SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
July 26-29, 2018
JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND
SAT-SUN – Watch Jazz come to life in a seaside paradise. Concerts held at Fort Worden State Park and workshops held all week. Concerts featuring internationally-known jazz performers.
GIG HARBOR WINE & FOOD FEST
FRI-SUN – Celebrate the region’s spirits, brews, wine and food! Dinner, cocktails, dancing and a block party! Friday is a silent auction followed by an evening of dining and dancing under the stars. Saturday hosts the Waterfront Block Party with tastings and entertainment. Sunday features four restaurants with champagne brunches.
WOODLAND PARK ZOO WINE NIGHT
FRI – Raise a glass to the animals as you taste from over 50 wineries. Animal encounters, food vendors and more!
BELLEVUE MUSEUM OF ARTS FAIR
FRI-SUN – Browse works of the latest top artists. Free admission and crafts available for kids.
SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT RUN & PARADE
SAT – 5K and 8K available, followed by the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade. Donations go to the Swedish’s School Based Model Teen Health Program: Helping teens stay healthy and thrive. Parade with colorful floats begins after the run.
A PLAY IN THE FOREST
THROUGH AUG 19 – Broadway musical plays a technicolor twist on the Old Testament on an outdoor stage among the trees.
SUN – Join this community event and celebrate Pista sa Nayon with arts & crafts, food, children’s games and entertainment at this Seafair event!
VILLAGE THEATRE PRESENTS SHREK THE MUSICAL
THROUGH AUG 5 – The hilarious family tale of an Ogre, a Donkey and a Princess.
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!
SAT-SUN – Enjoy the taste, aroma and caffeine at the annual CoffeeCon. This year features exhibits, classes and tastings.
SAT-SUN – Saint James Faire indulges in all things medieval with archery and sword demos, crafts, puppets, dancing and lunch. Reserve a spot for a dinner to remember.
ROCK THE ROOTS FEST
SAT – Join Angry Orchard’s music tour with popular artists: Sublime with Rome, Lupe Fiasco, The Original Wailers and more!
FOREIGNER & WHITESNAKE CONCERT
FRI – Rock all night with the best hairbands of the 80’s, Whitesnake and Foreigner!
THROUGH SUN – Pulitzer Prize winning playwright about two poetry and music-minded 30-somethings leaving impressions and life lessons on a teenager.
SAT – Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle with live music and entertainment at Waterfront Park. K-POP brings local talent with a contest filled with music and dance, both contemporary and traditional Korean culture.
206 ZULU BEAT MASTERS
SAT – 7th annual beat masters competition has 16 top NW music producers compete in a head to head Hip Hop beat battle. One winner will go home with $1,000 and Champion title.
FRI-SUN – Shop from more than 300 artists at the largest arts and crafts fair in the Northwest. Free Museum admission, chalkfest, Kids fair and more!
WINE COUNTRY BLUES FESTIVAL
SUN – Head to the Chateau Ste. Michelle for the summer festival of the year with live music at Washington State’s oldest winery and according to Trip Advisor, it boasts the longest list of award-winning wines in the State!
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.
ZOO AFTER DARK
ALL MONTH – After checking out the Nat Geo exhibit, stay longer and enjoy extended hours at the Woodland Park Zoo. July 19, 26 and Aug. 1, the Zoo will be open until 8:30PM.
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!
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?
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
- Mission Impossible: Fallout
- Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
- Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings
- Hot Summer Nights
- Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
- The Captain
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