Tag Archives: David’s Picks

March 23-25, 2018

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 08 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues

Polish Spring Bazaar
SAT Traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc.served by waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. Sale of Polish crystal, jewelry, and crafts. At the Polish Home in Seattle Map

Northwest Rodarama
SAT-SUN Hot rods, customs and vintage cars at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Map

Seattle’s French Festival
SUN Celebration of Turkish culture with a variety of traditional and contemporary food, music, dance, art, and kids activities. At the Seattle Center Armory. Map More Festál

Washington Cask Beer Festival

SAT Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from innovative regional breweries, admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and tastes at the Seattle Center Exibition Hall. Location

Taste Washington
THU-SUN Wine tasting from from more than 200 local wineries plus food from local restaurants at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map

Port Townsend Victorian Festival
FRI-SUN Victorian Grand Ball, historical theatrics, living history re-enactments, historic home tour, sponsored by the Victorian Society in America-Northwest. Downtown Port Townsend. Map

Redmond Community Center Grand Opening
SAT Kids Activities, fitness classes, givaways. At the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. Map

Best of the Northwest Spring Art & Fine Craft Show
SAT-SUN 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Map

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


March 16-18, 2018

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 08 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
SAT The Parade travels north on 4th Ave to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park and ends at the Seattle Center. Map

Irish Festival
SAT-SUN Irish & Celtic products, singing, dancing, childrens activities and more at Seattle Center Armory. Map

Taste of Norway Heritage Festival
SAT Traditional Norwegian food, crafts, music, dance, genealogy, children’s activities, vendors. At the Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard. Map

St. Patrick’s Day Dash
SAT Irish themed 5K with fun for the entire family, live music, Irish dancers, beer garden and costume contest at the Seattle Center. Map

PNNA Coin Show
FRI-SUN The oldest and biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest with 85 local, regional and national numismatic dealer booths. At the Tukwila Community Center. Map

Seattle Library Spring Book Sale
FRI-SUN Over 100,000 items will be for sale with over 50 categories of nonfiction including art, cookbooks, crafts, gardening, history, music, performing arts, pets, nature and travel. At the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Map

Doll, Teddy Bear & Antique Show
SAT-SUN Commercial exhibit and sale of antique to modern dolls, bears, supplies, clothing, jewelry at Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map

July 21-23

White Center Jubilee Days Street Fair
WED-SUN Festival featuring live music, foods, carnival, free children’s entertainment, fireworks and a parade in downtown White Center. Map

Bite Of Seattle
FRI-SUN The Northwest’s original food festival with booths featuring 50+ Seattle area restaurants and 30+ food product companies as well as wine tasting and entertainment at the Seattle Center. Map

Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map

Renton River Days
FRI-SUN Crafts, games, entertainment, pony rides, parade and more at Liberty Park in Renton. Map

Darrington Bluegrass Festival
FRI-SUN Music festival with 24-hour jamming campsites at Darrington Music Park. Location

Sequim Lavendar Festival
FRI-SUN More than 150 crafts and lavender booths, food, music and more in downtown Sequim. Map

Capitol Hill Block Party
FRI-SUN Music from local and national bands with food and vendors along 10th Ave & East Pike. Map

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Music, Beer Garden, Vendor booths, carnival on picturesque Vashon Island. Map

PNA Summer of Beer
SAT Ten tastes from over 21 local microbreweries. Barking Alehouse Brats and pub snacks included. At the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Map

Flying Heritage Museum Skyfair
SAT Historic aircraft and tanks, bouncy house and facepainting for kids, educational activities for the entire family. At the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field. Map

Street Scramble – Everett
SUN Fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments at the finish. FAQ

Chinatown Seafair Parade
SUN Chinese dragon, taiko drumming, drill teams, dancing lions and other entries make their way through the International District. Map

July 14-16, 2017

Snohomish Kla Ha Ya Days
WED-SUN Community festival with a parade, car show, chili cook-off, soapbox derby, carnival, entertainment and more in downtown Snohomish. Map

King County Fair
THU-SUN Carnival, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, 4H and FFA animals, car show and more at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Map

Timber! Music Festival
THU-SAT Three day music festival in a natural outdoor setting. Camping is permitted. At Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation Map

Mustangs Northwest Round Up
THU-SUN Judged show of classic Mustangs and Cougars. At Bellevue College. Map

Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Map

Kent Cornucopia Days
FRI-SUN Festival, street fair, carnival, parade and more in Kent. Map

Kirkland Uncorked
FRI-SUN Celebration of Washington wine and food plus an art show on the shores of Lake Washington at Marina Park in Kirkland. Map

Curiosity Days – Get Outside
FRI-SUN The science and tech of outdoor adventure. At the Pacific Science Center. Map

West Seattle Summer Fest
FRI-SUN Street fair with music, arts, food, beer garden and street dance at West Seattle Junction. Map

SandSations Sand Sculpture Competition
SAT World class sand sculpture competition and summer festival in Longbeach, WA Map

Duvall Sandblast Arts Festival
SAT-SUN This music showcase and fine art and craft fair will have dozens of local Puget Sound artists and crafters demonstrating, displaying and selling their work.

Gig Harbor Art Festival
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts booths plus entertainment and a food court in Gig Harbor. Map

Bon Odori Festival
SAT-SUN A celebration of Japanese Buddhism with traditional folk dancing, ikebana flower arrangements, taiko demonstrations and more at Seattle Buddhist Temple. Map

Covington Days Festival
SAT-SUN Parade, arts and crafters, carnival games, exhibitors, kid and family activities, on stage entertainment, inflatable toys, watermelon eating contest and much more! Map

June 30 – July 4, 2017

US Independence Day
TUE a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies had formed the United States of America and were no longer part of the British Empire.

Fourth of July Events & Fireworks
o Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seafair Summer 4th – 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 Seatac Family Fourth Carnival – Angle Lake Park Map
o Carnation Celebration & Fireworks – Carnation Map
o Tacoma Freedom Fair – Ruston Way Waterfront Directions
More fireworks shows

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

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
SAT-TUE 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

June 23-25, 2017

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

Wings of Freedom
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 the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Map

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Fresh strawberry shortcake, games, entertainment and more at Crossroads International Park. Map

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

Get Out & Boat Fest
SAT Free Boat Rides All Day Plus: Seminars, Clinics, Live Music, Kids Activities, Kayak & SUP Demos, Food Carts at Chandler’s Cove in South Lake Union. Map

America’s Family Pet Expo
SAT-SUN Everything you need to know for a happier healthier pet. At the Washington State Convention Center. Map

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

Curiosity Days – Dive In!
SAT-SUN Get to know about the world that lies beneath 71% of our planet. Dive into the waters of Puget Sound and beyond as we explore aquatic life and environments. At the Pacific Science Center. Map

Free Summer Fly Days – Pacific Theater Day
SAT Free admission to the Flying Heritage Collection with flying aircraft demonstratons. Map

June 16-18, 2017

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

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

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

Ezra Meeker Days
FRI-SUN Entertainment stages, food courts, inflatable rides for the Kids In Puyallup. Map

Washington Brewers Festival
FRI-SUN More than 200 craft beers and family entertainment at St Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map

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

Burlington Berry Dairy Days
FRI-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

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

Fremont Fair
SAT-SUN Seattle’s most colorful street fair located in the Fremont neighborhood – self proclaimed “center of the universe”. Directions

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon
SAT-SUN Runners will experience iconic Seattle sights as they rock out to live bands every mile.

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

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

Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous
SAT-SUN Over fifty classic wooden vessels on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Free admission. At Bell Harbor Marina at Pier 66. Map

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