June event calendar
Events around Seattle and the region, June 2012.
Dates and times subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
JUNE 1, JULY 6, AUG. 3, SEPT. 7 Live music, hands-on art projects, art displays, 5-8 p.m. on first Fridays through September, downtown Issaquah (425-391-1112 or www.downtownissaquah.com).
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
JUNE 1-3 Entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, kids' activities and rides, beer garden, classic yacht show, 3-10 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 3, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3. www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).
LeMay-America's Car Museum grand opening
JUNE 1-3 Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, gathering spaces and resources for automotive enthusiasts and collectors; three Grand Opening dinner parties June 1, $80-$250 by reservation; opening day outdoor car show, 9 a.m. June 2; official grand opening ceremony, 10 a.m. June 2, museum open to the public 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2; then 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Special Olympics Summer Games
JUNE 1-3 More than 2,000 Special Olympics athletes compete in swimming, track and field, weight lifting, soccer and cycling, June 1-3, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma; free (206-362-4949 or www.specialolympicswashington.org).
Scottish Highland Games
JUNE 1-3 Traditional Scottish athletic competitions, pipes and drums, Highland and Scottish country dancing, vendors, June 1-3, Hovander Park, 5299 Neilsen Road, Ferndale, Whatcom County (www.bhga.org).
Beacon Hill Festival
JUNE 2 Entertainment, food, carnival games, bounce toys, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)
JUNE 2 Trackless Trolley 4-hour tour of city's trolley bus system on restored trackless trolley buses with stops for photos and lunch, 11 a.m. June 2 from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair
JUNE 2 Speakers on global and personal health, nature walks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (www.bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset+1&id+202).
Shilshole Bay Marina Open Boat Weekend
JUNE 2-3 Tour liveaboard boats, boat show, nautical swap meet, boat rides to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2-3, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, suggested donation $10 for boat rides (206-286-1004).
Mother Earth News Fair
JUNE 2-3 Sustainable living workshops and demos on gardening, homesteading, clean energy, green building, livestock; kids' projects; vendors, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15, ages 16 and younger free (800-234-3368 or www.motherearthnews.com/fair/Puyallup.aspx).
JUNE 2-3 Medieval armored combat, archery, dancing, bards, Arts & Sciences village, merchants, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $5, ages 11 and younger free (360-874-7608 or www.junefaire.com).
Festival of Colors
JUNE 2-3 Sport kite competitions, kite lessons, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3, weather permitting, Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County (360-289-4103).
Anacortes Waterfront Festival
JUNE 2-3 Entertainment, car shows, boat show, free boat rides, paddling festival, milk carton derby, swap meet and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3, Cap Sante Boat Haven, 1019 Q Ave., Anacortes; most events free (360-293-3832 or www.anacortes.org/wff/waterfront-festival.cfm).
Maritime Gig Festival
JUNE 2-3 Fun run, pancake breakfast, parade (10 a.m. June 2, Harborview Drive), maritime activities, entertainment, food vendors, historic boat displays, kids' activities, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3, downtown Gig Harbor; most events free (253-851-6865 or www.gigharborchamber.net).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
JUNE 2-SEPT. 3 Free concerts on the lawn. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus Independence Day and Labor Day, June 2 through Sept. 3, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=lwsc&pagename=mainpage).
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
JUNE 3 5K run/walk raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, 8 a.m. June 3, Seattle Center, Seattle; $35-$40 (206-633-0303 or www.komenpugetsound.org).
JUNE 3 Children explore construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, buses, semi trucks with professionals who explain the equipment and the work they do; games, vendors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (www.jrleagueseattle.org/).
San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
JUNE 3 Rural running events, June 3, San Juan Island; $40-$85 (www.sjmarathon.org).
Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay
JUNE 8 Five-person Briefcase Relay, 5K run/walk, celebration, 6 p.m. June 8, Solstice Plaza, North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; $20-$40 (www.fremont5k.com).
Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show
JUNE 8-10 Free play on 300 pinball and arcade games for all ages, speakers, vendors, contests, noon-midnight June 8; 10 a.m.-midnight June 9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10-$20/day (206-684-7200 or www.nwpinballshow.com).
Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
JUNE 8-10 Accordion lessons; concerts, workshops, jam sessions, June 8-10, Leavenworth (www.accordioncelebration.org).
The Leukemia Cup Regatta
JUNE 9 Sailing regatta, luau celebration auction to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, noon June 9, Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle; $150 (206-628-0777 or www.leukemiacup.org/wa).
