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May/June calendar of events

Summer at Woodland Park Zoo

Through Sept. 30 Zoo attractions include new Bamboo Forest Reserve, four lion cubs in the African Savannah; programs include daily keeper talks; Family Farm Contact Area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; elephant feeding experience, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $5; historic carousel, $2; Willawong Station Bird Feeding Experience, $1/seed stick; Rain Forest Food Pavilion; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75, parking $5.25; admission discounts available on rainy days, see website for information (206-548-2500 or ).

Pike Place Market Flower Festival

May 11-12 Tents full of flower vendors along Pike Place, Pike Place Market, Seattle (

Wild Waves Theme Park

May 11-Sept. 2 Rides only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11-12, 18-19; plus waterpark attractions, hours vary May 25-27, June 1-2, 8-9; daily June 15-Sept. 2; 36210 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99/May 11-12, 18-19; $14.99/May 25-June 30; $19.99-$39.99/July 1-Sept. 2; parking $10 (253-661-8000 or

Mounger Pool

May 11-Sept. 8 Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, plus warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or ).

Country Fair Family Fun Park

May 11-Sept. 2 Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 16, daily June 21-Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, $11.68-$14.94; farm market, u-pick berries in season, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or ).

Bicycle Sundays

May 12-Sept. 22 Scenic Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, open to cyclists, skaters and pedestrians, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12, 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 7, 14, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 15, 22, Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or ).

Syttende Mai Parade and Festival

May 17 Norwegian Constitution Day celebration, luncheon, children’s activities, vendors, Leif Erikson Lodge (206-783-1274) and Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707); entertainment, 2-5 p.m., Bergen Place; parade with marching bands, drill teams, community groups and Norwegian organizations, 6 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest, Northwest Market Street, Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle (

A Glimpse of China Chinese Culture and Arts Festival

May 18 Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, visual arts, activities, food, marketplace, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Health and Fitness Expo

May 18 Health information and exhibits, Conquer the Hill 5K, Rubber Chicken Relays, soccer skills and cheer clinics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Sound Seawolves FC opening game, 1 p.m., Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds (425-771-0230).

Auburn Dog Trot and Petpalooza Festival

May 18 Family Fun Run, entertainment, pet parade, vendors, activities, pet contests, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or ).

University District StreetFair

May 18-19 More than 300 craft and food vendors, information displays, music, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19, University Way Northeast from Northeast 41st Street to Northeast 50th Street, Seattle (

Seattle-Luoyang Peony Festival and Bamboo Festival

May 18-19 Tree peony and bamboo displays and plant sales, talks and workshops, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-934-5219 or ).

Alki Summer Streets and 5K Run/Walk

May 19 5K walk/run to benefit West Seattle High School, 9:20 a.m., $25-$35; beach party with music, vendors, interactive art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. along Alki Avenue Southwest, closed to traffic from 63rd Avenue Southwest to the Don Armeni Boat Launch Ramp, Seattle (

AquaSox Fan Fest

May 19 Fun Zone activities, national anthem auditions, chili cook-off, team store, tickets for upcoming season, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; free (425-258-3673 or .

Northwest Folklife Festival

May 24-27 Ethnic, folk and traditional arts performances in 26 venues, participatory dances, workshops, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 24-26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 27, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, $10/day donation requested (206-684-7300 or

Colman Pool

May 25-Sept. 8 Outdoor saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, lessons, water fitness, May 25-27, June 1-2, 8-9, daily June 15-Sept. 2, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1; swim meet closure June 27-29, July 12-14 (206-684-7494 or

Beach Naturalist program

May 25-July 23 Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, hours vary May 25-28, June 6-9, 22-26, July 6-7, 20-23, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline and Des Moines Beach Park; and on select days at Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; Saltwater State Park and Redondo Beach, Des Moines; free ( ).

Ballard Summer Streets

May 31 Street closed for bicycle and other outdoor events, 4-7 p.m., 22nd Avenue Northwest between Market Street and Ballard Avenue Northwest and Bergen Place Park, Seattle (

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

May 31-June 2 Entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food vendors, classic yacht show, beer garden, 3-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 2, Port of Edmonds Marina, 358 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free ( ).

— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie


Beacon Hill Festival

June 1 Entertainment, food and craft vendors, games, silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or

Mother Earth News Fair

June 1-2 Demonstrations, workshops and activities for all ages on organic gardening, food, renewable energy, homesteading, green building, natural health, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15-$35 (800-234-3368 or

Maritime Gig Festival

June 1-2 Fun run, parade, antique and classic yacht festival, kids’ activities, entertainment, food vendors, car show, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 2, Gig Harbor (253-851-6865 or .

NASA “Destination Station”

June 1-Sept. 2 Special exhibit on the International Space Station with activities, imagery, audio and visual technology, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 15- Sept. 2, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $9-$16 (206-443-2001 or ).

Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure

June 2 5K event to celebrate breast-cancer survivors and honor those lost to the disease, 8 a.m. Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$40 (206-633-6586 or

Legends of NASCAR

June 2 Celebration of opening day of new exhibit, posters for first 500 visitors, live music, food vendor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; museum celebrates history of world automotive culture with display of hundreds of vehicles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or

Seattle Science Festival/Science Expo Day

June 6-16 Science activities including student science fair, EMP Museum architectural tours, star party astronomy events, animal programs, World Ocean Weekend, museum events at many locations, June 6-16; Science Expo Day exhibits, demonstrations, activities, games and performances for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8, Seattle Center, Seattle ( ).

The Leukemia Cup Regatta

June 8 Sailboat racing to raise money for blood cancer research and patient services, Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 W. Marina Pl., Seattle; $150-$200 registration fee, plus fundraising (206-957-4577 or

Flying Wheels Summer Century

June 8 100-, 65-, 45- and 25-mile rides, 7:30 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $35-$45 (

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

June 8-9 Commemorating the anniversary of Philippine independence with entertainment, history and culture, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or ).

