July 3-5, 2015

US Independence Day
SAT Celebrate the birth of this country with food, fun and fireworks!
o Seafair Summer Fourth on Lake Union – Gas Works Park Map
o Bellevue Family 4th – Bellevue Downtown Park Map
o Demolition Derby and Fireworks – Evergreen Speedway in Monroe Map
o Fourth on the Plateau – Sammamish Plateau Map
o City of Kenmore Fireworks Show – Kenmore log boom Map
o Seatac Family Fourth Carnival – Angle Lake Park Map
o Carnation Celebration & Fireworks – Carnation Map
o Tacoma Freedom Fair Directions
More Fireworks

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
FRI-SUN Celebration of local maritime heritage with boat display, toy-boat building, sailing model boats, boat rides & races, food and live music at Lake Union Park and Center for Wooden Boats. Directions
(www.cwb.org)

Vintage Car Races
FRI-SUN Get your horsepower fix watching vintage stock cars racing on the road course at Pacific Raceways in Kent. Map
(www.sovren.org)

Tacoma Freedom Fair
SAT Airshow, live entertainment, kids fun, food and fireworks. Along the Ruston Way waterfront in Tacoma. Directions
(freedomfair.com)

JBLM Freedom Fest
SAT Aerial demonstrations, live entertainment, food, carnival rides, and fireworks. At Joint Base Lewis/McChord. Map
(www.jblmmwr.com)

June 26-28, 2015

Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Food from 30 restaurants, 20 food product companies as well as four stages of music, beer garden, carnival rides and kids’ activities at Point Defiance Park. Parking & Directions
(www.tasteoftacoma.com)

Wings of Freedom at the Museum of Flight
FRI-SUN Historic military aircraft on display. Flights available in Boeing B-17 and Consolidated B-24 WWII era bombers. See the aircraft that defended America in the world’s first and only global air war. At Boeing Field in Seattle. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org/)

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT Fresh strawberry shortcake, games, entertainment and more at Crossroads International Park. Map
(www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org)

Greenwood Car Show
SAT More than 500 classic and custom cars plus bands, food and crafts along Greenwood Avenue. Map

Seafair Pirates Landing
SAT Kids activities, live music, vendors and appearance by the Seafair Pirates at Alki Beach Park. Map
(www.seafair.com)

Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Visual and performing arts, Cultural Rooms, artists marketplace and children’s activities at Shoreline Conference Center. Map
(www.shorelinearts.net)

Olympic Air Show
SAT-SUN Displays and air shows featuring historic military aircraft at Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia. Map
(www.olympicflightmuseum.com)

Skandia Folkdance Society’s Midsommarfest
SUN Traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, with authentic costumed muscians and dancers. At St. Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
(www.skandia-folkdance.org)

Skandia Midsommarfest
SUN Music and dance, kids’ activities, crafts, food and more at St Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
(www.skandia-folkdance.org)

June 19-21, 2015

Fremont Fair
FRI-SUN Seattle’s most colorful street fair located in the Fremont neighborhood – self proclaimed “center of the universe”. Directions
(www.fremontfair.com)

Edmonds Arts Festival
FRI-SUN Arts & crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities at the Frances Anderson Center. Map
(www.edmondsartsfestival.com)

Ezra Meeker Days
FRI-SUN Entertainment stages, food courts, inflatable rides for the Kids In Puyallup. Map
(http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com)

Wings of Freedom at Paine Field
FRI-SUN Historic military aircraft on display. Flights available in Boeing B-17 and Consolidated B-24 WWII era bombers. See the aircraft that defended America in the world’s first and only global air war. At Paine Field in Everett. Directions
(flyingheritage.com)

Washington Brewers Festival
FRI-SUN more than 200 craft beers and family entertainment at St Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
(www.washingtonbeer.com)

Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous
FRI-SUN Over fifty classic wooden vessels at Pier 66 on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Free admission. Map
(classicyacht.org)

Marysville Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Food, entertainment, arts & crafts, carnival, car show, parade, fireworks and strawberries. Map
(www.maryfest.org)