Flying Wheels Summer Century
JUNE 9 Cascade Bicycle Club 45-, 85- and 100-mile loops or 25-mile ride around Lake Sammamish, 8 a.m. (and Finish Line Festival, 11:30 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.) June 9, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $40-$45 (206-522-3222 or www.cascade.org).
Georgetown Carnival: Art, Music & More
JUNE 9 Visual arts, music, circus acts, carnival games, food, beer garden, power tool races, noon-8 p.m., June 9, Airport Way South at South Vale Street, Seattle (www.georgetowncarnival.com).
National Parks free entrance day
JUNE 9 Free entrance to America's National Parks, including Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park, for Get Outdoors Day, June 9 (www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
JUNE 9-10 Cultural performances, arts, food, games, martial arts, marketplace, June 9-10, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Tastin 'n Racin
JUNE 9-10 Ten classes of hydroplane racing, Vintage Unlimited Hydroplane exhibition, beer garden, entertainment, Classic Car and Hot Boat Show, kids' rides and activities, arts/crafts and food vendors, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 9-10, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $5-$10 (www.tastinracin.com).
JUNE 10 5K run/walk, 10K run, kids' run; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Madison Park, Seattle; $10-$40 plus suggested fundraising $250/person or $1,000/team (www.fhcrc.org/content/public/en/events/shore-run.html).
Phinney Home and Garden Tour
JUNE 10 Tour five homes and five urban gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$15 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/events/homeandgarden.shtml).
Washington Brewers Festival
JUNE 15-17 Washington breweries' beer, ages 21 and older only, 4-9 p.m. June 15. For all ages with craft beers from Washington and beyond, music, wine and cider tasting, Root Beer Garden, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $15-$25, $5/designated driver, ages 20 and younger free (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/).
Meeker Days Festival
JUNE 15-17 Entertainment on four stages, food courts, craft vendors, Kid Zone Playland, TeenZone with skatepark, antique tractor display, classic car show, noon-9 p.m. June 15; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17, Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com/meekerdays.html).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
JUNE 15-17 Berry Run/Walk, arts and crafts market, entertainment, carnival, kiddies' parade and Grand Parade, fireworks display; 2-9 p.m. June 15th; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17, Marysville (360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com).
Wenatchee Valley Bluegrass Festival
JUNE 15-17 Concerts, workshops, contra dance, food vendors, camping available, June 15-17, Chelan County Expo Center, Cashmere; prices vary (509-782-7404 or www.wenatcheeriverbluegrass.com).
The Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park
JUNE 16 Garden tour, plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; $12-$15/tour, plant sale admission free (206-366-3302 or www.Lfpgardentour.com).
Kent International Festival
JUNE 16 Art displays, community performers, educational activities, food vendors, celebrating Kent's cultural diversity; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Square Plaza, Smith and Second Avenue, Kent; free (206-818-8304 or www.kentinternationalfestival.com).
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
JUNE 16-17 Music, arts and crafts vendors, Art Car Blowout, food, beer gardens, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17; Solstice Parade, noon June 16; Dads and Dogs Day pup parade and Father's Day activities June 17, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle (www.fremontfair.org).
Bell St. Pier Rendezvous/Classic Weekend
JUNE 16-17 Classic Yacht Association display of 50 vessels, some available for boarding, vintage cars and hydroplanes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16-17, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle (www.classicyacht.org/).
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
JUNE 16-17 Music, street performers, Father's Day car show, carnival, vendors, Saturday break dance battle, food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or www.wildstrawberryfestival.org).
Olympic Air Show
JUNE 16-17 Demonstrations and displays of military aircraft, from vintage biplanes to high-performance jets, aerobatic performances, military displays from World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras, beer garden, vendors, youth activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16-17, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Hwy. 99 S.E., Olympia; $12-$15 (360-705-3925 or www.olympicflightmuseum.com).
Northwest Garlic Festival
JUNE 16-17 Garlic-laced foods, crafts, car show, music, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17, Ocean Park (360-665-4448 or www.opwa.com).
Cedar River Watershed Family Waterfall Tours
JUNE 16-AUG. 12 One-hour tour by bus and foot to Cedar Falls to learn how it supplies Seattle's water, 10 a.m. and noon June 16, 17, July 13, 14, 15, Aug. 10, 11, 12, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend; $5, preregistration required (206-733-9421).
