LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
AUG. 18-21, 2016
DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL
SAT – Join the 10th anniversary Duwamish River Festival with a boat or kayak tour, live performances, art, activities & more. Fun for the whole family!
WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL
MON AUG 15–SUN AUG 21 – Bring your kite and join famous kite fliers from all around the world as we bring the skies ablaze with color with high-flying action and choreographed movement.
CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS
THURS-SUN – A golf tournament will start the festivities Thursday at White Horse Golf Club. Welcome the canoes Friday afternoon, and come back Saturday for the parade, pow wow, horseshoe tournament, salmon dinner, canoe races and much more! View the event schedule here.
SEATTLE TATTOO EXPO
FRI-SUN – Exposing new talent, showcasing existing fan favorites and providing enthusiasts with a gathering place to share their love for this enduring art form.
SNOQUALMIE RAILROAD DAYS
FRI-SUN – Entertainment stages, vendors, a Grand Parade, children’s Field of Fun, timber sports demonstrations, food & drink venues as well as the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast that started it all! Artisans display & sell their wares while the Legends Classic Car Club hosts hundreds of classic vehicles.
EVERETT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
SAT – Featuring 34 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 beers—enjoy Washington’s best beers, live music, and food trucks.
SEATTLE FOOD FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Eat. Shop. Drink! The Seattle Food Festival is one of the largest street food festival organization in the US and has been internationally recognized as a top food and beverage destination.
ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – An intimate and eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only campground.
SAT-SUN – Eat your way through Scandinavia, tasting goodies from all five countries. Stop by the Valhalla beer garden and visit the Viking encampment with weaving, weapon forging, plus 3 stages of live entertainment.
TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE
Through August 26th – This 4-hour experience includes passage to and from Blake Island, a Northwest flavor-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally prepared alder fire-roasted fish, Northwest Native American storytelling, live stage performance enhanced by technology, hand-crafted art… all inside a cedar longhouse surrounded by lush forest and rocky beach for you to explore.
WASHINGTON MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE
AUG 6th ~ 21st (weekends) – Cheer on the most noble of knights from all across Europe as they vie for the favor of the Crown and Court. Sample juicy turkey legs, delectable pickles, scrumptious crepes and dozens of other delightful treats as you explore our fair village.
CONCERTS AT THE MURAL AMPHITHEATRE
Through August 26th – Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The four, FREE, all-ages shows are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene.
Through October 9th – Inspired by some of our all-time favorite summer hits such as Cry Baby, Grease, and Hairspray,FLAMINGO transforms Can Can’s intimate theatre into a tropical oasis where classic beauty, comedy and provocative entertainment mesmerize our dinner-guests.
Through August 24th – Enjoy live music performances from today’s top talent in rock, folk, soul and blues performing against one of Seattle’s most beautiful outdoor backdrops: Woodland Park Zoo’s picturesque North Meadow.
OUT TO LUNCH CONCERT SERIES
Through Sept 2nd – Enjoy weekly outdoor concerts at various locations throughout the city, check out their schedule for date and location info.
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through SEPT 17 – What’s better than free music in a great setting? Limited folding chairs available, plenty of room for blankets to sit on or to set up your own chairs.
Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
Through Sept 25th – A brand new, family-friendly extravaganza combining history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market from the comfort of our intimate, sixty-seat venue in the old Seattle underground.
HOTEL L’AMOUR DINNER SHOW
Through Sept 25th – Enjoy a delicious five-course meal while staff literally bend over backwards. With magic and maître d’s, bellhops and puppet masters, aerialists and sommeliers, you’ll never want to check out of Hotel L’Amour.
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
SEATTLE FARMER’S MARKETS
Year Round – Visit neighborhood farmer’s markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.
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.
SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
ALL MONTH – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· War Dogs
· A Tale of Love and Darkness
· Morris from America
· Lo and Behold
· The People vs. Fritz Bauer
Or Find Open Houses to Tour this Weekend HERE!