May 26-29, 2017

Memorial Day
MON Honoring past and present heroes in the United States Armed Forces.

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 11 With over 400 features, short films, and documentaries, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Northwest Folklife Festival
FRI-MON Ethnic music and dance, visual arts, folklore, children’s activities, food, crafts and funky fun at Seattle Center. If you like street musicians this is the festival for you. Free Admission. Map
(www.folklife.org)

Curiosity Days – Astronomy
SAT-MON Special planetarium shows, talks, and activities about astronomy, astrophysics and spaceflight. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-SUN Tall ships, classic car show, Seagull Calling Festival, sailing regatta, entertainment and more along the waterfront in Bremerton and Port Orchard. Directions
(www.kitsapharborfestival.com)

Hood Canal ShrimpFest
SAT-SUN Craft and food vendors, belt sander races, exhibits, entertainment, children’s activities in Brinnon. Map
(www.brinnonshrimpfest.org)

Street Scramble – Gig Harbor
SAT Fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments at the finish. FAQ
(www.streetscramble.com)

Tankfest Northwest
SAT TankFest Northwest is an all-day event that brings history alive for the community and honors the military innovations of the past, as meticulously restored WWII-era tanks and vintage artillery put on an explosive show for the crowd. (flyingheritage.com)

I Dig Dinos at Burke Museum
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

May 19-21, 2017

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 11 With over 400 features, short films, and documentaries, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States. Venues
(www.siff.net)

University District Street Fair
SAT-SUN Street Festival season is here! More than 300 local arts & crafts vendors, food, street performers, music, kids’ play area and more. Map
(udistrictstreetfair.org)

Bike Everywhere Day
FRI Celebration stations and experienced riders along major routes will ensure that encouragement, support, and fun are never in short supply. Station Map

JBLM Armed Forces Day
SAT Military vehicle displays, historical military reenactments, carnival rides, music and roving entertainment, climbing wall, and of course food and craft vendors. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Use I-5 Exit 119
(www.jblmmwr.com/armedforcesday)

Poulsbo Viking Fest
FRI-SUN Annual parade, Viking Village, carnival, food and crafts in Poulsbo. Map
(www.vikingfest.org)

Port Townsend Rhody Festival
FRI-SUN Craft fair, flower show and carnival in picturesque Port Townsend. From Seattle metro area take the Kingston Ferry at Edmonds and head north on Hwy 104. Map
(www.rhodyfestival.org)

Auburn Petpalooza
SAT An event for pet lovers with live entertainment, Seattle Flydogs demos, pony rides, kids petting zoo, over 150 vendor booths, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade
SAT Annual parade honoring our military with flag corps, marching bands and drill teams in downtown Bremerton. Pancake breakfast before the parade and bbq after. Map
(www.bremertonchamber.org)

May 12-14, 2017

Mother’s Day
SUN Honoring Moms everywhere

Mother’s Day Events
SAT-SUN
o Mother’s Day Social presented by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Map
o Mother’s Day Cooking Class with Cucina Casalinga Map
o Mom & Me at the Zoo Map
o Mother’s Day Half Marathon Map
o Free Train Ride for Mothers Directions
o Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day
More Mother’s Day Events

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 14 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.com)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 14 Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities for kids and toddlers. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
THRU MAY 14 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Northwest Paddling Festival
FRI-SAT Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear. At Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Map
(northwestpaddlingfestival.com)

May 5-7, 2017

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 14 Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities for kids and toddlers. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 14 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.com)

Evergreen Spring Carnival
FRI-SUN Carnival, food, bbq championships, flower and garden displays, home show and swap meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Enjoy music, art and wines from local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street, Issaquah. Map
(http://www.downtownissaquah.com/)

Master Gardener Plant Sale & Learning Fair
FRI-SAT Plant marketplace, veggies, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees plus seminars, garden art and more at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Map
(www.mgfkc.org)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
FRI-MAY 14 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Seattle Taco Truck Challenge
SAT Live music, street tacos, beer garden and more at Volunteer Park in Seattle. Map
(www.1077theend.com)

Opening Day of Boating Season
SAT Crew races, decorated boat parade, Navy Band concert on the Montlake Cut in Seattle. Map
(www.seattleyachtclub.org)

Festival for May at Camlann Medieval Villiage
SAT-SUN Medieval maypole dancing, longbow archery, games, minstrels, blacksmithing, candlemaking, Maypole dance and May Queen at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
(www.camlann.org)

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
SUN Over 45 food trucks competing for Seattle’s best taco. In Fremont. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.com)

April 28-30, 2017

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

World Rythm Festival
FRI-SUN Drum, dance, listen and learn in more than 100 performances and workshops with music of Africa, Asia, Cuba, Brazil, India, America, Middle East and more for youth and adults at Seattle Center. Map
(www.swps.org)

Sheep Shearing at Kelsy Creek Farm Park
SAT Watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats. Enjoy spinning demonstrations, children’s crafts, tractor/wagon rides, pony rides, food, animal viewing areas and more. At Kelsy Creek Farm Park in Bellevue. Map
(www.farmerjayne.com)

Northwest Green Homes Tour
SAT-SUN Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations include Seattle, Shoreline, Bothell, and Carnation. Free. Tour Map
(http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/)

I Dig Dinos at Burke Museum
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

April 21-23, 2017

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

Washington State Spring Fair
THU-SUN From garden displays, to racing pigs, to dogs performing amazing water tricks, Spring Fair offers tons of free attractions that the whole family will enjoy. At the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Curiosity Days: Dig In!
FRI-SUN Demonstrations, conversations, and a rich variety of hands-on interactive experiences about the earth, the environment, archaeology, and paleontology. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
FRI-SUN Live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and marketplace. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Mount Vernon Street Fair
FRI-SUN Live music stages, children’s activities, food & crafts in downtown Mount Vernon. Map
(www.mountvernondowntown.org)

Earth Day Events
SAT Earth Day is a worldwide annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
(www.earthday.org)

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

Children’s Story Program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library
SAT Programs are presented one Saturday a month for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. 10:30 AM at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Bothell Country Villiage Fuchsia and Dahlia Tuber Sale
SAT Hosted by the Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Seattle Dahlia Society in perfect time to get those fuchsia baskets started and dahlias planted for summer color! Call 425-483-2250 for information. Map
(www.countryvillagebothell.com)

April 14-16, 2017

Kid’s Easter Activities
SAT-SUN o SAT Redmond Town Center Spring Eggstravaganza Bunny petting zoo, bouncy house, crafts and more. Map
o SAT Gillman Village Issaquah Eggstravaganza Treats for kids and photos with Easter Bunny. Map
o SAT Bunny Bounce and Easter Baskets for the Animals @ Woodland Park Zoo! Hop, skip or jump to Bunny Bounce for Easter Egg hunts, Easter baskets for the animals and more. Map
o SAT Kent Station Egg Hunt Hunt eggs filled with candy and prizes from local merchants. At the Kent Station mall. Map
o SAT The Great Egg Hunt Community egg hunt for everyone. At Edmonds Lutheran Church Map
o SAT Meet the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny will be on the main stage from noon to 3 pm to teach everyone the chicken dance and the bunny hop. At Bothell Country Village. Map
o SAT & SUN Spring Egg Hunt Egg hunt, kids crafts. At the Seattle Children’s Museum Map
o SAT Snohomish Easter Parade Easter bonnet contest, kids’ egg hunt and the only major Easter parade in the state. Map
More Easter Fun

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

Whirligig
THRU APR 16 Super-Size inflatable rides that allow kids ages 12 and under to jump, slide and bounce their way into spring. In the Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Map
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Sakura-Con
FRI-SUN The 7th largest North American anime convention with merchants and cultural exhibitors. At the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.sakuracon.org)

State Parks Free Day
SAT In honor of Spring day, Saturday is a State Park “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Easter Sunday
SUN Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus