Seattle, WA Events Calendar - things to watch when moving to Seattle

Event Calendar

Thinking about moving to Seattle, WA?  Here are some of the events coming up in the area - before you move stop by to take in some of these exciting activities.
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April 1-30, 2014
Skagit Valley Cities (Burlington, Mount Vernon, La Conner, and more)
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. Self-guided field tours. A variety of fun events-Basketball Tourney, Volkswalk, Garage Sale, Art of Gardening and more.
April 25-27, 2014
Mount Vernon
Tulip Festival Street Fair
Music, food, vendors, artists, crafts people, fun for all ages 
April 25-27, 2014
Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival
Celebrate Spring and the annual migration of shorebirds in Grays Habor County.
Speakers, field trips, marketplace, banquet, auction, Nature Fun Fair for kids. Preregister for events.
April 25-27, 2014
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production.
April 25-26, 2014
Maple Valley
Annual 'Hooked On Fishing' Trout Derby on Lake Wilderness
Fishing derby, tent camping, Rotary Breakfast, games, photos and awards.
April 26-27, 2014
Art of Gardening Event
Hands-on event featuring regional vendors, display gardens and exhibitors with a focus on backyard farming, gardening and art specifically designed for the garden. Enjoy tasty food, beer & wine garden and live entertainment.
April 26-27, 2014
The Evergreen State Spring Festival
Live entertainment & music, quilt show, BBQ competition, Ciscoe Morris, “Science on Wheels” interactive exhibit, animal shows, carnival rides, beer garden and more.
April 26
Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah,
The 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour
Learn more about green building practices, see first-hand some examples of green homes. Self-guided tours, discounts, demos, refreshments & more.
April 26
North Bend
North Bend Blues Walk
1 Day Blues Festival, 16 Venues, Terrific Entertainment, Great Food & Drink
April 27
Heroes Half Marathon & 10K
Heroes Half honors our military and their families through support for the USO Northwest. 10k/5k walkers welcome, kids run, prizes
May 3
20th Annual Fishing Derby in Marysville
Free event for kids. Fishing, prizes, pancake breakfast.
May 3-11, 2014
Vashon Island
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour – Spring 2014
Vashon Island artists open their studios to share an exceptional array of artwork in this free, self-guided tour held for two consecutive weekends, May 3-4 & 10-11. Meet artists and craftspeople and purchase artwork directly from the individual who created it.

May 4
10th Annual Kitsap Family Fun Run
Fitness/nutrition fair with massage, yoga, disc golf, soccer, and fitness/nutrition booths & activities. Raffle drawings for prizes.
May 8-9, 2014
Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival
World’s largest tugboat race, Chowder Cook-Off, workboat parade, survival suit races, a boat building competition, vessel tours, sea-air rescue demos, free harbor tours, Kids and Family FunZone, Stories of the Sea, Maritime Career Day and more.
May 10
Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival
Celebrate wildlife and nature! Presentation from local expert Ciscoe Morris, exhibitors, vendors,Kids Garden Party tent, Arts & Crafts Marketplace, entertainment, guided bird tour along the Duwamish River. A great family day!
May 10-11, 2014
11th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour
Explore Kirkland artist home studios, meet the artists and view unique artwork, and see creativity in action. Free, self-guided tour.
May 10
Gig Harbor
3rd Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival
Great Beer, Great entertainment, Great Cause! 21 and older event Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 after 4/25/14 and at the door.

