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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Editor's note: Foul weather, a group leader's illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go. By Madeline McKenzie
Seattle Times staff

Animal events

Goatalympics Fundraiser

SAT Races and contests for pet goats and people, silent auction, adoptable goats, benefits New Moon Farm goat rescue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe (

Auto events

Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Races

FRI-SUN Vintage car racing celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s hospital, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. S.E., Kent; adults $25/day, $40/multiple day pass, $5/day ages 7-16 ( ).

Classic Car Show

SAT Car show, 8 a.m. Saturday, Marketplace @ Factoria east parking lot, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue ( ).

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings and Wheels

SAT Air show with fly-in and static display, biplane and helicopter rides, car show with race cars, hot rods, jet dragster, special-interest cars; food vendors, military display, beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor; $5-$15, advance tickets recommended (

Return to Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise-In

SUN Cars, entertainment, activities for kids; proceeds benefit youth programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; free for spectators (

All Camaro & Chevrolet Show

SUN Pacific NW Camaro Club event open to all Chevrolet products and all years, vendors; car entry opens 8 a.m., awards 2:30 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-391-8069 or


Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party

PLAN AHEAD Fundraising auction, reception, entertainment, dinner, animal encounters. 5-10 p.m. July 12, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $350 (

Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk

PLAN AHEAD Benefit 1K or 5K walk, kids’ activities, demonstrations, pet-product vendors, music, adoptable animals, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton; donation requested (


Cascade Bicycle Club

FRI-SAT Kenmore to Green Lake 22-28, leisurely pace street ride with some hills, food stop, 10 a.m. Friday, Log Boom Park, Kenmore; explore Redmond Ridge on mostly flat, leisurely paced, 12-15 mile ride, 10 a.m. Saturday, QFC, 23475 N.E. Novelty Hill Road, Redmond (206-522-3222 or

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (


Family Birding Walk, Marymoor Park

SAT Child-friendly walk on easy trails when birds are most active, bring binoculars, water, snack, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, parking $1 (425-576-8805 or ).


Ballroom Dance Party

FRI Salsa dance lessons, 7 and 8 p.m., ballroom dance party, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aria Ballroom, 15300 N.E. 95th St., Redmond; $5-$10 (425-867-0777 or

Skandia dance

FRI Scandinavian folk dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7-$10 (206-784-7470 or

Country Dance Party

SAT Dance lesson, no partner or experience needed, 7 p.m.; dance to country and country swing with the Dancin’ DJ, for ages 18 and older; 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $12-$15 (425-255-9211 or ).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, folk-dance lesson, international folk dancing; ice cream social, wear red, white and/or blue, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (425-385-2088 or ).

Salsa Thursdays, Occidental Park

JULY 11 All ages outdoor salsa dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, music by Cambalache, 6 p.m. July 11, Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or ).


Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

FRI-SUN Celebrate local maritime heritage, activities, ride historic wooden boats, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or ).

Seafair Pirates Landing

SAT Vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, pirate look-alike contest, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, pirates land sometime between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-728-0123 or ).

Wallingford Family Parade and Festival

SAT Parade, 11 a.m. from Wallingford commercial district to Meridian Playground, festival with crafts, music, activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Playground, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle ( ).

Choochokam Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts exhibit and sale, music, food, children’s activities, street dance, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Langley (

Tanabata Japanese Festival

SUN Japanese folk tales and myths, 11 a.m.; planetarium, origami, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; Japanese calligraphy and origami activities, 1-5 p.m., folk tales and myths, 2:30 p.m., music and dance performance, 4 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $8.95-$12.95 museum admission; free shuttle transportation between locations 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday ( ).

