music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina. Free.

Bellevue bike ride

June 8, 2019
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.

Small-town wine tasting

June 8, 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.

Medieval fair

June 8, 2019
30 miles NW via Bremerton ferry
Kitsap Medieval Faire has medieval armored combat, archery, bards, dancing, and village merchants near Bremerton Airport. Free for children 17 and younger.

Mountain bike fest

June 8 - 9, 2019
20 miles east
Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes, visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer at Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Issaquah. Admission is free but some activities are not.

Run for the dogs

June 9, 2019
6.2 miles SE
You’re welcome to bring your dog to the Furry 5K run/walk, followed by a festival with entertainment, live music, and vendors at beautiful Seward Park. Dogs 6 months or older, leashes 8 feet or shorter.

Wine bike ride

June 9, 2019
18 miles NE
Woodinville Wine Ride is a 21-mile roundtrip bike ride on paved trails with stops for wine tasting and food sampling, plus a finish-line party with live music, a wine garden, and food trucks.

Snoqualmie Pass marathon

June 9, 2019
54.7 miles east
Run downhill through forests and a former train tunnel in the Tunnel Marathons, which qualify 20%+ of runners for the Boston Marathon, beginning at Hyak ski area. Held in June, August, and September.

Concerts at the winery

June 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.

Electronic dance music festival

June 14 - 15, 2019
150 miles east
Hear 60 musicians perform at Paradiso Festival “where digital meets nature” at the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre in George for age 18+.

Wooden yacht parade & tour

June 14 - 16, 2019
0.5 mile west
Watch classic boats parade along the waterfront (Friday 2 to 4 p.m.), and then wear soft-soled shoes to tour boats Saturday & Sunday and vote for your favorite on Bell Harbor Classic Weekend at Pier 66. Free.

Redmond beer festival

June 14 - 16, 2019
15 miles east
Washington Brewers Festival offers 500 beers from Washington breweries, wine, cider, food trucks, live music, and a kids’ area at Marymoor Park in Redmond. No pets, and no children on Friday.

Edmonds art fair

June 14 - 16, 2019
16 miles north
Artists display paintings, photos, sculptures, and jewelry at Edmonds Arts Festival, which has food, beer, wine, entertainment, and activities inside and outside Frances Anderson Center. No pets. Free.

Marysville Strawberry Festival

June 14 - 16, 2019
34 miles north
Marysville Strawberry Festival is a family event with a carnival, vendors, strawberry shortcake, a car show (Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a kids’ parade (Saturday 5 p.m.), and a grand parade (Saturday 7:45 p.m.).

Puyallup street fair

June 14 - 16, 2019
36 miles south
Meeker Days Festival is a street fair with live music, a food court, craft booths, car shows, and events for kids at W. Pioneer Avenue & Meridian. Free.

Bluegrass festival

June 14 - 16, 2019
148 miles east
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival has concerts, vendors, workshops, and camping at the Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere.

Best films

June 14 - 20, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Watch award winners and audience favorites from Seattle International Film Festival at Best of SIFF at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Adventure race

June 15, 2019
0.8 miles south
Seattle Urban-X is a team adventure race that includes five miles of mental and physical challenges, beginning in Pioneer Square. Teams are 3 or 4 people age 21+.

Gay music festival

June 15, 2019
(12 to 7 p.m.)
2.2 miles NE
Volunteer Park Pride Festival offers a range of live music, speakers, food trucks, a beer garden, and craft vendors at Volunteer Park. Free.

Black arts festival

June 15 - 16, 2019
1 mile NW
Festival Sundiata celebrates African-American art, entertainment, and culture at Seattle Center. Free.

Father’s Day train ride

June 15 - 16, 2019
27 miles east
Fathers get a free 70-minute train ride at Northwest Railway Museum with any paid child on Father’s Day weekend, departing from North Bend or Snoqualmie. [Click “Special Events” on their page to see the offer.]

Pop culture convention

June 15 - 16, 2019
35.5 miles south
Washington State Summer Con [formerly Washington State Toy and Geek Fest] promises vintage toys, comic books, video games, movie characters, celebrities, 350 vendors, panel discussions, interactive displays, cosplay, fair food, and a beer garden at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Air show in Olympia

June 15 - 16, 2019
66 miles south
See aerobatic performances and aircraft on display at the Olympic Air Show at Olympia Airport.

Civil War battle in Yakima

June 15 - 16, 2019
148 miles east
Watch Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, visit soldiers’ camps, and see uniformed actors battle in the field at the Civil War Reenactment at Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap. Free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 16, 2019
Seattle area
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

BBQ on Blake Island

June 16, 2019
0.7 miles south
A ticket to Father’s Day BBQ on Blake Island includes a boat ride with views, a hearty buffet, a no-host bar, and time to explore Blake Island, leaving Pier 54.

Eat bugs

June 16, 2019
(4 to 6 p.m.)
12 miles north
“Munch on crickets, locusts, and Chinese medicinal ants in an iconic 1960s dive bar” and watch a cooking demonstration during An Insect Feast with The Bug Chef at Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline for age 21+. [Bugs may affect people with shellfish allergies.]

Father’s Day car show

June 16, 2019
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.

Zoo concerts

June 16 - Aug. 28, 2019
5 miles north
ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Wild & scenic films

June 18, 2019
0.7 miles east
Attend a happy hour and then see a dozen inspiring films about nature and the environment at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Music day outdoors

June 21, 2019
multiple locations
Make Music Seattle features dozens of musicians of all ages and skill levels playing at Westlake Park and other locations on the longest day of the year. Free.

Kirkland wine tasting

June 21, 2019
11 miles NE
Drink local wine in shops during Kirkland Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+. This event is held on multiple months.

