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Animal events

Red, White and Zoo

TUE-WED Wolves, grizzlies, elephants, gorillas, orangutans and other zoo animals snack on Popsicles, watermelon and other picnic fare, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, zoo open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.75-$18.75 (206-548-2500 or www.z°

Bellevue’s Four On The 4th Dog Jog And Walk

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JULY 4 4K run and walk for dogs and their owners to benefit Seattle Humane Society, 7:30 a.m. July 4, Ashwood Park, 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; $25-$35 (

Auto events

Greenwood Car Show

SAT Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, vendors, music, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; vehicle registration $5-$30, free for spectators (

Fife Family Affair Car Show

SUN Open to all special-interest vehicles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dacca Park, 2820 54th Ave. E., Fife; $15 (253-922-0900 or


Aerobathon for Art With Heart

SAT Swim laps, 6-8 a.m.; aerobic marathon, 7 a.m. to noon; weight-room circuit, 8 a.m. to noon; obstacle course, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; barbecue, noon to 3 p.m.; inflatables, games for kids, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; to benefit Art With Heart programs that help kids deal with stress and adversity, Sammamish Club/Arena Sports, 2115 N.W. Poplar Way, Issaquah; free, donations requested (425-313-3131 or

Salmon-Chanted Evenings

SAT Tom Douglas’ picnic-style salmon dinner fundraiser for the Seattle Park’s Department, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $20, advance tickets encouraged ( date=06/29/2013


SAT A 108 salutation-a-thon to benefit local Street Yoga and Yoga Behind Bars, nonprofit yoga and relaxation to at-risk youth, their caregivers and incarcerated youth and adults, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $108 (

Bainbridge July 4 Fun Run

JULY 4 Bainbridge Youth Services benefit 1-mile run, 5K run/walk and kids’ dashes, 9 a.m. July 4, Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; $5-$25 (


Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride

SAT Bike the 2-mile tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass on a 20-mile ride, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, North Bend; $25, preregister (

East Shore Singles Fall City Bike Ride

SUN Singles older than 45, leisurely paced (10-12 mph) 18-mile ride with lunch stop; rain cancels, Farmhouse Market, 3521 S.E. Redmond Fall City Road, Fall City; free, register by Saturday (

Bicycle Sunday

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

Tour de Pierce

SUN Ride 12-, 30- or 50-mile scenic courses, course open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, register 7:15-11:30 a.m., Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $14-18 (


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

July 3rd Street Dance & BBQ

WED Live music, dancing, food, 6-11 p.m. Wednesday, Bainbridge; free (206-842-2982 or


Taste of Tacoma

FRI-SUN Food vendors, entertainment, wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (

Capitol Hill Pride Festival

SAT Celebrating diversity and community pride, music, food, entertainment open to all, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; doggy parade and Doggie Drag Costume Contest, 12:30 p.m., $5 donation to Seattle Humane Society suggested, Broadway between East John Street and Harrison Street, Seattle (

Iranian Festival

SAT Cultural and history of Iran, performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, bazaar, Persian tea house, poetry, author appearances, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Fathoms O’ Fun Festival

SAT Parade, noon; craft and vendor show, activities, all day Saturday, Port Orchard (

International Festival

SAT-SUN Entertainment featuring ethnic and cultural music, arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; children’s play area opens at noon both days, $5/all day wristband, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-973-4680 or

Shoreline Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Art exhibits, performances, food vendors, art activities, children’s theater, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or

Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest

SUN Parade, 11 a.m. Sunday, on Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle (
); PrideFest entertainment, vendors, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (

Skandia Midsommarfest

SUN Scandinavian music and dance performances, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors, costume presentation, participatory dancing, traditional pole raising ceremony, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free, donations appreciated (206-784-7470 or

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

JULY 4-7 Celebrate local maritime heritage, activities, ride historic wooden boats, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 5-7, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or

Food events

The Big Takeout

SAT Barbecued ribs or teriyaki salmon dinner ($12), hot dogs, crafts and bake sale, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1610 S. King St., Seattle (206-323-5250 or

