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 Last weekend. 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)

May 15-17, 2015

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 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)

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

Bike to work day
FRI Search for details

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)

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)

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)

Port Townsend Rhody Festival
SAT-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)

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)

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)

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

May 8-10, 2015

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 Pike Place Market Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show Map
o Mom & Me at the Zoo Map
o More Mother’s Day Events

Sequim Irrigation Festival
THRU MAY 10 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)

Seattle Maritime Festival
SAT World’s biggest tugboat race, fireboat demonstrations, kids’ activities and a chowder cook-off. Waterfront Park and Piers 59-86 along the Seattle Waterfront. Map
(www.seattlepropellerclub.org)

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 1-3, 2015

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/)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
FRI-MAY 10 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)

Recipe for Love in Redmond
SAT Recipe for Love is a participatory performance celebration. So, that means there will be Spectating! Dancing! Frolicking in the streets! Sharing of cake! On the grand lawn at Redmond City Hall. Map
(www.lucianeare.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)

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

April 24-26, 2015

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Marine Mammal Mania: Sea Otters
SAT-SUN Learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium. Special talks and demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on activities. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Dirty Dan Days Seafood Festival
SUN Historic Fairhaven District celebrates its eclectic founder, featuring the world’s only uphill piano race, live music, games, rowing race, Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off with 15 local restaurant chefs with public tastings at Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham. Map
(www.fairhaven.com)

April 17-19, 2015

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 19 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)

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)

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-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)

Marine Mammal Mania: Northern Fur Seals
SAT-SUN Learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium. Special talks and demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on activities. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

April 10-12, 2015

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 19 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)

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)

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)

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

Marine Mammal Mania: Harbor Seals
SAT-SUN Learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium. Special talks and demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on activities. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)