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July calendar of events
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
July 4-7 Celebrate Seattle’s maritime heritage; activities, ride historic wooden boats, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 5-7, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or cwb.org/2013festival ).
Seattle International Beerfest
July 5-7 Specializing in rare, exotic beers, 4-10 p.m. July 5, noon-10 p.m. July 6, noon-7 p.m. July 7, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (www.seattlebeerfest.com ).
Seafair Pirates Landing
July 6 Vendors, music, inflatable rides, pirate look-alike contest, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., pirates arrive sometime between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alki Beach Promenade, Alki Avenue Southwest and 63rd Avenue Southwest, Seattle (206-728-0123 or seafair.com ).
Wallingford Family Parade and Festival
July 6 Annual parade for families and children, 11 a.m., festival at the playfield with crafts, music and activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wallingford neighborhood, Seattle (seafair.com).
All Camaro & Chevrolet Show
July 7 Pacific NW Camaro Club Camaro and Chevrolet event open to all Chevrolets, vendors; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-391-8069 or www.pnwcc.com).
Kirkland kids’ concerts
July 9-Aug. 20 A weekly children’s concert series in the park. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Dr., Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org).
Kent Summer Concert Series
July 10-Aug. 14 Live performances. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Town Square Plaza Park, Second Avenue and Harrison, Kent; free (www.ci.kent.wa.us/content.aspx?id=19622 ).
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Concerts in the Parks
July 10-Aug. 28 Concert and event series at locations in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Animal Acres Park, Brookside Boulevard and Northeast 178th Street, Lake Forest Park; free (shorelinearts.net/Concerts-in-the-Parks/concerts-in-the-parks.html).
July 11-13 Aviation festival and airshow with war bird, antique and homebuilt aircraft display, rides and attractions for all ages, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11-12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 13, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $10-$15 (360-435-5857 or www.arlingtonflyin.org ).
GET OUT! Summer at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park
July 11-Sept. 7 Seattle Art Museum activities that combine visual art, music, green living and community. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout).
Kent Cornucopia Days
July 11-14 Carnival, street fair, entertainment, parade, Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races at Lake Meridian Park, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, parade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14, downtown Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
King County Fair
July 11-14 Livestock, rides, live music, pig races, Mutton Bustin’, rodeo, more; noon-9 p.m. July 11, noon-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, noon-9 p.m. July 14, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave S.E., Enumclaw; $5 (www.thekingcountyfair.com ).
Kirkland Summer Concerts
July 11-Aug. 22 Live performances. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org).
Kent Thursdays at the Lake
July 11-Aug. 15 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).
Sammamish Concerts in the Park
July 11-Aug. 29 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).
Kenmore Summer Concert Series
July 11-Aug. 15 Live performances. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (www.kenmorewa.gov/Page.aspx?nid=115 ).
Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party
July 12 Fundraising auction, entertainment, dinner, animal encounters, 5-10 p.m., Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $350 (www.zoo.org).
Redmond Derby Days
July 12-13 Kids parade, grand parade, carnival, music, food vendors, kids activities, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale. 5-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2360 or www.redmondderbydays.com).
Thursday Night Concerts
July 12-Aug. 16 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).
Blue Willow Lavender Festival
July 12-13 Music, food, vendors, crafts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road Kp N, Gig Harbor (www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
July 13 Home-built boats of all sizes and shapes, with flotation from milk cartons or jugs, compete for prizes in this annual Seafair signature event; kids’ entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
July 13-14 Entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, local beer and wine, salmon BBQ, food trucks, seafood vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org).
July 13-14 Farmers market, music, talent show, craft vendors, rhubarb pies, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14, Sumner (253-720-9846 or www.sumnerdowntown.com).
Wedgwood Art Festival
July 13-14 Juried art festival, music, food, puppet shows, kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-853-9322 or wedgwoodfestival.com).
July 13 Performances by Polish folk groups, jazz artists, modern dance, art exhibit, cultural workshops, food demos, children’s activities, participatory dance, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (425-391-1732 or www.polishfestivalseattle.org).
Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
July 13 A scenic 3.3-mile race, 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; $35-$40 (queenannehelpline.org ).
