SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 2-5, 2018
SEAFAIR JET BLAST BASH
SAT – Watch in awe as fast cars and even faster planes fuel the Jet Blast Bash! This Boeing airshow boasts Blue Angels in air conditioned comfort. Museum outdoor festival featuring music, food and adult beverages!
SEAFAIR FLEET WEEK
SAT-SUN – Watch the Parade of Ships in Elliot Bay, bring the family and tour ships. US Coast Guard search and rescue demonstrations and a real taste for life at sea!
AFRICAN HERTIAGE FEST
FRI-SUN – The African Heritage Parade features dance troops and drill teams. Enjoy family fun village, Children’s day, Afrobeats and Roots Stage as well as a basketball tournament and local food!
SALMON FESTIVAL AND PARADE
FRI– Seafair Festival boasts a parade, car show and an art fair with live music and a children’s area. Bring your dog decked out in their finest gear for the Dog parade right before the Grand Parade.
WASHINGTON MIDSUMMERS RENAISSANCE FAIRE
FRI-SUN – Watch Jousting just like King Arthur, fencing demonstrations, puppet shows and even camel rides! Anyone can be a hero at the opening weekend show!
IMPROV HAPPY HOUR
FRI – Be entertained by script-less improvisers and 100’s of exciting improv games.
ROOFTOP MOVIES AT THE MOTIF SEATTLE
FRI – Sit on the rooftop under the summer sky and enjoy The Devil Wears Prada and special cocktail called the “Glacial Pace.”
FRI – Fun kids activities, movie “COCO,” treats from CVS and a Beer Garden for the parents!
COMEDY SUMMIT OPEN MIC COMPETITION
FRI-SUN – Use your humor to compete Comedy Summit’s stand up open mic competition! Winners are decided by the crowd, winners are awarded a cash prize!
BLUES IN PORT TOWNSEND
SAT-SUN – Enjoy this showcase highlighting acoustic blues music in Port Townsend this weekend!
ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – The Festival offers art for every taste, ranging from 250 artisans showcasing floats, bands and performances with live music, delicious food and family fun.
SAT – Seattle’s Biggest Baby Shower! New parents? Innovative eco- friendly baby products and services on the market. Workshops, Baby shower games and exclusive VIP prizes.
WATER FLASH MOB
SAT – Do you like Flash Mobs? Join this water soaker flash mob, bring your biggest soaker and enjoy this fun event on a hot day!
CONCERTS AT SEATTLE CENTER
YEAR-ROUND – Concerts at the amphitheater, bring a family picnic and enjoy the beer and wine garden. This weekend presents Tacocat, The Coathangers, Snudd Redux, Lemuria, Katie Ellen, Dusk and The Vera Project.
U-PICK ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES
EVERY SAT-SUN – Pick organic blueberries or sit on the lakefront with a picnic at the Higher Taste Blueberry farm. You can also purchase raw honey from the buds of the blueberries themselves, no pesticides ever used.
DISENCHANTED: THE MUSICAL
THROUGH AUG 18 – See Snow White and her group of Disenchanted princesses in a hilarious musical that brings their stories back to life to set the record straight.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK EXHIBIT
THROUGH SEPT 30 – Woodland Park Zoo hosts the traveling National Geographic exhibition, committed to documenting every species in zoos, aquariums and animal rescues with the intention of inspiring viewers to protect these animals and future generations.
ALL MONTH – Check for availability. Adventure out on this 3-hour guided canoe trip through the Mercer Slough. This 320-acre wetland is one you don’t want to miss!
FLEA MARKET IN FREMONT
EVERY SUN – European-style street market year ‘round on Sundays. Up to 150 exhibitors.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
ALL MONTH – 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.
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Christopher Robin
- The Darkest Minds
- Death Of A Nation
- The Spy Who Dumped Me
- 40 Years in the Making: The Magic
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post
- Never Goin’ Back
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