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.
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 12-18, 2013.
Seattle Times staff
SAT Kittens and cats from Seattle Animal Shelter foster homes ready for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; adoption fees $34-$145 (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org ).
Cowgirl Spirit Tack Sale and Open House
SAT Open house, tack sale, tours at nonprofit horse-rescue facility, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Cowgirl Spirit, 8550 Ames Lake-Carnation Road N.E., Carnation (www.cowgirlspirit.org).
Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk
SAT Benefit 1K or 5K walk, kids’ activities, demonstrations, vendors, music, adoptable animals, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; donation requested (www.kitsap-humane.org).
Meow in Mukilteo Adoption Event
SUN Six feline-rescue groups bring cats and kittens in need of families, noon Sunday, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/meow-in-mukilteo-adoption-event1.html ).
Concours d’Elegance at The Wood
SAT “All Things Italian” classic, sports and muscle car show, wine, microbrews; proceeds benefit Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club youth organizations and service projects; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood Golf Course, 20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10-$20 (206-546-2724 or www.concoursatthewood.com).
SUN Fundraiser walk for greyhound rescue, dogs welcome, 10 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $26-$29 (425-891-1239 or www.greyhoundpetsinc.org/events/GreytWalkathon2013/).
Mack Strong Golf Tournament/Dinner
WED Proceeds fund Team-Works mentoring programs for at-risk youth, noon Wednesday, Golf Club at Newcastle, Newcastle; $85-$250 (206-922-5340 or www.teamworksacademy.org ).
Mojitos Against Mosquitoes
JULY 18 Happy hour to benefit the Uganda Village Project, 6 p.m. July 18, The BalMar, 5449 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (www.mojitosagainstmosquitoes.org).
Seattle Children’s Hospital & Hydrocephalus Association Walk
PLAN AHEAD Walk to support research and education, 10 a.m. July 20, Magnuson Park, Seattle; donations requested (walk4hydro.kintera.org/seattle).
North Seattle Boys & Girls Club 70 Year Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the anniversary of the first Boys & Girls Club in Washington state, appetizers, cocktails, silent auction, speakers, memorabilia display, dancing; for ages 21 and older only, 7 p.m. July 20, North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (425-443-0735 or www.ns.positiveplace.org ).
SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer
PLAN AHEAD Swedish Medical Center Foundation 5K run or walk, all proceeds benefit Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. July 21, Seattle; $30-$35 (206-215-6700 or www.summerun.org).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
SAT-SUN 204-mile ride from Seattle to Portland; sold out (cascade.org).
SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday ).
FRI-SUN Gathering of classic Chris-Crafts, music, dock parties, boat tours, swap meet and demonstrations, Port Orchard Marina (www.chriscraftrendezvous.com).
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 www.ariaballroom.com).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).
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 www.sno-king.org).
Dancing til Dusk, Westlake Park
TUE All ages outdoor dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, Zydeco with Swamp Soul, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz/dancetildusk2013.html ).
Salsa Thursdays, Occidental Park
JULY 18 All ages outdoor salsa dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, music by Tumbao, 6 p.m. July 18, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz/dancetildusk2013.html ).
Redmond Derby Days
FRI-SAT Carnival, music, 5-10 p.m. Friday; kids parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, grand parade, 11 a.m.; carnival rides, music, food, kids’ activities, vendors, beer and wine garden, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (www.redmondderbydays.com ).
Blue Willow Lavender Festival
FRI-SAT Music, craft and food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road Kp N, Gig Harbor (www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com ).
West Seattle Summer Fest
FRI-SUN Merchant sidewalk sale, arts and crafts vendors street fair, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, California Stage and beer garden open later; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or wsjunction.org/summerfest/ ).
King County Fair
FRI-SUN Entertainment, 4H livestock shows and exhibits, petting zoo, rides, racing pigs, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7, ages 4 and younger free; advance discount tickets available online (www.thekingcountyfair.com ).
Redmond Town Center Arts Festival & Sidewalk Sale
FRI-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, artist demos and displays, retail sidewalk sale, food trucks, musical entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com/Events/Details/ ).
Kent Cornucopia Days
FRI-SUN Carnival, street fair, entertainment, parade, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; downtown Kent; Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
McCleary Bear Festival
FRI-SUN Carnival, car show, parade, games, 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, McCleary Community Center, 726 W. Simpson Ave., McCleary (360-495-3667 or mcclearybearfestival.org/).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
SAT Milk-carton boats of all sizes and shapes compete for prizes, kids’ entertainment, SUP (stand up paddleboard) demonstrations and competition, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Pioneer Square Fire Festival
SAT Celebrating the rebirth of Pioneer Square after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 with antique fire engines, vintage police cars, activities by Last Resort Fire Department, Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.lastresortfd.org).
