May/June calendar of events
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Summer at Woodland Park Zoo
Through Sept. 30 Zoo attractions include new Bamboo Forest Reserve, four lion cubs in the African Savannah; programs include daily keeper talks; Family Farm Contact Area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; elephant feeding experience, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $5; historic carousel, $2; Willawong Station Bird Feeding Experience, $1/seed stick; Rain Forest Food Pavilion; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75, parking $5.25; admission discounts available on rainy days, see website for information (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org ).
Pike Place Market Flower Festival
May 11-12 Tents full of flower vendors along Pike Place, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Wild Waves Theme Park
May 11-Sept. 2 Rides only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11-12, 18-19; plus waterpark attractions, hours vary May 25-27, June 1-2, 8-9; daily June 15-Sept. 2; 36210 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99/May 11-12, 18-19; $14.99/May 25-June 30; $19.99-$39.99/July 1-Sept. 2; parking $10 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
May 11-Sept. 8 Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, plus warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or Mounger schedule ).
Country Fair Family Fun Park
May 11-Sept. 2 Kiddie rides, steam train, farm animals, hay jump, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 16, daily June 21-Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, $11.68-$14.94; farm market, u-pick berries in season, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com ).
May 12-Sept. 22 Scenic Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, open to cyclists, skaters and pedestrians, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12, 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 7, 14, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 15, 22, Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday ).
Syttende Mai Parade and Festival
May 17 Norwegian Constitution Day celebration, luncheon, children’s activities, vendors, Leif Erikson Lodge (206-783-1274) and Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707); entertainment, 2-5 p.m., Bergen Place; parade with marching bands, drill teams, community groups and Norwegian organizations, 6 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest, Northwest Market Street, Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle (www.17thofmay.org).
A Glimpse of China Chinese Culture and Arts Festival
May 18 Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, visual arts, activities, food, marketplace, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/festal).
Health and Fitness Expo
May 18 Health information and exhibits, Conquer the Hill 5K, Rubber Chicken Relays, soccer skills and cheer clinics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Sound Seawolves FC opening game, 1 p.m., Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds (425-771-0230).
Auburn Dog Trot and Petpalooza Festival
May 18 Family Fun Run, entertainment, pet parade, vendors, activities, pet contests, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/events ).
University District StreetFair
May 18-19 More than 300 craft and food vendors, information displays, music, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19, University Way Northeast from Northeast 41st Street to Northeast 50th Street, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).
Seattle-Luoyang Peony Festival and Bamboo Festival
May 18-19 Tree peony and bamboo displays and plant sales, talks and workshops, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-934-5219 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org ).
Alki Summer Streets and 5K Run/Walk
May 19 5K walk/run to benefit West Seattle High School, 9:20 a.m., $25-$35; beach party with music, vendors, interactive art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. along Alki Avenue Southwest, closed to traffic from 63rd Avenue Southwest to the Don Armeni Boat Launch Ramp, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_alki.htm).
AquaSox Fan Fest
May 19 Fun Zone activities, national anthem auditions, chili cook-off, team store, tickets for upcoming season, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3802 Broadway, Everett; free (425-258-3673 or www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t403) .
Northwest Folklife Festival
May 24-27 Ethnic, folk and traditional arts performances in 26 venues, participatory dances, workshops, craft and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 24-26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 27, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, $10/day donation requested (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklife.org).
May 25-Sept. 8 Outdoor saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, lessons, water fitness, May 25-27, June 1-2, 8-9, daily June 15-Sept. 2, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1; swim meet closure June 27-29, July 12-14 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Beach Naturalist program
May 25-July 23 Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, hours vary May 25-28, June 6-9, 22-26, July 6-7, 20-23, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline and Des Moines Beach Park; and on select days at Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; Saltwater State Park and Redondo Beach, Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist ).
Ballard Summer Streets
May 31 Street closed for bicycle and other outdoor events, 4-7 p.m., 22nd Avenue Northwest between Market Street and Ballard Avenue Northwest and Bergen Place Park, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_ballard.htm).