Edmonds Arts Festival

June 14-16 Art displays and sale, entertainment, food vendors, art activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 14-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (425-771-6412 or

Marysville Strawberry Festival

June 14-16 Parade, fireworks show, arts and crafts market, carnival, entertainment, Marysville (360-659-7664 or ).

Washington Brewers Festival

June 14-16 More than 200 varieties from 64 Washington breweries, food vendors, music, kids’ area, craft vendors, wine and cider tasting; 4-9 p.m. June 14 for ages 21 and older only, $15; for all ages, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $20-$25, under age 21 free, designated drivers $5 ( ).

Festival Sundiata

June 15-16 African/African-American cultural arts, entertainment, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or ).

Seattle International Dance Festival at MOHAI

June 15 Aerialist and dance performances, 1 p.m., Museum of History & Industry, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or

Bell Street Pier Rendezvous and Classic Weekend

June 15-16 Large gathering of classic wooden yachts, many open for boarding, classic car display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Harbor Marina/Pier 66, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle ( ).

Burien Wild Strawberry Festival

June 15-16 Performers, vendors, food, carnival rides, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16; Saturday Band-a-Polooza; Sunday Father’s Day Car Show, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or ).

Biringer Farm Strawberry Fest

June 15-16 Rides, farm animals, food, games, farm market, pre-picked or u-pick strawberries, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave. N.E., Arlington (425-259-0255 or

Family Waterfall Tours

June 15-Aug. 11 One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls and learn how it supplies Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 15-16; July 12-14; Aug. 9-11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $5 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or ).

“Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power”

June 15-Sept. 2 Exhibit of artifacts, videos, listening stations highlighting history of female rock ‘n’ roll artists opens June 15; other exhibits include “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film;” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses;” “Celebrate Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic;” and “Icons of Science Fiction,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 23, 10 a.m.-7 daily May 24-Sept. 2, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens

June 15-Sept. 2 Opening for the season June 15, leisure pool with wave machine, water spray play area, lazy river, two water slides, water play; and 3,300-square-foot, six-lane lap pool, hours vary for public swims, lap swims, lessons, water exercise, Bronson Way Northeast and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or

Fenders on Front Street

June 16 Hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles, music, family activities, Front Street, Issaquah (425-391-1112 or ).

Auburn Kids Day

June 21 Entertainment, inflatable rides, arts and crafts, miniature golf, pony rides, food concessions, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St., S.E., Auburn ( ).

Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

June 21-23 Beer garden and music, 4-11 p.m. June 21; crafts, hundreds of vendors, music, art cars, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23; Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. June 22, Fremont district, Seattle (

Seafair Festival Kickoff

June 21 Sneak peak at summer Seafair activities, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (

Puyallup Meeker Days Festival

June 21-23 Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, dog lounge, noon-9 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Puyallup (253-840-2631 or ).

Bothell LiveArts Festival

June 22-23 Art vendors and displays, quilt exhibit, music, wine/beer garden, food vendors, Children’s Art Corner, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cascadia Community College, 18325 Campus Way N.E., Bothell (425-488-2787 or

Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

June 22 Run 26.2-mile marathon or 13.1-mile half-marathon with live bands every mile along the course, followed by finish line festival; starts (7 a.m.) and finishes at Seattle Center, Seattle; $115-$150 ( ).

Morgan Junction Community Festival

June 22 Vendors, local food, music, kids’ activities, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fauntleroy Way, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Morgan Street, Seattle ( ).

Bridle Trails Park Foundation Party in the Park

June 22 10K/5K run/walk ($15-$25), pancake breakfast ($5), equestrian drill teams, jousting knights, kids’ activities, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland ( ).

Kent International Festival

June 22 Entertainment, international food court, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Square Plaza, Kent ( ).

Bellevue Strawberry Festival

June 22-23 Historical exhibits and demonstrations, auto show, carnival games, bounce toys, strawberry shortcake eating contest, music, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue ( ).

Run & Walk With Pride

June 23 4K run, 10K run, 4K walk, benefits Social Outreach Seattle and Seattle Area Support Groups, 10 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$35 (

Taste of Tacoma

June 28-30 Food vendors, entertainment, wine tasting, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 28-29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 30, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma ( ).

Greenwood Car Show

June 29 Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, vendors, music, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; free for spectators (

Capitol Hill Pride Festival

June 29 Celebrating diversity and community pride, music, food, entertainment, doggy parade and Doggie Drag Costume Contest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Broadway between East John Street and Harrison Street, Seattle (

Explore the Greenway: Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride

June 29 Bike the 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass on 20-mile ride on John Wayne Pioneer Trail, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend; $25 preregister (

Rose Festival

June 29 Rose displays, workshops, speakers, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 29-30 Art exhibits, performances, food vendors, art activities, children’s theater, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or

Crystal Mountain Gondola

June 29-Sept. 22 Scenic gondola ride to the summit of Crystal Mountain, hiking trails, restaurant, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Crystal Mountain, Pierce County; $5-$20 (360-663-3050 or ).

Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest

June 30 “Equality: Passed, Present & Future” parade with 200 marching units, 11 a.m., Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle (; entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seattlepride­

Green Lake Open Water Swim

June 30 Half-mile straight course and 1-mile oval course, 7:30 a.m. Green Lake Park, Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or

Skandia Midsommarfest

June 30 Scandinavian music and dance performances, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors, participatory dancing, traditional pole-raising ceremony, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (206-784-7470 or

Tour de Pierce

June 30 Ride through Pierce County on 50-, 30- and 12-mile routes, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$17 (253-841-8515 or

— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie

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