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August 2014 calendar of events

Festivals and special events around Puget Sound.


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

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 stanwood­

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

Sumner Fine Arts Festival

Aug. 1-2 Art and food vendors, Main Street, Sumner, Pierce County; free (253-720-9846 or sumner­

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 (

Magnolia Summerfest

Aug. 1-2 Art show, sidewalk sale, beer garden, parade, Magnolia neighborhood, West Smith Street and 33rd Street, Seattle (206-284-5836 or

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 (

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

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

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Trillium Celebration

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

National Neighborhood Night Out

Aug. 5 Neighborhood events for crime-prevention education in many locations (; including 5:30 p.m., Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-7524 or; potluck/barbecue, 6-8 p.m., Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (

“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

Belltown Bash

Aug. 7 Events for children, food, music, 6 p.m. First Avenue and Bell Street, Seattle; free (206-706-8000 or

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

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

Summer Meltdown

Aug. 7-10 Music and camping festival, 10 a.m. Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater, 42501 SR 530 N.E., Darrington; $55-$150 (

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

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

Kirkland Summerfest

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

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

Marysville Street Festival

Aug. 8-10 Marketplace of local produce, arts and crafts, music, Fourth Street and State Street, Marysville (

Auburn Days

Aug. 8-10 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or

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

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

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

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

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


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

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 (

Brigade Encampment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flute Quest

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 (

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

Indigenous Cultures Day

Aug. 16 Indigenous performers, modern and traditional performances, 10 a.m., Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or

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

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


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

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

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

Everett Craft Beer Festival

Aug. 16 Beer from 30 Washington breweries, noon-7 p.m., Colby Avenue and Hewitt Avenue, Everett; $15-$25 (

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

Covington Kidsfest

Aug. 16 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kohl's, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington; free (

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

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

Viking Days

Aug. 16-17 Nordic entertainment, food, activities, Viking encampment, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; free (206-789-5707/

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

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

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

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

Dog Show, Enumclaw

Aug. 16-17 Olympic Kennel Club show, vendors, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (

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

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


Aug. 17 Brazilian arts and culture celebration, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or

Boeing Classic Golf Tournament

Aug. 18-24 Golfing event, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; $20-$60 (

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

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 (

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

Otsukimi/Moonviewing Festival

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

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

Tibet Fest

Aug. 23-24 Arts and crafts, children’s activities, traditional foods, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or

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

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 (

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

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

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

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

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


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

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