2011 Summer Guide: August events
A calendar of major summer festivals and events around Seattle and Western Washington for August 2011.
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Seafair Fleet Week
Aug. 3-7 Parade of ships (Aug. 3), and public tours of a half-dozen visiting U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian vessels, various times, Seattle waterfront, free (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
Aug. 5 Live music, hands-on art projects, art displays, 5-8 p.m., downtown Issaquah (425-391-1112 or www.downtownissaquah.com).
Lake City Pioneer Days
and Salmon Bake
Aug. 5-6 Salmon bake (noon-7 p.m. Aug. 5-6), street fair, grand parade (6:30 p.m. Aug. 6), children's activities, music, Lake City area, Seattle; (206-363-3287 or www.lakecityfestival.com).
Seafair Air Show
Aug. 5-7 The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and civilian aircraft perform over Lake Washington. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 5-7 (206-728-0183 or www.seafair.com).
Seafair Hydroplane Races
Aug. 5-7 Hydroplane racing on Lake Washington from Stan Sayres Hydro Pits, with unlimited H1 racing — the world's fastest race boats — in the Albert Lee Cup, light unlimited hydroplanes, and a new event, racing vintage, restored hydroplanes such as Miss Bardahl, Oh Boy Oberto and Miss Thriftway; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-7, events centered on Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; $10-$40 (ticket information at www.seafair.com).
Anacortes Arts Festival
Aug. 5-7 Art display and sale featuring 250 juried artists, entertainment, youth activities, regional and ethnic foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7, downtown Anacortes (360-293-6211 or www.anacortesartsfestival.com).
Gumshoe 5K Walk
Aug. 5-14 Amateur sleuths can solve their way through a 3-mile walk in the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge neighborhood, proceeds benefit local charities; $15-$20 (206-930-8374 or www.dothegumshoe.org).
Clark County Fair
Aug. 5-14 Entertainment, vendors, kids park, DockDogs, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 8-11, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 14, Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 Delfel Road, Ridgefield; $7-$10 (360-397-6180 or www.clarkcofair.com).
Concerts at the Mural
Aug. 5-26 Outdoor concerts on Friday evenings at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or center.com/">www.seattlecenter.com).
Americana Music Fest
on the Sound
Aug. 6 Live music, 5-8 p.m., Camp Burton, 9326 S.W. Bayview Drive, Vashon Island, $10-$16 (206-463-5131 or www.vashonalliedarts.org).
Auburn ArtRageous Art Festival
Aug. 6 Art extravaganza with craft and food vendors, hands-on projects, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Index Arts Festival
Aug. 6 Local artists and performers, children's activities, poetry readings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., music until 10 p.m., Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index, free (360-793-4162 or www.indexartsfestival.org).
Northwest Native Arts
Market & Festival
Aug. 6 Works by Pacific Northwest native artists, entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (888-238-4373 or www.washingtonhistory.org).
at The Mount
Aug. 5-26 Live music on Friday nights, 5 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle, free (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/themountfoundation).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
Aug. 6-7 Free concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Batucada Yemanja, 2 p.m. Aug. 6; Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, 9 a.m., Aug. 7; 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Awesome August Kids Day
Aug. 6-7 Train rides, pony rides, activities, animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
Winery Tasting Tour
Aug. 6-7 Tour of Bainbridge Island wineries, noon-5 p.m., several locations, Bainbridge Island, $3-$5 (206-780-0905 or www.bainbridgewineries.com).
Skagit County Fair
Aug. 10-13 Food, rides, entertainment. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon, prices vary (360-336-9414 or www.skagitcounty.net/fair).
Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo
Aug. 10-13 Parade, car show, entertainment, rodeo, Aug. 10-13, Country Park Fairgrounds, 812 Wallace Way, Grandview, Yakima County (509-882-2100 or www.yvfair-rodeo.org).
Pierce County Fair
Aug. 11-14 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, kids activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 14, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or www.piercecountyfair.com).
Morton Loggers Jubilee
Aug. 11-14 Lawnmower races (7:30 p.m. Aug. 12); 10K run (8 a.m. Aug. 13); logging show (2 p.m. Aug. 13, noon Aug. 14); Jubilee Arena, Morton; $5-$8 (360-496-6362 or www.loggersjubilee.com).
South Lake Union Block Party
Aug. 12 Food from neighborhood eateries, beer/wine garden, local music, kids' activities and more. Noon-11 p.m., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (206-342-5900 or www.discoverslu.com).
Aug. 12-13 Marketplace of local produce, arts and crafts, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13, Third Street, Marysville (360-653-3538 or www.marysvillemerchants.com).
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Aug. 12-14 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, 2-10 p.m. Aug. 12, noon-10 p.m. Aug. 13, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 14, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center, $15-$20 (206-447-7725 or www.seattletattooexpo.com).
A Taste of Edmonds
Aug. 12-14 Food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, children's activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14, Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds, $3 (425-776-6711 or www.atasteofedmonds.org).
