May 20-22, 2016

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

Seattle Ice Cream Festival
SUN Seattle’s best ice cream makers set up throughout the preservation-friendly alleyways of 11th Ave’s Chophouse Row development. Map

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

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 12 The largest film festival in the United States featuring independent and foreign films. Venues
(www.siff.net)

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
FRI-SUN Everett Music Initiative presents Fisherman’s Village Music Festival | 50+ Bands / Multiple Stages — Downtown Everett Map
(www.thefishermansvillage.com)

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

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

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)

Aloha Brewfest
SAT Hawaiian fundraiser beer festival with tasting by local breweries, Hawaiian lunch and live entertainment at Cascadia College in Bothell. Map
(www.alohabrewfest.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)

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

Port Townsend Rhody Festival
SAT 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)

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 13-15, 2016

Sequim Irrigation Festival
THRU MAY 15 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Seattle Maritime Festival
SAT Free harbor tours, fireboat demonstrations, kids’ activities and a chowder cook-off. Waterfront Park and Piers 59-86 along the Seattle Waterfront. Map
(www.seattlepropellerclub.org)

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

Take a Spin at the LeMay Car Museum
SAT Free rides in classic vehicles are included in museum admissions today. At the LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Map
(www.americascarmuseum.org)

Piegrogi Festival
SAT Celebrating Polish food and cultural traditions with several kinds of Pierogi, beer garden, Polish folk music, food vendors at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.polishhome.org)

Gig Harbor Beer Fest
SAT The Gig Harbor Beer Festival is a fund-raiser benefiting the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Foundation.
Map
(www.gigharborbeerfestival.com/)

Backyard Wildlife Festival
SAT Celebrate wildlife and nature with a variety of exhibitors, vendors, and nature enthusiasts. Features a presentation from local experts Ciscoe Morris and Marianne Binetti. At the Tukwila Community Center
Map
(backyardwildlifefestival.org)

May 6-8, 2016

Mother’s Day
SUN Honoring Moms everywhere Map

Mother’s Day Events
SUN
o Mother’s Day Social presented by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Map
o Pike Place Market Flower Festival Map
o Mom & Me at the Zoo Map
o Mother’s Day Half Marathon Map
o Free Train Ride for Mothers Directions
o State Parks Free on Mother’s Day Find a Park
o Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day
More Mother’s Day Events

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/)

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)

Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend
FRI-SUN Join University of Washington scientists and researchers for fun, interactive activities and exhibits. Special appearances by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band, the Cheer Squad and Dubs. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
FRI-MAY 15 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)

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)

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

April 28 – May 1, 2016

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
SUN Over 25 food trucks competing for Seattle’s best taco. In Fremont. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.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/)

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)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
FRI-SUN 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)

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)

Everett Rock and Gem Show
SAT-SUN Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show sponsored by the Everett Rock & Gem Club. At the Everett Community College. Map
(www.everettrockclub.com)

April 22-24, 2016

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

National Parks Free Entrance Days
THRU APR 24 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)

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)

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

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)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

April 15-17, 2016

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 17 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)

Puyallup Spring Fair
THU-SUN Rides, entertainment, animal exhibits, food, rodeo, Monster Truck show, garden show and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Northwest Women’s Show
FRI-SUN Over 600 booths with everything from cosmetics to books plus firefighters, fashion shows, wine-tasting, seminars, celebrities, food and more at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Directions
(www.nwwomenshow.com)

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

National Parks Free Entrance Days
SAT-APR 24 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)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Spring Safari at Woodland Park Zoo
SAT Celebrate the African Savanna and the amazing animals that live there, At the Woodland Park Zoo. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-THU More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $30, and many also offer two-course lunches for $15. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

April 8-10, 2016

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

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-THU More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $30, and many also offer two-course lunches for $15. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

Whirligig
THRU APR 17 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)

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 13 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

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)

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)

Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
SAT Floats adorned with thousands of daffodils on parade through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. Parade Start 10:15 AM
(www.daffodilfestival.net)

Vegfest
SAT-SUN Vegetarian food festival with cooking demos, samples, book sale and kids’ activities at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Directions
(www.vegofwa.org)

Best of the Northwest
SAT-SUN Spring Art & Fine Craft show featuring local artisans at Magnuson Park. Map
(www.nwartalliance.com)

Fred Meyer Fuchsia Saturday
SAT Special price on fuchsia starts with free potting at Fred Meyer stores. Bring your own pots.
(www.fredmeyer.com)

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
SAT Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries, six restaurants and live music to pier one overlooking the scenic Guemes Channel, Map
(www.anacortes.org)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)