Pioneer Square Fire Festival
July 13 Celebrating the rebirth of the Pioneer Square area following the Great Seattle Fire of 1889; antique fire engines, vintage police cars, panning for gold, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.lastresortfd.org).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
July 13-14 Entertainment, children’s fun zone, boat rides, fun run, fireworks, youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food, and arts and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (www.misummercelebration.com ).
White Center Jubilee Days
July 13-21 Street fair, entertainment, beer garden, Wide World of Kids Center, arts and crafts activities, family stage, street fair, rummage sale, fireworks, parade, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m.-midnight July 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15-17, 3-11:45 p.m. July 18-20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 21, Steve Cox Memorial Park, 1321 S.W. 102nd St., Seattle; free (www.jubileedays.org ).
Chinatown International District Dragon Fest
July 13 Asian cultural performances, lion and dragon dances, Japanese Taiko drumming, noon-8 p.m., Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (www.cidbia.org).
July 13 Rare classic, sports and muscle cars, 1-5 p.m., Lynnwood Golf Course, 20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (www.concoursatthewood.com).
Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
July 13 Sub Pop Records celebrates its 25th year with music, art, record fair, food and beer and wine. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Georgetown historic business district, 5000 block of Airport Way South, Seattle (silverjubilee.subpop.com).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
July 13-14 Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual 204-mile-ride from Seattle to Portland in one or two days, starting at 4:45 a.m. July 13 from University of Washington Husky Stadium; sold out (cascade.org).
Art By The Bay: Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music
July 13-14 Fine arts and live music festival, plants and garden art, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood (www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay).
Mill Creek Festival/Street Fair
July 13-14 Juried art vendors, car show, food court, entertainment, beer and wine garden, children’s activities, pet plaza. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (www.millcreekfestival.com/index ).
Bastille Day in Edmonds
July 14 Celebration of French Bastille Day with music, French food and Petanque (Boules) tournament, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; free (425-771-7073 or email@example.com).
Georgetown Garden Walk
July 14 Self-guided tour of 30 gardens and nurseries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and Communication Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bank of America, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (206-795-4067 or www.georgetowngardenwalk.com).
Edmonds Summer Concert series
July 14-Aug. 25 A weekly outdoor summer concert series that is accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. 3-4 p.m. weekly, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (www.edmondswa.gov ).
Kla Ha Ya Days
July 17-21 Live music, carnival, street fair, parade, Frogtastic Kids Fair, barbecue cook-off, balloon glow, car show, beer gardens, 5-11:45 p.m. July 17, 3-11:45 July 18-19, 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21, downtown Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com).
Edmonds Cemetery “Walk Back in Time” Tour
July 18 Take a guided tour of the historic Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium. 1-2 p.m., Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 or www.cemetery.edmondswa.gov ).
Mustang Roundup and All Ford Picnic
July 18-21 Mustangs Northwest events and car show, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue (www.mustangsnorthwest.org).
Wednesday Night Concerts
July 18-Aug. 8 Live performances. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, North SeaTac Park, South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South, SeaTac; free (www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792 ).
Family Fun Night
July 19 1800s-style games, music and dancing, lemonade and ice cream, 6-9 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$5 (www.metroparkstacoma.org/family-fun-night).
Bite of Seattle
July 19-21 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; free (www.biteofseattle.com).
July 19-21 Tasting garden with 80 Washington wines, 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, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$30 (www.kirklanduncorked.com).
Darrington Bluegrass Festival
July 19-21 Bluegrass music, food vendors, jams, camping, 6-11 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 20, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 21, Darrington Music Park, three miles west of Darrington off Highway 530, Darrington; $15-$20 (360-436-1179 or www.darringtonbluegrass.com).
Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
July 19-21 Dancers in full regalia and 25 drum groups celebrating Native American culture, arts and crafts vendors, salmon bake, 4-10 p.m. July 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 21, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; admission free July 19, $5 July 20-21 (www.unitedindians.org ).
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
July 19-21 Food, arts and crafts vendors, music events, grand parade 11 a.m. July 20, car parade noon July 21,, carnival rides, music starts July 19, other events 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Vashon (vashonchamber.com/strawfest).
Covington Summer Concerts
July 19-Aug. 9 Live performances, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Real Life Church, 26201 180th Ave. S.E., Covington; free (www.covingtonwa.gov/index.html ).
