September 23-25, 2016

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 25 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)

Seattle Design Festival
THRU SEP 23 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.org)

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)

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)

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)

Fisherman’s Fall Festival
SAT Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and “Fishing for Fun” fish pond, are complementary for all children and admission to the Festival is free. At the Fisherman’s Terminal in Magnolia. Map
(www.fishermensfallfestival.org)

Festival of Fruit
SAT Live music, cider pressing, pie contest, kids crafts, and tours of the wildlife habitat demonstration garden and Piper’s Orchard. At Carkeek Park in north Seattle. Map
(pipersorchard.org)

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)

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

Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House
SAT Live artist demos of glassblowing, woodturning, jewelry making and more. At the Pratt Fine Arts center in Seattle. Map
(www.pratt.org)

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/)

Street Scramble – Fremont Oktoberfest
SUN Fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments at the finish. Directions FAQ
(www.streetscramble.com)

September 16-18, 2016

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 25 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)

Seattle Design Festival
THRU SEP 23 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.org)

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)

Bug Blast
SUN Bug out as thousands of specimens, fly, buzz, or crawl to this favorite annual family event. At the UW Burke Museum. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

Seattle Park(ing) Day
FRI Over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, with art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! See web site for map showing where the parks will be in the Seattle area. Map
(www.seattle.gov)

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Kites flying for display and competition. At the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville. Directions
(whidbeykites.org)

Seattle Mini Maker Faire
SAT-SUN Showcasing diverse projects from individuals and organizations, including non-profits, academia, and industry including youth makers. Map
(makerfaireseattle.com)

Free Summer Fly Days – Flying Tanks Day
SAT Free Admission to the Flying Heritage Collection with flying aircraft demonstrations. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

National Cheeseburger Day
SUN Deals and specials on burgers.
Search
(nationalcheeseburgerday.com)

September 9-11, 2016

National 9-11 Day
SUN Rememberance of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Local Events
(www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance)

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 25 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)

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

Seattle Design Festival
SAT-SEP 23 Exhibits and Art installations accross Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.org)

Seattle Cider Summit
THU-SAT Taste over 150 hard ciders (alcoholic) including regional favorites and international. For over 21 only. At South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn. Map
(www.nwcider.com)

Kirkland 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.kirklandconcours.com)

Newcastle Days
FRI-SAT Music, food, craft vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, pony rides, community art show, custom and classic car show at Lake Boren Park. Map
(www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

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)

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)

September 2-5, 2016

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

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
FRI-SEP 25 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)

FHC Vintage Aircraft Weekend
FRI-SUN Rhw Flying Heritage Collection’s Spitfire and Hurricane take to the skies to awe and amaze guests. Food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Bremerton Blackberry Festival
SAT-MON 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 05 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 26-28, 2016

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

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 05 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)

JB Lewis-McChord Air Expo
SAT-SUN Air Force Thunderbirds and other precision flying demonstrations, as well as military aircraft on display. at Mchord Air Base in Tacoma. Map
(www.lewismcchordairexpo.com)

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

Camlann Medieval Villiage Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN Knightly combat, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, and minstrels at th Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
(www.camlann.org)

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 19-21, 2016

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

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)

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

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

August 12-14, 2016

A Taste of Edmonds
FRI-SUN Taste food from local eateries plus live entertainment including music and children’s activities, wine-tasting and beer garden in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.atasteofedmonds.com)

Perseid meteor shower
FRI-SAT The annual Perseid meteor shower will be at it’s peak Wikipedia

Bubblefest
FRI-SUN Bubble Bonanza, bubble gum blowing contest, live science show with frozen and flaming bubbles. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Kirkland Summerfest
FRI-SAT A Celebration of art, music, food, and family fun on the waterfront. In downtown Kirkland. Map
(www.kirklandsummerfest.com)

South Lake Union Block Party
FRI Food from neighborhood eateries, beer/wine garden, local music and kids’ activities at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Map
(www.slublockparty.com)

Kirkland Summerfest
FRI-SAT Family festival of music, art and food in downtown Kirkland. Sponsored by Kirkland auto dealers. Map
(www.kirklandsummerfest.com)

Festival at Mount Si
FRI-SUN Music, food, children’s activities, parade, car show and fireworks at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Map
(www.festivalatmtsi.org)

Auburn Days Festival
SAT Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance and car show in downtown Auburn. Map
(www.auburndays.com)

Kitsap Wine Festival
SAT Celebration of food and wine at Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.kitsapwinefestival.com)

Free Summer Fly Days – Lufwaffe Day
SAT Free Admission to the Flying Heritage Collection with flying aircraft demonstrations. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Pierce County Fair
THU-SUN 4-H exhibits, entertainment, fair food and more in Graham. Map
(www.piercecountyfair.com)