LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 14-17, 2016

 
VASHON ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has music, dancing, two parades, carnival rides, a beer garden, and 200 vendors. Free. Shuttle service from the ferry boat is $1.

SEQUIM LAVENDER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Largest lavender event in North America, seven great lavender farms on tour, and a fantastic street fair in downtown Sequim! Guaranteed fun for EVERYONE!

BITE OF SEATTLE

FRI-SUN  The Northwest’s premier food & beverage showcase featuring 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, craft beer & cider tasting, a wine bar, 5 outdoor music stages, free Bite Movie Night on Friday, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs.

KING COUNTY FAIR

SUN  Carnival rides and games, truck pulls, pig races, paint ball, and more. Something fun for everyone!

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS

Through SUN  There’s something for everyone at Jubilee Days, with fun events everywhere! Take the garden tour, enjoy the street fair, or the fantastic fireworks display on July 13th at dusk, attend the Davis Shows Northwest Carnival and the parade from Burien’s south border into White Center.

LAKEFAIR

Through SUN  Carnival, Grand Parade, daily live music, battle of the bands, car show, fireworks show and so much more! Check out the schedule HERE.

KIRKLAND UNCORKED FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  The Kirkland Uncorked Festival is split into two parts, a 21+ tasting garden and an all ages street fair. The tasting garden features wine tasting, live music, a Friday burger brawl and a Saturday grill-off. The street features a boat show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog dog modeling contest, and a Sunday food truck feast.

SEAFAIR INDIAN DAYS POW-WOW

FRI-SUN  Enjoy fantastic food, music, and dance. All are welcome as we proudly share our culture at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center grounds.

BREMERTON SUMMER BREWFEST

FRI-SAT  Features 30+ Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers. To celebrate the Summer, our Washington brewers will be focusing on fruit infused beers.

DARRINGTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Fun-filled weekend full of great bluegrass bands; camping available.

BASIN SUMMER SOUNDS

FRI-SAT  The largest free contemporary music and arts festival in the Northwest, featuring a progressive mix of live music, children’s activities, visual arts. a charity 3 on 3 Basketball tournament and much more. The two-day festival showcases performers from all over the northwest and beyond on the lawn of the historic Grant County Courthouse.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

FRI-SUN  A family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™, at regional heritage railroads across the country.

BRIT FLOYD

FRI  Classic Pink Floyd Laser Light Show. You will be blown away by this great production, fantastic musicians put on an unforgettable show.

DRAGON FEST

SAT-SUN  Featuring on-stop cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Japanese taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and much, much, more.

BON ODORI FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  Traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today.

NIGHTS AT THE NEPTUNE

Through July 28th  The Neptune Theatre provides a platform for the powerful artists and voices within our community. Through a juried process, artists or organizations are featured whose work reflects themes of racial & social justice, or work that celebrates a cultural art form.

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

·         Ghostbusters
·         The Infiltrator
·         Café Society
·         Phantom Boy

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