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Seattle events June 2019

Drone Day

June 1, 2019
1 mile NW
Watch demonstrations of small aircraft flights both indoors and outdoors, and meet local experts during Drone Day at the Pacific Science Center.

Bird talk & walk

June 1, 2019
4.8 miles SW
Learn about Birds of the Duwamish River Valley during an informative talk by an urban-nature guide at Duwamish Longhouse. Take a guided walk along the Duwamish River either before or after the talk. Free.

Ballard Jazz Festival

June 1, 2019
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
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.

Indoor festival

June 1, 2019
7.3 miles NE
Family-friendly Summer Solstice Night Market has artists, food vendors, and live music at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park for a donation. A ticket to its Summer Solstice Beer Fest includes eight tasting tokens (four ounces each) so you can sample from 30 breweries.

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.

Herb and Food Fair

June 1, 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).

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
36 miles south
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Scottish festival near Bellinghm

June 1, 2019
(9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
99 miles north
Bellingham Scottish Gathering has traditional athletic competitions. a dance competition, bagpipe bands, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, and Scottish animals at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale.

Street band festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
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.

Bellevue Jazz Festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
11 miles east
Hear top national and regional jazz musicians at the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival. Some events are free.

Baseball cards and collectibles

June 1 - 2, 2019
11.4 miles north
Find vintage material from baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing and more at the Washington State Sports Collectors Show at Meridian Park Elementary in Shoreline.

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
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
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.

Concerts at the locks

June 1 - Sept. 2, 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.

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 for lawn tickets bring a low-back chair or blanket (up to 5 feet). Prohibited items.

Whale day

June 2, 2019
(1 to 5 p.m.)
1.1 miles NW
Orca Action Month Kickoff Festival has “live music, DJs, art activities, an Orca Sound station, kids storytelling, food, drinks, a beer garden, and orca chats” to celebrate the killer whales in Puget Sound in the pavilion at beautiful Olympic Sculpture Park. Free.

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.

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
7.3 miles NE
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, beginning in Magnuson Park. 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.

Gay music festival

June 8, 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.

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.

Tacoma art fair

June 8, 2019
38.2 miles south
Shop from 75 artists and food trucks at the Tacoma Spring Fest in beautiful Point Ruston, and then take a walk on the sidewalk next to Puget Sound or visit nearby Point Defiance Park. Free.

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 one of the Tunnel Marathons, which qualify 40% 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
(SOLD OUT)
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 6:15 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.

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+.

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. You can buy tickets only in person, not online. [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 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
(5:30 p.m.)
0.7 miles east
Attend a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. and then see a dozen inspiring films about nature and the environment at 6:30 p.m. during 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 under the Great Wheel, plus other locations on the longest day of the year. Free.

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.

Wine tasting

June 22, 2019
(1 to 4 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Pour features 20 wineries, live music, and street food for sale at Block 41 in Belltown for age 21+. Premium tickets include a pre-party at noon.

African benefit concert

June 22, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
1.9 mile NE
Hear Yuval Ron Ensemble play ethnic music, watch an African dance performance, listen to songs by Seattle Jewish Chorale, and hear stories by the women of South Sudan at the annual Benefit Concert for the Roots Project at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.

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+.

Fremont parade and fair

June 22 - 23, 2019
4 miles north
  • Saturday - Fremont Solstice Parade is wacky, weird, and world-famous for its nude painted cyclists. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Leary Way NW & NW 39th Street, and it ends in Gas Works Park with bands, beer, and food trucks until 10:15 p.m. Free.
  • Saturday & Sunday - Fremont Fair has a free craft market, food vendors, a beer garden, street performers, funky painted cars, and live music. The dog parade is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ($20 to join).

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.

Films about Taiwan

June 22 - 26, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Watch 7 full-length films and 4 short films during Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Full-length films have English subtitles.

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.

Family football event

June 23, 2019
(9 a.m.)
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.

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.

African festival

June 29, 2019
(12 to 9 p.m.)
1.3 miles NW
Spirit of Africa Festival offers music and dance onstage, craft and food vendors on the main floor, and films upstairs in the Armory at Seattle Center. Free.

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
  • Saturday - PrideFest Capitol Hill has speakers, art, live music, and a march at noon. Free.
  • Sunday - The big Pride Parade (11 a.m.) begins at 4th & Union and ends near Seattle Center, site of Seattle PrideFest (12 to 8 p.m.), 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.

Japanese festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
10.9 miles east
Japan Fair features Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Free admission and parking.

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
12 miles north
Shoreline Arts Festival offers a juried art show, 55 art vendors, entertainment, a food truck court, a beer garden, and kids’ art activities at Shoreline Community College. Free.

Logging festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
46 miles SE
Buckley Log Show begins with a parade on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by logging events at noon. The competitions continue on Sunday at 11 a.m. The beer garden and family areas are open both days. 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.

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