Festival at Mount Si
Aug. 12-14 Music, food, children's activities, parade, fireworks, car show, arts and crafts. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Si View Community Center and Park, 420 Orchard Drive S.E., North Bend, free (425-888-8535 or www.festivalatmtsi.org).
of the River & Pow Wow
Aug. 12-14 Family event honoring the cultures of the Pacific Northwest, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington, free (360-913-4536 or www.festivaloftheriver.com).
The Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Aug. 12-14 Music festival, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 14, Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd., Deming, $25-$40 (360-306-0477 or stringbandjamboree.com).
Auburn Good Ol' Days Festival
Aug. 12-14 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (www.auburngoodoldays.com).
Children's Garden Fair
Aug. 13 Crafts and activities for children, Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden, 15500 S.E. 16th Street, Bellevue, free (425-485-5942 or www.mgfkc.org).
Walk and Roll
Aug. 13 Family bike-safety rodeo, health information, fun run (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.), 10 a.m.-noon, Kohl's parking lot, 17002 S.E. 270th Pl., Covington, free (www.cruzinpassport.com).
"Ready, Set, Go ... Cook!"
Aug. 13 Local celebrity chefs race to create a meal, 10 a.m.-noon, University District Farmers Market, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle (206-547-2278 or www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Aug. 13 Swimming and running, benefit Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and the Des Moines Food Bank, registration opens at 6:30 a.m., Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines, $20-$50 (btomultisports.com).
La Conner Classic
Yacht & Car Show
Aug. 13 Celebrate maritime and automotive history with a pancake breakfast (7:30 a.m.), vendors, and exhibitors, south basin of the La Conner marina (360-466-4778 or www.laconnerchamber.com).
Prosser Wine and Food Fair
Aug. 13 30 wineries, 20 food vendors and two breweries, attendees must be 21. 2-8 p.m., Walter Clore Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd., Prosser; $20-$25 (800-408-1517 or www.tourprosser.com).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
Aug. 13-14 Free concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Dukes and Diva, Aug. 13; The Tempos, Aug. 14; 2 p.m., 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Movies at the Mural
Aug. 13-28 Outdoor showings of movies on Saturday evenings at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
Aug. 13-14 Fine-arts and crafts festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 14, Sixth and Main, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-678-5116 or www.coupevilleartsandcraftsfestival.org). Friends of the North Bend Library Book Sale
Aug. 13-27 Books, CDs, DVDs for sale, open regular library hours, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org).
Aug. 14 Food from local chefs and entertainment, noon-6 p.m., 12th Avenue between East Pike Street and East Madison Street, Capitol Hill, Seattle (206-204-3832 or 12thaveseattle.com).
Aug. 14 Experience the rhythms of Brazil, demonstrations of martial arts and costumes and food, Seattle Center House, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/events/festivals/festal).
Northwest Washington Fair
Aug. 15-20 Entertainment, rodeo, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, 1775 Front St., Lynden, Whatcom County; $5-$10 (360-354-7777 or www.nwwafair.com).
Washington State International Kite Festival
Aug. 15-21 One of the world's largest annual kite festivals, in cooperation with World Kite Museum; Long Beach, Pacific County (360-642-4020 or www.kitefestival.com).
Aug. 16-21 Jazz Walk (Aug. 16), skate competition (Aug. 19), parade and festival (Aug. 20), sand-castle contest (Aug. 21), Shoreline (206-801-2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov/parks).
San Juan County Fair
Aug 17-20 Music, food, animals, art, carnival. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Aug. 17-20, San Juan County Fairgrounds, 846 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor; $5-$12 (360-378-4310 or www.sanjuancountyfair.org).
Picnic & Barrel Auction
Aug 18 Gourmet picnic fare and wine tastings, 4 p.m., Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville; $125 before June 1st, $150 after June 1st (206-326-5754 or www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org).
Aug. 19-21 Music festival celebrating Native American flute and world instruments, begins at 9 a.m. daily, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines, free (425-235-0400 or flutequest.com).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Aug. 19-21 Live music, train rides, children's entertainment and food, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21; various locations, Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or www.railroaddays.com).
Downtown Renton Art & Antique Walk
Aug. 20 Outdoor event with local and national artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Renton Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (206-407-8719 or www.artsunlimited.org).
Olalla Bluegrass (& Beyond) Festival
Aug. 20 Live music, craft vendors, food, kids activities, gates open at 10 a.m., South Little League Field, 5150 S.E. Hovgaard Road S.E., Olalla, $10-$36 (253-857-5604 or www.olallabluegrass.com).
A Case of the Blues
and All that Jazz
Aug. 20 Blues and jazz performances, food and wine, 4-11 p.m. Sarg Hubbard Park, 111 S. 18th St., Yakima, $40-$50 (509-453-8280 or www.yakimagreenway.org/blues).
Cruise In Car Show
Aug. 20 Shoreline Historical Museum car show, trophies awarded, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
Kitsap Wine Festival
Aug. 20 Celebration of food and wine, 2-5:30 p.m., Harborside Fountain Park, Bremerton waterfront, $40-$60 (360-473-5555 or www.kitsapwinefestival.com).
