September 26-28, 2014

National Parks Free Entrance Day
SAT Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(http://www.nps.gov/index.htm)

Free Museum Day
SAT Free admission to many museums including EMP, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight.
(www.smithsonianmag.com)

Italian Festival
SAT-SUN Food Court & Vendor Market, Celebrity Chef cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry, and a Grape Stomping competition.
At the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

The Bite of Broadview
FRI-SUN Carnival rides, live music and entertainment including Caspar Babypants, arts, crafts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, Kids’ Zone, car show. At Christ the King school in Seattle. Map
(www.biteofbroadview.com)

Burlington Harvest Festival
SAT Pumpkin hurl, pie eating contest, bouncy house, food vendors and more at the Skagit River Park in Burlington. Map
(www.burlington-chamber.com)

Duvall Heritage Festival
SAT Celebrate the “good old days” by bringing the whole family to Duvall for a day of fun, learning, and reminiscing at the Duvall Heritage Festival at the historic Dougherty Farmstead in Duvall. Map
(duvallhistoricalsociety.org)

Port Gamble Old Mill Days
SAT-SUN Carnival, arts and crafts vendors, beer garden, chainsaw speed carving, carvers auction, Forest Festival exhibits, classic car show, Lumberjack Competition in Port Gamble. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.oldmilldays.com)

Emerald Downs Fan Appreciation Day
SUN Emerald Downs thanks fans on closing day with discounts on admissions, parking, beer, gift shop and more. At Emerald Downs in Auburn. Map
(www.emeralddowns.com)

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair
SUN Music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, display vegetable garden, 4-H petting zoo, sheep shearing, apple cider pressing (bring your own apples), wagon rides, pie contest, scarecrow contest, farming exhibits at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. Map Ferry Schedule
(friendsofthefarms.org/)

September 19-21, 2014

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 21 Final weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Fremont Oktoberfest
FRI-SUN Oktoberfest celebration with beer tasting, live entertainment, and more in the self proclaimed “Center of the Universe”. Map
(www.fremontoktoberfest.com)

Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT An “Octoberfest” style end-of-summer celebration featuring rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. At the St. Benedict School in Seattle. Map
(www.stbens.net)

Robothon
SAT Free events this year will include Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

Tacoma Maritime Fest
SAT-SUN From the Tall Ships to Quick & Dirty Boat Building, to tours of the waterfont and lots of activities in the Kid’s Zone, there will be something for everyone. Admission is free. Directions & Parking
(maritimefest.org)

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Sportkite competition plus flying displays, kids’ kitemaking and games and a teddy bear drop in Coupeville. Directions
(www.whidbeykites.org)

September 12-14, 2014

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 21 Second weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
WED-SUN You don’t have to be a boater to appreciate the romance of the sea. Onboard tours of more than 300 recreational power and sail boats with free sailboat rides, how-to seminars, entertainment and food on South Lake Union. Map
(www.boatsafloatshow.com)

Seattle Fiestas Patrias
SAT-SUN For two days, families enjoy the culture, art, music, dance, and delicious Mexican and Latin American food at the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl & Medieval Fair
SAT-SUN Medieval trebuchets hurling pumpkins over 1/4 mile, Medieval village with arts, crafts, food. At Alexander Farm in Everett. Map
(www.festivalofpumpkins.org)

Free Summer Fly Days – Pacific Legends
SAT Flying at noon: North American B-25, Grumman Hellcat Map
(flyingheritage.com)

September 5-7, 2014

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
FRI-SEP 21 Opening weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Newcastle Days
SAT Music, food, craft vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, pony rides, community art show, custom and classic car show at Lake Boren Park.BONUS performance by Allan White’s band White 4:30 to 7! Map
(www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
FRI-SUN Children’s parade, grand parade, art, food, entertainment and fireworks at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. Map
(mukilteolighthousefestival.com)

Puget Sound Bird Fest
FRI-SUN Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, vendors and more in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com)

International Festival Seatac
SAT-SUN Food, crafts, music, children’s activities at Angle Lake Park. Map
(www.ci.seatac.wa.us)

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance
SUN Celebration of the arts of vintage automobile, motorcycle and wooden boat design at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Map
(www.lemaymuseum.org)

August 29 – Sept 1, 2014

Bumbershoot
FRI-MON The original Seattle arts festival. Live music, dance, theater, film, art displays at Seattle Center. Map
(bumbershoot.org)

Bremerton Blackberry Festival
SAT-OCT 01 Entertainment, food, fun on the Bremerton Boardwalk. Take a scenic walk-on ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.blackberryfestival.org)

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 01 Washington’s second largest state fair with carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, food booths, and live entertainment Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Olympia Harbor Days
FRI-SUN Display and tours of vintage, working and retired tugboats. Live entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer. At Olympia’s Percival Landing. Map
(harbordays.com)

Ellensburg Rodeo
FRI-MON One of the West’s premier rodeos at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg. Map
(ellensburgrodeo.com)

Westport Seafood Festival and Craft Show
SAT A family feast with fresh fish, oysters and more plus live music and local crafts in Westport. Map
(www.westportgrayland-chamber.org)

August 22-24, 2014

Washington State International Kite Festival
MON-SUN One of the world’s largest kite festivals in Long Beach, WA. Map
(kitefestival.com)

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 01 Washington’s second largest state fair with carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, food booths, and live entertainment Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Chehalis Garlic Fest
FRI-SUN fun, food, music, crafts, and, oh, yeah… garlic! At Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis. Map
(www.chehalisgarlicfest.com)

Flower Show
SAT-SUN PSDA Show at Sky Nursery in Shoreline. Map
(www.pugetsounddahlias.org)

Sand in the City
SAT-SUN Washingtons largest free family sand festival. Sculpting events with 240 tons of sand, arts/science/educational activities and entertainment in Olympia. Map
(www.hocm.org)

Free Summer Fly Days – Battle of Britain
SAT Flying at noon: Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Kitsap County Fair
WED-SUN Animals, carnival, exhibits, music, entertainment and more at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds just a short ferry ride away in Bremerton. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.kitsapgov.com)

August 15-17, 2014

Snoqualmie Railroad Days
FRI-SUN Train rides, parade, fun run, entertainment, vendors and children’s activities at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map
(www.trainmuseum.org)

Snohomish Taste of Music
FRI-SUN 3 Days of Blues, Jazz, Funk! Includes the Washington Blues Society IBC Semi-Finals. Directions
(tasteofmusic.org)

Woodinville Festival
SAT Farmer’s market, arts and crafts fair, exhibitors, and children’s activities. At Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville. Map
(www.celebratewoodinville.com)

Celebrate Shoreline Festival
SAT Festival with a live music, car show, kids activities and more. At Cromwell Park in Shoreline. Map
(www.cityofshoreline.com)

Viking Days
SAT-SUN Viking reenactments, music, Scandinavian food, beer & wine gardens, crafts, kids’ activities and more in Ballard. Map
(www.nordicmuseum.org)

Free Summer Fly Days – Luftwaffe Day
SAT Flying at noon: Messerschmitt Bf 109, Focke Wulf Fw 190, Fiesler Storch Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Richmond Beach Sandcastle Contest
SUN Sandcastle building contest open to all at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shorline. Map
(www.cityofshoreline.com)