Tap Water Tours
July 19-Aug. 25 Tour by bus and foot to learn about the protected watershed, the source of Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend; $5-$10, by reservation (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).
Phinney Summer Beer Taste
July 20 Taste microbrews from 20 Northwest breweries, pub food, live music, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30 includes 10 tastes (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/summerbeer).
West Seattle Grand Parade and 5K Run
July 20 Hi-Yu parade with Seafair Pirates and Clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, preceded by Float Dodger 5K run, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (thewestseattleparade.com).
Des Moines Waterland Parade
July 20 Community parade and classic car show, 6-9 p.m., Des Moines (destinationdesmoineswa.org).
Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation Brewfest
July 20 Beer festival and Oldsmobile Car Show, 2-5 p.m., Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20 entry includes beer sampler glass and six tastes (425-483-5105).
Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour
July 20-21 Self-guided tour of seven private gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, noon-4 p.m. July 21. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; $15-$18 (www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org ).
Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts
July 20-21 Interactive sand sculpting, live music, community theater, juried arts and crafts fair, noon-6 p.m., McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens Street, Duvall (206-571-6410 or duvallarts.org/Events/sandblast.html).
Covington Days Festival
July 20-21 Arts and crafts, Kids Zone, entertainment, food vendors, parade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Kohl's, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington (www.covingtonwa.gov/covingtondays ).
Seattle Bon Odori
July 20-21 Traditional Japanese Buddhist festival to celebrate and honor the lives of deceased family and friends, 4-10 p.m. July 21, 3-8 p.m. July 22, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (www.SeattleBetsuin.com).
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival
July 20-21 Arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, music and kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20, 1-5 p.m. July 21, Gig Harbor (www.peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html).
Alki Art Fair
July 20-21 Arts and crafts vendors, live music, kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (alkiartfair.org).
SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer
July 21 Swedish Medical Center Foundation 5k run or walk, all proceeds benefit Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. from Marion Avenue and Minor Street, Seattle; $30-$35 (206-215-6700 or www.summerun.org).
Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour
July 21 Tour of six gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Edmonds; $15 (206-913-3927 or www.edmondsinbloom.com).
July 21 Adult Triathlon 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run and Kids Triathlon: Beginner course: 50-yard swim, 1-mile bike, 0.2-mile run, Advanced Course: 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, 0.5-mile run, 6:30 a.m.-noon, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $20-$100 (seafair.com).
Chinatown Seafair Parade
July 21 Drill teams, bands, floats, lion dancers and the 100 foot-dragon, 7-9 p.m., Chinatown International District, 10th Avenue South and South Jackson Street to South Lane Street, Seattle; free (www.seattlechinesechamber.org).
Swingin’ Summer Eve, Shoreline
July 24 Community festival, concert and BBQ at Cromwell Park. Small fee for food and inflatable rides. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Greenwood Seafair Parade
July 24 Seafair Pirates, marching bands, drill teams and floats, 6-8:30 p.m., Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, then west to Sixth Avenue Northwest, Seattle (www.phinneywood.com/tag/greenwood-seafair-parade/ ).
Renton River Days
July 26-28 Arts and crafts, visual and performing arts, recreation, food, exhibits and entertainment, parade, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton (rentonriverdays.org ).
Tour de Terrace
July 26-28 Arts, crafts and food vendors, beer/wine tent, parade, car show, carnival, music, fireworks, noon-11 p.m. July 26, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (tourdeterrace.org).
Capitol Hill Block Party
July 26-28 Music festival with local and national acts, food, art, vendors, 3 p.m.-midnight July 26, 1 p.m.-midnight July 27, 1-9 p.m. July 28, Capitol Hill, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; $40 (capitolhillblockparty.com ).
Enumclaw Street Fair
July 26-28 Explore downtown shopping, eating and wine tasting with live music, kids play zone, 5K run/walk, food and vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Enumclaw (www.enumclawstreetfair.com ).
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
July 26-28 Juried festival of art, crafts and design, music, artist demonstrations and food vendors. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 26-27, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Bellevue Square, Bellevue (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html ).
Sixth Street Fair
July 26-28 Original work by 130 artists, music, hands-on activities for kids, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28. Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth_street).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts
July 26-28 Works by 200 artists, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Cost Plus World Market parking lot, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org).
