August calendar of events
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Arts al Fresco Shoreline
Aug. 1 The Sculpture Stroll, Piano Time sights and sounds and a Shoreline City Hall gallery opening rolled into one, 6 p.m. Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-801-2700 or www.shorelinewa.gov/art ).
Burien Music in the Park
Aug. 1-15 Michael Anthony Pratt Band Aug. 1, Total Experience Gospel Choir Aug. 7, Soul Band Klyntel Aug. 8, Tumbao Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net ).
Seattle Summer Butoh Fest
Aug. 1-31 DAIPANbutoh Collective hosts the festival. Opening at Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts (Aug. 1). Performance days and times vary. Some are in the daytime and others in the evening. Most performances are free. See website for details, Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle; free (206-729-2054 or www.daipanbutoh.com ).
Sumner Fine Arts Festival
Aug. 2-4 Art and food vendors, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4, Main Street, Sumner (253-720-9846 or www.sumnerdowntown.com).
Do the Gumshoe
Aug. 2-11 Buy an entry form, solve the clues on 5K neighborhood walk to qualify for prize drawings, proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary School, Seattle; $15-$20 (dothegumshoe.org).
Summer Concert Series at The Mount
Aug. 2-23 Outdoor concerts, food, beer and wine available, 6 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/themount ).
Aug. 2-3 Art show, sidewalk sale, beer garden, parade, Magnolia neighborhood, Seattle (206-284-5836 or www.magnoliasummerfest.org ).
Lake City Pioneer Days and Salmon Bake
Aug. 2-3 Salmon bake Aug. 2 at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., with live music and art display; Aug. 3 festival with parade on Lake City Way from 135th Avenue south to 123rd Avenue; vendors, local art, kid’s crafts, pony rides, live music; Lake City neighborhood, Seattle (seafair.com).
Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show
Aug. 2-4 Hydroplane qualifying and racing, vintage hydroplanes, beer gardens, vendors, kids’ activities, pit tours, Air Show featuring the Patriots Jet Team, 8:30 a.m. — 6 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; reserved seating and log boom areas by reservation, prices vary; general admission free Aug. 2; $10-$25 Aug. 3-4 (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
Index Arts and Music Festival
Aug. 3 Live music, artists, crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index (www.indexartsfestival.org).
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
Aug. 3-18 Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet shows, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $14-$34 (800-587-0172 or www.washingtonfaire.com ).
“From Hiroshima to Hope” lantern floating
Aug. 6 Commemoration to mark the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki concludes with floating of lanterns on the lake at dusk, 6:30 p.m., Green Lake, Seattle (206-453-4471 or www.hiroshimatohope.org).
Shoreline Lunchtime Music
Aug. 6, 13 Panduo Aug. 6, Recess Monkey Aug. 13, noon, Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Razz Ma Tazz and All That Jazz
Aug. 7 Art walk, live and silent auctions, entertainment, catered appetizers, wine, beer, and espresso beverages. 3-9 p.m., Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $60-70 (253-874-1257 or www.fusionfederalway.org).
Pierce County Fair
Aug. 8-11 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 8-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or www.piercecountyfair.com).
South Lake Union Block Party
Aug. 9 Music, food vendors, noon-11 p.m., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (206-342-5900 or www.slublockparty.com).
Aug. 10-11 Bike ride fundraiser for cancer research, 25, 50, 100 miles or 180-mile two-day ride, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $100 registration, $1, 000 minimum fundraising (206-667-7433 or www.obliteride.org ).
Festival at Mount Si
Aug. 9-11 Music, parade, arts and crafts, pet competitions, fireworks, Si View Community Center and Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (425-888-8535 or www.festivalatmtsi.com ).
A Taste of Edmonds
Aug. 9-11 Food vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, beer and wine gardens, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Edmonds Civic Stadium and Playfield, Sixth Avenue North and Bell Street, Edmonds; $4, ages 12 and younger free (425-776-6711 or www.atasteofedmonds.com).
Aug. 9-11 Music, art, food vendors, Cardboard Boat Regatta, bouncy toys, Battle Bots, beer and wine garden, 4-11:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11, Marina Park, Kirkland (425-456-1111 or www.kirklandsummerfest.com ).
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Aug. 9-11 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, 2-10 p.m. Aug. 9, noon-10 p.m. Aug. 10, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $20-$75 (206-447-7725 or www.seattletattooexpo.com ).
Marysville Homegrown Festival
Aug. 9-11 Marketplace of local produce, arts and crafts, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11, Marysville (www.marysvillemerchants.com).
