WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE

AUG 6-21 (weekends) – Cheer on the most noble of knights from all across Europe as they vie for the favor of the Crown and Court. Sample juicy turkey legs, delectable pickles, scrumptious crepes and dozens of other delightful treats as you explore our fair village.

SEAFAIR FLEET WEEK

TUES-SUN – Come aboard a Canadian or U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard vessel at Fleet Week. Walk through passageways, climb ladders, tour the different decks and get a real taste of life at sea. Ship tours are free and open to the public.

SEAFAIR AIR SHOW & HYDROPLANE RACES

FRI-SUN – The world’s fastest powerboats race on the waters of Lake Washington as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar in the sky overhead. Kids’ activities, food vendors and interactive booths sprawl across Genesee Park and live bands play all weekend long on the live entertainment stage.

SEATTLE ART FAIR

FRI-SUN – In addition to being a destination for new and established collectors and international art patrons, the fair shines a light on Seattle’s thriving art scene.

ANACORTES ART FAIR

FRI-SUN – Juried art booths, fine art demonstrations, culinary art, food, and activities for kids.

TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE

Through August 26th – This 4-hour experience includes passage to and from Blake Island, a Northwest flavor-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally prepared alder fire-roasted fish, Northwest Native American storytelling, live stage performance enhanced by technology, hand-crafted art… all inside a cedar longhouse surrounded by lush forest and rocky beach for you to explore.

MAGNOLIA SUMMERFEST

FRI-SUN – Parade, live music, great food, free activities, bouncy houses, and over 80 Urban Craft Uprising vendors.

UMOJA FEST AFRICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Celebrate the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring music, food, culture and family fun!

SEATTLE TILTH’S HARVEST FAIR

SAT – Participate in this fun, lively hands-on community festival with workshops, cooking demonstrations and fun urban farm activities for all ages. Eat tasty food and enjoy live music with friends and family.

NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

FRI-SUN – Compete in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster, Trop Alcohol Funny Car and six other sportsman categories.

MATINEE CABERNET

Through Sept 25th – A brand new, family-friendly extravaganza combining history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market from the comfort of our intimate, sixty-seat venue in the old Seattle underground.

HOTEL L’AMOUR DINNER SHOW

Through Sept 25th – Enjoy a delicious five-course meal while staff literally bend over backwards. With magic and maître d’s, bellhops and puppet masters, aerialists and sommeliers, you’ll never want to check out of Hotel L’Amour.

MONA LISA HEIST

All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa!  Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?

BOAT TOUR

SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month – at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month – at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Through August 6th – Enjoy this wonderful musical that plays out the amalgamation of many of Seuss’s most famous books.

ZOO TUNES

Through August 24th – Enjoy live music performances from today’s top talent in rock, folk, soul and blues performing against one of Seattle’s most beautiful outdoor backdrops: Woodland Park Zoo’s picturesque North Meadow.

OUT TO LUNCH CONCERT SERIES

Through Sept 2nd – Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts at various locations throughout the city, check out their schedule for date and location info.

BIG FISH

Through August 13th – Let yourself be reeled in by this adventurous and romantic musical based on the beloved novel and award-winning film.

SEATTLE FARMER’S MARKETS

Year Round – Visit neighborhood farmer’s markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS

Through SEPT 17 – What’s better than free music in a great setting? Limited folding chairs available, plenty of room for blankets to sit on or to set up your own chairs.

MAGNIFIQUE

Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.

MONA LISA HEIST

All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
  

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

BOAT TOUR
SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
ALL MONTH – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Nine LIves
·         Suicide Squad
·         Let’s Be Evil
·         The Little Prince
·         Citizen Soldier
·         Five Nights in Maine

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