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July 2017

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

July 1 - 4, 2017

The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. There’s nothing stuffy about the wooden boat festival. This is an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free.

http://cwb.org/events/festival

Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular

July 3, 2017

Our annual fireworks show, presented by Carl's Jr., is a must see event! Come early to enjoy the races and grab a seat. Stay after the races for a concert from Rae Solomon, rising country star! Fireworks will start after the concert (tentatively 10 pm).

http://emeralddowns.com/event/live-racing-july-3-2016/

Seafair Summer Fourth

July 4, 2017

Celebrate our nation's independence with Seafair! The ultimate freedom celebration takes place at Gas Works Park, which boasts the best views of the fireworks show over Lake Union. Throughout the day guests can dine with our food vendors, peruse exhibit booths and listen to live entertainment from the main stage. General admission is FREE!

http://www.seafair.com/events/2017/seafair-summer-4th

Tacoma Freedom Fair

July 4, 2017

Head to the Ruston Way waterfront on the 4th of July for Freedom Fair, featuring all the usual 4th of July activities, airshows, great food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and events - along with a lot of very exciting new ones! It's the South Sound's biggest annual event, and a party that you don't want to miss, which ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound!

http://www.freedomfair.com

Redmond Derby Days

July 7 - 8, 2017

The Redmond Bicycle Derby was the outgrowth of a small town's community spirit and is now the nation's longest running bicycle race. It includes activities for young and old.

http://www.redmondderbydays.com

Seattle International Beerfest

July 7 - 9, 2017

SIB is a high end 3-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find, exotic beers. Over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries will be on hand, hailing from all over the planet, many from right here in the Pacific NW. Stroll around our beautiful grounds with a cold one as you listen to great bands play all weekend.

http://www.seattlebeerfest.com

Ballard SeafoodFest

July 8 - 9, 2017

Enjoyed by thousands of folks across the Puget Sound area and beyond, this free event celebrates Ballard and its heritage, as well as the unique community mix. The festival is all about fun: great music, local brews, kids activities and quality arts and crafts.

http://www.seafoodfest.org

Skagit Valley Highland Games

July 8 - 9, 2017

The Skagit Valley Highland Games is part of an annual circut of competitions held in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. As such, the quality of performers in solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics (the "heavy" events) and Highland dancing is at an extremely high level.

http://celticarts.org/events/highland-games-home/

Capital Lakefair

July 12 - 16, 2017

The annual Capital Lakefair features a parade, live entertainment, a carnival, and a fabulous fireworks show. Many of the proceeds from this event go to local non-profit organizations that benefit the community.

http://www.lakefair.org

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

July 13 - 15, 2017

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival returns to Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation, WA. The festival is 3 days filled with great music, camping, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities, a 5k run, and kids activities galore at Camp Timber!

http://www.timbermusicfest.com/

King County Fair

July 13 - 16, 2017

Held at the Enumclaw Expo Center, the King County Fair offers tractor pulls, live music, classic fair food, a petting zoo, rides and a midway.

http://www.kingcofair.com/

Kirkland Uncorked

July 14 - 16, 2017

Kirkland Uncorked is a regional showcase of art, food and wine on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland, Washington taking place at Marina Park. This fun event will benefit the Homeward Pet Adoption Center.

http://www.kirklanduncorked.com

Kent Cornucopia Days

July 14 - 16, 2017

Kent Cornucopia Days is South King County's largest family festival. The popular annual event features a street fair, carnival rides, live bands, and a grand parade.

http://www.kcdays.com

West Seattle Summer Fest

July 14 - 16, 2017

Summer Fest offers fun activities for the whole family, including shopping, live music, dining, beer gardens, and a kids play area. Don't miss out on one of Seattle's best things to do this summer!

http://wsjunction.org/summerfest

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

July 15, 2017

The annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby will take place on Saturday, July 15th! Nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design will compete on the waters of Green Lake for $10,000 in prizes.

http://www.seafair.com

Dragon Fest

July 15 - 16, 2017

Centered in the heart of Seattle's historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival features Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team, Korean Dancing, Indian dance performances, and much more!

http://cidbia.org/events/dragonfest/

Covington Days

July 15 - 16, 2017

An official SeaFair-sanctioned event, Covington Days has been a staple in the community since 1986. The festival kicks off on Saturday with the parade at 10 a.m. Afterwards, the festival grounds come alive with arts and crafters, carnival games, exhibitors, kid and family activities, on stage entertainment, inflatable toys, watermelon eating contest and much more! The festival runs Sunday, too!

http://www.covingtonwa.gov/covingtondays

White Center Jubilee Days

July 19 - 23, 2017

In its 90th year, the White Center Jubilee is 5 days jam-packed full of fun. There will be a street fair, a car show, entertainment on multiple stages, a beer garden, and lots of food.

http://jubileedays.org/

Bite of Seattle

July 21 - 23, 2017

Bite of Seattle is a food and entertainment extravaganza held annually at Seattle Center, with more than 60 restaurants participating. There are 4 outdoor entertainment stages featuring all genres of music, free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs, and more.

http://www.seattleandsound.com/biteofseattle.html

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

July 21 - 23, 2017

There is something for all ages and interests during this fun-filled, annual event. A grand-parade, classic car show and parade, several music stages, vendor booths, alternative carnival, local artists, and street dances are all part of the fun. Toss in pancake breakfasts, a rocking beer garden, a fun run, the firefighter's challenge, the Miss Lucy Dinner, and loads of children's activities. You will have something to do morning til night!

http://www.vashonchamber.com/pages/vashon-island-strawberry-festival

Sequim Lavender Festival

July 21 - 23, 2017

The Sequim Lavender Festival, part of the Sequim Lavender weekend, celebrates its 21st year in the heart of Sequim and in the surrounding Dungeness Valley. This year the Festival will expand its production to include activities and regional attractions for the modern family and multi-aged visitors.

http://www.lavenderfestival.com

Renton River Days

July 21 - 23, 2017

Renton River Days is an annual multi-day family festival and celebration of community pride, joining residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound tourists together for a wonderful variety of events, special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment at Liberty Park and Cedar River Park.

http://www.rentonriverdays.org

Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish

July 23, 2017

Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish returns for its 2nd year on July 23, 2017 after a great kick-off year! 2,000 families and children enjoyed the lively entertainment from the stage and all the kid-focused activities including nature scavenger hunt, wilderness survival workshop, trampolines, storytelling, arts & crafts, games, face painting and more!

http://lakesammamishfriends.org/event/parkadilly-lake-sammamish/

Enumclaw Street Fair

July 28 - 29, 2017

Enjoy the amazing sight of Mt. Rainier as you stroll down Cole Street, stopping at the Main Stage to listen to music on your way to the big toys and pony rides with the kids. Savor that gourmet ice cream cone or cotton candy as you peruse the many booths of wares where you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

http://www.enumclawstreetfair.com

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

July 28 - 30, 2017

One of the nation's top 100 festivals, the BAM ARTSfair attracts over 330,000 enthusiastic visitors every year to view the works over more than 300 independent artists. Categories include metalwork, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, wearables, and more.

http://www.bellevuearts.org/fair

Seafair Torchlight Parade

July 29, 2017

Each year on one magical summer night, thousands of spectators gather to watch as more than 100 parade units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle. Now in its 68th year, the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade offers something for everyone. Whether you're a child, child-at-heart or somewhere in between, we guarantee memories of entertainment to last a lifetime.

http://www.seafair.com

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 29 - 30, 2017

This event, the sixth oldest Highland Games in the U.S. and the largest in Washington state, features Highland dancing, piping, drumming, pipe band competitions, and Scottish Athletic events.

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

Tacoma Maritime Fest

July 16 - 17, 2016

The people of Tacoma understand their connection to the sea and they celebrate this connection each year. The Tacoma Maritime Fest is just such a celebration that offers visitors a street fair, a beer garden, and live entertainment.

http://www.tacomamaritimefest.org

Chow Down

July 26, 2016

Chow Down is a one night food and beverage sampling event where guests try "bites" from an ethnically diverse array of restaurants and breweries in Seattle's Columbia City and Hillman City neighborhoods. Guests purchase a "passport" for $50, which grants them one-night access to nearly 20 locations, along Rainier Avenue. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

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

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