LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 10-13, 2017
SAT – Parade, two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft and specialty vendors, a car show, a literary showcase & small press fair, free activities including Bocce, face painting, hands-on art activities, an indoor playground, the discovery playground, a spray playground, and much more!
FRI-SUN – Kirkland’s largest festival featuring music, art & family on the waterfront and downtown.
A TASTE OF EDMONDS
FRI-SUN – Three days of food, music, vendors, rides, beer/wine and fun. Voted one of the “Top 100 North American Festivals”, there’s fun for everyone.
KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL
SAT – Live music, delicious food, and a wide variety of wine. Spend the day sampling multiple wines and choose your favorites to take home or explore our expanded retail wine shop and find fun wine-related treasures.
STILLAGUAMISH FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER & POW WOW
SAT-SUN – Two days of live music, circus troupe The New Old Time Chautauqua, 5K Fun Run, traditional alder salmon bake, children storytelling and entertainment stage, Fun Zone rides and activities, environmental and wellness exhibits, food and craft vendors, logging show And more!
THE FESTIVAL AT MOUNT SI
FRI-SUN – Parade, live music, chili cook-off, arts and craft vendors from all over the state, pie eating contest, beer garden and much more.
FOUR CORNERS BREWFEST
SAT – Live music, local craft beers & great food.
SEATTLE’S PREMIERE POLO PARTY
SAT – Experience the thunder of horses running full speed and the skill of players from around the world as they hit the ball down field. There is no other event like the Seattle Polo Party so dress to impress and be prepared for the highlight social event of the summer.
OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through September 10 – Featuring different world class concerts each weekend at the Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend.
WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIR
SAT-SUN, & August 19-20 – Two more fun-filled weekends, each with its own theme! Pick from a ‘festival of fairies and pirates’ or ‘plunder and arrhh’. Check the schedule and get your tickets today.
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.
NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
THURS – The last night 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 Glass Castle
· Annabelle: Creation
· The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
· The Nile Hilton Incident
· Good Time