SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
AUGUST 9-12, 2018
DOWNTOWN KENT WINE WALK
FRI – Sip and walk through Kent’s downtown district and discover your new favorite wine!
TECH COMEDY SHOW
THUR – Nine comedians roast the Seattle Tech scene and each other at the University District roast.
KIRKLAND SUMMER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – The shore of Lake Washington features live music and an arts festival with entertainment, food and beverage vendors as well as family fun.
SAT – Join Seattle’s elite Polo party, dress to impress and watch the thunder of horses and their riders galloping down field. A portion of the proceeds will support the city’s homeless through The More Love Project.
SUN – Try hard ciders from around the Pacific NW at Thomas Family Farms.
RIVER FESTIVAL & POWWOW
FRI-SUN – Live music from Rick Springfield and Maddie & Tae. Storytelling Powwow and top it off with a 5K run!
WHIDBEY ISLAND ART FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival features children’s activities, live entertainment and handmade arts and crafts.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
THROUGH AUG 19 – This excitingly devastating love story offers new extras like scenic and lighting designs and choreography, making it bigger and better than before.
DANCING IN THE PARK
TUES & THURS – Free dance lessons with live music offered in Seattle’s Downtown parks!
TASTING EVENT IN EDMONDS
FRI-SUN – Showcasing food, arts and crafts, rides and commercial booths. Don’t miss the three stages featuring live entertainment, beer garden and a free kids zone.
NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Connect with diverse Native artists and stroll through the wide variety of shopping. Free admission.
KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL
SAT – Hop on the Bremerton Ferry and enjoy sips from over 25 participating wineries and local food at the Kitsap Wine Festival on the beautiful Bremerton waterfront. Taste for a cause, proceeds go to the Olympic College Alumni Association.
SAT – Bring the family to watch the AM Parade downtown, Les Gove Park features a car show and a 5K race starts at 7pm. Stick around for the live entertainment and Jimi Hendrix Tribute band.
FRI-SAT – Bring your tent and the whole family for a night under the stars. Fun activities and s’mores! Dinner and breakfast is included with admission.
FRI-SAT – Join South Lake Union Bay for a block party celebrating community, food, brews, live music and art.
LEGO AMERICANA ROADSHOW
THROUGH AUG 19 – Celebrate and honor the history of the U.S. through Lego buildings and fascinating architectural structures made by master builders. Hands on activities and play areas available.
U-PICK ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES
EVERY DAY UNTIL DUSK – 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!
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
- The Meg
- Dog Days
- Slender Man
- The Island
- Madeline’s Madeline
- Skate Kitchen
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