King County Fair

JULY 11-14 Entertainment, rides, vendors, 4H livestock shows and exhibits, food, noon-9 p.m. July 11, noon-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, noon-9 p.m. July 14, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7 (

Kent Cornucopia Days

JULY 11-14 Carnival, street fair, entertainment, parade, Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, July 11-14, Kent (253-852-5466 or

Arlington Fly-In

JULY 11-13 Festival and Airshow with warbird, antique and home-built aircraft on display. attractions for all ages. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11-12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 13, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15, ages 15 and younger free (360-435-5857 or

West Seattle Summer Fest

JULY 12-14 Merchant sidewalk sale, arts and crafts vendor street fair, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 12-13; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. July 14, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or

Blue Willow Lavender Festival

JULY 12-13 Music, food, vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12-13, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, Gig Harbor (

Redmond Derby Days

JULY 12-13 Parade, carnival, music, food, kids activities, Derby Dash 5K, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale. 5-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, Redmond City Hall, Redmond (

Redmond Town Center Arts Festival

JULY 12-14 Arts and crafts from 65 vendors, artist demos and displays, retailer sidewalk sale, food trucks, musical entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, Redmond Town Center, Redmond (425-867-0808 or ).

Food events

Food Truck and Wine Fridays

FRI Food vendors, wine garden, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; wine tasting $10/six pours ( ).

Seattle International Beerfest

FRI-SUN More than 200 varieties specializing in rare beers, live music. 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (

Summer Cider Day

SAT Taste varieties from regional cider makers, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., Port Townsend; $20-$25 (

Art & Wine Walk, Kirkland

JULY 11 Art displays, wine, snacks, music, bring your own glass, 4-8 p.m. July 11, Kirkland; $15 (425-208-2770 or ).


PLAN AHEAD All-you-can-eat clambake, bluegrass band, 5:30 p.m. July 12, The Woodmark, Kirkland; $49 (425-822-3700 or


Meerkerk Fairy House Festival

SAT Children of all ages gather natural supplies from the surrounding woods and garden areas to build their own fairy house. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $5, ages 12 and younger free (360-678-1912 or

Heronswood Garden Open and Plant Sale

SAT Botanical garden open and plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood Botanical Garden, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; free ( ).

Bainbridge in Bloom

PLAN AHEAD Tour five Bainbridge gardens, proceeds benefit Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities programs; guided tour, bike tours, and other features available, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-13, Bainbridge Island; $20-$215 (206-842-7901 or


Key Peninsula 360 Park Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on trails in undeveloped park, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Key Peninsula 360 Park, 10905 144th St. N.W., Gig Harbor (

Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs

SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a day pack, sunscreen, water; Gold Creek Pond one-mile trail hike, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; Twin Lakes two-mile hike through old-growth forest, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).

Explore the Greenway — Rattlesnake Mountain Hike

PLAN AHEAD Hike 10.2-mile length of Rattlesnake Mountain with views of Snoqualmie Valley and Cascade Mountains, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, registration required ( ).


Sports Trading Card Show

SAT Vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace @ Factoria, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue ( ).

Chris-Craft Rendezvous

JULY 11-14 Display of classic Chris-Crafts, music, dock parties and touring of boats, seminars, swap meet, July 11-14, Port Orchard Marina ( ).

Museum events

Scientist Spotlight

SAT Hands-on activities and conversation with local science professionals, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or

Yoga/Get Crafty, BAM

SAT Meditation and light yoga, no prior experience required, for ages 18 an older; bring your own yoga mat, 10 a.m. Saturday; tour Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards exhibit and use wire to sculpt a contour portrait, for ages 4 to 12, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $2-$10 (425-519-0770 or

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum experiences, interpreters portraying 14th century English village life and activities noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Historic farm, tour 1897 barn, orchard, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or

History of Scenic Hill Part 2

TUE Scenic Hill history program, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; $5-$12 (253-854-4330 or

Northwest African American Museum free day

JULY 11 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 11, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or

“Women Who Rock”

ONGOING Exhibits include “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” “Can’t Look Away: the Lure of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (

Paddle sports

Intro to Dragon Boating

SUN Club SAKE introduction to dragon boating, 10 a.m. Sunday, Leschi Dock, Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle; free (206-801-6144 or

Park events

Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks

SAT Search for tide-pool creatures on one of the lowest tides of the year, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; preregister (206-386-4237 or

Family low tide beach walk

SAT Explore the world of intertidal creatures for all ages, children accompanied by adult, wear shoes that can get wet, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or ).

