Tag Archives: Wine Tasting

June 22-24, 2018

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
(www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org)

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
(www.collingsfoundation.org)

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
(www.tasteoftacoma.com)

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

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
(www.burkemuseum.org)

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
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

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
(www.auburnwa.gov)

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
(www.skandia-folkdance.org)

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
(www.camlann.org)

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek
SAT-SUN Educational crafts, games and other kid activites. At Northwest Trek near Eatonville. Map
(www.nwtrek.org)

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
(kirklandchamber.org)

Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
SUN Annual Seattle Pride Parade, held at 11:00 AM, June 24 along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Map
(www.seattlepride.org)

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.

David

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April 6-8, 2018

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

Seattle Restaurant Week
MON-APR 19 More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $33, and many also offer two-course lunches for $18. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

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
(www.moisturefestival.com)

Food Truck Roundup
SUN Gathering of food trucks for your dining pleasure. In Fremont. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.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/)

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)

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)

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

Marine Mammal Mania
FRI-APR 15 Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

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

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
(www.moisturefestival.com)

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
(www.polishhome.org)

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

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
(www.fenpnw.org)


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
(http://www.washingtonbrewersguild.org/)

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

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
(www.victorianfestival.org)

Redmond Community Center Grand Opening
SAT Kids Activities, fitness classes, givaways. At the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. Map
(www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/)

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
(www.nwartalliance.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)

August 11-13, 2017

A Taste of Edmonds
FRI-SUN Taste food from local eateries plus live entertainment including music and children’s activities, wine-tasting and beer garden in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.atasteofedmonds.com)

Kirkland Summerfest
FRI-SUN A Celebration of art, music, food, and family fun on the waterfront. In downtown Kirkland. Map
(www.kirklandsummerfest.com)

South Lake Union Block Party
FRI Food from neighborhood eateries, beer/wine garden, local music and kids’ activities at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Map
(www.slublockparty.com)

Festival at Mount Si
FRI-SUN Music, food, children’s activities, parade, car show and fireworks at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Map
(www.festivalatmtsi.org)

Auburn Days Festival
SAT Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance and car show in downtown Auburn. Map
(Facebook)

Pierce County Fair
THU-SUN 4-H exhibits, entertainment, fair food and more in Graham. Map
(www.piercecountyfair.com)

Perseid meteor shower
SAT-SUN The annual Perseid meteor shower will be at it’s peak Wikipedia

Kitsap Wine Festival
SAT Celebration of food and wine at Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.kitsapwinefestival.com)

Curiosity Days – Up In The Sky
SAT-SUN Explore the science of everything under the sun, from weather and our atmosphere to flight and aviation.. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

March 3-5, 2017

Emerald City Comicon
THU-SUN The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest. At the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.emeraldcitycomicon.com)

Sewing & Stitchery Expo
THU-SUN The largest expo of its kind for sewers, quilters and embroidery enthusiasts from around the globe.  At the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Map
(www.sewexpo.com)

Polar Science Weekend
FRI-SUN Presented in partnership with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, students, families and guests of all ages will enjoy three action-packed days of hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and more – all transporting you into the extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Travel • Adventure • Gear Expo
SAT-SUN More than 125 exhibitors including apparel, equipment and accessories manufacturers, as well as onsite adventures for attendees such as an indoor zip line, paddle pool and rock wall. At CenturyLink Field Event Center. Directions
(https://www.trailtoadventure.com/)

Seattle Bike Expo
SAT-SUN The best of biking – with more than 125 exhibitors, speakers & presenters. At the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map
(seattlebikeshow.com)

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/)

Poverty Bay Wine Festival
FRI-SAT Enjoy live musical entertainment and the historic setting while tasting wines from over twenty Washington State Wineries and sampling delicacies from local food merchants. Hosted by the The Rotary Club of Des Moines at the Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. Map
(http://www.dmnprotary.org/)

Tacoma Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Explore hundreds of exhibits on remodeling kitchens, baths, outdoor spaces and more at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Directions & Parking
(homeshowcenter.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)

Seattle Golf & Travel Show
SAT-SUN The largest consumer golf & travel show on the west coast with over 200 exhibitors, travel destinations, manufacturer’s representatives and demonstrators. At Centurylink Field Event Center. Directions
(www.seattlegolfshow.com)

Snohomish Wine Festival
SAT The Festival will showcase 19 wineries from Oregon and Washington and will include many of the Snohomish area wineries. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, wine tastings, appetizers from local area restaurants and caterers, and entertainment by Back Porch Blues Unplugged and Bubbles & Fog at A Manor of Wine. Map
(snohowinefest.com)