Volleyball tournament

June 21 - 23, 2019
15.4 miles east
Watch professional players compete at the AVP Seattle Open run by Association of Volleyball Professionals at Lake Sammamish State Park. Free except VIP seats and parking.

Taste of Tacoma

June 21 - 23, 2019
40 miles south
Taste of Tacoma offers restaurant food, craft vendors, live entertainment, a cooking show, and a beer & wine tasting at Point Defiance Park. Free admission and a free shuttle bus from Tacoma Community College.

Fairy festival

June 21 - 23, 2019
43 miles south
Family-friendly Fairyfest offers art, music, dance, storytelling, fairy princesses, and 60 fairy houses to find on the grounds of Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. Children 12 and younger are free.

Family bike ride

June 22, 2019
26.8 miles east
Spoked to Ride is a charity fundraiser that begins at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, loops through the countryside, and ends with a barbecue and live music. Choose between the 12-mile and 40-mile routes.

Hip car show

June 22, 2019
28.6 miles north
Hot Import Nights brings exotic cars, nightclub acts, DJ music, and foreign models to Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. Free.

Taste of Snoqualmie

June 22, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
30 miles east
SipFest is a wine, beer, and food tasting event in picturesque Snoqualmie to benefit charity.

Craft show at Seattle Center

June 22 - 23, 2019
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.

Brunchy booze festival

June 22 - 23, 2019
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
1.2 miles south
A ticket to Bacon Eggs & Kegs includes beverage tickets (beer, cider, mimosas, bloody marys, Irish coffee, root beer), with $5 brunch bites for sale, entertainment, and lawn games at CenturyLink Field for age 21+. Held in March and September.

Fremont parade and fair

June 22 - 23, 2019
4 miles north
  • Sat. - The 1 p.m. Fremont Solstice Parade is wacky, weird, and world-famous for nude painted cyclists. The parade begins at Leary Way NW & NW 39th Street, and it ends at Gas Works Park with bands, beer, and food trucks until 10 p.m.
  • Sat. & Sun. - Fremont Fair has a craft market, food vendors, a beer garden, street performers, 75 funky painted cars, and live music. The dog parade is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Free.

Medieval festival

June 22 - 23, 2019
27 miles east
Visit quaint 14th century England at the Midsomer Festival with games, archery, puppets, crafts, minstrels, food, and drink in Carnation.

Slug festival

June 22 - 23, 2019
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.

Garden walks

June 22 - July 21, 2019
5.6 miles south
Stroll through private gardens, visit artists’ studios, and hear live music on a garden walk.

Tasting in SeaTac

June 23, 2019
11 miles south
A ticket to Summer Sip in the Garden supports charity and gets you wine, beer, spirits, cider, and live music in the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden for age 21+.

Improv comedy festival

June 23 - 30, 2019
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.

Kids Day in Auburn

June 25, 2019
30 miles south
Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, music, and food vendors at Kids Day in Les Gove Park. Mostly free.

Comic Con

June 28 - 30, 2019
1.4 miles south
Ace Comic Con Seattle features actor guests, comic writers & artists, vendors & exhibitors, cosplay, and panel discussions at WaMu Theater & CenturyLink Event Center.

Asian festival

June 29, 2019
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.

Car show

June 29, 2019
8 miles north
Greenwood Car Show features classic cars, hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Avenue N. (from N. 65th to N. 90th). Free.

Pride parade and festivals

June 29 - 30, 2019
1 mile NW
PrideFest Capitol Hill is Saturday. Pride Parade starts 11 a.m. Sunday at 4th & Union and ends near Seattle Center, site of Seattle PrideFest, the largest lesbian, gay, and transgender event in the Northwest. Free.

Forest arts festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
6 miles SW
Wander the trails and visit the cabins at Camp Long in West Seattle to experience music, dancing, puppet shows, art exhibits, craft-making, beer, and food trucks during family-friendly Arts in Nature Festival.

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
12 miles north
Shoreline Arts Festival offers a juried art show, 60 art vendors, entertainment, a food truck court, a beer garden, and kids’ art activities at Shoreline Center. Free.

Scandinavian festival

June 30, 2019
15 miles NE
Skandia Midsommarfest celebrates the summer solstice with music, dance, vendors, and the raising of the Midsommar pole at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. Free.

Summer party

June 2019
1 mile north
Foundation’s Summer Solstice Fête includes beer, wine, Asian BBQ, s’mores, music, and indoor/outdoor games like beach ball volleyball at 415 Westlake.

Boat festival

June 2019
1.5 miles north
Get Out & Boat Fest includes free boat rides all day, boats for sale, seminars, live music, kids’ activities, and food vendors at Chandler’s Cove on Lake Union.

Trapeze show

June 2019
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.

Lunch on a cruise ship

June 2019
2.7 miles NW
Tour a cruise ship parked at Pier 91, learn about cruising, and enjoy a four-course lunch made by the ship’s chef at the $50 Holland America Champagne Luncheon to benefit charity.

Concerts at the locks

June 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.

Food-truck tasting

June 2019
7.3 miles NE
A ticket to Food Truck Taste Off includes “one sample from every truck, and one full-size dish from the truck of your choice” in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Ticketed beer & cider garden.

Family football event

June 2019
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.

Pet adoption event

June 2019
14.6 miles NE
Bow Wow Meow Luau promises 100 adoptable animals from 14 shelters. Dogs and dog activities are at Marymoor Park in Redmond, and cats are in Kirkland.

Herb and Food Fair

June 2019
15 miles north
Herb and Food Fair has food, cooking demonstrations, nutritional experts, children’s crafts, live music, and garden tours at Bastyr University in Kenmore. Free admission, off-site parking, and shuttle bus (or pay to park onsite).

Indoor art show

June 2019
15 miles north
Kenmore Art Show is a free event at Bastyr University.

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