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August 2018

Seafair Weekend

Aug. 3 - 5, 2018

Seafair Weekend offers a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, tastes and action. With boat racing on the water, aerobatic performers in the sky, live music and delicious food on land, the best place to experience Seafair Weekend is at Genesee Park on Lake Washington!

http://www.seafair.com

Anacortes Arts Festival

Aug. 3 - 5, 2018

The Festival offers art for every taste, ranging from 250 juried diverse Booth Artisans to Arts at the Port showcasing 89 northwest fine artists. Culinary arts are offered with regional and ethnic foods, beer and wine gardens.

http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com

Magnolia Summerfest

Aug. 3 - 5, 2018

Magnolia Summerfest is a 3-day event that features a Seafair Parade with the Seafair Pirates, floats, bands and other performances, live music, kids activities, fun foods, beer & wine garden, arts & crafts vendors, pet parade, outdoor movie, talent show, and much more.

https://www.magnoliasummerfest.org/

Jet Blast Bash

Aug. 4 - 5, 2018

The Museum of Flight's annual Seafair weekend outdoor festival-by-the-flightline, Jet Blast Bash, offers fast planes, fast cars, music, food and beer with the closest seats in Seattle to the ceremony and thunder of the Blue Angels' takeoffs and landings. All free with admission to the Museum!

http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/4709/jet-blast-bash

The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Aug 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19, 2018

Join Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth on Her Royal Progress through the village of Merriwick as She tastes the Fyne fare and drink of the land! Sample juicy turkey legs, shop for handcrafted treasures, marvel at fire juggling performances, and much more!

http://www.washingtonfaire.com

South Lake Union Block Party

Aug. 10, 2018

All are invited to South Lake Union for the party of the summer - a full day of community, food, art, music, and brews. This family-friendly event is free to enter, and will once again host a stellar lineup of bands, food trucks, community booths, lawn games, SVC's Steamroller Smackdown Poster Competition and Plein Air Printing Parlour.

http://www.slublockparty.com

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour

Aug. 10 - 12, 2018

Bainbridge Island is just a short ferry ride from Seattle, and twice each year local artists open their studios to the public. The free tour is self-paced and the route is easily accessible by bicycle or by car. Each destination provides an oportunity to meet the artists, view works in progress and finished pieces, as well as various refreshments and live entertainment.

http://www.bistudiotour.com

Taste Edmonds

Aug. 10 - 12, 2018

The 36th annual Taste Edmonds is back again on August 10-12, 2018. Three days of food, music, vendors, rides, beer/wine and fun. Voted one of the "Top 100 North American Festivals", there's fun for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready.

http://tasteedmonds.com/

The Festival at Mount Si

Aug. 10 - 12, 2018

Shop 'til you drop with arts and crafts vendors hailing from all over the State of Washington. Get your corn-on-the-cob, elephant ears, and much more at the many booths offering Washington's best food and drink. Relax in the beer garden while supporting the festival and the local Rotary Club. Groove to jazz, blues, rock, country and more with live performances on two stages.

http://www.festivalatmtsi.org/

Kirkland Summerfest

Aug. 10 - 12, 2018

Kirkland Summerfest is a three day music+arts fest where attendees can discover a diverse lineup of acclaimed local musicians performing on the waterfront MAIN STAGE. Kirkland's historic downtown is the area's arts and entertainment district, ideal for fans, artists and musicians to enjoy the perfect weekend of summer music and art.

https://kirklandsummerfest.com/

AuburnFest

Aug. 11, 2018

AuburnFest will include two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft and specialty vendors, community and non-profit vendors, a car show, a literary showcase & small press fair, as well as several free activities including Bocce, face painting, hands-on art activities, an indoor playground, the Discovery Playground, a spray playground, and much more!

http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/auburnfest_s_p3508.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=0

Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

Aug. 11 - 12, 2018

Established in 1964 - the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is one of Washington State's oldest, continuously run festivals. The Festival is renowned for its primary focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The historic town of Coupeville is located on Penn Cove, Central Whidbey Island, WA. Shoppers, vendors and visitors will all be charmed by the waterfront views.

http://www.coupevillefestival.com

Snoqualamie Railroad Days

Aug. 17 - 19, 2018

Railroad Days is the annual community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The event is held in Historic Snoqualmie, in and around the Northwest Railway Museum. Volunteer firemen and their wives organized the first festival in 1938, and the popular event is still going strong.