SAT Polish folk performances, regional costume fashion show, art exhibit, cultural workshops, food demos, Polish craft vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, participatory dance, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.polishfestivalseattle.org/ ).
SAT Entertainment for all ages, food and beverages from 30 vendors, chef demos, entertainment, Spirits Garden in Rover’s courtyard, food bites $2.50, $5, $7.50 with tickets sold in $10 increments, wine passport tasting $20; proceeds benefit Children’s Response Center, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, on East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues, Seattle (bastillebash.com).
Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
SAT Sub Pop Records celebrates its 25th year with a festival of live music, art, record fair, food, beer and wine. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown historic business district, 5000 block of Airport Way South, Seattle (silverjubilee.subpop.com).
SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, local beer and wine, salmon barbecue, food trucks, seafood vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Ballard, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org ).
Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest
SAT-SUN Lion and Dragon dances, taiko drumming, martial-arts demonstrations, drill teams, music and dance performances, arts and crafts vendors, $2 food walk at local restaurants, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Anime Costume Contest, 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Chinatown-International District, Seattle (www.cidbia.org/).
Wedgwood Art Festival
SAT-SUN Juried art festival, music, food, puppet shows and kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (wedgwoodfestival.com ).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, children’s fun zone, boat rides around the island, fun run, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Center; food vendors, entertainment, fireworks, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island (www.misummercelebration.com ).
Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair
SAT-SUN Arts, crafts and neighborhood business vendors, car show, food court, entertainment, beer and wine garden, children’s activities, pet plaza. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (www.millcreekfestival.com/index).
SAT-SUN Entertainment on two stages, 5K fun run, food vendors, Kid Zone ($5/child), outdoor movie Saturday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (www.lakewoodsummerfest.com).
SAT-SUN Farmers Market, music, arts and crafts vendors, rhubarb pie sale, pie-eating contest, beer garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Main Street, Sumner (www.sumnerdowntown.com).
Art By The Bay Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, music, plants and garden art, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood (www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay).
Café Campagne & Marche Bastille Day Celebration
SUN Burlesque performances, music, street food, beer, wine, 4 p.m. Sunday, Café Campagne, 1600 Post Alley and in outdoors in Post Alley, Seattle (206-728-2800 or www.facebook.com/events/1393273370884746/).
Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
WED-JULY 21 Music, carnival, street fair, parade, car show, 5-11:45 p.m. Wednesday, 3-11:45 July 18-19, 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21, Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com/).
Bite of Seattle
PLAN AHEAD Food vendors, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 19-20, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21; Seattle Center, Seattle (www.biteofseattle.com).
PLAN AHEAD Washington wines-tasting garden, 5-10 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20, 1-6 p.m. July 21; Promenade with food, entertainment, vendors, boat show, 2-8 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21; CityDog Magazine cover-dog model contest, noon July 21, Marina Park, Kirkland; Promenade events free, wine garden $15-$30 (www.kirklanduncorked.com ).
Sequim Lavender Festival and Farm Faire
PLAN AHEAD Farms tours, Arts and Crafts Faire in the Park, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19-20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Sequim (360-808-3940 or www.sequimlavenderweekend.com).
Bremerton Summer Brewfest
SAT Beer from 28 Washington breweries, noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton; $15-$20 (www.washingtonbeer.com/bremerton-summer-brewfest/ ).
Sunsets In Snohomish Wine Walk
SAT Wine tasting at downtown shops, bring your own glass, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish; $10 (425-330-0831 or www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/sunsets-in-snohomish.asp).
Cherry Sampling Day
SAT Classes and demonstrations on growing cherries, samples, cherries $5 a bag, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation Garden, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon; $15/person, $30/family (nwfruit.org/cherry-sampling-day/).
Tour of Bainbridge Wineries
SAT-SUN Taste wine, meet winemakers at seven island wineries and tasting rooms, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bainbridge; tasting fee at some locations (www.BainbridgeWineries.com).
Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting
SUN-TUE More than 70 wineries from around the world showcase riesling, food trucks, music, Sunday-Tuesday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $75-$100 (www.rieslingrendezvous.com/).
PNA Summer Beer Taste
PLAN AHEAD Microbrews from 20 Northwest breweries, snacks, music, 4-7 p.m. July 20, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/summerbeer/).
Bainbridge in Bloom
FRI-SAT Tour five Bainbridge gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Filipino American Community Hall, 7566 High School Road, Bainbridge Island; $20-$125 (206-842-7901 or bainbridgeartshumanities.org/).
Interbay P-Patch Lavender U-Pick Sale
SAT-SUN Lavender in many varieties, $4-$6/bundle; lavender products, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 2451 15th Ave. W. (15th Avenue West and West Wheeler Street), Seattle (206-999-9677).
Georgetown Garden Walk
SUN Self-guided tour of 30 urban residential gardens, artist studios, shops, aquatic nursery, restaurants and the Museum of Communication, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America, Georgetown, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (www.georgetowngardenwalk.com).
Woodinville Lavender Farm Tour
WED Master Gardener on the history, botany, selection, care and uses of lavender on tour of sustainable and organic gardens, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Woodinville Lavender, 14223 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Redmond; $20-$25 (depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D105582734).
Explore the Greenway — Rattlesnake Mountain Hike
SAT Hike 10.2-mile length of Rattlesnake Mountain with views of Snoqualmie Valley and Cascade Mountains, followed by barbecue, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, registration required (mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips ).
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; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).
Stargazing at Green Lake and Paramount School Park
SAT Seattle Astronomical Society star parties to view the night sky through telescopes, talks identifying celestial objects, all ages and skill levels welcome; instruction on use of personal telescopes available; inclement weather may cancel, 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and Paramount School Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).
Planetarium Show ‘Galaxies Far, Far Away’
SAT Astronomer looks at distant galaxies, the universe and its history; if the sky is clear, telescopes available to see deep-sky wonders, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2-$5 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org ).
Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show
SAT-SUN Antique Farm Engine & Tractor Association displays and demonstrations, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; $5 (360-482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com/).
Fresh Air Artists Festival
SAT-JULY 19 Fresh air painting, demonstrations, workshops, cowboy roundup, quick-draw competition, Saturday through July 19, Carpenter House Museum and Art Gallery, 302 West 3rd St., Cle Elum; $10-$90 (509-649-2880 or freshairartistsfestival.sharepoint.com/Pages/aboutus.aspx ).
Bastille Day, Edmonds
SUN Petanque (Boules) tournament, French food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $10 (www.edmondswa.gov/component/rsevents/event/903-bastille-day-petanque-tournament.html?Itemid=530 ).
PLAN AHEAD Scrapbooking vendors, workshops, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $10-$15 ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.scrapbookexpo.com).
Eats & Beats: Recess Monkey
SAT Rock band for kids and families, pizza available, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $9-$14 (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).
Issaquah History Museums Present: Bad Ben Legg
SAT The story of Ben Legg’s arrest in 1920, the organized labor movement and loggers in early Issaquah, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org/events/summer-program ).
Veggie Car Races
SAT Build a race car from vegetables, races, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7439 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html ).
Camlann Medieval Village
SAT-SUN Living history museum 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 www.camlann.org).
Family Sundays at the Henry
SUN Adults and kids ages 5-12 learn and create together, 2 p.m. Sunday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10/family (henryart.org ).
Virginia V Cruise Around Bainbridge Island
PLAN AHEAD Bainbridge Island Historical Museum three-hour cruise aboard the historic steamship Virginia V, 3 p.m. July 21, Seattle; $125 (206-842-2773 or www.bainbridgehistory.org).
Flowering Plant Walk
SAT Explore the park’s wildflowers, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Taste of Van Asselt
SAT Information on programs, carnival games, entertainment, food vendors, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921).
Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park
SAT Outdoor yoga, bring your own mat, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Zumba Latin dance/fitness, athletic shoes recommended, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays; art activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; tours, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; food trucks, live music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, tours 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout/).
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 seattleymca.org ).
Mukilteo Beach Days
SAT Explore the beach at low tide with WSU Beach Watchers, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday; half-hour beach walk and talk, noon Saturday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish).
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).
FRI Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series, noon Friday, Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (206-613-3220 or www.facebook.com/OutToLunchConcerts).
Emerald City Trapeze Arts Student Show
FRI Students performing on the flying trapeze and aerial apparatus, 7 p.m. Friday, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free, donations welcome (206-906-9442 or www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com/venue/ecta-seattle/).
FRI Family rock concert, noon today, Tiffany Park, 1902 Lake Youngs Way S.E., Renton; free (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org).
North Country Bluegrass Band
SAT Concert, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org ).
Summer concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Musica Molide, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
Magic and Wonder of Reading
SUN Magician Steffan Soule show for all ages, 1 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (206-841-9923 or steffansoule.com/public-appearances.html).
Summer Concert Series
SUN Seattle Peace Concerts with local bands, all ages welcome, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food-bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org).
Edmonds Summer Concerts
SUN Outdoor summer concert series. 3-4 p.m. Sundays, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds (www.edmondswa.gov/).
U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series
WED Live music, beer garden, kids’ activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com/events ).
Kent Summer Concert Series
JULY 18 Live performances, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (www.ci.kent.wa.us/content.aspx?id=19622).
Kirkland Summer Concert Series
JULY 18 Live performances. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/).
Thursday Night Concerts
JULY 18 Live performances. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792).
Concerts in the Park
JULY 18 Live performances. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/SpecialEvents.aspx).
Darrington Bluegrass Festival
PLAN AHEAD Outdoor bluegrass festival, July 19-21, Darrington Music Park, Darrington; $15-$20 (360-436-1179 or www.darringtonbluegrass.com/).
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
PLAN AHEAD Blues bands, vendors, beer garden, July 19-21, Winthrop; $80-$90 (www.winthropbluesfestival.org).
Kent Cornucopia Days Fun Run & Walk
SAT 5K run and walk on flat course, 9 a.m. Saturday, registration 7:30 a.m., Three Friends Fishing Hole Park, South 196th Street and 58th Place, Kent; $10-$30 (253-856-5050 or www.KentArts.com).
Summer Spirit Run
SAT 5K, 10K, 15K events, run or walk, participants encouraged to wear high school or college gear, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $12-$24 (www.magnusonseries.org/).
Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
SAT Scenic 3.3-mile race on Queen Anne streets, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $40 (206-282-1540 or queenannehelpline.org ).
Mercer Mile Fun Run
SAT One-mile run before parade, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; $12 (www.myparksandrecreation.com).
Run to the Top
SAT Hilly 5K run/walk, post-race celebration, for ages 21 and older, 7 p.m. Saturday, McKinley Park, 907 Upper Park St., Tacoma; $25 (metroparkstacoma.org/races).
Clothing Optional Bare Buns Fun Run West
SUN Clothing Optional 5K fun run/walk, prizes, photo ID required, 11 a.m. Sunday, Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (425-392 -6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com).
Brooks Nightlife Training Run
JULY 18 Training run, 6:30 p.m. July 18, Road Runner Sports, 7020 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-517-5100).
Float Dodger 5K
PLAN AHEAD Outrun the floats before the West Seattle Summer Parade, proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West Seattle Rotary, 9:45 a.m. July 20, Seattle; $30-$35 (www.floatdodger5k.com).
Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon
PLAN AHEAD Swim, bike, run, July 21, Seward Park, Seattle; $20-$100 (seafair.com).
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, Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org ).
Summer Clothing Swap Party
SUN Bring clean, fashionable wearables for men and women, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, OmCulture, 2210 N. Pacific St., Seattle; $10 cover w/20+ items, $20 cover w/ 20 items or less/no items, cash only (www.facebook.com/events/639071039442746/).
Day Out with Thomas
FRI-SUN Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment, 9 a.m.-3:45 Friday-Sunday and July 19-21, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $21, reservations recommended (866-468-7630 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Seattle Center Fitness Program
TUE-WEDS Zumba workout dance class, 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 (www.seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Family Waterfall Tours
FRI-SUN One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls, learn how it supplies Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 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 ).
South Lake Union Neighborhood Tour: Extreme Makeover Edition
SAT MOHAI and the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) exploration of historical and architectural stories on the neighborhood’s dramatic changes, 10 a.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/471/-/neighborhood-history-tours-south-lake-union-extreme-makeover-edition ).
Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
SAT Seattle Tilth self-guided tour of chicken coops and accommodations for keeping miniature goats, ducks, bees and bunnies in urban yards, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Seattle; $5-$12 (seattletilth.org ).
How much is that Dior in the Window? Shopping District Tour
WED Explore Seattle’s history of retail and high fashion in the downtown shopping district; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/564/-/neighborhood-history-tours-how-much-is-the-dior-in-the-window).
Boat Tours: Stories of Lake Union’s Houseboat Community
PLAN AHEAD Floating Homes Association shares stories of living on the lake, 11 a.m. July 20, AGC Marina, Seattle; $30 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/566/-/boat-tour-still-afloat-stories-of-lake-union-s-houseboat-communities ).
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 seattlefreewalkingtours.org).
SAT Rick Steve Travel Center class, Ireland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).