Mary Olson Farm
JUNE 16-AUG. 20 Visit restored 67-acre 19th-century farm, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays June 16 through Aug. 20; talks, tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
JUNE 16-SEPT. 3 Outdoor pool with lap swims, public swim sessions, water walking, hours vary through Sept. 3, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, Bronson Way Northeast and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).
Skagit Boat Tours
JUNE 21-SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays from June 21 through Sept. 3, Newhalem; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).
JUNE 22 Entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, arts and crafts, activities and information fair featuring 70 vendors, food concessions, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
JUNE 23 Full/half marathon, concert to benefit American Cancer Society, 7 a.m. June 23, Seattle Center, Seattle; $130-$140 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle).
Bridle Trails Party in the Park
JUNE 23 Pancake breakfast, 5K or 10k trail run, pony rides, entertainment, kids' activities, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 23, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free (425-307-3578 or bridletrails.org/).
Shoreline Arts Festival
JUNE 23-24 Visual and performing arts, cultural rooms, artist marketplace, art activities, Missoula Children's Theatre, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24; Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Vashon Island Garden Tour
JUNE 23-24 Tour five gardens with music and gardening seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24, Vashon; $20-$25 (206-463-5131 or www.vashonalliedarts.org).
Orcas in Bloom Homestead Tour
JUNE 23-24 Tour of five island homesteads; sustainable horticulture presentations, 11 a.m. June 23-24, Orcas Island; $20 (www.orcasislandgardenclub.org).
JUNE 23-SEPT. 3 Lifeguards at beaches, free beginning swim lessons for kids ages 6 and older, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 23 through Aug. 26 at East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona and Pritchard Beach; June 23 through Sept. 3 at Matthews, Madison, Mount Baker, Seward and West Green Lake Beaches, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/Parks/beaches.asp).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
JUNE 24 Half-mile straight course or 1-mile oval course across Green Lake, 9 a.m. June 24, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
JUNE 24 Annual event celebrating LGBT community; 11 a.m. parade northbound on Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, downtown Seattle; festival follows, with music on multiple stages, noon-8 p.m., Seattle Center (www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html and www.seattlepridefest.org).
St. Mary's International Festival
JUNE 24 Music and traditions from around the world, food, entertainment, games, noon-6 p.m. June 24, St. Mary's Parish, 611 20th Ave. S., Seattle (206-324-7100 or www.stmarysseattle.org).
JUNE 24 Scandinavian solstice music and dance performances, kids' activities, craft and food vendors, participatory dancing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free, donations appreciated (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
June 24, July 29 and Aug. 26 Free outdoor family-friendly performances by Beacon Hill musicians, 1-5 p.m. June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Beacon Hill Station, Beacon Avenue South and South McClellan Street, Seattle; free (www.rockitspace.org/beacon-rocks.html).
Tasting Flight Wine Event
June 28 and Aug. 9 Wine tasting event. 21 and over only, 6-9 p.m., Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, $25-$30 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Taste of Tacoma
JUNE 29-JULY 1 Food from 30 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 29-30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 1, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or www.tasteoftacoma.com).
JUNE 29-JULY 1 KIDZ Zone, market, entertainment, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 5K fun run, June 29-July 1, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (253-983-7887 or www.lakewoodparksandrec.com).
Greenwood Car Show
JUNE 30 Hundreds of classic, antique and modern cars on display, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30, along Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; free for spectators (www.greenwoodcarshow.com).
Samoa Culture Day
JUNE 30 Traditional Samoan games, dances, music, singing, foods, arts and crafts, June 30, Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood (253-383-3900 or www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org).
JUNE 30 Board sports festival, stand-up paddleboard and kiteboard racing, demos, exhibits, clinics for all ages and abilities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 30, Jetty Island, accessed by free ferry, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett (206-545-9463 or www.urbansurf.com).
JUNE 30-JULY 1 African and African-American culture including music on three stages, food vendors, car show, 10 a.m. June 30-July 1, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or festivalsundiata.org/).
Gig Harbor Garden Tour
June 30-July 1 A self-guided event, showcasing seven gardens in the Gig Harbor area, with speakers, dinner and auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 1, downtown Gig Harbor; $25 (www.gigharborgardentour.com).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
JUNE 30-JULY 4 Visiting vessels, free public boat rides, toy-boat building, demonstrations, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 30-July 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle (206-382-2628 or www.cwb.org/2012Festival).
JUNE 30-SEPT. 16 Outdoor saltwater pool scheduled to open for the season after major reconstruction, daily June 30-Sept. 3 and Sept. 8-9, 15-16, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie