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May 2019

Sequim Irrigation Festival

May 3 - 14, 2019

This festival features events for the entire family including an art fair, street fair, Grand Parade, strongman show, carnival, classic car show and fireworks. The festival is held in downtown Sequim, located in Clallam County.

iFest Indie Game Festival

May 4, 2019

Come to Seattle Center to experience, play and have fun with cool, innovative, unique and imaginative games produced by indie game developers. Other activities include industry speakers and an opportunity to cast a vote for your favorite game via the "People's Choice" award. iFEST is a free, all-ages event, and is open to the public.

Opening Day

May 4, 2019

The Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day is one of the largest in the nation. Two of the main events will be the Windermere Cup crew races and the Parade of Boats. This year's theme is "Boating through the Decades". Come on out and celebrate the start of boating season!

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

May 4 - 5, 2019

The 65th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show sponsored by the Everett Rock and Gem Club features crystals & geodes, tools and equipment, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, raffle drawing, kids' activities, silent auction, special exhibits and displays, and food. Admission is FREE.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

May 5, 2019

Explore and experience the cultural roots of the Asian-Pacific Islands through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The festival launches Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle with spectacular lion dances, youth drill teams, drumming, martial arts, and artists from around the state.

Northwest Paddling Festival

May 10 - 11, 2019

This two-day event features a sea kayak packing contest, sea kayak tours, Stand UP Paddleboarding classes, and many other activities geared toward paddle sport enthusiasts. It takes place on the shores of beautiful Lake Sammamish.

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show

May 16 - 19, 2019

The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show features 300 new and brokerage boats on display in-water, on land, and at nearby boatyards, plus a 10,000 square foot tent of accessories and service providers. Come see the boats and gear; enjoy the food, entertainment and family fun; and begin your boating adventure at the 2019 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show.

Seattle International Film Festival

May 16 - June 9, 2019

More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 44th year. Consistently cited as one of the best "audience festivals" in the world.

Norwegian Constitution Day

May 17, 2019

Hipp Hipp Hurra! Norwegian Constitution Day brings over 20,000 spectators to the streets of Ballard to see more than 100 groups, including marching bands, Norwegian-American Lodges, drill teams, classic cars, and much more!

Everfree Northwest

May 17 - 19, 2019

Everfree Northwest is a 3-day all-ages convention for fans of My Little Pony set in beautiful Seattle, Washington. With a Grand Galloping Gala, musical concert, vendors, 24-hour activity rooms, and over 50 hours of events programming, Everfree Northwest has something for everypony!

Viking Fest

May 17 - 19, 2019

This annual event celebrates Poulsbo's proud Norwegian heritage. A variety of entertainment is scheduled along with local artisans and restaurants that have booths each day of the festival. The Viking Village focuses on the way of life for Vikings in 1500 A.D. and is a must see! The Viking Fest Parade awes young and old alike with creative floats, local marching bands, and impressive military entries.

Armed Forces Day Parade

May 18, 2019

The Armed Forces Day parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. This year is the 71st year of the event held on the third Saturday in May in Downtown Bremerton. This event includes a Heroes Barbeque that provides a free hot dog, chips and soda meal to all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran.

Kent International Festival

May 18, 2019

Enjoy the Kent International Festival with daylong entertainment on the arena main stage as well as cultural presentations on two concourse stages, sample eight great ethnic foods, and visit cultural booths. All events take place at ShoWare Center.

Rhododendron Festival

May 18 - 19, 2019

The Rhododendron Festival is celebrated in Port Townsend, WA every year during the third weekend of May. Dating back to 1935, the event honors the Washington State Flower by providing a community festival that includes giving scholarships to selected royalty.

University District Street Fair

May 18 - 19, 2019

Celebrate the 49th Anniversary of the longest running street fair in the US, bringing together the best in local arts & crafts, music, and food. Get ready for an amazing weekend at the U District Streetfair!

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

May 24 - 27, 2019

The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts features a beautiful setting nestled snugly between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, four days and nights of unparalleled artistry, a street fair, a fun after-hours program and so much more.

Northwest Folklife Festival

May 24 - 27, 2019

The Northwest Folklife Festival is an annual festival of ethnic, folk, and traditional art, crafts, and music that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend in Seattle at the Seattle Center, bringing together more than 5,000 musicians, dancers, and other performers.

Kitsap Harbor Festival

May 25 - 26, 2019

The Kitsap Harbor Festival is the opening of the summer boating season and the Marina fills up with boaters, Tall Ships, and the Historic Tug Comanche in Port Orchard or Bremerton. The festival draws boaters and visitors from outlying communities to partake in the various activities.

Mason County Forest Festival

May 30- June 2, 2019

The Mason County Forest Festival in Shelton is a celebration of the community's rich forest traditions. The event features a carnival, car show, logging events, Family Fun Night, fireworks, and the Paul Bunyan Parade in downtown Shelton.

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