Poll results are in! Stats and outcomes at the bottom of this post.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
SAT-SUN Fresh strawberry shortcake, games, entertainment and more at Crossroads International Park. Map
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
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
Shoreline Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Visual and performing arts, Cultural Rooms, artists marketplace and children’s activities at Shoreline Conference Center. Map
West Seattle Garden Tour
SUN Visit some of the most beautiful and unique gardens right in our own backyard. Proceeds benefit charity.
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
Lakewold Gardens Fairyfest
THU-SUN Art, music, dance, storytelling, fairy princesses, and 60 fairy houses to find on the grounds of Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. Children 12 and younger are free. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
Kids Day in Auburn
FRI Kids ages 4 to 11 love the inflatable rides, pony rides, face painting, games, arts & crafts, music, and food vendors at Kids Day in Les Gove Park. Map
Skandia Folkdance Society’s Midsommarfest
SUN Traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, with authentic costumed muscians and dancers. At St. Edward State Park in Kenmore. Map
Camlann Medieval Village Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN The lord of Camlann invites you to attend his Midsomer Festival, with new Summer Games, crowning the King & Queen of Summer, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery, and minstrelsy. At the Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
Slug Fest at Northwest Trek
SAT-SUN Educational crafts, games and other kid activites. At Northwest Trek near Eatonville. Map
Kirkland Wine Walk
FRI June’s Wine Walk is a 21+ event of local wineries offered at downtown Kirkland businesses and commences at The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. Map
Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
SUN Annual Seattle Pride Parade, held at 11:00 AM, June 24 along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Map
Thank you for your poll responses! Here are the results
- Kid Friendly: 80%
- Not enough, give me more: 50% About Right: 50% Too much: 0%
- Ads are annoying: 36%
Outcomes: Based on answers to Q1, I am keeping the current mix of family vs wine & beer events. From Q2 answers I see that most of you are OK with longer posts so I am adding back some of the smaller events that I have been letting fall off. Regarding the ads I do apologize, the current behavior is normal for the free WordPress platform. I will look into either moving to another platform or switching to an ad-free subscription, perhaps with an opportunity for donations.
As always your comments are welcome.