LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 27-30, 2017
SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT PARADE
SAT – More than 100 parade units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle.
SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT RUN
SAT – Run on this iconic course which offers the last opportunity to race along the Viaduct. Also takes you along the parade route with tens of thousands of people cheering you on.
THURS-FRI – Experience the Northwest’s finest boutique wines on the zoo’s picturesque North Meadow, this is an after-hours, adults-only fundraiser event for Woodland Park Zoo.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
WED & THURS – Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy a live audio broadcast of each of our Summer Festival concerts, provided directly to neighborhood parks by KING-FM. Each evening begins at 7:30pm with live chamber music performed by an outstanding student or pre-professional ensemble, and continues at 8:00pm with KING-FMs live broadcast, direct from Benaroya.
SAT – Grab your sundress & sandals, guayabera shirt & fedora or go all white. Celebrate the summerCuban style! Enjoy an outdoor lounge with live music, dancing, full Cuban dinner and much more.
ART IN THE GARDEN
SAT – Stroll around and see the variety, from glass to illustrations and photography, garden art, jewelry, and more. 20+ artists, live music, food trucks and beer garden.
SNOHOMISH HARD CIDER FESTIVAL
SUN – Featuring cider from around the Pacific NW and beyond. Come taste the wonderful ciders that are being created.
BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM ARTS FAIR
FRI-SUN – The largest, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade crafts and art.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONALS
FRI-SUN – Over 2,500 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks thru ’72. Live music, kids zone with free arts and crafts, games, prizes & more!
JAZZ IN PORT TOWNSEND
FRI-SAT – Experience excellent musicians, soak up a weekend of jazz in a seaside paradise and participate in a wide array of mainstage and nightclub performances.
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & CLAN GATHERING
SAT-SUN – An athletic competition that also has colorful pipe bands, Scottish food and vendors. At the Expo Center in Enumclaw.
GIG HARBOR WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
SAT – Wine & food lovers will enjoy sampling the best of what more than 50 regional restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries have to offer. Featuring a variety of wine seminars and food demonstrations by food and wine experts for those eager to learn. Sip wine and develop your culinary skills, all while experiencing the lovely maritime location.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Food, fun & family. 5k glow run, cooking demonstrations, mushroom farm tours, kids mushroom hunt, live music & so much more!!
OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 1 – Live music every weekday at a different location.
WOODEN O: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Through August 6 – Free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family and join us for some free Shakespeare in the parks!
NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.
CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.
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.
SEATTLE SMASH PUTT
All Month (FRI-SUN) – Putt-putt like you’ve never played it, going out with a bang in a funky new pop-up space in Downtown Seattle. Experience brand new crazy contraptions presented with a collection of your favorites from our nostalgic past! Pacific Science Center.
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.
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.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· The Emoji Movie
· Atomic Blonde
· A Family Man
· An Inconvenient Sequel
· Brigsby Bear
· Person to Person
· The Conway Curve