Aug. 20-21 Explore the rituals and customs of Tibet with arts and crafts, prayer flags, children's activities, traditional foods, Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/events/festivals/festal).
Arts in Nature Festival
Aug. 20-21 Live entertainment, art installations, hands-on activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle, admission by donation (206-923-0853 or www.naturec.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
Aug. 20-21 Free concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Microsoft Jazz Band, Aug. 20; call to check on band for Aug. 21; 2 p.m., 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Eastside Fuchsia Society Sale and Show
Aug. 20-21 Display and sale of fuchsias, information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-885-2107 or www.nwfuchsiasociety.com).
Fresh Paint: Festival
of Artists at Work
Aug. 20-21 Artists selling and demonstrating art, includes hot glass making, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Everett Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett (425-257-8380 or www.schack.org).
Aug. 20-21 Live music, arts and crafts, garlic foods and treats. Noon-5 p.m., China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, $5 (800-700-6123 or www.chinabend.com/events.htm).
Antique radio swap meet
Aug. 21 Puget Sound Antique Radio Association swap meet of old radios and parts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
Northwest Classic Chevy Club '55-'57 Chevy Show
Aug. 21 Classic Chevrolets, music, door prizes, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators; participation, $15/pre-registration, $20/day of show (206-601-1762 or www.nwccc.net).
Pirates & Pipsqueaks
Aug. 21 Old-fashioned carnival; meet the Seafair Pirates, see a pirate ship, food vendors, music, noon-5 p.m., Solid Ground Community Center, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-299-2500 or www.solid-ground.org).
Aug. 21, 28 Scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
Boeing Classic Golf Tournament
Aug. 22-28 Champions Tour event, featuring the world's best professional golfers over the age of 50, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; $20-$60 (800-745-3000 or www.boeingclassic.com).
National Lawn Bowling Championships
Aug. 23-28 Watch lawn bowlers compete for the 2011 title, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, free for spectators (206-762-2490 or seattlebowls.org).
Kitsap County Fair & Stampede
Aug. 24-28 Fair with exhibits, entertainment, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 28; rodeo 7 p.m. Aug. 24-27, Xtreme Bulls show 1 p.m. Aug. 28; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$21 (360-337-5376 or www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Fairgrounds/pages/Fair_Stampede.htm).
Evergreen State Fair
Aug. 25-Sept. 5 Entertainment, draft-horse shows, carnival, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 25-Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 5; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe, $7-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org). Wild and Scenic Music Fest
Aug. 26-27 Live music, barn dance (Aug. 26), concerts (Aug. 27), Icicle Creek Music Center, 7409 Icicle Rd., Leavenworth, $10-$30 (509-548-6347 or www.wildandscenicmusicfest.com).
Aug. 26-28 Celebrating the culture of the Makah tribe, with traditional dancing, singing, canoe races and Slahal games; Neah Bay, 1562 Hwy 112, Neah Bay, Clallam County (360-645-3101 or makah.com).
Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
Aug. 26-28 Jazz, fine arts, food and wine. 4-10 p.m. Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 28; Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA; $17-$25 (360-906-0441 or www.vancouverwinejazz.com).
Anacortes Workboat Races
Aug. 27 Races, pirate contests, beer garden, music, noon-8 p.m., Pier 1, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes (360-293-3134 or www.portofanacortes.com).
Soggy Doggy Dash and
Des Moines Pet Festival
Aug. 27 Pet competitions, 5K dash and celebration, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Des Moines Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines (206-870-7675 or destinationdesmoineswa.org).
Finland Summer Festival
Aug. 27 Celebration of Finnish-American culture with music, folk dancing and games for all ages, Wife Carrying Contest, noon-6 p.m., Crown Hill Activity Center, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle, free (206-619-3219 or www.finlandsummerfestival.org).
Aug. 27 Run or scenic walk, preregistration required. 8 a.m. start, preregistration required, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, $25-$30 (425-353-5516 or www.mukilteofestival.org).
at the Locks
Aug. 27-28 Free event and concerts on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks; Horseless Carriages Car Show (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), Lynnwood Community Band, 2 p.m. Aug. 27; Mach One Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Aug. 28; 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059).
Puget Sound Dahlia Show
Aug. 27-28 Displays of flowers, arrangements and baskets, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, free (425-271-6668 or www.pugetsounddahlias.org).
Ride Around Puget Sound
Aug. 27-28 Ride 170 miles of scenic back roads in five Washington counties while supporting statewide bicycle advocacy and education, preregistration required. One- or two-day ride, starts and ends at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, $85 until July 26; $95 until Aug. 19 (253-857-5658 or www.rapsodybikeride.com).
Slow Food and
Roots Music Festival
Aug. 27-28 Races, pirate contests, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28, Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood, $20-$35 (www.slowrootsfestival.com).
Aug. 28 Free 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).
Compiled by Doug Knoop, 206-464-8288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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