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.

Street band festival

June 1 - 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. Schedule. Free.

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.

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.

Seahawks pet benefit

June 2, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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 (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

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 concert 6 p.m. Free. Schedule.

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. Free for children younger than 18.

Philippines festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

1 mile NW

See Filipino performances and exhibits with food for sale during 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 10:30 a.m. parade, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and a beer garden. Sunday includes only a pancake breakfast, races, and dairy tours. 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.

Anacortes festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

80 miles north

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

Art in the San Juans

June 3 - 4, 2017

107 miles NW (via ferry boat)

Visit 20 art studios to see the work of 60 artists on the San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Free.

International Dance Festival

June 3 and 9 - 25, 2017

Seattle locations

Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors. The event on June 3 (12 to 3 p.m.) is free at South Lake Union Saturday Market.

Garden tours

June 3 - 25, 2017

multiple locations

Wine bike ride

June 4, 2017

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.

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. Free.

Made in Seattle Week

June 5 - 8, 2017 (5:30 p.m.)

Seattle locations

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

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).

Garden festival

June 9 - 11, 2017

28 miles north

Sorticulture 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.

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 offers a range of live music, speakers, 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 and tours, music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina. Free.

Obstacle race

June 10, 2017

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.

Wine tasting in Tacoma

June 10, 2017 (2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)

34.1 miles south

A ticket to Tacoma Wined Up gets you tokens to taste 10 out of 20 Northwest wines and spirits with food pairings and live music at the Tacoma Armory.

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. Free.

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, 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 11, 2017

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.

Sailing ships in Tacoma

June 15 - 18, 2017

34 miles south

Festival of Sail sells tickets to see 20 giant sailing ships, go on board, and even take a sail, located at Thea Foss Waterway. No pets. No strollers onboard.

Giant music concert

June 16, 2017 (doors open 11 a.m.)

1.2 miles south

Hear 60 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day when Warped Tour comes to CenturyLink Field north parking lot.

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 at Pier 66. Free.

Rock ’n’ roll races

June 16 - 18, 2017

1.5 miles south

Redmond beer festival

June 16 - 18, 2017

15 miles east

Washington Brewers Festival offers 500 beers from Washington breweries, wine, cider, food trucks, live music, 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 at Edmonds Arts Festival, which has food,beer, wine, entertainment, and activities inside and outside Edmonds Woodway High School. 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 Saturday 8 to 3, a grand parade Saturday 7:45 p.m., and a run/walk on Saturday morning.

Puyallup street fair

June 16 - 18, 2017

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 16 - 18, 2017

148 miles east

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

Best films

June 16 - 22, 2017

0.4 miles north

Watch award winners and audience favorites from Seattle International Film Festival at Best of SIFF at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Father’s Day beer cruise

June 17, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

0.7 miles south

Hops with Pops on the Harbor features four samples of Northwest beer, complimentary snacks, and amazing views on Argosy Cruises departing from Pier 55. Bring ID. Kids OK.

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 12:30 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.

Civil War battle in Yakima

June 17 - 18, 2017

148 miles east

Watch Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, visit soldiers’ camps, and see uniformed actors fight in the field at the Civil War Reenactment at Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap. Free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 18, 2017

Seattle area

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

Father’s Day car show

June 18, 2017 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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 20 - Aug. 20, 2017

5 miles north

ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Music day outdoors

June 21, 2017

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.

Improv comedy festival

June 21 - 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.

Indoor art show

June 22 - 25, 2017 (reception June 21)

15 miles north

Kenmore Art Show is a free event at Bastyr University.

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, music, and food vendors at Kids Day in Les Gove Park. Mostly free.

Taste of Snoqualmie

June 23, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

30 miles east

SipFest is a wine, beer, and food tasting event in picturesque Snoqualmie to benefit charity.

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 musicans perform at 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 a beer & wine tasting at Point Defiance Park. Free admission and a free shuttle bus from Tacoma Community College.

Party at the sculpture park

June 24, 2017 (7 p.m. to midnight)

1.1 miles NW

Party in the Park includes “outrageous and inspired pop-up bars and lounges created by local artists,” hearty appetizers, a dessert bar, and dancing to hip-hop legend Sir-Mix-A-Lot and a DJ on the grounds and in the pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park for $150 for age 21+.

Boat festival

June 24, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

1.5 miles north

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

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.

Doggie bar crawl

June 24, 2017 (2 to 5:30 p.m.)

11 miles NE

Your dog gets treats and you can buy drinks and eats at three locations during BarkHappy Bar Crawl in Lake City for age 21+.

Family Bike Ride

June 24, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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.

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. Free.

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.

Waterfront festival - Kitsap County

June 24 - 25, 2017

35 miles via Bainbridge ferry

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival features family activities in Silverdale Waterfront Park, plus family boating, canoeing, and kayaking countywide.

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. Free.

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, hear live music, and sample beer, wine, and spirits at Seattle Lamb Jam at WithinSodo for age 21+.

Ballard beer tasting

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

4.9 miles north

A ticket to Beers Against Slavery includes snacks and tastes of beer at Peddler Brewing to support charity.

Tasting in SeaTac

June 25, 2017 (3 to 7 p.m.)

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+.

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.

Pike Place Market expansion

June 29, 2017 (2 p.m.)

0.4 miles SW

The Grand Opening of the new “MarketFront” building includes a ceremony at 2 p.m., Latin & African music at 3 p.m., blues & modern pop music at 4:45 p.m., soul songs at 6:30 p.m., and views all day. Free

Music in the greenhouse

June 30, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Lush Sounds features beer and wine for sale, DJ music by “J Justice,” and dancing among the exotic plants at Volunteer Park Conservatory for age 21+.

Beer festival

June 30, 2017 (6 to 10 p.m.)

4 miles north

A ticket to Beer Camp on Tour includes unlimited beer samples from 100 breweries, live music, and access to food trucks at Gas Works Park.

Free shows

June 30 - Aug. 10, 2017

4.1 miles NE

Nights at the Neptune is diverse music, dance, and theater by local groups at the Neptune Theatre. Free.
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