http://www.railroaddays.com

Poulsbo Arts Festival

Aug. 17 - 19, 2018

The Poulsbo Arts Festival brings together an array of handmade arts and crafts, accompanied by food booths and live music and dance. There is something for all the family to enjoy including a children's arts corner, original design jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric art, plus raffles, art demonstrations and much more.

http://www.cafnw.org/paf.php

The Uptown Street Fair

Aug. 18, 2018

The Uptown Street Fair celebrates 28 years of fun in Uptown and includes great local music, the Port Townsend Arts & Crafts Fair, the Port Townsend Farmers Market, tasty food on the street, free art activities for families and much more...come make a day of it in historic, fun Uptown.

http://ptmainstreet.org/uptown-street-fair/

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest

Aug. 18, 2018

The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest provides a unique outdoor venue to celebrate the legacy of brewing and its importance to Tumwater's history. Located in the shadow of the former Olympia Brewery, the 10-acre site hosts outdoor games, a stein-holding contest, and over 50 Pacific Northwest breweries and cideries sampling their best brews to sip and savor.

http://www.tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com/

All Ford Show & Mustang Round-up

Aug. 18, 2018

Pacific Cascade Mustang Club's annual All Ford Show & Mustang Roundup at the Showare Center in Kent features Hydroplane and Ford show cars, raffle prizes, food, music, & vendors, and spectator admission is free.

https://pacificcascademustangclub.org/annual-car-show/

Sausage and Cider Fest

Aug. 18, 2018

The city of Covington is home to the annual Sausage and Cider Fest featuring hard ciders from around the Northwest, along with live music, lawn games, beer, wine, and delectable sausage and other yummy foods.

http://sausageandciderfest.com/

Centennial Sk8 Fest

Aug. 18 - 19, 2018

Located on the scenic and smooth Centennial Trail in Arlington, Washington, the Centennial Sk8 Festival is an annual longboard/skateboard race event featuring an 8.5 mile uphill/downhill sunset race, a 5k sprint race, a free one-mile kids race and a 14.5 mile countryside race PLUS a family-friendly festival on day 2 with local vendors, music, good food, lawn games and a Kombucha Garden with riverfront fun.

https://centennialsk8fest.com/

BrasilFest

Aug. 19, 2018

The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music, films, capoeira, traditional food, workshops, kids activities and exhibits. The festival will feature Brazilians wearing traditional costumes, Brazilian martial arts disguised in music and dance, parade and percussion jamming on the roof, and more.

http://brasilfest.org/festival/

North Bend Film Fest

Aug. 23 - 26, 2018

Something strange is coming to North Bend... The North Bend Film Fest is an event for our local community, Northwest creatives, and more! Enjoy special screenings of contemporary independent films from Sundance/SXSW/Tribeca/Toronto/and Berlinale film festivals, filmmaker talks, a VR lounge, and interactive events in addition to a highly curated film program.

http://northbendfilmfest.com/

Evergreen State Fair

Aug. 23 - Sept. 3, 2018

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA features an exciting lineup of events, including a Logging Show, Pro-West Rodeo, Crazy Animal Races, Petting Zoo, Carnival, Auto Races, Live Entertainment, and more!

http://www.evergreenfair.org

Hilltop Street Fair

Aug. 25, 2018

The Hilltop Street Fair in Tacoma is an annual event featuring arts & crafts, live music, film competition, fashion show, quilt show, car show, food vendors, kids activities, and much more!

http://www.hbatacoma.com/home.html

Bumbershoot

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Annual international music and arts festival held every Labor Day weekend in Seattle, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. North America's largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center.

http://bumbershoot.org

Olympia Harbor Days

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Harbor Days is an annual festival where tugboats return to the southernmost tip of Puget Sound for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer.

http://harbordays.com

Oak Harbor Music Festival

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Three free days of live music in Oak Harbor, on the beautiful isle of Whidbey. There are two main stages with over 30 bands featuring all types of musical genre. With two beer gardens, a variety of fabulous local food vendors and sidewalk cafes there is plenty of food and drink for everyone. Enjoy the arts and crafts vendors as you stroll from one stage to the other.

http://www.oakharborfestival.com/home

Washington State Fair

Aug. 31 - Sept. 23, 2018

Get ready to PARTY BIG at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 20 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out!

http://www.thefair.com/state-fair

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