Seattle events June 2018. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events June 2018

Wine tasting

June 1, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Taste unlimited samples of Washington wine at Science Uncorked and explore the exhibits after hours at the Pacific Science Center for ages 21+. Food will be sold.

Scrapbook Expo

June 1 - 2, 2018
36 miles south
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Street band festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
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.
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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 Seattle at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill. Free.

Upstream music festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
1.4 miles south
Upstream Music Fest + Summit is a conference for music professionals, plus a music festival with 200 artists at 15 venues near historic Pioneer Square. The main stages are in the north parking lot of CenturyLink Field. Some venues may require age 21 ID.

Bellevue Jazz Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
11 miles east
Hear top national and regional jazz musicians at the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival. Some events are free.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
17 miles north
Edmonds Waterfront Festival has entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, vendors, food, a beer & wine garden, and a classic yacht show. No pets. Children 12 and younger free. Free trolley bus from parking areas.

Seattle film festival

June 1 - 10, 2018
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.

Herb and Food Fair

June 2, 2018
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).

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 “world wide” walk at 9:30 a.m., festival 10 a.m., and finale concert 5 to 7 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, a beer/wine garden, and 10 p.m. fireworks. Sunday includes only a pancake breakfast, races, and dairy tours. Free.

Medieval fair

June 2, 2018
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.

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.

Weird arts & crafts show

June 2 - 3, 2018
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.

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.

Gig Harbor festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
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 2 - 3, 2018
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.

Chinese films

June 2 - 10, 2018
multiple locations
See 10 feature films from mainland China, including four North American premieres, during China Stars Showcase.

Concerts at the locks

June 2 - Sept. 16, 2018
6 miles NW
Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, beginning at 2 p.m. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.

Tasting in SeaTac

June 3, 2018
(2 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+.

Run to support parks

June 3, 2018
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 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.

Native festival

June 9, 2018
(11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Spirit of 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.

Boat festival

June 9, 2018
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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.

Gay music festival

June 9, 2018
(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.

Trapeze show

June 9, 2018
(7:30 p.m.)
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.

Beer tasting

June 9, 2018
(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 9, 2018
5 miles south
Georgetown Carnival features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, arts & crafts, food trucks, and beer & wine gardens. Free.

Boat festival

June 9, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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.

Dog benefit

June 9, 2018
(6 to 11 p.m.)
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.

Bellevue bike ride

June 9, 2018
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.

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.

Mountain bike fest

June 9 - 10, 2018
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.

International Dance Festival

June 9 - 23, 2018
(party June 7)
Seattle locations
Seattle International Dance Festival is an explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors.

Run for the dogs

June 10, 2018
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 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.

Concerts at the winery

June 10 - Sept. 15, 2018
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.

Zoo concerts

June 13 - Aug. 23, 2018
5 miles north
ZooTunes features world-class artists at Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.

Electronic dance music festival

June 15 - 16, 2018
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 15 - 17, 2018
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 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 on Sunday the Washington Beer Run 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 Frances Anderson Center. 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 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 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.

Best films

June 15 - 21, 2018
1.6 miles NW
Watch award winners and audience favorites from Seattle International Film Festival at Best of SIFF at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Wine tasting

June 16, 2018
(1 to 4 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Pour features 24 wineries, live music, and street food for sale at Block 41 in Belltown for age 21+. Premium tickets include a pre-party at noon.

Evening street fair

June 16, 2018
(4 to 10 p.m.)
0.6 miles north
Family-friendly Solstice Night Market has street food and art vendors on 9th Avenue N. at Denny Park. Free.

Father’s Day beer cruise

June 16, 2018
(7 to 9 p.m.)
0.7 miles south
Hops with Pops on the Harbor features four samples of Northwest beer and amazing views on Argosy Cruises boat, departing from Pier 54. Bring ID. Kids OK.

Food trucks in Tacoma

June 16, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
37 miles south
Truckaroo features 20 food trucks, street entertainers, and beer and wine for sale at Bates Technical College - South Campus.

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 & NW 39th Street) and ends at Gas Works Park with bands, beer, and food trucks 1 to 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.

Father’s Day train ride

June 16 - 17, 2018
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.]

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 battle 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.

BBQ on Blake Island

June 17, 2018
(11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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.

Father’s Day car show

June 17, 2018
(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.

Improv comedy festival

June 17 - 24, 2018
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.

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.

Summer party

June 21, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
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.

Fairy festival

June 21 - 24, 2018
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.

Kirkland wine tasting

June 22, 2018
(6 p.m.)
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
(6 to 9 p.m.)
30 miles east
SipFest is a wine, beer, and food tasting event in picturesque Snoqualmie to benefit charity.

Comic Con

June 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Volleyball tournament

June 22 - 24, 2018
(qualifier June 21)
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 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Lunch on a cruise ship

June 23, 2018
(10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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.

Pet adoption event

June 23, 2018
14.6 miles NE
Bow Wow Meow Luau promises 100 adoptable animals from 14 shelters. Dogs are dog activities are at Marymoor Park in Redmond, and cats are in Kirkland.

Family bike ride

June 23, 2018
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.

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, 60 art vendors, entertainment, a food truck court, a beer garden, and kids’ 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.

Slug festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
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 24, 2018
(3 p.m., VIP 2 p.m.)
4.8 miles south
Taste lamb and BBQ cooked by 16 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, vendors, and the raising of the Midsommar pole at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. Free.

Food-truck tasting

June 27, 2018
(6 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Indoor art show

June 28 - July 1, 2018
15 miles north
Kenmore Art Show is a free event at Bastyr University.

Bike ride at night

June 29, 2018
4 miles north
The 14-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.

Car show

June 30, 2018
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). Brochure. Free.

Craft show at Seattle Center

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.

Pop culture convention

June 30 - July 1, 2018
35.5 miles south
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.

Airplanes, cars, motorcycles

June 30 - July 1, 2018
42 miles SW
Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels includes airplanes on display, flyovers, a jet car race, vendors, and a beer garden on Saturday at Tacoma Narrows Airport. The same repeats on Sunday with the addition of a car show of 200 vehicles. Free.