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August 2014 calendar of events
Festivals and special events around Puget Sound.
Northwest travel guides
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace
Aug. 1-3 Musical entertainment of all varieties, children’s group performances, dance, food, 11 a.m., Judkins Park & Playfield, 2150 S. Norman St., Seattle; free (877-505-6306 or umojafestnw.com).
Stanwood Camano Community Fair
Aug. 1-3 Youth and adult exhibits, entertainment, food, carnival and animals, 9 a.m.-midnight, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; $7-$10 (360-629-4121 or stanwoodcamanofair.org).
Eatonville Lions Club Arts Festival
Aug. 1-3 Entertainment for all ages, artists, auction, entertainment, food, beer garden, Glacier View Park, 213 Fir St., Eatonville; free (253-752-9708 or eatonvilleartsfestival.com).
Sumner Fine Arts Festival
Aug. 1-2 Art and food vendors, Main Street, Sumner, Pierce County; free (253-720-9846 or sumnerdowntown.com).
Do the Gumshoe
Aug. 1-10 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; price to be determined (dothegumshoe.org).
Aug. 1-2 Art show, sidewalk sale, beer garden, parade, Magnolia neighborhood, West Smith Street and 33rd Street, Seattle (206-284-5836 or magnoliasummerfest.org).
SalmonFest Seattle/Pioneer Days
Aug. 1-3 Salmon bake, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 1-3, Lake City Community Center, with live music and art display; Aug. 2 parade on Lake City Way from 135th Avenue south to 123rd Avenue; street festival vendors, local art, kid’s crafts, pony rides, music, Lake City, Seattle (salmonfestseattle.com).
Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show
Aug. 1-3 Hydroplane qualifying and racing, vintage hydroplanes, beer gardens, vendors, kids’ activities, pit tours, air show with Navy Blue Angels and Patriots Jet Team, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; free admission Aug. 1, $10-$35/Aug. 2-3, reserved seating and log-boom areas by reservation, prices vary (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
Celebration of Creatvity
Aug. 2 Celebration and display of arts and crafts by local artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-218-2217 or www.facebook.com/TheCreativityPlace).
Art in the Garden
Aug. 2 Food trucks, art vendors, music, children’s activities, pie auction, silent auction, bake sale and beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ballard P-Patch, 25th Avenue Northwest at Northwest 85th Street, Seattle (ballardppatch.org/art-in-the-garden).
South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby
Aug. 2 Largest salmon derby in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia area, weigh-in starts at 8 a.m., Point Defiance Boathouse, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $35 (pugetsoundanglers.net).
Index Arts and Music Festival
Aug. 2 Live music, artists, crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index; free (indexartsfestival.org).
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
Aug. 2-17 Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet shows, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $12-$34 (800-587-0172 or washingtonfaire.com).
Aug. 5 Bellevue Botanical Garden Society’s annual celebration, 6:30 p.m., event held off-site, preregistration required, Bellevue; $25 (425-451-3755 or bellevuebotanical.org).
National Neighborhood Night Out
Aug. 5 Neighborhood events for crime-prevention education in many locations (natw.org); including 5:30 p.m., Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-7524 or seattle.gov/parks/centers/bitterlk.htm); potluck/barbecue, 6-8 p.m., Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org)..
“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 Green Lake at dusk, 6:30 p.m., Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; (206-453-4471 or facebook.com/fromhiroshimatohope).
Aug. 7 Events for children, food, music, 6 p.m. First Avenue and Bell Street, Seattle; free (206-706-8000 or cwdgroup.com).
Arts Al Fresco
Aug. 7 Outdoor “Sculpture Stroll,” performances on artist-painted pianos, live music and more, 6-8 p.m., Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm — Chamber Series
Aug. 7 Chamber concert on the lawn featuring Auburn Symphony Orchestra musicians, 7 p.m., Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; $10-$17 (253-887-7777 or auburnsymphony.org).
Aug. 7-10 Music and camping festival, 10 a.m. Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater, 42501 SR 530 N.E., Darrington; $55-$150 (summermeltdownfest.com/).
Pierce County Fair
Aug. 7-10 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 7-9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or piercecountyfair.com).
South Lake Union Block Party
Aug. 8 Music, food vendors, noon-11 p.m., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; (206-342-5900 or slublockparty.com).
Aug. 8-10 Music, art, food vendors, Cardboard Boat Regatta, beer and wine garden, 5-11 p.m. Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-456-1111 or kirklandsummerfest.com).
A Taste of Edmonds
Aug. 8-10 Food vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, beer and wine gardens, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 8-9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 10, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $4 (425-776-6711 or atasteofedmonds.com).
