Seattle events, festivals, things to do – June 2018

June 2018
best events in Seattle

Street band festival

June 1 - 3, 2018

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.

Greek festival

June 1 - 3, 2018

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.
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Giant music event

June 1 - 3, 2018

1.4 miles south

Upstream Music Fest + Summit is a conference for music professionals, plus a music festival with 300 artists at 25 venues near historic Pioneer Square. The main stage is in the north parking lot of CenturyLink Field. Some venues may require age 21 ID.

Bellevue Jazz Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018 (begins May 30)

11 miles east

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

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018

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.

Seattle film festival

June 1 - 10, 2018 (begins May 17)

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.

Kent International Festival

June 2, 2018

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.

Small-town festival

June 2, 2018

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.

Obstacle race

June 2, 2018

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.

Medieval fair

June 2, 2018

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 2 - 3, 2018

1 mile NW

See Filipino performances and exhibits with food for sale during Pagdiriwang at Seattle Center Armory and amphitheatre. Free.

Bulldozer day

June 2 - 3, 2018

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.

Pet convention

June 2 - 3, 2018

36 miles south

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

Gig Harbor festival

June 2 - 3, 2018

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 2 - 3, 2018

80 miles north

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

Sheepdogs in action

June 7 - 10, 2018

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.

Maple Valley festival

June 8 - 10, 2018

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 8 - 10, 2018

34 miles south

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

International Dance Festival

June 8 - 24, 2018

Seattle locations

Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors at South Lake Union Saturday Market.

Georgetown festival

June 9, 2018

5 miles south

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

National Marina Day

June 9, 2018

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.

Photography weekend

June 9 - 10, 2018

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.

Wine bike ride

June 10, 2018

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.

Tango festival

June 14 - 18, 2018

multiple locations

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

Concert at the Gorge

June 15 - 16, 2018

150 miles east

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

Wooden yacht parade & tour

June 15 - 17, 2018

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.

Redmond beer festival

June 15 - 17, 2018

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 15 - 17, 2018

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 15 - 17, 2018

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 15 - 17, 2018

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 15 - 17, 2018

148 miles east

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

Black arts festival

June 16 - 17, 2018

1 mile NW

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

Fremont parade and fair

June 16 - 17, 2018

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 16 - 17, 2018

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 16 - 17, 2018

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 16 - 17, 2018

66 miles south

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

Civil War battle in Yakima

June 16 - 17, 2018

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 17, 2018

Seattle area

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

Father’s Day car show

June 17, 2018

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.

Music day outdoors

June 21, 2018

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 22, 2018

11 miles NE

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

Kids Day in Auburn

June 22, 2018 (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 22, 2018 (uncertain)

30 miles east

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

Taste of Tacoma

June 22 - 24, 2018

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.

Pride parade and festivals

June 23 - 24, 2018

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.

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 23 - 24, 2018

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.

Medieval festival

June 23 - 24, 2018

27 miles east

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

Lamb tasting

June 24, 2018 (3 p.m., VIP 2 p.m.)

4.8 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 Seattle Design Center Events for age 21+.

Scandinavian festival

June 24, 2018

15 miles NE

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

Bike ride at night

June 29, 2018

4 miles north

The 15-mile Seattle Night Ride for age 18+ starts at Peddler Brewing, follows bike trails to Myrtle Edwards Park for snacks, and returns to the start for a party with a food truck, beer, and games. Requires helmet, headlight, tail light, and red rear reflector.

Crafts show

June 30 - July 1, 2018

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.

Made in Seattle Week

June 2018 (undated)

Seattle locations

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

Best films

June 2018 (undated)

0.4 miles north

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

Improv comedy festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Party at the sculpture park

June 2018 (undated)

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 2018 (undated)

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.

Music in the greenhouse

June 2018 (undated)

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+.

Gay music festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Lunch on a cruise ship

June 2018 (undated)

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 Luncheon to benefit charity.

Beer festival

June 2018 (undated)

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 2018 (undated)

4.1 miles NE

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

Beer tasting

June 2018 (undated)

4.3 miles NW

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

Ballard beer tasting

June 2018 (undated)

4.9 miles north

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

Zoo concerts

June 2018 (undated)

5 miles north

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

Concerts at the locks

June 2018 (undated)

6 miles NW

Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Free.

Run for the dogs

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Car show

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Tasting in SeaTac

June 2018 (undated)

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+.

Bellevue bike ride

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Indoor art show

June 2018 (undated)

15 miles north

Kenmore Art Show is a free event at Bastyr University.

Seahawks pet benefit

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Concerts at the winery

June 2018 (undated)

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/chair unless you buy reserved seating.

Mountain bike fest

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Family Bike Ride

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Weird arts & crafts show

June 2018 (undated)

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 in Nov. Free.

Slug festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Onion festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Father’s Day beer cruise

June 2018 (undated)

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.