2011 Summer Guide: July events
A calendar of major summer festivals and events around Seattle and Western Washington for July 2011.
Northwest Travel Guides
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Seattle International Beerfest
July 1-3 More than 150 beers from around the world, music, pub games, food, benefits local animal charities. Noon-10 p.m. July 1-2, noon-9 p.m. July 3, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; $20-$25 (www.seattlebeerfest.com).
"Sound of Music"
July 1-Aug. 28 Leavenworth Summer Theater musical production, 8 p.m. July 1-2, 8-9, 14-15, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30, Aug. 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 24, 27-28, Ski Hill Amphitheater, Leavenworth; $14-$28 (www.leavenworthsummertheater.org).
Blueberry Daze Festival
July 2 Wagon ride, berry picking, berry sale, music, kid's train ride, pony rides, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bill's Berry Farm, 3674 N County Line Road, Grandview; free (www.billsberryfarm.com).
Low Tide Festival
July 2 Beach naturalists, tours of lighthouse, food, children's activities, exhibits about maritime environment. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Point Robinson Light Station, Point Robinson Road, Vashon; free (206-463-6672).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
July 2-4 More than 100 visiting vessels; classic wooden boats, sailboats, rowing craft and large cruisers. Boat rides, maritime skill demonstrations, music, food vendors, kids' activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free donations accepted (www.cwb.org/2011-wooden-boat-festival).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
July 2-4 Free concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Eastside Modern Jazz, July 2; 85th Street Big Band, July 3; Seattle Civic Band (marching music), July 4; 2 p.m., 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
July 4-10 Classes, tutorials, dances, concerts, open jams, parties, Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend; $15-$36 (www.centrum.org/fiddle/ft-concerts.html).
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
July 5-Aug. 12 Chamber-music concerts at Benaroya Hall in Seattle (July 5-29), Overlake School in Redmond (Aug. 3-12); $10-$45 (seattlechambermusic.org).
Coulon Family Concert Series
July 6-Aug. 10 Weekly Wednesday concert series, 7 p.m. July 6-Aug. 10, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; free (rentonwa.gov/).
July 6-10 Aviation festival and air show, static displays, aerial events, food, music. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 6-7, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 8-9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $10-$18 (www.arlingtonflyin.org).
Kent Cornucopia Days
July 7-10 Entertainment, carnival, street festival, parade (2 p.m. July 10), health and safety fair, dragon boat races, fun run. 3-10 p.m. July 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
July 7-10 Juried art show. Preview party at 7 p.m. July 7, public viewing 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 8 and 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. July 9-10, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $7 (www.emeralddowns.com).
King County Fair
July 7-10 Carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, children's activities, 4-H and FFA animal exhibits, car show, chili cook-off. 5-10 p.m. July 7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 8-9, noon-11 p.m. July 10, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, $5 (www.thekingcountyfair.com).
Music in the Park
at Cottage Lake
July 7-Aug. 11 Weekly Thursday concerts. 7 p.m., Cottage Lake Park, 18831 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville; free (www.upperbearcreek.com).
Music in the Park, Burien
July 7-Aug. 11 Music in the park Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).
Redmond Derby Days
July 8-9 Bike race, kids' parade, music, kids' activities, food vendors, beer and wine garden, vendors, fireworks finale, 6-10 p.m. July 8, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 9, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2395 or www.redmondderbydays.com).
West Seattle Summer Fest
July 8-10 Craft and food vendors, kids' area, Junction merchant sidewalk sale, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 8, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle; free (206-935-0904 or www.westseattlefestival.com).
America's Family Pet Expo
July 8-10 Animal performances, stage shows, vendors, animals available for adoption, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; (800-999-7295 or www.PetExpoWA.org).
Bainbridge in Bloom
July 8-10 A self-guided bus or bicycle tour of gardens throughout Bainbridge Island. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; $10-$35 tickets for July 9, Patron Day, are $60-$200 (www.gardentour.info).
