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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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 14 - June 7, 2015
Seattle International Film Festival
One of the top film festivals in North America, renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 80 countries.
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 23-24, 2015
Port Orchard
Fathoms O' Fun Festival Memorial Day Weekend
Craft & Vendor Show, cannon demo, contests, fun for kids, music, Sea Gull Run and 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 13
National Marina Day Celebration at Shilshole Marina
Boater’s swap meet, tours of the historic schooner Adventuress, kids’ activities, food, beer garden, music, sailboat rides, and more.
June 19 - July 21, 2015
Edmonds Arts Festival
View and purchase art, enjoy entertainment, food, hands on activities for kids, festival store.
June 19-21, 2015
Meeker Days 2015
Battle of the Bands, Lil’ Miss Meeker, kids’ activities, entertainment, Antique Tractor display & competition, trout pond, vendors, fine arts & crafts, food, and more hometown fun.
June 19-21, 2015
Fremont Solstice Fair
Music Festival, entertainment, Solstice Parade, crafts market, food, Beer Garden, Yoga, Art Car Blow Out, Dog Day Parade and more.
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 26-28, 2015
Taste of Tacoma

Features regional restaurants, food product companies, 5 outdoor entertainment stages, beer and wine gardens, carnival and amusement rides, over 100 juried arts and crafts vendors.

June 27
Party in the Park 2015
Pony rides, face painting, games, petting zoo and other fun activities for kids; High Valley Riders, Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court and other entertainment; Pancake & bacon breakfast; 5k/10k trail fun runs.
June 27-28, 2015
Port Orchard
Fathoms O' Fun Festival By The Sea
5K, Grand Parade, childrens’ activities, Arts & Crafts, vendors, music, food.
June 27-28, 2015
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Entertainment, auto show, vendors, food, and family fun, as well as a strawberry or two (shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more).
June 28
Annual Mukilteo Classical Car Show
Over 125 cars and vintage air craft in a fantastic setting on Paine Field
July 11
45th annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby
Nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design will compete on the waters of Green Lake for fantastic prizes and bragging rights. Register now online to participate.
July 11-12, 2015
Mount Vernon
21st annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics (the “heavy” events) and Scottish Highland dancing
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
Dragon Fest
Cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Japanese taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and over 40 restaurants offering a wide array of international $2 bites!
July 11-12, 2015
Queen Anne Summerfest
Car Show, Wine/Beer Garden, food, artwalk, dog walk, live music, games, bouncy house, and more.
July 15-19, 2015
Capital LakeFair
Arts & Crafts, music, car show, fireworks, food, carnival, parade, 3k/8k run, volleyball tournament 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
SandBlast Festival of the Arts
A professional and community sand sculpture, live music, dance and performance, story telling and a fine art and craft fair.
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 23-25, 2015
Gig Harbor
2015 Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival
Tastings, celebrity chefs, book signings, retail products, seminars, cooking demos and more!
July 24-26, 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair
Over 300 juried artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and fine art, a multitude of free community arts programming including; KIDSfair, BAM Exhibitions, public installations, & delicious food and beverages.
July 24-25, 2015
Enumclaw Rotary Street Fair 2015
Something For Everyone! Kidz Zone rides & games,Arts & Crafts, music, family activities, food, 5K 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 24-26, 2015
Capitol Hill Block Party
3-day music and arts festival, celebrating Seattle’s iconic arts and music center, Capitol Hill. Showcases over 100 local and national artists.
July 25
Seattle Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat, Races, booths, entertainment, kids activities, food, and beverage garden.
July 25-26, 2015
8th Annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival
Speakers, entertainment, wine/beer, 5K run, demos, kids zone, farm tours.
July 25-26, 2015
2015 Alki Art Fair
Art vendors, juried art, music, entertainment, silent auction, food and drinks, children’s activities
August 15
Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival
Food & craft vendors, old time crafts demos, famous pie eating contest, carnival games, kids’ activities, music from 11am to dusk, overnight camping available

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