June 8-10, 2018

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)

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Festival
SAT Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand. In Cannon Beach,OR. Map
(www.cannonbeach.org)

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

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

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 10 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)

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

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

State Parks Free Days
SAT-SUN Saturday and Sunday are State Park “free days” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of National Get Outdoors Day and Fishing Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Vashon Sheepdog Classic
THU-SUN National sheepdog competition, sheep shearing, crafts and more. At the Misty Isle Farm on Vashon Island. Shuttles from the ferry terminal for walk on passengers. Directions
(www.vashonsheepdogclassic.com)

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

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June 1-3, 2018

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.org)

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

Bite of Greece Seattle
FRI-SUN Authentic Greek food music and dance. In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Map
(assumptionseattle.org)

Upstream Music Festival
FRI-SUN National and international artists performing alongside 200+ rising stars from the Northwest and beyond. At Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle. Map
(upstreammusicfest.com)

Issaquah Wine Walk
SAT 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/)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 10 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)

National Donut Day
FRI Free donuts today at many retailers

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 Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Hydros & Hot Rods
SUN 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)

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

Maritime Gig Festival
FRI-SUN Food & craft vendors, children’s fair, live music. In Gig Harbor. Map
(maritimegig.com)

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)

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

Daystar Rib BBQ Cook Off
SAT All you can eat pulled pork, burgers and hot dogs for $5. Live music, kids activities, face painting, bouncy house. At Daystar Retirement Village in Seattle. Map
(www.daystarseattle.com)

May 25-28, 2018

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

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)

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)

Seattle International Film Festival
THRU JUN 10 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)

Couth Buzzard Books Jazz Festival
FRI-MON Promotes lesser-known jazz artists and encouraging gender, age, and ethnic diversity in the Seattle jazz community. At Couth Buzzard Books in the Greenwood district of Seattle. Map
(www.buonobuzzard.com)

Classic Workboat Show
SAT-SUN Tugboats, fishing boats, and other iconic workboats of the Pacific Northwest will be on display at Lake Union Park. Map

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)

Live Music at Ste Michelle Winery
SAT-SUN Live music on the front lawn, food trucks, wines and even a few surprises. At the Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville. Map
(www.ste-michelle.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)

May 18-20, 2018

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)

Paine Field Aviation Day
SAT Admission into both museums (Flying Heritage & Historic Flight Foundation), plus prime viewing for the flying demonstrations. At Paine Field in Everett. Directions
(flyingheritage.com)

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)

Seattle International Film Festival
THU-JUN 10 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)

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 20 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.com)

Bothell Block Party & BrewFest
SAT Sample beer from 20 local breweries, eat at delicious locally owned food trucks, and experience six of Seattle’s hottest up-and-coming bands. In downtown Bothell. Map
(www.bothellchamber.com)

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

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 25 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)

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

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)

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

May 11-13, 2018

Mother’s Day
SUN Honoring Moms everywhere

Mother’s Day Events
o SAT Pike Place Market Flower Festival Map
o SAT Mom & Me at the Zoo Map
o SUN Mother’s Day Social presented by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Map
o Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day
o More Mother’s Day Events

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 25 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 13 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
THU-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)

UW Taiwanese Night Market
SAT A celebration of Taiwan’s rich culture through delicious food, activities, and entertainment. At the University of Washington Red Square. Directions and Parking
(www.tsauw.com)

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 20 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.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)

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)

Curiosity Days: Seeds to Eats
SAT-SUN Dive into the topic of food science with local experts. Learn about the science behind agriculture, nutrition and taste with a full menu of activities. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

May 4-6, 2018

Sequim Irrigation Festival
FRI-MAY 13 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
TUE-MAY 25 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)

Issaquah Wine Walk
SAT 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/)

Cinco De Mayo Food Truck Festival
SAT Live music, street tacos, beer garden and more at Volunteer Park in Seattle. Map
(www.fiesta5kole.com)

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
SUN Over 30 food trucks duke it out for the best taco-inspired dishes to enjoy over two blocks! Located in Fremont the self proclaimed “Center of the Universe”. Map
(Facebook)

Taco Truck Challenge
SUN 20 local food trucks serving their most mouthwatering treats and unique taco-themed confections. At the Seattle Center International Fountain Map
(Facebook)

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

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)

Festival for May at Camlann Medieval Village
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)

April 27-29, 2018

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

Celebrate Main Street Bothell!
SAT Bothell Main Street re-opens following the devastating 2016 fire. Live Music, Kids Activities, specials, demonstrations and discounts from local businesses. Map
(www.bothellchamber.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)

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)

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/)

Bothell Country Village 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)