July 8-10 Parades, activities, car show, raffles, vendors, food, crafts, music. 4-9 p.m. July 8, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10, City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific; free (www.pacificpartnerships.org/).
Day Out with Thomas
July 8-10, 15-17 Train ride on a replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, family activities, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. July 8-10 and July 15-17, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $19, by reservation (866-468-7630 or trainmuseum.org).
The Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
July 9 3.3-mile fun run/walk. 8 a.m., Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $30-$35 (www.queenannehelpline.org).
Seafair Pirate's Landing
July 9 The kickoff event of Seafair with pirate landing, music, food, games. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
Swedish Medical Center/Issaquah Grand Opening Celebration
July 9 Tours of the new medical center, health-education speakers, children's activities, Highland Day festival with entertainment, games, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9, Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center, 751 Blakely Drive, Issaquah; free (swedish.org/issaquah).
Pioneer Square Fire Festival
July 9 Seafair event with display of 15 antique fire rigs, vintage law-enforcement vehicles, Klondike Gold Rush activities and displays, murals by local artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pioneer Square, 100 Yesler Way, Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade and Street Fair Festival
July 9 Children's parade (11 a.m.), street festival and Seafair clowns; children invited to join parade with or without costume. Wallingford Avenue North, between North 44th and North 45th Streets, Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
July 9-10 A 204-mile ride from Seattle to Portland; 10,000 riders do the ride in one or two days, starting at 4:45 a.m. on July 9 from Husky Stadium, Seattle; sold out (cascade.org).
Tractor and Engine Show
July 9-10 Antique tractors, working classic engines, antique tractor pull, antique trucks, vendors, swap meet, crafts, antiques and radio controlled boats. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; $4 (360-249-8243).
July 9-10 Family activities, music, food, workshops, handmade items for sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10, Mountain Meadow Farm, 919 304th St. S., Roy; free (253-843-4109 or www.mountainmeadowlavender.com).
July 9-10 Seafood festival and salmon barbecue with food vendors, arts and crafts, children's activities, beer garden, entertainment. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 10, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-1184 or www.seafoodfest.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
July 9-10 Free concerts and events at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players, 2 p.m., July 9; USACE Seattle District Car Show, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., July 10, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Choochokam Arts Festival
July 9-10 Juried arts festival with 90 exhibitors, music, children's activities, Saturday night street dance (6:30-9:30 p.m.), beer and wine garden. 10 a.m. daily, Langley (360-221-6765 or www.choochokamarts.org).
July 9-10 Juried arts and crafts vendors, music and theater, parade (10 a.m. July 9), fireworks show (10 p.m. July 9), food vendors, classic car show, children's inflatable rides and activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (www.seafair.com).
Chinatown-International District Dragon Festival
July 9-10 Asian community drill teams, 100-foot-long dragon, dancing lions, noon-8 p.m. July 9, noon-7 p.m. July 10, Hing Hay Park, South King Street and Maynard Avenue South, Seattle (www.cidbia.org).
July 9-10 Celebration of French culture with wine, pastries, cooking demonstrations, children's games, music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 9-10, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (www.seattle-bastille.org).
Art by the Bay:
The Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music
July 9-10 Fine arts and live music festival with 100 juried Northwest artists, plants and garden art, gourmet food, music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9-10, Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6432 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood (www.stanwoodarts.com/artbythebay.htm).
Skagit Valley Highland Games
July 9-10 Celtic games, spectator sports, dancing, food, music. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 9-10., Edgewater Park, Baker Street and Highway 536, Mount Vernon; $7-$13 (www.celticarts.org-).
Wedgwood Art Festival
July 9-10 Family-friendly art-activities, arts and crafts sale by local artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9-10, Hunter Farms Tree Lot, 7744 35th Ave N.E., Seattle; free (wedgwoodfestival.com/default.aspx).
Return To Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise-in
July 10 Classic car show, proceeds benefit Renton Police Department Youth Fund. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; free (425-430-7589 or www.gorenton.com/play/returntorentoncarshow).
July 12-Aug. 16 Various parks throughout Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/parks).
