2016 Summer Festival Guide

    Music Festival

    The rain has ceased, the clouds have parted (fingers crossed)… it’s finally starting to feel like summer! We offer you our 2016 guide to summer festivals in the Seattle area, and boy the options are endless, so go out there and enjoy!


    STARTING IN JULY


    Out to Lunch Free Summer Concert Series

    July 21 – September 2, 12pm – 1:30pm

    Downtown Seattle

    https://www.downtownseattle.com/Summer/otl


    Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival

    July 21 – 23

    Gig Harbor, WA

    http://harborwineandfoodfest.com/


    Summer Concert Series

    July 21 & 28

    Redmond Town Cener

    Free concerts, beer/wine garden, food

    http://redmondtowncenter.com/custom/summer_concert_series.php


    Zootunes Concerts

    July 21 – Aug 24

    Woodland Park Zoo

    Outdoor concerts

    http://zoo.org/zootunes#.V48lDbgrLb0


    Capitol Hill Block Party

    July 22 – 24

    Music festival with bands, DJs, craft booths, and food trucks

    http://capitolhillblockparty.com/


    Renton River Days

    July 22 – 24

    Liberty Park

    Family festival featuring a parade, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and kids’ activities

    http://www.rentonriverdays.org/


    Noir City Film Festival

    July 22 – 28

    Features 18 classic films from the 1940s

    http://www.siff.net/cinema/noir-city-2016


    Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival

    July 22 – 30

    Benaroya Hall

    http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/concerts/concert-series/?series_id=53&display=performances


    Seattle Opera Summer Fest

    July 23, 12pm – 3pm

    Includes live music, interactive hands-on demonstrations, costume displays, etc.

    https://seattleopera.org/summerfest


    Phinney Beer Olympics

    July 23, 4pm – 7pm

    Phinney Center lower parking lot

    http://phinneycenter.org/summerbeer/


    Shoreline SolarFest

    July 23, 10am – 5pm

    Shoreline Community College

    http://shorelinesolar.org/


    Alki Art Fair

    July 23 – 24, 10am – 6pm

    Alki Beach Park & Alki Bathhouse

    Art vendors, music, food/drinks, silent auction, kids’ activities

    http://alkiartfair.org/


    Renegade Craft Fair

    July 23 – 24, 11am – 6pm

    Magnuson Park, Hangar 30

    http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/seattle-2016-summer


    Medieval Village Saint James Faire

    July 23 – 24, 12pm – 5pm

    Camlann Medieval Village

    Carnation, WA

    Knightly combat, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, minstrels

    http://www.camlann.org/St%20James_faire.htm


    Concerts at the Locks

    July 23 – Sept 17, 2pm

    Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Ballard

    http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/civilworks/locks_dams/chittenden/2016.pdf


    Chinatown Seafair Parade

    July 24, 7pm – 9:30pm

    Chinatown

    http://www.seafair.com/events/2016/chinatown-seafair-parade


    Tacoma Food Truck Festival

    July 24, 10:30am – 6pm

    Wright Park, 501 South I St

    http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/foodtruckfest/


    Chow Down

    July 26, 5pm – 9pm

    Columbia City & Hillman City along Rainier Ave

    Food and beverage sampling event

    http://www.chowdown-rvfb.com/


    Jazz in Port Townsend

    July 29 – 30

    Fort Worden State Park

    http://centrum.org/jazz-port-townsend-performances/


    Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

    July 29 – 31

    Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum

    http://www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html


    Dragon Boat Festival

    July 30, 9am – 5pm

    Lake Union Park

    Dragon boat racing, live music, kids’ activities, etc.

    http://seattledragonboatfestival.net/


    Art in a Ballard Garden

    July 30, 11am – 5pm

    8527 NW 25th St

    Arts and crafts, beer garden, silent auction

    http://ballardppatch.org/art-in-the-garden/


    Snohomish Hard Cider Festival

    July 30, 1pm – 5pm

    Historic Downtown Snohomish

    http://www.snohokiwanis.org/snohomish-cider-festival/


    Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

    July 30 – 31

    Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE

    Enumclaw, WA

    http://www.sshga.org/home.htm


    Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival

    July 30 – 31, 10am – 6pm (5K on July 29)