May 15 - June 8, 2014
Seattle International Film Festival
The largest and most highly attended film festival in the country celebrates the art of cinema with special events and extraordinary films from around the world.
May 16-18, 2014
Viking Fest
Food (authentic Scandinavian fare!), craft booths, Viking Village, parade, carnival rides, music, entertainment, pancake breakfast, beer gardent, 5K Run, and more family fun.
May 17-18, 2014
Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah,
University District StreetFair
Longest running street fair in the U.S. 300 vendors, crafts, music (35+ bands on two stages), food & more.
May 23-26, 2014
Northwest Folklife Festival
Music, dance, stories from various cultures, workshops, family friendly activities, and more.
May 26-25, 2014
Bremerton and Port Orchard
Kitsap Harbor Festival
Vendors, arts & crafts, farmers market, displays, Kitsap Car Cruz, food, beer garden, KidZone, entertainment.
May 28 - June 1, 2014
Bellevue Jazz Festival
Eastside's premier showcase for top national and regional artists, as well as local talent and high school all-stars. Some free & some tickets venues. Tickets on Sale Now! 
May 30 - June 1, 2014
The Edmonds Waterfront Festival
Vendors, performers, dance, music, exhibitions, food, 5K race, fish hatchery, Classic Yachts tours.
May 31 - June 1, 2014
Mother Earth News Fair
Fun, family oriented sustainable lifestyle event. Workshops on renewable energy, gardening, green building. Exhibitors, organic food & drink, and more.
May 31 - June 1, 2014
Port Gamble
June Faire
Jousting, jesting, costumes, music, dancing, vendors, food - a glimpse into Medieval life.
June 7-8, 2014
Anacortes Waterfront Festival
Family fun features boats, kids' activities, food, music, car and boat shows, vendors, marine swap meet, radio controlled sailing regatta and more.
June 7-8, 2014
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Explore the culture and influences of the Philippines. Live performances, arts, food, games, martial arts, marketplace and hands on activities.
June 14
Fall City
Fall City Days & Fun Run
Parade, Booths, Watermelon Eating Contest and lots of Family Fun. 5/10K Fun Run, 1K Fun Run for Kids. Race from 7am-10:30am.
June 14-15, 2014
Festival Sundiata
Celebration of African American arts, culture and history. Exhibits, entertainment, kids’ place, food, vendors, car show
June 14
Lake to Lake Bike Ride
Enjoyable, non-competitive ride for the whole family benefits the City of Bellevue's youth camp scholarship fund.
June 14-15, 2014
Wild Strawberry Festival
Carnival, vendors, food, car show, music and performers, Chili Cook-Off, family & kid friendly activities.
June 20-22, 2014
Meeker Days
Entertainment, music, vendors, KidZone, Dog Lounge, Antique Tractor Display, trout pond, and more fun for all.
June 20
Entertainment, inflatable rides, arts & crafts, face painting, over 70 activity and information booths, miniature golf, an ArtRageous hands-on art experience, DARE Expo, food concessions and more.
June 20-22, 2014
Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade
Solstice Concert Series, Solstice Parade, Dog Parade, buskers, kids’ activities, craft market, entertainment, food & drink.
June 21
Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon
Attracts more than 22,000 runners. This year’s Headliners are Presidents of the United States of America and Sir Mix-A-Lot. Live music performed by local bands, Dance & Cheer Teams along the race route.
June 21
Second annual All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth
Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez and Dan Wilson will join former Sonic Gary Payton, Seahawk Cliff Avril and other big names at Safeco Field for a day of fun with fans and to show support for homeless youth.
June 27-28, 2014
Tacoma Highland Games
Free Celtic Concert on Friday, 6 - 9:00 PM. On Saturday enjoy piping & dancing competitions, field games, whisky & mead tasting, Harpers’ Circle, children’s activities, vendors, food, entertainment and more.
June 27-29, 2014
Taste of Tacoma
Regional restaurants, food product companies, entertainment stages, beer & wine gardens, Wine Tasting Exhibit, Comedy Club, carnival and amusement rides, juried arts and crafts vendors.
June 28-29, 2014
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, strawberry shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and more family fun.
July 25-27, 2014
The 6th Street Fair
Showcasing 130 artists, arts & crafts, musical entertainment, hands on activities for kids, food and more.
July 25-27, 2014
Renton River Days
A wonderful variety of events, special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment
July 25-27, 2014
Lake Stevens
Annual community event featuring a pet show, carnival for kids, waterski/wakeboard tournament, Aquarun (5/10K), 3 on 3 basketball, boat races & parade, food court, arts & crafts, entertainment, fireworks.
July 26
Annual Golf Fore Red tournament for women
Along with fund-raising for the American Heart Association and having fun, there will be luncheon speakers, displays, demons, goody bag items and literature to help women better understand heart disease symptoms and risk factors.
July 26
Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor Food & Wine Festival
Featuring Chef Tom Douglas, Tasting tents with wineries, craft distilleries, breweries, restaurants, seminars, cooking demos, products for sale and more. Early bird tickets until 3/31
August 23
3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival
450+ vintage motorcycles, plus vendors, entertainment, food, swap meet, used bike corral and a group ride.

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