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
May 31-June 2 Entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food vendors, classic yacht show, beer garden, 3-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 2, Port of Edmonds Marina, 358 Admiral Way, Edmonds; $3, ages 12 and younger free (www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com ).
— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
Beacon Hill Festival
June 1 Entertainment, food and craft vendors, games, silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/jeffercc.htm).
Mother Earth News Fair
June 1-2 Demonstrations, workshops and activities for all ages on organic gardening, food, renewable energy, homesteading, green building, natural health, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15-$35 (800-234-3368 or www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com).
Maritime Gig Festival
June 1-2 Fun run, parade, antique and classic yacht festival, kids’ activities, entertainment, food vendors, car show, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 2, Gig Harbor (253-851-6865 or www.gigharborchamber.net) .
NASA “Destination Station”
June 1-Sept. 2 Special exhibit on the International Space Station with activities, imagery, audio and visual technology, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 15- Sept. 2, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $9-$16 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org ).
Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
June 2 5K event to celebrate breast-cancer survivors and honor those lost to the disease, 8 a.m. Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$40 (206-633-6586 or www.komenpugetsound.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/).
Legends of NASCAR
June 2 Celebration of opening day of new exhibit, posters for first 500 visitors, live music, food vendor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; museum celebrates history of world automotive culture with display of hundreds of vehicles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Seattle Science Festival/Science Expo Day
June 6-16 Science activities including student science fair, EMP Museum architectural tours, star party astronomy events, animal programs, World Ocean Weekend, museum events at many locations, June 6-16; Science Expo Day exhibits, demonstrations, activities, games and performances for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seattlesciencefestival.org ).
The Leukemia Cup Regatta
June 8 Sailboat racing to raise money for blood cancer research and patient services, Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 W. Marina Pl., Seattle; $150-$200 registration fee, plus fundraising (206-957-4577 or www.leukemiacup.org/wa/).
Flying Wheels Summer Century
June 8 100-, 65-, 45- and 25-mile rides, 7:30 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $35-$45 (shop.cascade.org/content/events/flying-wheels-summer-century).
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
June 8-9 Commemorating the anniversary of Philippine independence with entertainment, history and culture, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.festalpagdiriwang.com ).
Edmonds Arts Festival
June 14-16 Art displays and sale, entertainment, food vendors, art activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 14-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (425-771-6412 or www.edmondsartsfestival.com).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
June 14-16 Parade, fireworks show, arts and crafts market, carnival, entertainment, Marysville (360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com ).
Washington Brewers Festival
June 14-16 More than 200 varieties from 64 Washington breweries, food vendors, music, kids’ area, craft vendors, wine and cider tasting; 4-9 p.m. June 14 for ages 21 and older only, $15; for all ages, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $20-$25, under age 21 free, designated drivers $5 (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/ ).
June 15-16 African/African-American cultural arts, entertainment, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com ).
Seattle International Dance Festival at MOHAI
June 15 Aerialist and dance performances, 1 p.m., Museum of History & Industry, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$14, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).
Bell Street Pier Rendezvous and Classic Weekend
June 15-16 Large gathering of classic wooden yachts, many open for boarding, classic car display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Harbor Marina/Pier 66, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle (www.classicyacht.org ).
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
June 15-16 Performers, vendors, food, carnival rides, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16; Saturday Band-a-Polooza; Sunday Father’s Day Car Show, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or www.wildstrawberryfestival.org ).
Biringer Farm Strawberry Fest
June 15-16 Rides, farm animals, food, games, farm market, pre-picked or u-pick strawberries, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave. N.E., Arlington (425-259-0255 or www.biringerfarm.com).
Family Waterfall Tours
June 15-Aug. 11 One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls and learn how it supplies Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 15-16; July 12-14; Aug. 9-11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $5 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).
“Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power”
June 15-Sept. 2 Exhibit of artifacts, videos, listening stations highlighting history of female rock ‘n’ roll artists opens June 15; other exhibits include “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film;” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses;” “Celebrate Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic;” and “Icons of Science Fiction,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 23, 10 a.m.-7 daily May 24-Sept. 2, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens
June 15-Sept. 2 Opening for the season June 15, leisure pool with wave machine, water spray play area, lazy river, two water slides, water play; and 3,300-square-foot, six-lane lap pool, hours vary for public swims, lap swims, lessons, water exercise, Bronson Way Northeast and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Fenders on Front Street
June 16 Hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles, music, family activities, Front Street, Issaquah (425-391-1112 or www.fendersonfrontstreet.com ).