Burlington Berry Dairy Days
THU-SUN Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show and more! Map
(www.burlington-chamber.com)

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Festival
SAT master builder teams competing for prize money right under the shadow of Haystack Rock along with up to 50 individual “plots” for entrants to “work their magic.” Map
(www.cannonbeach.org)

Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Entertainment, gallery exhibits, kids and community performers, food and more at Burien Community Center. Map
(www.burienstrawberryfestival.org)

Fall City Days
SAT Pancake breakfast, fun run & walk, arts & crafts, food, pony rides, carnival and a parade in Fall City. Map
(www.fallcity.org)

Father’s Day
SUN To celebrate Dad this day became an official US holiday in 1972.

Summer Solstice
SUN The official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Celebrations

Fenders On Front Street
SUN Free display of vintage and classic cars, street vendors, swap meet and multiple live music stages, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. at the Triple-X Drive-in followed by a cruise down Front Street from Staples to Sunset and back to Triple-X in downtown Issaquah. Map
(www.fendersonfrontstreet.com)

June 12-14, 2015

Maple Valley Days
FRI-SUN Parade, classic car show, food, arts & crafts, radio-controlled hydros and more at Lake Wilderness Park. Map
(www.maplevalleydays.com)

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon
SAT Runners will experience iconic Seattle sights as they rock out to live bands every mile.
(http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle)

National Marina Day
SAT Boating day with music, beer garden, kids’ activities and information about boating at Shilshole Bay Marina. Map
(www.portseattle.org)

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

Deming Logging Show
SAT-SUN Loggers’ feats and maneuvers, equipment and truck displays and a barbecue in Deming. Map
(www.demingloggingshow.com)

Hydros & Hot Rods
SAT Come and hear Live Music and see Hot Rods next to your favorite Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes. At the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. Map
(thunderboats.ning.com)

Georgetown Carnival
SAT Art, music, Power Tool Races, carnival and games in Georgetown Historic District. Directions
(www.georgetowncarnival.com)

June 5-7, 2015

National Doughnut Day
FRI Free doughnuts

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 07 Last weekend. The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. Venues
(www.siff.net)

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/)

Pagdiriwang Philipine Festival
SAT-SUN Commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence, the event has grown into the biggest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

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

Free Fishing Weekend
SAT-SUN Fishing licenses are not required of to fish anywhere in Washington State. Details
(wdfw.wa.gov)

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)

Anacortes Waterfront Festival
SAT-SUN Family-friendly festival celebrates Anacortes’s maritime heritage with free boat rides, live entertainment, car show and swap meet in downtown Anacortes. Map
(www.anacortes.org)

May 29-31, 2015

Edmonds Waterfront Festival
FRI-SUN Family festival, 2 stages of entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, kids’ activities and rides, beer garden with dancing, classic yacht show, free shuttle bus throughout Edmonds, Willow Creek fish hatchery free trout fishing for kids. Map
(www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com)

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
WED-SUN Share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.
Directions

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 07 The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Kent International Festival
SAT Cultural displays, food, entertainment, World Dance Party and finale concert at ShoWare Center. Map
(kentinternationalfestival.com)

Aloha Brewfest
SAT Hawaiian fundraiser beer festival with Willie K, 18 local breweries, Hawaiian lunch and entertainment at Cascadia College in Bothell. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.alohabrewfest.org)

Mason County Forest Festival
THU-SUN Car show, carnival, parade, logging show and fireworks in downtown Shelton. Map
(www.masoncountyforestfestival.org)

May 22-25, 2015

Memorial Day
MON Remembering the brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 07 The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. 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)

Hydro Fever
SAT Celebration of the museum’s anniversary with model hydro racing for kids and other memorabilia at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. Map
(www.thunderboats.org)

Edmonds Jazz Connection
SAT Continuous performances by student jazz groups at various locations in Edmonds. Map
(www.jazzconnection.org)

Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-MON 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)

Demolition Derby and Fireworks
SUN Demolition Derby, Fireworks, truck pull and more at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. Map
(www.evergreenspeedway.com)

Tankfest Northwest
MON 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)