    Regional Athletic Complex, Steilacoom & Marvin Rd

    Lacey, WA

    http://www.pnwmushroomfest.org/


    Pista Sa Nayon

    July 31, 9am – 8pm

    Seward Park Ampitheater

    Filipino festival with food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s games, etc.

    http://www.seafair.com/events/2016/pista-sa-nayon


    STARTING IN AUGUST


    Seafair Fleet Week & Boeing Maritime Celebration

    Parade of Ships – August 2, 1pm – Elliot Bay

    Public Ship Tours – August 3 – 7 – Times and Locations TBA

    Seattle Waterfront

    http://www.seafair.com/p/about/253


    Creation Festival

    August 4 – 6

    Benton County Fairgrounds

    Kennewick, WA

    Christian live music, kids’ activities, worship tent

    http://creationfest.com/nw/


    Sipfest in Snoqualmie

    August 5, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

    Railroad Park – Downtown Historic Snoqualmie 7971 Railroad Avenue SE

    Wine, beet, food tasting

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipfest-in-snoqualmie-tickets-20871452075


    Seattle Art Fair

    August 4 – 7

    CenturyLink Field Event Center

    New event co-sponsored by Paul Allen that showcases art from 60 top galleries around the world

    http://seattleartfair.com/


    Umoja Fest

    August 5 – 7

    Features hip-hop music, fashion expo, community speakers, vendors, and a Saturday parade to Judkins Park

    http://umojafamilyfest.com/full-schedule-of-events/


    Magnolia Summerfest

    August 5 – 7 (starts Friday evening)

    West Magnolia Playfield, W Smith St & 33rd Ave W

    Parade, beer garden, food trucks, live music, outdoor movie, kids’ activities, etc.

    http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/


    SalmonFest Seattle

    August 5 – 7

    Lake City, Seattle

    Salmon bake, vendors, live music, kids’ activities, parade, car show, etc.

    https://salmonfestseattle.com/


    Anacortes Arts Festival

    August 5 – 7, 10am

    http://anacortesartsfestival.com/


    Concerts at the Mural

    August 5 – 26, 5:30pm Fridays

    Mural Amphitheatre

    http://www.seattlecenter.com/concertsatthemural/


    Harvest festival

    August 6, 10am – 4pm

    Meridian Park – 4850 Meridian Ave N Seattle, WA

    Urban livestock, hands-on demonstrations, book talks & signings, live performances, raffle, parade

    http://www.seattletilth.org/special_events/harvestfair2016


    Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

    August 3 – 6

    Port Townsend, WA

    http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-performances/


    The Original Browns Point Salmon Bake

    August 6 – 7, 12pm – 8pm

    Browns Point Improvement Club – 201 Ton-A-Wan-Da NE, Browns Point, WA

    http://www.brownspoint.org/events/the-salmon-bake/


    Renaissance Faire

    August 6 – 21 (weekends)

    Kelley Farm – 20021 Summer Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake, WA

    http://www.washingtonfaire.com/


    Free Summer Concerts at the Locks

    August 6 – September 17

    Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Ballard

    http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/civilworks/locks_dams/chittenden/2016.pdf


    Annual Loggers’ Jubilee

    August 11 – 14

    Morton, WA

    Logging shows, parades, races, queen coronation

    http://www.loggersjubilee.com/


    Annual Omak Stampede & Rodeo

    August 11 – 14

    Omak, WA

    http://www.omakstampede.org/


    South Lake Union Block Party

    August 12, 11am – 11pm

    Denny Way & Westlake Ave N

    Music, food, drinks, art

    http://www.slublockparty.com/


    Kirkland Summerfest

    August 12 – 13

    Music, food trucks, beer garden, kids’ rides, etc.

    http://www.kirklandsummerfest.com/


    Taste of Edmonds

    August 12 – 14, 11am

    Food, arts & crafts, kids’ activities & rides

    Civic Playfield

    Edmonds, WA

    http://atoeedmonds.homestead.com/


    Festival at Mount Si

    August 12 – 14

    Food, beer garden, music, etc.

    http://www.festivalatmtsi.org/


    Kitsap Wine Festival

    August 13, 2pm – 5:30pm

    Harborside Fountain Park

    http://www.kitsapwinefestival.com/


    Auburn’s AugustFest

    August 13, 11am – 8pm (5K run on August 12)

    Les Gove Park

    Auburn, WA

    http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/auburnsaugustfest_s_p3508.htm


    IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Festival & Market

    August 13, 11am – 5pm

    Washington State History Museum

    http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/eventsprograms/festivals/spirit/


    Seattle Polo Party

    August 13 – 14

    Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club

    Enumclaw, WA

    http://www.seattlepoloparty.com/


    Festival of the River & Pow Wow

    August 13 – 14, 10am

    Arlington, WA

    http://festivaloftheriver.com/


    Coupeville Festival Arts & Crafts

    August 13 – 14 (reception Aug. 12)

    http://coupevillefestival.com/


    Olympic Music Festival

    August 13 – Sept. 11 (2pm weekends)

    Port Townsend, WA

    http://www.olympicmusicfestival.org/?page_id=1004


    Washington State International Kite Festival

    August 15 – 21

    Long Beach, WA

    http://kitefestival.com/events/wa-state-intl-kite-festival/


    North City Jazz Walk

    August 16, 6:30 – 10pm

    15th Avenue NE

    Shoreline, WA

    Jazz in 10 venues

    http://www.northcityjazzwalk.org/


    Seattle Hempfest

    August 19 – 21

    Myrtle Edwards Park

    https://www.hempfest.org/


    Chief Seattle Days

    August 19 – 21

    Suquamish, WA

    Salmon bake, canoe races, softball, 5K run, drumming, dancing, etc.

    http://www.suquamish.org/ChiefSeattleDays.aspx


    Snoqualmie Railroad Days

    August 19 – 21

    http://www.railroaddays.com/


    Taste of Main

    August 20, 12pm – 5pm

    Historic Main St

    Bellevue, WA

    http://tasteofmainbellevue.com/


    Frogs & Dogs

    August 20

    Issaquah Brewhouse

    https://www.facebook.com/events/905860102838021


    Celebrate Woodinville Festival

    August 20

    Wilmot Gateway Park

    http://www.celebratewoodinville.com/


    Sammamish Nights

    August 20, 6:30pm – 10pm

    Sammamish Commons at City Hall

    Sammamish, WA

    Drinks, food, music, dancing

    http://sammamishchamber.org/sammamish-nights/


    Sausage & Cider Fest

    August 20

    Covington Community Park

    Covington, WA

    http://sausageandciderfest.com/


    Everett Craft Beer Festival

    August 20, 12pm – 7pm

    Downtown Everett – Hewitt Ave & Hoyt Ave

    http://washingtonbeer.com/festivals/everett-craft-beer-festival.php


    Tumwater Artesian Brew Fest

    August 20, 1pm – 8pm

    Tumwater Valley Driving Range

    http://www.tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com/


    Seattle Street Food Festival

    August 20 – 21

    South Lake Union

    http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.com/seattle-street-food-festival/


    Arts in Nature Festival

    August 20 – 21

    Camp Long – 5200 35th Ave SW

    Seattle, WA

    http://www.naturec.org/uncategorized/call-for-artists-2016-arts-in-nature-festival/


    Viking Days

    August 20 – 21

    Daily pancake breakfast, 5K and salmon dinner Saturday, Nordic craft and food vendors, Viking village reenactment, beer garden, music

    Nordic Heritage Museum

    Ballard, WA

    http://nordicmuseum.org/vikingdays


    Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work

    August 20 – 21

    Port of Everett Marina

    http://www.schack.org/events/fresh-paint/


    BrasilFest

    August 21

    Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center

    http://www.seattlecenter.com/festal/detail.aspx?id=12


    Evergreen State Fair

    August 25 – Sept. 5

    Monroe, WA

    http://www.evergreenfair.org/27/The-Fair


    Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show

    August 26 – 28

    http://www.chehalisgarlicfest.com/


    Makah Days Fair

    August 26 – 28

    Neah Bay, WA

    http://makah.com/activities/makah-days/


    Sustainable Ballard Festival

    August 27, 11am – 4pm

    Ballard Commons Park

    http://www.sustainableballard.org/festival/


    Samba at Seward Park

    August 27, 12pm – 2pm

    Seward Park

    Seattle, WA

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-seattle-sambathon-tickets-26340000651


    Poverty Bay Blues and Brews

    August 27

    Des Moines Beach Park

    Des Moines, WA

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1808652


    Bacon Eggs & Kegs

    August 27 – 28, 11am – 3pm

    CenturyLink Field North Plaza

    http://www.baconeggsandkegs.com/

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