Animal events

Goatalympics Fundraiser

SAT Races and contests for pet goats and people, silent auction, adoptable goats, benefits New Moon Farm goat rescue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe (

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Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Races

FRI-SUN Vintage car racing celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s hospital, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. S.E., Kent; adults $25/day, $40/multiple day pass, $5/day ages 7-16 (

Classic Car Show

SAT Car show, 8 a.m. Saturday, Marketplace @ Factoria east parking lot, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue (

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings and Wheels

SAT Air show with fly-in and static display, biplane and helicopter rides, car show with race cars, hot rods, jet dragster, special-interest cars; food vendors, military display, beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor; $5-$15, advance tickets recommended (

Return to Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise-In

SUN Cars, entertainment, activities for kids; proceeds benefit youth programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; free for spectators (

All Camaro & Chevrolet Show

SUN Pacific NW Camaro Club event open to all Chevrolet products and all years, vendors; car entry opens 8 a.m., awards 2:30 p.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-391-8069 or


Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party

PLAN AHEAD Fundraising auction, reception, entertainment, dinner, animal encounters. 5-10 p.m. July 12, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $350 (

Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk

PLAN AHEAD Benefit 1K or 5K walk, kids’ activities, demonstrations, pet-product vendors, music, adoptable animals, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton; donation requested (


Cascade Bicycle Club

FRI-SAT Kenmore to Green Lake 22-28, leisurely pace street ride with some hills, food stop, 10 a.m. Friday, Log Boom Park, Kenmore; explore Redmond Ridge on mostly flat, leisurely paced, 12-15 mile ride, 10 a.m. Saturday, QFC, 23475 N.E. Novelty Hill Road, Redmond (206-522-3222 or

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (


Family Birding Walk, Marymoor Park

SAT Child-friendly walk on easy trails when birds are most active, bring binoculars, water, snack, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, parking $1 (425-576-8805 or


Ballroom Dance Party

FRI Salsa dance lessons, 7 and 8 p.m., ballroom dance party, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aria Ballroom, 15300 N.E. 95th St., Redmond; $5-$10 (425-867-0777 or

Skandia dance

FRI Scandinavian folk dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7-$10 (206-784-7470 or

Country Dance Party

SAT Dance lesson, no partner or experience needed, 7 p.m.; dance to country and country swing with the Dancin’ DJ, for ages 18 and older; 8 p.m. Saturday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $12-$15 (425-255-9211 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, folk-dance lesson, international folk dancing; ice cream social, wear red, white and/or blue, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (425-385-2088 or

Salsa Thursdays, Occidental Park

JULY 11 All ages outdoor salsa dance, beginners’ instruction first hour, music by Cambalache, 6 p.m. July 11, Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or


Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

FRI-SUN Celebrate local maritime heritage, activities, ride historic wooden boats, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or

Seafair Pirates Landing

SAT Vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, pirate look-alike contest, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, pirates land sometime between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-728-0123 or

Wallingford Family Parade and Festival

SAT Parade, 11 a.m. from Wallingford commercial district to Meridian Playground, festival with crafts, music, activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Playground, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle (

Choochokam Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts exhibit and sale, music, food, children’s activities, street dance, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Langley (

Tanabata Japanese Festival

SUN Japanese folk tales and myths, 11 a.m.; planetarium, origami, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; Japanese calligraphy and origami activities, 1-5 p.m., folk tales and myths, 2:30 p.m., music and dance performance, 4 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $8.95-$12.95 museum admission; free shuttle transportation between locations 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday (

King County Fair

JULY 11-14 Entertainment, rides, vendors, 4H livestock shows and exhibits, food, noon-9 p.m. July 11, noon-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, noon-9 p.m. July 14, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7 (

Kent Cornucopia Days

JULY 11-14 Carnival, street fair, entertainment, parade, Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, July 11-14, Kent (253-852-5466 or

Arlington Fly-In

JULY 11-13 Festival and Airshow with warbird, antique and home-built aircraft on display. attractions for all ages. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11-12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 13, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15, ages 15 and younger free (360-435-5857 or

West Seattle Summer Fest

JULY 12-14 Merchant sidewalk sale, arts and crafts vendor street fair, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 12-13; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. July 14, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (206-935-0904 or