Aug. 9-11 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or www.auburndays.com ).
Aug. 10 Music, farmer’s market, exhibitors, children’s activities, parade, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville (425-481-8300 or www.celebratewoodinville.com).
Art in the Garden
Aug. 10 Arts and crafts vendors, acoustic music, children’s activities, pie auction, bake sale, beer garden, food trucks, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Ballard P-Patch, 25th Avenue Northwest at Northwest 85th Street, Seattle (ballardppatch.org/art-in-the-garden ).
Breathe Deep Seattle
Aug. 10 5K walk and run to raise funds for lung-cancer research, 9:30 a.m., Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $10-$35 (events.lungevity.org ).
Color Me Rad 5K Seattle
Aug. 10 Run 3.1-mile course full of color, portion of proceeds benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital, 9 a.m. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $30-$45 (www.colormerad.com/race.i?raceid=146&t=Seattle).
DomeStock Outdoor Music Festival
Aug. 10 Four bands perform everything from standards to folk to dancing rock ’n’ roll in a grassy orchard. All ages welcome. 3-9 p.m., Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $5-$15 (206-440-1998 or www.shorelineuu.org ).
Tukwila Kids Festival
Aug. 10 Exhibits, interactive activities for kids, noon-4 p.m., Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
Aug. 10 Build and fly kites, activities for all ages, 2-4 p.m., Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org).
Salmon for Soldiers
Aug. 10 A free day of salmon fishing for wounded OIF or OEF veterans. Preregistration is required with no cost to the participant, 6 a.m. Port of Everett, 404 14th St., Everett; free (425-330-0415 or theoutdoorline.com ).
Arts in Nature Festival
Aug. 10-11 Outdoor performances and art installations, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-923-0853 or www.naturec.org/festival).
Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow
Aug. 10-11 Entertainment, events celebrating the environment and diverse Northwest communities, 10 a.m., River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington (www.festivaloftheriver.com ).
Aug. 10-11 Re-creating the year 1855, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5.50-$8.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org ).
Aug. 10-18 DogFest Aug. 10 at Hamlin Park, North City Jazz Walk Aug. 13, festival Aug. 17 at Cromwell Park, sandcastle contest Aug. 18 at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Shoreline (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/specialevents ).
Tour de Peaks Bike Ride
Aug. 11 Sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes, finish-line festival, 7 a.m., Si View Community Center and Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend; $35 (425-888-6362 or www.tourdepeaks.org).
Picnic & Barrel Auction
Aug. 15 Gourmet picnic fare and wine tastings, 4 p.m. Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $125-$150 (206-326-5770 or www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org ).
Aug. 16-18 Annual celebration of the Native American flute. Music in the park all day. Beginner flute lessons. Dozens of flute, drum and crafts makers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (www.flutequest.com).
Aug. 16-17 Olympic Kennel Club show, vendors, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (www.olympickennelclub.com ).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Aug. 16-18 Live music, train rides, children’s entertainment, food, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 16, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Snoqualmie (www.railroaddays.com).
Neely/Soames Homestead/Heritage Gardens
Aug. 17 Tour home, gardens, meet garden volunteers and watch hand spinning. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Neely-Soames Historic Homestead, 5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent; free (253-856-5113 or www.ci.kent.wa.us).
Duwamish River Festival
Aug. 17 Food, kayaking and boat rides, live music, art fair, kids’ activities, noon, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle (206-453-9803 or duwamishcleanup.org ).
Central Area Community Festival
Aug. 17 Craft, food and local business vendors, music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Garfield Community Center and Playfield, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (www.cacf.com).
Foss Cup Model Tugboat Competition
Aug. 17 Model tugboats compete in towing barges around obstacle course and salvaging model ships, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (206-790-2367 or shipmodelers.com).
Everett Craft Beer Festival
Aug. 17 Beer from 27 Washington breweries, noon-8 p.m., downtown Everett; $15-$20 (206-787-1989 or www.washingtonbeer.com ).
Bellevue’s Taste of Main
Aug. 17 Samples of food, dessert, wine from restaurants, sales, wine tastings at shops, entertainment, silent auction, benefits Children’s Response Center, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Old Bellevue, 103rd Avenue Northeast and Main Street, Bellevue; $40 (425-467-3390 or tasteofmainbellevue.com).
PEPSapalooza Family Music Fest
Aug. 17 Family music festival with performances by Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, Recess Monkey and Rolie Polie Guacamole. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; $30-$45 (206-547-8570 or www.peps.or).
Terry Home Show and Shine
Aug. 17 Classic vehicles of all kinds, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific; free (253-288-0135 or www.terryhomeinc.org ).
Aug. 17 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo for kids, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kohl's, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington; free (www.covingtonwa.gov).
Indigenous Cultures Day
Aug. 17 Indigenous performers, modern and traditional performances, 10 a.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Eastside Fuchsia Show/Sale
Aug. 17 Display and sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12111 N.E. First St., Bellevue (nwfuchsiasociety.com).
Rainier Valley Cultural Fest
Aug. 17-18 Parade, 11 a.m., Summer Street Party and Art in the Alley music, displays, vendors until 4 p.m. Aug. 17, Rainier Avenue South between South Brandon Street and South Alaska Street, Seattle; music, art activities, food vendors, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 18, Othello Park, 4219 S. Othello St., Seattle (www.seafair.com ).
Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists
Aug. 17-18 Painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, mixed media, fiber arts and photography, glassblowing demonstrations and Float Find on Jetty Island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Everett Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
S.A.F. 8K Block Party
Aug. 18 Run/walk and fitness challenges for all ages and abilities, proceeds benefit Hopelink, 10 a.m., Luke McRedmond Landing, 15811 Redmond Way, Redmond; $50 (206-818-0775 or www.seriousaboutfitness.net/events ).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association — Snoqualmie tour
Aug. 18 Four-hour scenic trip to Snoqualmie on restored historic buses, 11 a.m., MEHVA tours, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Aug. 18 Brazilian arts and culture, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.brasilfest.com).
Northwest Classic Chevy Club Car Show
Aug. 18 Classic cars, music and door prizes, XXX Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (206-601-1762 or www.nwccc.net ).
Boeing Classic Golf Tournament
Aug. 19-25 Golfing event, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; $20-$60 (800-745-3000 or www.boeingclassic.com ).
Aug. 22-24 Outdoor games, indoor puzzles, obstacle courses, crafts, Bible story dramas, and a variety of teamwork building activities. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 22-24, 6:30 p.m. First Christian Reformed Church, 14555 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $10 (206-364-3021 or www.seattlecrc.org ).
Evergreen State Fair
Aug. 22-Sept. 2 Horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival rides, contests, vendors, concerts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org ).
Redmond’s Great Day of Play
Aug. 23 5K walk/run along the Sammamish River Trail, youth basketball tournament, 3 p.m., Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; $25-$60 (425-556-2333 or www.redmond.gov).
Bluegrass on the Green
Aug. 23-25 Outdoor bluegrass festival. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25, 8 a.m. Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $20-$40 (425-835-3284 or www.bluegrassonthegreen.com).
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews
Aug. 24 Blues by local bands and brews from local breweries, noon-8 p.m., Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines; $25-$30 (206-878-2345 or dmrotary.org/poverty-bay-blues-brews-fest ).
Downtown Renton Art and Antique Walk
Aug. 24 Outdoor event with local artists, music and dance performances, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Renton (www.artsunlimited.org ).
Aug. 24-25 Puget Sound Dahlia Association display of thousands of dahlias, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (425-271-6668 or www.pugetsounddahlias.org).
Vintage Motorcycle Festival
Aug. 24-25 Displays, seminars, swap meet, food vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24, “Sunday Ride” 8 a.m. Aug. 25, LeMay — America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $10-$19.75 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Aug. 24-25 Arts and crafts, children’s activities, traditional foods, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Tacoma Maritime Fest
Aug. 24-25 Maritime festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thea Foss Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma; (www.maritimefest.org).
Alki Beach 5K
Aug. 25 All ages walk and run, proceeds benefit breast-cancer charity, 9 a.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $30-$40, additional fundraising suggested (206-215-2888 or www.alkibeachrun.com).
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Food, music, vintage aircraft flybys and demonstrations, displays, World War II re-enactors, military vehicles. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $5-$25 (425-348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org/home ).
Blues for Food Fest
Aug. 31 All-ages festival to raise money and awareness for Seattle’s Giving Garden Network, noon-9 p.m., Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $20 (bluesforfoodfest.org).
LeMay Car Show
Aug. 31 Vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-272-2336 or www.lemaymarymount.org ).
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, Indie Market, Youngershoot kids’ activities, 11 a.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $99-$475/three days, ages 65 and older $25/day at the gate, ages 10 and younger free (206-673-5060 or bumbershoot.org).
— Compiled by Doug Knoop