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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 www.zoo.org ).
Pike Place Market Flower Festival
May 11-12 Tents full of flower vendors along Pike Place, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
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 wildwaves.com).
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 www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/mounger/schedule.htm ).
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 www.remlingerfarms.com ).
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 www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday ).
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 (www.17thofmay.org).
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 www.seattlecenter.com/festal).
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 www.auburnwa.gov/events ).
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 (udistrictstreetfair.org).
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 www.seattlechinesegarden.org ).
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 (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_alki.htm).
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 www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t403) .
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 www.nwfolklife.org).
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 www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
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 (www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist ).
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 (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_ballard.htm).
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 (www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com ).
— 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 www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/jeffercc.htm).
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 www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com).
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 www.gigharborchamber.net) .
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 www.pacificsciencecenter.org ).
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 www.komenpugetsound.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/).
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 www.lemaymuseum.org).
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 (www.seattlesciencefestival.org ).
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 www.leukemiacup.org/wa/).
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 (shop.cascade.org/content/events/flying-wheels-summer-century).
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 www.festalpagdiriwang.com ).
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 www.edmondsartsfestival.com).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
June 14-16 Parade, fireworks show, arts and crafts market, carnival, entertainment, Marysville (360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com ).
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 (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/ ).
June 15-16 African/African-American cultural arts, entertainment, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
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 www.mohai.org).
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 (www.classicyacht.org ).
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 www.wildstrawberryfestival.org ).
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 www.biringerfarm.com).
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 www.seattle.gov/util ).
“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 www.empmuseum.org).
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 rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Fenders on Front Street
June 16 Hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles, music, family activities, Front Street, Issaquah (425-391-1112 or www.fendersonfrontstreet.com ).
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 (www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/kd_s_p206.htm?E.. ).
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 (fremontfair.org).
Seafair Festival Kickoff
June 21 Sneak peak at summer Seafair activities, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
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 www.puyallupmainstreet.com ).
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 bothellartscouncil.org/liveartsfestival.html).
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 (www.seafair.com ).
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 (morganjunction.org ).
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 (www.bridletrails.org ).
Kent International Festival
June 22 Entertainment, international food court, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Square Plaza, Kent (www.kentinternationalfestival.com ).
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 (www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org/festival.asp ).
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 (www.seattlefrontrunners.org/rwwp).
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 (www.tasteoftacoma.com ).
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 (www.greenwoodcarshow.com).
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 (www.capitolhillpridefestival.info).
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 (mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips).
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 www.christiansonsnursery.com).
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 www.shorelinearts.net).
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 crystalmountainresort.com/summer-activities/scenic-gondola-rides ).
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 (www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html); entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seattlepridefest.org).
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 www.seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
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 www.skandia-folkdance.org).
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 www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1277).
— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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