Shakespeare in the Park
July 13-Aug. 4 Weekly performances of Shakespeare's plays by Wooden O and Green Stage. 7 p.m. July 13-14, 20-21, 28, Aug. 4, Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; free, donations appreciated (lynnwoodarts.org).
White Center Jubilee Days
July 13-17 Music on two stages, food vendors, carnival, free children's entertainment, fireworks (July 13), street fair (July 16-17), parade (10 a.m. July 17), 16th Avenue Southwest between Southwest Roxbury and Southwest 100th Streets, Seattle; free (www.jubileedays.org).
July 14 Bastille Day special activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org/summer).
Northwest Raspberry Festival
July 15-16 Music, car/truck show, ice-cream social, basketball tournament and Berry Fair Street Market. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16, Lynden; free (business.lynden.org/Events/details/northwest-raspberry-festival-2011).
Bite of Seattle
July 15-17 Food and beverage showcase featuring 60 restaurants, 30 food product companies, arts and craft vendors, wine-tasting, five outdoor music stages, kids' stage, comedy club, beer gardens, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. July 15-16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 17., 11 a.m. Seattle Center, Seattle; free (425-295-3262 or www.comcastbiteofseattle.com).
Sequim Lavender Weekend
July 15-17 Two festivals celebrate lavender fields of Jefferson County:
• Sequim Lavender Festival (lavenderfestival.com) includes a free self-guided tour of seven small lavender farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 17; plus a street fair with food, live music, booths with lavender products, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15-16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 17, Fir Street, downtown Sequim; free.
• Sequim Lavender Farm Faire (www.sequimlavenderfarms.org) includes tours of seven larger lavender farms, with bus tours departing from Carrie Blake Park, $10-$15, free for children 12 and younger, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15-17; plus a crafts, food and art fair, Lavender in the Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15-16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 17, at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave. (360-452-6300).
Lavender and Herb Celebration
July 15-17 Classes, crafts, demonstrations, hay rides, mazes, animals, farm stand. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. July 15-17., Dr. Maze's Farm, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; (www.drmazesfarm.com).
Covington Days Festival
July 15-17 Arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment and parade (10 a.m. July 16). 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 15, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272 St., Covington; free (425-432-9140orcovingtonfestival.com).
July 15-18 Showcase of art, food and wine on the shores of Lake Washington with artist showrooms, boat show, dog model contest (noon July 17), tasting garden with grilling demonstrations, wine tasting, live music. 5-10 p.m. July 15, 1-10 p.m. July 16-17, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $25-$30 (206-633-0422 or www.kirklanduncorked.com).
Cinema on the Lawn
July 15, 29, Aug. 12 Outdoor movie series, 9 p.m. July 15, 29 and Aug. 12, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-342-5900 or discoverslu.com).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
July 16 Milk-carton boats of all shapes and design compete for $10,000 in prizes, shore activities including food, entertainment, pig petting, Seafair Clowns. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Summer Beer Taste
July 16 Choose 10 tastes of microbrews from participating local breweries, 4 p.m. Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $25-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).
July 16 Renewable energy and sustainable living fair with vendors, exhibits, food, music, beer garden, transportation zone including electric vehicles, kid's activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-306-9233 or www.shorelinesolar.org).
Duvall Days/Country Livin' Festival
July 16 Art, food, children's activities, parade, fireworks, 3-10 p.m. July 16, Duvall, 15535 Main Street N.E., Duvall; free (duvalldays.org/countrylivin.php).
July 16-17 July 16, free: Promenade around the peninsula, 10 a.m.; classic car exhibition and parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; historic fashion show, noon; antique hydroplane display, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 16-17: clay art studio show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 17: Home and garden tour, 1-4 p.m., $15; Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (www.sewardparkcentennial.org).
Summer Fly Day: B-52
July 16 Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection will debut a B-52, noon-1 p.m. July 16, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St SW, Everett; free (flyingheritage.com).
Samish Bay Bivalve Bash
and Low Tide Mud Run
July 16 Oyster-shell sculpture contest, Low Tide Mud Run ($5-$15 entry fee), food, beer garden, live music, contests and games, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; $5 admission (www.bivalvebash.com/).
Winery Tasting Tour
July 16-17 Seven artisan wineries of Bainbridge Island open for wine tastings, noon-5 p.m. July 16-17, Bainbridge Island; $3-$5 (206-780-0905 or www.bainbridgewineries.com).
Mill Creek Festival
July 16-17 Arts, crafts, commercial and food vendors, entertainment, kids' activities and pet plaza, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16-17, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; free (www.millcreekfestival.com).
July 16-17 Japanese Buddhist festival with traditional folk dancing, food, ikebana flower arrangements, taiko demonstrations, 4-10 p.m. July 16, 3-8 p.m. July 17, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle; free (206-329-0800 or www.seattlebetsuin.com).
Summer events at the Locks
July 16-17 Free concerts and events on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Altaeus Woodwind Quintet, 2 p.m. July 16; "Wonderland: Alice Adventures," children's play, 6-7:30 p.m., July 16-17; Coal Creek Jazz Band, 2 p.m. July 17; 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
San Juan Island
July 16-17 Lavender farm docent tours, craft workshops, cooking demos, self-harvesting, music. Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor; free (866-819-1911 or www.pelindabalavender.com).
Soos Creek Botanical Garden Grand Opening
July 16-17 Speakers Marianne Binetti and Richie Steffen, butterfly release, self-guided tours, plant sales and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 17, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn; free (sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org).
Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
July 16-17 Traditional dancing, Native American arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 17, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5 (www.seafair.com).
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival
July 16-17 Arts and crafts vendors, children's entertainment, music, food court. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16-17, Gig Harbor; free (peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html).
Whidbey Island Race Week
July 17-22 Sailboat races and shore events, July 17-22, Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 S.E. Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor; free (whidbeyislandraceweek.com).
Swingin' Summer Eve
July 20 Community festival with food, music, used-book sale, children's activities, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 20, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (www.cityofshoreline.com).
Outdoor Movies on the Beach
July 20-Aug. 10 Outdoor movie series. 8:30 p.m. July 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 10, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (mukilteochamber.org).
Kla Ha Ya Days
July 20-24 Parade, 10:30 a.m. July 23, on First Street; frog-jumping contest, carnival, community picnic and reunion, street fair, salmon barbecue, pie-eating contest, bed races, River Run, entertainment, custom car show, 5-10 p.m. July 20, 3-10 p.m. July 21, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 22, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 24, Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com).
Family Fun, Fort Nisqually
July 22 Games, music and dancing of the mid-1800s; firings of the Candy Cannon, lemonade and ice cream, 6-9 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339).
Renton River Days
July 22-24 Kids' Day entertainment, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22; parade, 10 a.m. July 23 on South Third Street from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park; Art Market, Nibble of Renton, art show, entertainment on two stages, community information, quilt show, kids' activities. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 24, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton (425-430-6528 or rentonwa.gov).
Covington Quilters Quilt Show
July 22-24 Display of locally made quilts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272 St., Covington; $5 (253-631-6164 or www.covingtonquilters.org).
July 22-Aug. 12 Friday evening movies at dusk, seating begins 7 p.m., low-back chairs only, "Grease," July 22, Senior Activity Center; "How to Train Your Dragon," July 29, Liberty Park; "Ghostbusters," Aug. 5, Piazza Renton; "Toy Story 3," August 12, Liberty Park, Renton; free (rentonwa.gov).
Capitol Hill Block Party
July 22-24 Local and national bands on several indoor and outdoor stages, food vendors, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. July 22, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. July 23, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. July 24, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; $23 (www.capitolhillblockparty.com/).
Enumclaw Street Fair
July 22-23 Arts and crafts, entertainment, children's activities, 5K run, juried art show, farmer's market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 22-23, 9 a.m. Enumclaw (www.enumclawstreetfair.com/).
Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
July 22-30 Classical-music performances, Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S Methow Valley Highway, Twisp; $22 (www.methowmusicfestival.org).
Kirkland Health Fair
July 23 Educational health and wellness day with 80 exhibitors, kid's activities, speakers, free movies, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kirkland Parkplace, 401 Park Place, Central Way and Sixth Avenue, Kirkland; free (206-715-4435 or www.kirklandhealthfair.org).
White River Bon Odori
July 23 Traditional Japanese folk dancing, taiko performance, food vendors. 5-9 p.m., White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn; free (253-833-1442).
Des Moines Classic Car and Boat Show
July 23 Music by Danny Vernon "The Illusion of Elvis," 200 classic cars, 30 wooden boats, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; free (206-824-5700 or www.desmoinesmarina.com/about/car-and-boat-show).
West Seattle American Legion Grand Parade
July 23 Parade, 11 a.m., on California Avenue Southwest, from Southwest Lander Street to Southwest Edmunds Streets, Seattle (206-932-2066 or thewestseattleparade.com).
Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival
& Dog Walk
July 23 All-ages games, contests, demos, entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive, Kirkland; free (www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/SpecialEvents/GoDogGo.htm).
Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In
July 23 Pancake breakfast, open house, big-band hangar party, the aircraft fly-in, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday Harbor Airport, 800 Franklin Drive, Friday Harbor; free (360-378-4664 or www.portfridayharbor.org).
Alki Art Fair
July 23-24 Show and sale of local art with music, children's activities, art demos. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.alkiartfair.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
July 23-24 Free concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Fidgety Feet Dixieland band, July 23; West Seattle Big Band, July 24; 2 p.m., 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
July 24 Swim, bike and run around Seward Park. Kids triathlon following the adult competition. Events start 6:30 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; fees vary (www.seafair.com).
Virginia V Cruise Around Bainbridge Island
July 24 Three-hour cruise around Bainbridge Island on historic steamship, 3-6 p.m. Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $85 (206-842-2773 or www.bainbridgehistory.org).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA)
July 24 Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA) four-hour scenic trip to the historic town of Snohomish to celebrate Kla Ha Ya Days, 11 a.m. from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Chinatown Seafair Parade
July 24 Asian community drill teams, 100-foot-long dragon, dancing lions, 7-9 p.m. July 24, from 10th Avenue and South Jackson Street, Chinatown International District, Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Pike Place Market Fruit Fest
July 24 Celebrating locally grown fruit with chef demos, sampling, kids' crafts, pie-eating contest and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Greenwood Seafair Parade
July 27 Bands, drill teams, floats, pirates, princesses, retired astronaut Bonnie Dunbar as grand marshal; 6-8:30 p.m. July 27; parade follows Greenwood Avenue from North 95th to 85th streets, turns west to Sixth Avenue Northwest, Seattle (greenwood-phinney.com).
July 29-30 Craft, art and food vendors, juried art show, inflatables, train rides, pony rides, entertainment, beer garden; Children's and Grand Parade, Magnolia neighborhood, Seattle (206-284-5836 or www.magnoliachamber.org/summer.htm).
Jazz in the Valley
July 29-31 Showcasing jazz and blues in multiple venues, 5:30 p.m.-midnight July 29, noon-midnight July 30, 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. July 31, Ellensburg; $10-$35 (509-925-6695 or www.jazzinthevalley.com).
Festival By The Bay
July 29-31 Golf and tennis tournament, art show, concerts, fireworks, Bay Inn at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Port Ludlow; $5-$7 (360-437-7070 or www.portludlowfest.org).
Silverdale Whaling Days
July 29-31 Music, food, fireworks display (July 29), parade (10 a.m. July 30), beer garden and outrigger canoe races (July 31), 5-10 p.m. July 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Silverdale Waterfront Park, Byron St., Silverdale (360-981-0966 or www.whalingdays.com).
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games
July 29-31 Scottish Highland music, dancing, Highland games, vendors, beer gardens, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. July 29, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. July 30, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 31, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $11-$15; admission to July 29 events free (www.sshga.org).