Marysville Street Festival
Aug. 8-10 Marketplace of local produce, arts and crafts, music, Fourth Street and State Street, Marysville (marysvillemerchants.com).
Aug. 8-10 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or auburndays.com).
Festival at Mount Si
Aug. 8-10 Parade (10:30 a.m. Aug. 9, North Bend Way), food, entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, chili cook-off, cherry-pie eating contest, beer garden, 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 8; 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (evening fireworks) Aug. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10, Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend; free (425-888-8535 or festivalatmtsi.org).
Breathe Deep Seattle
Aug. 9 Fun run/walk along a 2.4-mile course, stroller, wheelchair, and pet friendly, check-in/registration 8 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $10-$25 (206-931-3648 or events.lungevity.org).
Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
Aug. 9 Build and fly kites, activities for all ages, 2-6 p.m., Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or seattlechinesegarden.org).
PhinneyWood Summer Streets
Aug. 9 Free and healthful activities, bike parades, yoga, music, art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwood Avenue and Phinney Avenue (from North 87th Street to North 67th Street), Seattle; free (206-386-4654 or seattle.gov/transportation/summerstreets.htm).
Challenge Series Race of Sammamish
Aug. 9 Challenged youth and teen drivers are paired with soapbox derby cars for races, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Discovery Elementary School, 2300 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (425-985-6769 or sammamishrotary.org).
Aug. 9-10 Bike-ride fundraiser for cancer research, 25-, 50-, 100-mile or 150-mile two-day ride, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $25-$150 (206-667-7433 or obliteride.org).
Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow
Aug. 9-10 Entertainment, events celebrating the environment and diverse Northwest communities, 11 a.m., River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington; free (festivaloftheriver.com).
Aug. 9-10 Re-creating the year 1855, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$9 (253-591-5339 or fortnisqually.org).
Dream Builders Car Show
Aug. 10 Cars, racing, food, music, raffle prizes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Evergreen Speedway, 14505 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$35 (425-737-2233 or bbbs-snoco.org).
Wandering and Wondering
Aug. 10 Join local movement artists, Seattle-based DAIPANbutoh Collective, for Japanese Garden inspired performances, 2 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/gardens.htm).
Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest
Aug. 12 Amateur contest open to all ages, sign up 10 a.m., judging at noon, Marina Beach, at the end of Admiral Way South, Edmonds; free (425-771-0230 or edmondswa.gov).
Celebrate Shoreline Festival
Aug. 12-17 North City Jazz Walk Aug. 12, festival Aug. 16 at Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, sand castle contest Aug. 17 at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Youth/Teen skate competition
Aug. 15 Noon-5 p.m., Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2641 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Aug. 15-17 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, 2-10 p.m. Aug. 15, noon-10 p.m. Aug. 16, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 17, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-447-7725 or seattletattooexpo.com).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Aug. 15-17 Music, train rides, children’s entertainment, food, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 17, Railroad Avenue and Snoqualmie Parkway, Snoqualmie; free (425-888-3030 or railroaddays.com).
Aug. 15-17 Annual celebration of the Native American flute, music in the park all day, beginner flute lessons, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (flutequest.org).
Central Area Community Festival
Aug. 16 Craft, food and local business vendors, music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle; (206-999-3482 or cacf.com).
Indigenous Cultures Day
Aug. 16 Indigenous performers, modern and traditional performances, 10 a.m., Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Celebrate Woodinville Summer Festival
Aug. 16 Pancake breakfast, community parade, Bassett Bash, music for all ages, wine garden, farmer’s market, arts and crafts, children’s activities, 11 a.m., Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (425-481-8300 or celebratewoodinville.com).
Summer Splash at Green Lake
Aug. 16 Community event celebrating summer fun and healthy activities for families, 9 a.m., Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-686-6390 or pocockfoundation.org).
Aug. 16 Community celebration of skateboarding featuring demonstrations by local skaters, skate clinics, hands-on art making, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle; $14 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Northwest Model Tugboat Regatta
Aug. 16 Juried model tugboat competition involving complex radio-controlled tugs, 10 a.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-641-4848 or shipmodelers.com).
Neely/Soames Homestead open house and heritage garden tour
Aug. 16 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 ci.kent.wa.us).
Everett Craft Beer Festival
Aug. 16 Beer from 30 Washington breweries, noon-7 p.m., Colby Avenue and Hewitt Avenue, Everett; $15-$25 (washingtonbeer.com).
PEPSapalooza Family Music Fest
Aug. 16 Family music festival with performances by Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its! and Rolie Polie Guacamole. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; tickets on sale June 1 (206-547-8570 or peps.org/support/pepsapalooza-a-family-music-fest-to-benefit-peps).
Aug. 16 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kohl's, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington; free (covingtonwa.gov).
Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk
Aug. 16 10K run and 5K run & walk, registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $30-$40 (206-326-5770 or auctionofwashingtonwines.org).
Terry Home Show and Shine
Aug. 16 Classic vehicles of all kinds, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific; free (253-630-7657 or terryhomeinc.org).
Aug. 16-17 Nordic entertainment, food, activities, Viking encampment, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-789-5707/nordicmuseum.org).
Rainier Valley Cultural Festival
Aug. 16-17 Summer street party with music, displays, vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rainier Avenue South between South Brandon Street and South Alaska Street, Seattle; noon-6 p.m. Aug. 16, Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle; free (206-696-3685 or seafair.com).
Vashon Raft-Up Festival
Aug. 16-17 Music, fun in the water, and an attempt at breaking the world record for the most rafted-up kayaks and canoes, Open Space for Arts and Community, 18870 103rd Ave. S.W., Vashon; free (206-463-5511 or vyfs.org/raftup/raft-up-events).
The Suitcases Project
Aug. 16-17 Interpretive performance including text, movement and local references to Issaquah community history, 10:30 a.m., Issaquah Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (206-296-8675 or sitespecificarts.org/project/the-suitcases-project).
Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work
Aug. 16-17 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; free (425-259-5050 or schack.org).
Dog Show, Enumclaw
Aug. 16-17 Olympic Kennel Club show, vendors, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (olympickennelclub.com)
Northwest Classic Chevy Tri-5 Show
Aug. 17 Classic cars, music and door prizes, 50/50 raffle, music, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; $15 (206-601-1762 or nwccc.net/wp/15th-annual/).
Vintage-bus tour to Snoqualmie
Aug. 17 Four-hour scenic trip to Snoqualmie on vintage Metro buses, 11 a.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or mehva.org).
Aug. 17 Brazilian arts and culture celebration, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or brasilfest.com).
Boeing Classic Golf Tournament
Aug. 18-24 Golfing event, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; $20-$60 (boeingclassic.com).
Evergreen State Fair
Aug. 21-Sept. 1 Horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival rides, contests, vendors, concerts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 21-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 1, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10 (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
Drea’s Dream: Friday Night Lights
Aug. 22 Lake Washington Dance hosts performances by local dance teams, food, photo booth, benefits Andrea Rizzo Foundation, 6 p.m., Lake Washington High School, 12033 N.E. 80th, Kirkland; $5 (lwhsdance.org/).
Vintage Motorcycle Show
Aug. 22-24 Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 22; displays, seminars, swap meet, food vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23; “Sunday Ride” 8 a.m. Aug. 24, LeMay — America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma (253-779-8490 or lemaymuseum.org).
Aug. 23 Celebrate the full moon with luminaries and lanterns, performances and telescopes, 7-10 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $15 (206-684-4725 or seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/gardens.htm).
Duwamish River Festival
Aug. 23 Celebration of diversity and the cleanup and restoration of Seattle’s only river, all ages activities, arts, culture, entertainment, noon, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-954-0218 or duwamishcleanup.org).
Aug. 23-24 Arts and crafts, children’s activities, traditional foods, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Puget Sound Dahlia Association Show
Aug. 23-24 Prizewinning dahlia blooms from amateur and professional dahlia growers, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Gigantic Bicycle Festival
Aug. 23-24 Celebration of bicycle culture featuring live music, hand-built bicycles, visual and performance art, film, comedy, guest speakers, sculpture, interactive installation pieces, Centennial Fields, 39903 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie; free (giganticbicyclefestival.org/).
Alki Beach 5K Walk & Run
Aug. 24 All ages walk and run, proceeds benefit breast-cancer charity, 9 a.m. Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-215-2888 or alkibeachrun.com).
Harlot’s Harvest Seasonal Release Party
Aug. 26 Live music from the Surly Tarts, 5 p.m., Pike Brewing Company and Pub, 1415 First Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-6044 or pikebrewing.com).
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
Aug. 29-31 Food, music, vintage aircraft flybys and demonstrations, displays, Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $25 (425-348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org/).
LeMay Car Show
Aug. 30 Vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, nostalgic memorabilia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Lucky Car Collector Auctions
Aug. 30-31 Sports cars, muscle cars, classics, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $10 (206-467-6531 or luckyoldcar.com).
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, 11 a.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $112-$500/three days, ages 10 and younger free (206-673-5060 or bumbershoot.org).
Compiled by Doug Knoop, email@example.com