LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 3-6, 2017
FRI-SUN – Parade, pet parade, art show, live music, Polynesian dancers, teen night, kids games and crafts, beer and wine garden & so much more.
SEAFAIR AIR SHOW & HYDROPLANE RACES
FRI-SUN – Seafair Weekend offers a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, tastes and action. With boat racing on the water, acrobatic performers in the sky, live music and delicious food on land, the best place to experience Seafair Weekend is at Genesee Park on Lake Washington.
SALMONFEST SEATTLE FESTIVAL & PARADE
FRI-SUN – Fun for the whole family! Parade, street festival, salmon bake, car show, kid’s area & much more!
AFRICATOWN HERITAGE FESTIVAL & PARADE
FRI-SUN – Celebrating the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in northwest featuring music, food, culture and family fun!
SEATTLE ART FAIR
FRI-SUN – Showcasing art from 100 galleries around the world at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIR
SAT-SUN, August 12-13, & August 19-20 – Three fun-filled weekends, each with its own theme! Pick from a midsummer night’s fantasy, festival of fairies and pirates, plunder and arrhh. Check the schedule and get your tickets today.
BREW FIVE THREE
SAT – Enjoy 40 Washington brews & ciders, live music, and food trucks at the 5th annual Brew Five Three!
FROM HIROSHIMA TO HOPE
SUN – Annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war.
CONCERTS AT THE MURAL
Through August 25 – Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four FREE all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene. Come early to get your seats, enjoy the beer/wine garden, and visit our sponsor booths.
OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 1 – Live music every weekday at a different location.
WOODEN O: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Through SUN – Free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family and join us for some free Shakespeare in the parks!
NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.
CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SEATTLE SMASH PUTT
All Month (FRI-SUN) – Putt-putt like you’ve never played it, going out with a bang in a funky new pop-up space in Downtown Seattle. Experience brand new crazy contraptions presented with a collection of your favorites from our nostalgic past! Pacific Science Center.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· The Dark Tower
· We Love You Sally Carmichael
· The Battleship Island
· Some Freaks
· Wind River
· Fun Mom Dinner
· Brave New Jersey
· Armed Response