Lewis Creek Park Ranger Hike

SAT Two-mile walk for all ages to learn about natural history and local wildlife, 10:30 a.m., Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

YMCA Boot Camp and Yoga

SAT Outdoor classes for all levels, yoga, bring mat or towel, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays; boot camp fast-paced, interval style workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or

Guided Nature Walk

SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old-growth forest, along the water, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or ).

Beach Naturalists

SAT-SUN Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in anytime 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Des Moines Beach Park; free (

Mercer Slough Ranger Program: Maps

SUN Join a park ranger to learn the basics of using a map and compass, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park

JULY 11 All ages welcome, bluegrass music by The Shed Boys, free ice-cream bars and lemonade, Dante’s Inferno Dogs for sale, 6 p.m. July 11, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free ( ).

Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park

JULY 11 Food trucks, wine and bites from Taste Cafe, music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m., tours at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or ).


Bridle Trails Park Foundation — Drama in the Park

SAT Performance from Cascade Community Theatre, dinner available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free (

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players, 2 p.m. Saturday; Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Big Dig Concert

MON Family concert with Eric Ode, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn; free (4256-450-1765 or ).

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Live music, beer garden, kids’ activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or

Burien Music in the Park

JULY 11 Folk band Witherow, 6:30 p.m. July 11, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or ).

Roots and Branches concert

JULY 11 Family concert with Harmonica Pocket, 11 a.m. Thursday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-888-0554/North Bend, 425-450-1765/Bellevue or

Chuck Brodsky

JULY 11 Singer-songwriter performs as a benefit for the Issaquah History Museums, 7:30 p.m. July 11, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $25 (425-392-3500 or


Farmers Market on Pike Place

FRI-SUN Additional space for farmers to sell produce along Pike Place with some blocks closed to vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle ( ).


Friday Night BBQ & Bowls

FRI Tips to get started, wear flat-soled shoes, for ages 11 and older; option to bring something to grill; 6 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $5 (206-762-2490 or ).

21 Club Golf Tournament

JULY 11 Former UW Husky Sonny Sixkiller hosts golf tournament, lunch, 8 a.m. July 11, Maplewood Golf Course, Renton; $320 /team (425-277-1717).

Celebrity Golf Classic

JULY 11 Brunch, 18-hole scramble, auction featuring sports memorabilia, concert; proceeds benefit Greater Trinity Academy early-learning and after-school programs, 9 a.m. July 11, Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish; $300, register by July 8 (425-710-9699).

Special interest

Rolling Thunder Vietnam Memorial Wall

FRI-SUN Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall pays tribute to our soldiers and armed forces, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; free (360-482-2651 or ).

Seattle Center Fitness Program

TUE-WEDS Zumba workout dance classes, no experience necessary, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Gentle Yoga for everyone, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall lawn north of International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (

Day Out with Thomas

PLAN AHEAD Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment, July 12-14 and 19-21, Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie; $21, reservations recommended (425-888-3030 or


Colman Pool

ONGOING Outdoor, saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, lessons, water fitness, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-7494 or ).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, 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

Seattle beaches, wading pools

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Matthews, Madison, Mt. Baker, Seward, West Green Lake, East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona, Pritchard beaches, Seattle ( ); information on city wading pools and sprayparks (206-684-7796 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING Leisure pool, water play, water slides, toddler water area; and 3,300-square-foot, six-lane lap pool; public session noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. daily, hours vary for lap swims, lessons, water exercise, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or ).


Seattle Free Walking Tours

ONGOING Pike Place Market tour with samples, history, 9:30 a.m. daily; Seattle 101, waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, recommendations for Seattle restaurants, pubs, activities, 11 a.m. daily, both from Victor Steinbrueck Park; Spotlight Seattle Center tours, 2 p.m. daily, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free, pay what you will, no reservations necessary (360-201-5611 or ).

Family Waterfall Tours

PLAN AHEAD 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. July 12-14; Aug. 9-11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls RD SE, North Bend; $5 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or ).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Rick Steve Travel Center class, Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or ).

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