Blue Willow Lavender Festival

JULY 12-13 Music, food, vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12-13, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, Gig Harbor (

Redmond Derby Days

JULY 12-13 Parade, carnival, music, food, kids activities, Derby Dash 5K, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale. 5-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13, Redmond City Hall, Redmond (

Redmond Town Center Arts Festival

JULY 12-14 Arts and crafts from 65 vendors, artist demos and displays, retailer sidewalk sale, food trucks, musical entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, Redmond Town Center, Redmond (425-867-0808 or

Food events

Food Truck and Wine Fridays

FRI Food vendors, wine garden, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; wine tasting $10/six pours (

Seattle International Beerfest

FRI-SUN More than 200 varieties specializing in rare beers, live music. 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (

Summer Cider Day

SAT Taste varieties from regional cider makers, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., Port Townsend; $20-$25 (

Art & Wine Walk, Kirkland

JULY 11 Art displays, wine, snacks, music, bring your own glass, 4-8 p.m. July 11, Kirkland; $15 (425-208-2770 or


PLAN AHEAD All-you-can-eat clambake, bluegrass band, 5:30 p.m. July 12, The Woodmark, Kirkland; $49 (425-822-3700 or


Meerkerk Fairy House Festival

SAT Children of all ages gather natural supplies from the surrounding woods and garden areas to build their own fairy house. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $5, ages 12 and younger free (360-678-1912 or

Heronswood Garden Open and Plant Sale

SAT Botanical garden open and plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood Botanical Garden, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; free (

Bainbridge in Bloom

PLAN AHEAD Tour five Bainbridge gardens, proceeds benefit Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities programs; guided tour, bike tours, and other features available, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-13, Bainbridge Island; $20-$215 (206-842-7901 or


Key Peninsula 360 Park Walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on trails in undeveloped park, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Key Peninsula 360 Park, 10905 144th St. N.W., Gig Harbor (

Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs

SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring a day pack, sunscreen, water; Gold Creek Pond one-mile trail hike, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; Twin Lakes two-mile hike through old-growth forest, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, Snoqualmie Pass; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).

Explore the Greenway — Rattlesnake Mountain Hike

PLAN AHEAD Hike 10.2-mile length of Rattlesnake Mountain with views of Snoqualmie Valley and Cascade Mountains, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13, Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend; $25, registration required (


Sports Trading Card Show

SAT Vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Marketplace @ Factoria, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue (

Chris-Craft Rendezvous

JULY 11-14 Display of classic Chris-Crafts, music, dock parties and touring of boats, seminars, swap meet, July 11-14, Port Orchard Marina (

Museum events

Scientist Spotlight

SAT Hands-on activities and conversation with local science professionals, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$18 (206-443-2001 or

Yoga/Get Crafty, BAM

SAT Meditation and light yoga, no prior experience required, for ages 18 an older; bring your own yoga mat, 10 a.m. Saturday; tour Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards exhibit and use wire to sculpt a contour portrait, for ages 4 to 12, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $2-$10 (425-519-0770 or

Camlann Medieval Village

SAT-SUN Living history museum experiences, interpreters portraying 14th century English village life and activities noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Historic farm, tour 1897 barn, orchard, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or

History of Scenic Hill Part 2

TUE Scenic Hill history program, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; $5-$12 (253-854-4330 or

Northwest African American Museum free day

JULY 11 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 11, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or

“Women Who Rock”

ONGOING Exhibits include “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” “Can’t Look Away: the Lure of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$20 (

Paddle sports

Intro to Dragon Boating

SUN Club SAKE introduction to dragon boating, 10 a.m. Sunday, Leschi Dock, Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle; free (206-801-6144 or

Park events

Beach Safari, Me-Kwa-Mooks

SAT Search for tide-pool creatures on one of the lowest tides of the year, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; preregister (206-386-4237 or

Family low tide beach walk

SAT Explore the world of intertidal creatures for all ages, children accompanied by adult, wear shoes that can get wet, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or

Lewis Creek Park Ranger Hike

SAT Two-mile walk for all ages to learn about natural history and local wildlife, 10:30 a.m., Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

YMCA Boot Camp and Yoga

SAT Outdoor classes for all levels, yoga, bring mat or towel, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays; boot camp fast-paced, interval style workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or

Guided Nature Walk

SAT Walk to the eagles nest, through old-growth forest, along the water, for ages 4 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

Beach Naturalists

SAT-SUN Naturalists help visitors explore the beach at low tide, drop in anytime 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Des Moines Beach Park; free (

Mercer Slough Ranger Program: Maps

SUN Join a park ranger to learn the basics of using a map and compass, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).

Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park

JULY 11 All ages welcome, bluegrass music by The Shed Boys, free ice-cream bars and lemonade, Dante’s Inferno Dogs for sale, 6 p.m. July 11, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (

Summer at Olympic Sculpture Park

JULY 11 Food trucks, wine and bites from Taste Cafe, music on the lawn, art activities, 6-8 p.m., tours at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or


Bridle Trails Park Foundation — Drama in the Park

SAT Performance from Cascade Community Theatre, dinner available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free (

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Outdoor concerts, Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players, 2 p.m. Saturday; Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Big Dig Concert

MON Family concert with Eric Ode, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn; free (4256-450-1765 or

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Live music, beer garden, kids’ activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or

Burien Music in the Park

JULY 11 Folk band Witherow, 6:30 p.m. July 11, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or

Roots and Branches concert

JULY 11 Family concert with Harmonica Pocket, 11 a.m. Thursday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-888-0554/North Bend, 425-450-1765/Bellevue or

Chuck Brodsky

JULY 11 Singer-songwriter performs as a benefit for the Issaquah History Museums, 7:30 p.m. July 11, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $25 (425-392-3500 or


Farmers Market on Pike Place

FRI-SUN Additional space for farmers to sell produce along Pike Place with some blocks closed to vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (


Friday Night BBQ & Bowls

FRI Tips to get started, wear flat-soled shoes, for ages 11 and older; option to bring something to grill; 6 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $5 (206-762-2490 or

21 Club Golf Tournament

JULY 11 Former UW Husky Sonny Sixkiller hosts golf tournament, lunch, 8 a.m. July 11, Maplewood Golf Course, Renton; $320 /team (425-277-1717).

Celebrity Golf Classic

JULY 11 Brunch, 18-hole scramble, auction featuring sports memorabilia, concert; proceeds benefit Greater Trinity Academy early-learning and after-school programs, 9 a.m. July 11, Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish; $300, register by July 8 (425-710-9699).

Special interest

Rolling Thunder Vietnam Memorial Wall

FRI-SUN Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall pays tribute to our soldiers and armed forces, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; free (360-482-2651 or

Seattle Center Fitness Program

TUE-WEDS Zumba workout dance classes, no experience necessary, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Gentle Yoga for everyone, bring yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall lawn north of International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (

Day Out with Thomas

PLAN AHEAD Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment, July 12-14 and 19-21, Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie; $21, reservations recommended (425-888-3030 or


Colman Pool

ONGOING Outdoor, saltwater, Olympic-size pool with giant tube slide offers public swims, lap swims, lessons, water fitness, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-7494 or

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Outdoor Big Pool with 50-foot corkscrew slide, warmer, shallow Little Pool, public swims, lap swims, lesson, water fitness, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50, slide additional $1 (206-684-4708 or

Seattle beaches, wading pools

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Matthews, Madison, Mt. Baker, Seward, West Green Lake, East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona, Pritchard beaches, Seattle (
); information on city wading pools and sprayparks (206-684-7796 or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING Leisure pool, water play, water slides, toddler water area; and 3,300-square-foot, six-lane lap pool; public session noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. daily, hours vary for lap swims, lessons, water exercise, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or


Seattle Free Walking Tours

ONGOING Pike Place Market tour with samples, history, 9:30 a.m. daily; Seattle 101, waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, recommendations for Seattle restaurants, pubs, activities, 11 a.m. daily, both from Victor Steinbrueck Park; Spotlight Seattle Center tours, 2 p.m. daily, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free, pay what you will, no reservations necessary (360-201-5611 or

Family Waterfall Tours

PLAN AHEAD One-hour tour by bus and foot to visit Cedar Falls and learn how it supplies Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. July 12-14; Aug. 9-11, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls RD SE, North Bend; $5 (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Rick Steve Travel Center class, Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or