LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 24-27, 2017
DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL
SAT – A celebration of our river and the communities that live along its shores.
EVERGREEN STATE FAIR
THURS through September 4 – You’ll find something for everyone! Carnival, concerts, speedway events, rodeo, parade, Aztec Indian dancers, petting zoo and so much more!!
POVERTY BAY BLUES AND BREWS
SAT – Enjoy blues music and beer from 16 local breweries.
ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Enjoy over 40 performances ranging from jazz, classical, indie rock, bluegrass, contemporary dance, and spoken word. The “Museum of Sound” is displayed through eight rustic cabins, hands-on art and nature activities, and winding hiking trails through the great outdoors.
SAT-SUN – Visit village festivals, with theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, and minstrels. Come to Somersetshire, ancient realm of Arthur the king, and visit the colorful world of Chaucer’s England in 1376. The pace is leisurely, the scale is small and intimate: leave behind the hectic 21st century.
JET CITY RIESLING REVOLUTION
SAT – Bringing together 18 premier wineries primarily from the Pacific Northwest and a few favorites from Germany to showcase the best Riesling.
FREE STATE PARKS DAY
FRI – Enjoy a summer hike through any state park for free.
WEST SEATTLE CAR SHOW
SAT – Join us for food, fun, entertainment and 200+ cars at the South Seattle College Campus.
LEMAY CAR SHOW
SAT – An amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Collections at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, along with local owners of vintage car display on the Marymount show fields.
BELLTOWN CRUSH BLOCK PARTY
SAT – Featuring local wines and brews, delicious bites from Pintxo, Mama’s Cantina and Belltown Brewing, and a grape stomping competition!
OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through September 10 – Featuring different world class concerts each weekend at the Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend.
CONCERTS AT THE MURAL
Through FRI – 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
· England is Mine
· Arjun Reddy
· All Saints
· Beach Rats
· Served Like a Girl
· Tulip Fever