LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 1-4, 2017
EDMONDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food court, kid’s activities, beer & wine gardens, hydroplanes, classic boat displays & much more!
ANACORTES WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Something for everyone: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more!
FRI-SUN – Seattle’s free festival celebrating brass, percussion and street band culture.
FREE STATE PARKS DAY
SAT – Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by hiking, having a picnic or just getting out in nature for free this Saturday.
THE BARK BENEFIT
FRI – A fun evening filled with amazing food and drinks, great entertainment and highly desirable live and silent auction items. Funds raised will go to Saving Great Animals.
BITE OF GREECE
FRI-SUN – Enjoy all the delicious Greek foods you love, made by parishioners from ages-old top secret recipes from their ancestral homes in Greece. So come, enjoy the food, drink some wine and listen/dance, if you to live music!
BREW SHED BEER FEST
SAT – Sample beers from 18 breweries in support of a wild and green Washington full of great beer!
WOODINVILLE WINE RIDE
SUN – 21-mile route that takes riders down the Sammamish River Trail and scenic low traffic roads through Woodinville and surrounding communities. Mini-stops along the route will feature a wine tasting and food sampling.
STAMP & SCRAPBOOK EXPO
FRI-SAT – Find everything you need for your next scrapbook project and attend workshops to get new creative ideas.
BELLEVUE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
WED-SUN – Celebrating the community and the creative power of music, explore and share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.
LAKE TO LAKE BIKE RIDE
SAT – Explore Bellevue’s hidden treasures by bike rain or shine. Bring the whole family to this enjoyable, non-competitive ride benefiting the City of Bellevue’s youth camp scholarship fund.
KENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
SAT – A celebration of the cultural diversity represented in the Kent community and South King County. We believe that, through coming together and celebrating our various heritages with respect and understanding, we build a stronger and wider sense of community that is inclusive of all.
MARITIME GIG FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Enjoy a little of everything, family fun run, parade, car show, live music and so much more!
KITSAP MEDIEVAL FAIRE
SAT – All are welcomed into the Great Barony of Dragon’s Laire! Join us on a journey through the wonders of the middle ages. Take part in dance, song and merriment as bards and minstrels play their jaunty tunes! Indulge in the local food vendors or parade Merchants Row where crafts, clothing and treasures are plenty!
SAT-SUN – Kids hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive dozers, excavators and other heavy equipment with a professional operator at their side. Not only is it a dream-come-true for kids (and fun for the whole family), the event also benefits many children’s charities.
DUVALL DAYS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – A fun-filled family festival celebrating the small town community spirit. This two day event kicks off with a big parade and continues all day long with fun activities for folks of all ages. Main Street is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall lined with vendor booths, live music and dance performances, art demonstrations, kids’ play zones (zip line, climbing wall, bouncy houses, obstacle course), food vendors, beer gardens and more.
HERE LIES LOVE
Through June 18 – Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.
Through June 25 – Murder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.
Through June 11 – Set in a New York soup kitchen run by a nun and a motley kitchen crew, this play unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion, and limits of forgiveness with humor and empathy.
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.
Through SUN – A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she discovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet.
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Through June 11 – More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.
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 Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 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.
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.
SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month – at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to 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
· Wonder Woman
· Captain Underpants
· The Exception
· The Death of Louis XIV
· Love, Kennedy
· The Recall
· Aaron’s Blood
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