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Seattle Weekend Events Planner: June 21-24, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 21-24, 2018

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  A celebration of strawberries and community. Enjoy entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun.

SEATTLE PRIDEFEST

SAT-SUN – The largest lesbian, gay and transgender event in the Northwest. Enjoy a weekend full of fun events, a parade, music, dancing and so much more! 

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IMPROV 

WED-SUN – Featuring international masters of improv from Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and the USA.

SHORELINE ARTS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  Something creative and fun for everyone at this free two-day community event:  Arts exhibits, youth art, artist marketplace, cultural rooms, hands-on art, performances, food court, beer garden, and various activities of all kinds.

KIRKLAND WINE WALK

FRI  Taking you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Start at the Heathman Hotel and enjoy social wine tasting through numerous downtown stores to enjoy local wineries and breweries.

TASTE OF TACOMA

FRI-SUN  Featuring 40+ restaurants & vendors, craft & commercial goods vendors, over 90 live bands & entertainment on five stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs wine & craft beer tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities & more!

MIDSOMER FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  New Summer Games, crowning the King & Queen of Summer, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery, and minstrelsy. Come to Somersetshire, ancient realm of Arthur the King, as our morning trumpet & proclamation open the village gates upon the colorful world of Chaucer’s England in 1376.

SKANDIA MIDSOMMARFEST 

SUN – A traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, recreated in as authentic a manner as possible, complete with the 2:30 PM raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole, a serpentine dance around the pole, and hundreds of costumed musicians and dancers – traditions practiced in Sweden for centuries. 

BOW WOW MEAOW LUAU 

SAT  Join us and over 100 adoptable cats and dogs from 14 shelters and rescues so you can find that PURRFECT forever furry family member. 

FAIRYFEST

THURS-SUN  Enjoy a day filled with dance, music and art while exploring the gardens and discovering hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indulge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

WED-SUN  A glorious retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece, this powerful tale of love, faith and prejudice will leave you utterly spellbound.

MARYMOOR PARK CONCERTS 

Through September 9 – Enjoy big name acts in an open venue. Buy a seat or bring a blanket or chair.   

CONCERT AT THE LOCKS  

Through September 16 – Bring your picnic, sit in the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks and enjoy a concert.

SMOKED!

Through SATNordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through SATA comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

BANANAS

Through SUN  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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.

NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND:
· Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
· The Catcher was a Spy
· Boundaries
· The Con is On
· Distorted
· Damsel
· The King
· Incident in a Ghostland

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