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 19 - June 12, 2016
Seattle
Seattle International Film Festival
25 days. More than 400 films from 90 countries. 150,00 attendees.
Be part of the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, now in i
May 27-30, 2016
Seattle
Northwest Folklife Festival
One of the largest free folk festivals in the country. Celebrates the music, dance, stories, and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring over 7,000 performers, participatory dances, workshops, crafts, food, and more.
June 4-5, 2016
Duvall
Duvall Days Festival
Grand Parade, fun activities for all ages, vendor booths, live music, art demonstrations, food, kids play zones (zip line, bouncy houses, obstacle course), contests, games, petting zoo, youth performances, frog races, beer garden, 5K/10K runs, and the renowned Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
June 4-5, 2016
Seattle
Seattle Pet Expo
Vaccines & micro-chipping, entertainment, activities, exhibitors, products, contest, prizes, demos, pet adoptions and more,
June 4-5, 2016
Anacortes
Anacortes Waterfront Festival
Free boat rides, quick & dirty boat building, car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more!
June 4
Westport
Shellfest 2016
Shellfish exhibits & displays, shellfish lunch, children’s activities, low-tide beach walks guided by local experts, beach walks, hands-on activities for children, touch tanks and much more.
June 4-5, 2016
Seattle
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Ethnic performances (drill team, dance, martial arts, music, etc.) childrens’ hands-on activities, contests, exhibits, films, and more. Free admission. 
June 6
Everett
2015 Silver Lake Regatta
Outboards, hydroplanes and runabouts compete in this non-stop action event.
June 11-19, 2016
Marysville
Marysville Strawberry Festival
An exciting week of rides, children's activities, arts, crafts, parades, a car show, live entertainment, Berry Fun Run, talent show, strawberries and much more fun for the whole family!
June 11
Oak Harbor
11th Annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration
Canoe rides and native singers, drummers and storytellers. Artists from the Samish and Swinomish tribes demonstrate traditional weaving, cedar work and woodcarving. A salmon and fry bread lunch available for purchase.
June 17-18, 2016
Puyallup
31st annual Washington Homeschool Organization Convention
Best known Sspeakers in the homeschooling community, hundreds of exhibitors, hands-on activities for the whole family.
June 17-19, 2016
Edmonds
Edmonds Arts Festival
Artists booths, juried art show, performing arts, student art exhibits, festival store, kids’ art activities, Art Masters themed party, and more.
June 17-19, 2016
Puyallup
Meeker Days Festival
A hometown celebration with music, entertainment, local artisans, KidZone, TeenZone, petting zoo, classic car show, dog lounge, antique tractor and pull competition, wine & beer gardens, food, Farmer’s Market.
June 17-19, 2016
Redmond
Washington Brewers Festival
Unique all-age beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados and families gather to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. Over 500 different beers from 110 different Washington breweries, great food, live music stage, brewer’s keg toss, root beer garden, kids area, craft booths, wine and cider tasting.
June 17-19, 2016
Seattle
Fremont Solstice Fair & Parade
Music, vendors, food, beer & wine gardens, art activities, yoga, art car blowout, and the historic Fremont Solstice Parade.
June 18
Seattle
Rock N Roll Marathon. Marathon & Half Marathon

June 18-19, 2016
Burien
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
Carnival, vendors, food, car show, music and performers, Chili Cook-Off, family & kid friendly activities.
June 18-19, 2016
Silverdale
Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Festival
Kayak & Paddle board demos, touch tank, Car/Motorcycle Show, games, entertainment, Cultural Canoe/Song/Dance, Storytelling, basketweaving, raffle, and more.
June 24
Auburn
Kids Day
Live entertainment, inflatable rides, arts & crafts, face painting, over 90 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, hands-on art, large vehicle & equipment display, food concessions and much more at this free event. Ballistic Swing, pony rides, bungy trampolines and the Paintball Target Range for a nominal fee.
June 24
Seattle
Seattle PrideFest Seattle Center & PrideFest Parade
The Northwest’s largest LBGTQ party. Entertainment, vendors, family & kids’ areas, men’s & women’s parties
June 24-26, 2016
Tacoma
Taste of Tacoma
Food, vendors, arts & crafts, carnival, live entertainment, cooking demos & cook-offs, wine/beer, and more.
June 25
Seattle
Greenwood Car Show
Over 1.5 miles of classic, & collector cars, music, vendors. Free family-friendly event.
June 25
Kirkland
Bridle Trails Party in the Park 2016
Pony rides, face painting, games, petting zoo and other fun activities for kids; High Valley Riders, Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court and other entertainment in the main arena; our famous pancake and bacon breakfast; 5k and 10k trail fun runs.
June 25-26, 2016
Shoreline
Shoreline Arts Festival
Cultural exhibits and demonstrations, juried art show, hands-on Art, artists’ marketplace, food, entertainment
June 25-26, 2016
Bellevue
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, strawberry shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, games, clowns, facepainting, historical and educational displays, and much more.
June 25-26, 2016
Mukilteo
Varoom Mukilteo Car Show 2016
Saturday night Cruise-In with BBQ, music. Sunday Car Show features Great Cars, live music, raffle, food & fun.
July 9
Redmond
Redmond Derby Days
Parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food, 5K, pancake breakfast, entertainment and much more!
July 9
Seattle
Tulafest
Yoga, meditation, workshops, give-aways, food, shopping, and more. Tickets required.
July 9
Seattle
Seattle Polish Festival
Music, dance performances, workshops, exhibits, marketplace, beer garden, food, and children’s activities that highlight Polish culture and traditions.
July 9-10, 2016
Seattle
Ballard SeafoodFest
Full weekend of free live music, delicious salmon BBQ, the Ballard BeerFest, a children's stage, artisan crafts, contests and more.
July 14-17, 2016
Enumclaw
King County Fair
Livestock, concerts, rides, rodeos, races, food, vendors, exhibits.
July 15-17, 2016
Sequim
Sequim Lavender Festival
Farm tours, street fair, entertainment, food court, vendors, kids activities and more.
July 15-17, 2016
Seattle
Bite of Seattle
The Northwest's Premier Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 60+ restaurants & vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, The Wine Bar, 5 outdoor music stages, free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demos and cook-offs, a Family Fun stage, and much more!
July 15-17, 2016
Vashon Island
The 107th Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
A grand-parade, classic car show and parade, music, vendors, alternative carnival, local artists, street dances, pancake breakfasts, beer garden, a fun run, the firefighter's challenge, antique house boat tours, strawberry games. and loads of children's activities.
July 15-17, 2016
Kirkland
Kirkland Uncorked
The Tasting Garden (21 years and older) features wine tasting, grilling demonstrations, live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. The Street Fair (all ages) features a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, and a Sunday Food Truck Feast. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
July 16-17, 2016
Tacoma
Tacoma Maritime Fest
Celebrate Tacoma’s rich maritime history. Free admission. Boat tours, activities, music, food and more.
July 16-17, 2016
Seattle
Dragon Fest
Cultural performances, martial arts demos, historic walking tours, Asian market, arts & crafts, music, activities, Japanese beer garden, food trucks, and more.
July 29-31, 2016
Bellevue
70th Annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair
Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks, site specific artwork and much more.

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