LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
AUG. 11-14, 2016

FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER & POW WOW

SAT-SUN – Enjoy 2 days of live music, a 5K Fun Run, traditional alder salmon bake, children’s storytelling and entertainment, Fun Zone rides, salmon obstacle course, environmental and wellness exhibits, food and craft vendors, a logging show & more!

IN THE SPIRIT MARKET & FESTIVAL

SAT – A day of dancing, drumming, singing, and shopping with a diverse group of Native American artists.

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.

WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE

AUG 6th ~ 21st (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.

THE FESTIVAL OF MT SI

FRI-SUN – Enjoy The Festival of Mt Si’s parade through the heart of downtown, live music, vendors from all over the state of Washington, kids fun zone, fireworks and much more.

MORTON LOGGERS JUBILEE

FRI-SUN – The granddaddy of all logging shows and a celebration for people of all ages. Enjoy the Main Street parades, Lawnmower Races, world-famous logging shows, and the Jubilee Queen Coronation.

A TASTE OF EDMONDS

FRI-SUN – 3 stages of fabulous entertainment, arts & craft booths, children’s area & rides and 35 food vendors.

SOUTH LAKE UNION BLOCK PARTY

FRI – South Lake Union’s largest neighborhood celebration is back. This year’s free event features a jam-packed lineup of local bands throughout the day, the “Best Burger in SLU” competition, the School of Visual Concepts’ Steamroller Smackdown, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more.

KIRKLAND SUMMERFEST

FRI-SATKirkland’s largest festival featuring two days of music, art & family on the waterfront and downtown.

AUBURN FEST

SAT2 entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft and specialty vendors, car show, small press fair, as well as several free activities including Bocce, face painting, hands-on art activities, the Discovery Playground, a spray playground, and much more.

KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL

SAT – Spend the day sampling multiple wines, listening to live music and eating delicious foods.

BREW FIVE THREE

SAT – Enjoy 30+ Washington State brewers, grab some grub from local food trucks, and listen to tunes at the fourth annualBrew Five Three!

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

CONCERTS AT THE MURAL AMPHITHEATRE

Through August 26th – Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four, FREE, all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

·         Pete’s Dragon
·         Florence Foster Jenkins
·         Sausage Party
·         Anthropoid
·         Operation Chromite
·         Edge of Winter
·         Ghost Team

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