Lake Stevens Aquafest
July 26-28 Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, basketball tournament, boat parade, carnival, parade, classic car show, duck dash, disc golf tournament, fireworks, water ski/wakeboard tournament, noon-midnight July 26, 10 a.m.-midnight July 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, downtown Lake Stevens; free (www.aquafest.org/festivalinfo.asp).
Western Washington All-British Field Meet
July 27 Gathering of British motor vehicles 25th anniversary event with classic to modern British vehicles, music, parts, clothing and food vendors, swap meet, cars for sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $10 (206-365-5807 or www.abfm.com).
White River Bon Odori Dance Festival
July 27 Traditional Japanese Folk Dance Festival honoring ancestors, 4:30-9:30 p.m., White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn; free (253-833-1442 or www.wrbt.org).
July 27 Children of all ages (and adults) hands-on assortment of big rigs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822).
PowellsWood Storytelling Festival
July 27 Three tents in the garden with tales for all ages with Chennai, India storyteller, Jeeva Raghunath, plus Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Heather Forest, Margaret Read MacDonald and Richard Scholtz. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, PowellsWood, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5-$10 (206-429-2244 or www.powellswood.org/festival ).
Seattle Dragon Boat Festival
July 27 Dragon Boat races, food, music, beer garden to benefit local nonprofit, Team Survivor Northwest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-732-8350 or seattledragonboatfestival.net).
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering
July 27-28 Entertainment, beer garden, 5:30-11 p.m. July 26, free admission; North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, pipe bands, Highland and National dancers competition, Celtic music, Scottish food and drink, clan tents with info on Scottish ancestry, Celtic vendors, Scottish Farm, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 28, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $11-$22 (206-522-2541 or www.sshga.org).
Boogie Up The Block: Urban Arts Festival
July 27-28 Music, dance, entertainment and all-ages activities, noon-6 p.m. July 27-28, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; free (206-322-1151 or 206zulu.com).
Camlann Medieval Festival
July 27-Aug. 25 Theatre, knightly combat, music, craft demonstrations, archery, minstrels in a replica medieval English village, costume sale and rental available, food at Bors Hede inn, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays July 27-Aug. 26, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 6 and younger free (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).
July 27 Music, ice cream, games for kids, bounce house, rummage sale. 1-4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Kent, 9425 S. 248th St., Kent; free (253-852-3370 or www.kentfirst.net ).
Scandinavian Summer Celebration
July 27 Arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, traditional foods, music, dancing, genealogy, entertainment, activities for children, family dances, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah; free (425-313-0193 or www.ScandinavianFestivals.com).
Seafair Torchlight Run
July 27 8K and 5K run along Torchlight Parade route, with pirate and clown costume contest, post-race party with beer garden and live entertainment, 6:30 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$40 (www.seafair.com).
Seafair Torchlight Parade
July 27 Giant helium balloons, drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, clowns, pirates and bands, 7:30 p.m., on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available (www.seafair.com).
NW SolarFest 2013
July 27 Renewable energy and sustainable living fair with vendors and exhibits, interactive presentations, kid’s activities, food, music and beer garden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (shorelinesolar.org/nw-solarfest-2013).
Miss Seafair coronation
July 27 Crowning of Miss Seafair and her court, awarding of scholarship awards. 7:30 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).
July 27-28 Celebrating world cultures, music, dance, art and foods from around the world, noon-7 p.m., Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; free (www.metroparkstacoma.org/ethnicfest ).
Steilacoom Historical Museum Association Salmon Bake
July 28 A fundraising salmon bake with live entertainment, face painting and more. Noon-4 p.m., Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Road, Steilacoom; $6-$14 (253-584-4133 or www.steilacoomhistorical.org).
Pista Sa Nayon
July 28 Filipino food, information, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, basketball tournament, children’s games, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (www.pista.org).
Kirkland Classic Car Show
July 28 Car show, music, games for kids, Seafair Pirates, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandclassiccarshow.com).
Hispanic Seafair Festival
July 28 Celebration of Hispanic culture with food, music and dancing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (www.hispanicseafair.org ).
— Compiled by Jeff Albertson
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