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
July 29-31 Juried festival of art, crafts and design, music, artist demonstrations, food vendors, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 29-30, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; free (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html).
Sixth Street Fair
July 29-31 Works by more than 140 artists, music, kids' activities, food vendors. 10-8 p.m. July 29-30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Northeast Sixth Street at 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue; free (www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth—street/).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts
July 29-31 Juried arts fair with works by 180 artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29-30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Cost Plus World Market, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (bellevuefest.org/).
Tour de Terrace
July 29-31 Carnival, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, beer garden, evening parade (7 p.m. July 29), pancake breakfast, car show and fireworks display (July 30). Noon-11 p.m. July 29, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free (www.tourdeterrace.org).
Mason Area Fair and Rodeo
July 29-31 Carnival, vendors, entertainment, community exhibits, nightly rodeo. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 29-30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31., Mason County Fairgrounds, 751 W. Fairgrounds Road, Shelton; $3-$5 (masoncountyfair.org/index.html).
Lake Stevens Aqua Fest
July 29-31 Kids' events, entertainment, water events, children's parade, baby races, pet show, carnival, food vendors. 7 a.m.-midnight July 29-30, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Lake Stevens (www.aquafest.org).
Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival
July 29-31 Juried art show, open art show, student art show, entertainment, food vendors, children's activities. 10 a.m. daily at Kola Kole County Park (adjacent to the ferry terminal), Kingston; free (www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com).
Seafair Torchlight Parade
July 30 Drill teams, community floats, regional and international bands, equestrian units, giant helium balloons, clowns and pirates, 7:30 p.m. on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to King Street and Second Avenue, Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available, $18-$37 (www.seafair.com).
Tacoma Bon Odori Festival
July 30 Traditional Japanese outdoor dancing, drumming, Japanese food, candlelight ceremony. 5-9 p.m., Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma; free (253-627-1417 or www.tacomabt.org).
Miss Seafair coronation
July 30 Crowning of Miss Seafair and her court, awarding of scholarship awards, 7:30 p.m., Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Summer Arts Festival
July 30 Art in various media, glass art, fiber arts, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, photography, garden art, music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Samish Island Community Center, 11292 Blue Heron Road, Bow; free (www.samishisland.net).
Movies at the Mural
July 30, Aug. 13-28 Outdoor showings of movies on Saturday evenings at the Mural Amphitheater, 9 p.m., Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
July 30-31 Performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the world, noon-7 p.m. July 30-31, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; (www.metroparkstacoma.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
July 30-31 Free concerts and events at Ballard Locks; Sound of Swing Big Band, 2 p.m. July 30; Greater Seattle Fuchsia Show, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 30-31; Letter Carriers Band and Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2 p.m. July 31; 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals
July 30-Aug. 27 Living history medieval-style village with blacksmith, combat by armored knights, music, puppet show, archery, games, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 27, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Hispanic Seafair Festival
July 31 Music, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, children's activities; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle; free (206-749-5600 or www.hispanicseafair.org).
Pista Sa Nayon
July 31 Filipino festival with food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, basketball tournament, children's games, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Seward Park Amphitheater, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free www.pista.org or www.seafair.com).
July 31 Outdoor family-friendly performances by Beacon Hill musicians, 1-5 p.m., Beacon Hill Station, Beacon Avenue South and South McClellan Street, Seattle; free (206-591-5339 or www.rockitspace.org/beacon-rocks.html).
Dunn Gardens ArtWalk
July 31 Art walk and sale, proceeds benefit the conservation of the Dunn Gardens. 3-6 p.m., Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $30 (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).
Compiled by Jeff Albertson, 206-464-2304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information in this calendar, originally published May 19, 2011, was corrected May 23, 2011. A previous version of this story gave a wrong address for the Soos Creek Botanical Garden, which has its grand opening celebration July 16 and 17. The garden is at 29308 132nd Ave. S.E. in Auburn. In addition, the address and phone number for the Mountain Meadow Lavender Festival were incorrect.
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