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, 2015
Mount Vernon, La Conner, Various Skagit Valley Communities
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Visit fields of blooming tulips scattered throughout the Skagit Valley, enjoy a variety of events and activities throughout the festival month.
April 24-26, 2015
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 24-25, 2015
Maple Valley
13th Annual Hooked on Fishing Trout Derby
Tent camping, Fishermen’s Breakfast, Fish School, Prizes.
April 24-26, 2015
Spring Carnival at the Evergreen State Fair
Carnival rides, music, food, a kids’ zone, animals, a root beer garden, a beer garden, vendors, a barbecue championship and more.
April 25-26, 2015
The Art of Gardening
Hands-on event featuring regional vendors, display gardens and exhibitors with a focus on backyard farming, gardening and art, tasty food and live entertainment all day!
April 25
Tenth Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon boat races, Chinese traditional art demonstrations, traditional lion dances, music, martial arts performances, vendors. Draws over 4,000 spectators each year.
April 26
Woodinville Tree Games
Celebrate Arbor Day and all the beautiful trees in Woodinville at this annual celebration. Activities for all ages, kid's games, tree care demonstrations, food vendors, and lots of fun giveaways and handouts.
May 2
Spring Pottery Sale
Hundreds of hand crafted items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, soap dishes, jewelry, holiday items, and more! Come early for best selection.
May 2-6, 2015
Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show
Door prizes, exhibits, demos, raffles, kids’ activities, books & maps, club displays, fossils & shells, and more.
May 3
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Spectacular dances, youth drill teams, drumming, martial arts, artists, hands-on activities, games, and a lively marketplace.
May 6-25, 2015
Cruzin’ to Colby Car Show & Show ‘n Shine
Cruising on Colby Avenue, dance, Show n' Shine (free to public on Monday 8am-4pm)
May 8-10, 2015
Music, traditional Maibaum (Maypole) dance, traditional German dance lessons, crafts, plant sale, bouncy house, climbing walls and more.
May 8-9, 2015
Northwest Paddling Festival
Retailers, manufacturers, athletes, paddle equipment, accessories & gear, race, clinics, seminars. Free to the public.
May 8
Ten Grands Seattle
Ten Grands Seattle features ten grand pianos and ten concert pianists playing a variety of classical, jazz, boogie woogie, R&B and modern pieces simultaneously, as soloists and in various combinations. Benefit music education.
May 9
Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival
Celebrate wildlife and nature. Local experts, a variety of exhibitors, vendors, and nature enthusiasts. 
 Kids Garden Party tent, Arts & Crafts Marketplace, entertainment, guided bird tour. A great family day!
May 9-10, 2015
12th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour
Self-guided tour highlights Kirkland’s acclaimed artists at their studios and galleries around town.
May 16-6, 2015
20th Annual Paine Field Aviation Day
See the latest in general aviation aircraft, take a flight, meet the pilots, see one-of-a-kind aircraft, talk with the flight schools, enjoy some great food, watch the thrilling flying demonstrations.
May 16-17, 2015
University District Street Fair
Longest running street fair in the U.S. Shopping, arts & crafts entertainment, food and drink, kids’ activities.
May 17
19th Annual Sky Valley Motorcyle Show
Live music, vendors, contests, motorcycle clubs, one of a kind bikes, and more
May 17
Celebration of Food Festival 2015
Focus on growing, cooking, preserving, and eating real healthy food. Food samples, demos, displays, gardening activities, experts, books & resources for growing, cooking and preserving food.
May 22-25, 2015
Northwest Folklife Festival
Features over 5,000 performers from over 60 cultural communities
May 23-24, 2015
Hood Canal Shrimpfest
Crafts, food, belt sander races, exhibits, vendors, live music, kids activities, shrimp for sale and so much more.
May 23
Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor Street Scramble
A “treasure hunt” through the community directing participants to 30 locations on a map. Refreshments, music, interactive booths, awards. Free, family event. 
May 25
EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling Event
Choose from the traditional 7 Hill Route (approximately 40 miles), the popular Metric Century Route, or the challenging Century Route. Early bird registration 4/13
May 29-31, 2015
Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival
Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food Court, Kid's Activities, Beer & Wine Garden, Hydroplanes, Classic Boat Displays
May 30
Darrington Day Celebration
Celebrate Darrington! Vendors, shops, music, Smokey the Bear, and more.
June 6-7, 2015
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Food, historical exhibits, visual and performing arts, music, dances, children’s activities, Filipino martial arts demos, literary-musical contests, health fair, film clips, workshops, vendors.
June 6-7, 2015
Gig Harbor
Maritime Gig Festival
Pancake Breakfast, Family Fun Run, Parade, Kids Fair, Car Show, Classic Yachts Festival, Music, Vendors, Food, and more.
June 6-7, 2015
Anacortes Waterfront Festival
All Corvette Car Show, Custom Classic Car Show, Boat Show, BlackJack Squadron Fly-over, Milk Carton Derby, High Tide Bike Ride, Free Boat Rides, Art, Children’s Area, Model Boat Show, Dance, Quick & Dirty Boat Building Demo, tours of the Schooner Adventuress, vendors and more.
June 12-13, 2015
Washington Homeschool Convention
The largest of its kind on the West Coast, with nearly 4,000 attendees. Speakers, workshops, seminars on homeschooling how-to's, fun family activities, and unique opportunities for homeschool families to connect.
June 19 - July 21, 2015
Edmonds Arts Festival
View and purchase art, enjoy entertainment, food, hands on activities for kids, festival store.
June 20
Seattle Pet Expo
Entertainment, activities, costume contest, vendors, exhibits, obedience demos, discounted vaccinations & microchipping, and more.
June 20-21, 2015
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
Carnival, vendors, food, car show, music and performers, Chili Cook-Off, family & kid friendly activities.
June 28
Annual Mukilteo Classical Car Show
Over 125 cars and vintage air craft in a fantastic setting on Paine Field
July 11
The 4th Annual Polish Festival Seattle
Music, dance performances, workshops, exhibits, children’s activities, Handcrafted Polish glass art, traditional folk costumes, beer garden, polish food and more.
July 11-12, 2015
Queen Anne Summerfest
Car Show, Wine/Beer Garden, food, artwalk, dog walk, live music, games, bouncy house, and more.
July 17-19, 2015
Vashon Island
Strawberry Festival
Parades, classic car show, music, vendor booths, street dances, pancake breakfasts, beer garden, a fun run, the firemen's challenge and children's activities. Fun for all ages!
July 18-19, 2015
Tacoma Maritime Fest
Kids Zone, Quick & Dirty Boat Building, Port tours, boat rides, art, free visits to the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, entertainment, food and more.
July 24-26, 2015
Lake Stevens
Boat race, 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, carnival, parades, fireworks, pancake breakfast, horse drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, food, beverages, classic car show, water ski/wakeboard tournament, and much more fun!
July 25
Seattle Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat, Races, booths, entertainment, kids activities, food, and beverage garden.

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