Auburn Kids Day
June 21 Entertainment, inflatable rides, arts and crafts, miniature golf, pony rides, food concessions, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St., S.E., Auburn (www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/kd_s_p206.htm?E.. ).
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
June 21-23 Beer garden and music, 4-11 p.m. June 21; crafts, hundreds of vendors, music, art cars, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23; Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. June 22, Fremont district, Seattle (fremontfair.org).
Seafair Festival Kickoff
June 21 Sneak peak at summer Seafair activities, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Puyallup Meeker Days Festival
June 21-23 Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, dog lounge, noon-9 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Puyallup (253-840-2631 or www.puyallupmainstreet.com ).
Bothell LiveArts Festival
June 22-23 Art vendors and displays, quilt exhibit, music, wine/beer garden, food vendors, Children’s Art Corner, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cascadia Community College, 18325 Campus Way N.E., Bothell (425-488-2787 or bothellartscouncil.org/liveartsfestival.html).
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon
June 22 Run 26.2-mile marathon or 13.1-mile half-marathon with live bands every mile along the course, followed by finish line festival; starts (7 a.m.) and finishes at Seattle Center, Seattle; $115-$150 (www.seafair.com ).
Morgan Junction Community Festival
June 22 Vendors, local food, music, kids’ activities, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fauntleroy Way, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Morgan Street, Seattle (morganjunction.org ).
Bridle Trails Park Foundation Party in the Park
June 22 10K/5K run/walk ($15-$25), pancake breakfast ($5), equestrian drill teams, jousting knights, kids’ activities, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland (www.bridletrails.org ).
Kent International Festival
June 22 Entertainment, international food court, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Square Plaza, Kent (www.kentinternationalfestival.com ).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
June 22-23 Historical exhibits and demonstrations, auto show, carnival games, bounce toys, strawberry shortcake eating contest, music, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org/festival.asp ).
Run & Walk With Pride
June 23 4K run, 10K run, 4K walk, benefits Social Outreach Seattle and Seattle Area Support Groups, 10 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$35 (www.seattlefrontrunners.org/rwwp).
Taste of Tacoma
June 28-30 Food vendors, entertainment, wine tasting, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 28-29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 30, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (www.tasteoftacoma.com ).
Greenwood Car Show
June 29 Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, vendors, music, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; free for spectators (www.greenwoodcarshow.com).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
June 29 Celebrating diversity and community pride, music, food, entertainment, doggy parade and Doggie Drag Costume Contest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Broadway between East John Street and Harrison Street, Seattle (www.capitolhillpridefestival.info).
Explore the Greenway: Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride
June 29 Bike the 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass on 20-mile ride on John Wayne Pioneer Trail, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend; $25 preregister (mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips).
June 29 Rose displays, workshops, speakers, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Shoreline Arts Festival
June 29-30 Art exhibits, performances, food vendors, art activities, children’s theater, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Crystal Mountain Gondola
June 29-Sept. 22 Scenic gondola ride to the summit of Crystal Mountain, hiking trails, restaurant, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Crystal Mountain, Pierce County; $5-$20 (360-663-3050 or crystalmountainresort.com/summer-activities/scenic-gondola-rides ).
Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest
June 30 “Equality: Passed, Present & Future” parade with 200 marching units, 11 a.m., Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle (www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html); entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seattlepridefest.org).
Green Lake Open Water Swim
June 30 Half-mile straight course and 1-mile oval course, 7:30 a.m. Green Lake Park, Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or www.seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/GreenLakeOWS.htm).
June 30 Scandinavian music and dance performances, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors, participatory dancing, traditional pole-raising ceremony, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).
Tour de Pierce
June 30 Ride through Pierce County on 50-, 30- and 12-mile routes, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$17 (253-841-8515 or www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1277).
— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie