LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 17-20, 2017
GIGANTIC BICYCLE FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Featuring a diverse, gloriously multifaceted and regionally representative mix of live music, hand-built bicycles, visual & performance art, film, comedy, guest speakers, workshops, sculpture, and interactive installation pieces.
WASHINGTON BEER COLLABORATION FESTIVAL
SAT – Featuring 27 unique collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries. These beers will highlight the creativity and collaborative spirit of the Washington Beer community.
SAT-SUN – An educational festival featuring Nordic foods, lively entertainment, a Viking Encampment, and much more.
SUN – Celebrating the unique diversity of this South American cultural melting pot. Enjoy live music, watch a demonstration of the elegant and powerful capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes and eat authentic food while learning about this varied culture.
FRI-SUN – Free music, speakers, and vendors at Myrtle Edwards Park.
SUNSET SUPPER AT PIKE PLACE MARKET
FRI – Bringing together the region’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries for an unforgettable 110th Anniversary celebration of Seattle’s public market.
SNOQUALMIE RAILROAD DAYS
FRI-SUN – Annual community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
SAUSAGE AND CIDERFEST
SAT – Enjoy live music while sampling cider, wine and sausage. 21 + event
IN THE SPIRIT: NORTHWEST NATIVE FESTIVAL
SAT – Celebrating Native American arts, culture, and performances at the Tacoma Art Museum.
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 – One more fun-filled weekend with its own ‘plunder and arrhh’ theme. 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.
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
· Shot Caller
· The Hitmans Bodygaurd
· Dave Made A Maze
· Logan Lucky
· The Ice Cream Truck
· 6 Days
· Marjorie Prime
· Union Furnace
· Crown Heights