Seattle International Beerfest

PLAN AHEAD Specializing in exotic beers. 4-10 p.m. July 5, noon to 10 p.m. July 6, noon to 7 p.m. July 7, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$30 (

Fourth of July

3rd of July Fireworks Show & Festival

WED Food and arts vendors, noon; entertainment begins, 3 p.m., opening ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Poulsbo (

Lake Union 4th of July

JULY 4 Gates open, food vendors, exhibits, inflatables for kids, noon; entertainment, 2-7 p.m.; games and contests 3, 5 and 7 p.m.; fireworks show, 10:15 p.m.; Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; parking limited, food and coolers permitted subject to search, no outside alcohol, no pets, no glass bottles ( & SecID=1018).

Naturalization Ceremony

JULY 4 Ethnic Heritage Council hosts 500 candidates from 80 countries being sworn in as new U.S. citizens with Master of Ceremonies Mayor Mike McGinn, speakers U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, Govenor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, presentation of the Spirit of Liberty Award, noon-1 p.m.; music by the Greenwood Concert Band begins 11 a.m., Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (

Independence Day Celebration, Museum of Flight

JULY 4 Skyway Post Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the nation’s birthday with program on the 27 versions of the flag of the United States through history, for all ages, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or

4th of July on the Arthur Foss

JULY 4 View of the 4th of July fireworks over Lake Union from the historic tugboat Arthur Foss, adults only, 8:30 p.m., 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $55 (206-447-9800 or

Bellevue Family 4th

JULY 4 Family Fun Zone play area, games, inflatable rides opens 2 p.m.; entertainment by local bands begins 3:45 p.m.; presentation of the colors, 9 p.m.; Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra 9:30 p.m. before and during fireworks display, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (

Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July Celebration

JULY 4 Children’s decorating event, 10 a.m.; children’s parade, 11:30 a.m.; parade, noon; food vendors, 1-10:30 p.m.; music, 5-10 p.m.; fireworks display, 10:15 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland (

Fourth on the Plateau

JULY 4 Music, kids’ activities, food vendors, 6 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (

Red, White, Blue and Wine

JULY 4 Classic rock band, NW Art Alliance showcase by 25 artists, wine by the glass and lunch available, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; may be canceled in case of inclement weather (

An Edmonds Kind of 4th

JULY 4 5K run, 10 a.m., City Park; Children’s Parade, 11:30 a.m., Fifth Avenue South and Howell Street; main parade, noon; entertainment, food vendors, 7:30 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Civic Playfield, Edmonds (425-670-1496 or

Bothell 4th of July

JULY 4 Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; children’s parade, 11:15 a.m.; grand parade, noon, Main Street, Bothell (

Celebrate Woodinville — July 4 Concert in the Park

JULY 4 Music for all ages, wine garden, beer, food, vendors, noon, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (425-481-8300 or

Kenmore Fourth of July Fireworks

JULY 4 Food vendors, activities, 8 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Tracy Owen Station/Log Boom Park, Northeast 175th Street and 61st Avenue Northeast, Kenmore (

Renton Fabulous 4th of July

JULY 4 Children’s activities, noon to 8 p.m.; free canoe rides, 1-5 p.m.; entertainment, 1:30-9:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m., Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; parking extremely limited (

Burien Independence Parade

JULY 4 Bands, cars, drill teams, community groups, 3 p.m., Ambaum Boulevard from Southwest 149th Street, east on Southwest 153rd Street, north on Second Avenue South, west on Southwest 152nd Street, Burien (


Family Fourth at the Fort

JULY 4 Park opens, 9 a.m.; entertainment, food vendors, bouncy rides, 4 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m., Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (206-768-2822 or

Fireworks over Des Moines

JULY 4 Festivities begin 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Des Moines Marina and Beach Park, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines (

Auburn 4th of July Festival

JULY 4 Entertainment, kids’ crafts, arts and crafts vendors, car show, inflatable rides ($5/unlimited rides), food vendors, book sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bike parade at noon, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or

Federal Way Red, White and Blues Festival

JULY 4 Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, 6 p.m., fireworks, 10:15 p.m., Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way (253-835-6900 or & month=7 & year=2013 & day=4 & calType=0

Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth of July Parade and Fair

JULY 4 Parade, 1 p.m., street fair kids’ activities, entertainment, vendors, classic car show, beer garden, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waterfront Park and surrounding area, Bainbridge (206-842-3700 or

Carnation 4th of July Celebration

JULY 4 5K Run for the Pies, 8:30 a.m., registration 7 a.m.; pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Tolt Congregational Church; Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade, 11 a.m., Main Street; 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hot Rods & Harleys, noon-4 p.m.; vendors, bouncy toys, entertainment, all day; beer garden, 4-10 p.m., fireworks at dusk, downtown Carnation (

Tacoma Freedom Fair

JULY 4 Airshows, food vendors, rides, exhibits, fireworks, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Ruston Way waterfront, Tacoma; suggested minimum donation $2 (

Holiday Parade, Picnic & Fireworks, La Conner

JULY 4 Parade on First Street, 11:30 a.m.; picnic, Pioneer Park; fireworks at dusk, La Conner (360-466-4778 or

Suncadia 4th of July Weekend

JULY 4-7 Carnival, 3-7 p.m. July 4; fireworks in Cle Elum, 10 p.m. July 4; carnival, games, barbecue, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 5; 5K, 10K walk/run, Kids Race, 7:30 a.m. July 7, $10-$30; carnival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum (866-904-6301 or


Camano Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour

SAT Visit wildlife gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, maps at Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N.E. Camano Drive, Camano; free (360-861-6372 or

Kirkland Garden Tour

SAT Tour of four private gardens and one public garden, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland; $15 (

Petals and Pathways Home Garden Tour

SAT Clallam County Master Gardener’s tour of six gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sequim; $15-$20 (

Rose Festival

SAT Rose displays, workshops, ice cream social, speakers, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or

Open Days Program Garden Tour — Bainbridge Island

SUN Self-guided tour of five private gardens, 10 a.m. Sunday, Skyler Garden, 9734 Manitou Place, Bainbridge Island; $5-$25 (

Skagit Symphony Gardens of Note

SUN Tour five distinctive gardens, music by Symphony members, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, La Conner; $25 (360-848-9336 or


Snoqualmie Pass Summer Programs

SAT-SUN Hikes to learn about local plants, wildlife and history, wear sturdy shoes or boots; Gold Creek Pond one-mile trail hike, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; Twin Lakes 2-mile hike through old-growth forest, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 1, Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center; $15/person donation suggested; reservations required (425-434-6111).

SeaTac International Festival Walk

SUN Sea-Tac Volkssport Club 12K (8 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) walk on trail, sidewalks, road shoulders, start anytime 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Sunday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-788-7969).

Discovery Park Independence Day Walk

JULY 4 Emerald City Wanderers guided 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K walk on trails through park habitats, 9 a.m. July 4, meet 8:30 a.m. at Discovery Park North Parking Lot, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (


Island Journey Quilt Show

FRI-SAT Vashon Island Quilt Guild display, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Gallery at Island Quilter, 17639 Vashon Island Highway S.W. and Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy. S.W., Vashon; $5 (206-601-7505 or

International Gem & Jewelry Show

FRI-SUN Display and sale of gems, jewelry, beads; children ages 8 and younger not allowed; noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $8, free for military and veterans with ID (

Kent Vintage Postcard and Paper Show

SAT-SUN Old postcards, paper collectibles display and sale, posters, prints, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, Steam punk, free appraisals of paper collectibles, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (626-665-9435 or

Backyard Poultrykeeping

SUN Basics on keeping chickens in urban yards, 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or

Museum events

Fire Department Kids Safety Day

FRI Fire equipment displays, fire engines, meet firefighters, safety information for all ages, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, East Parking Lot, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5720 or

Bike Friday Kick-Off

FRI Mini-workshops, music, demos, art activities to kick off free gallery admission to all cyclists Fridays through Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Friday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-543-2280 or

Museum of Flight

SAT Rollout of new replica of 1924 Douglas Aircraft World Cruiser with 1920s-style festivities, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or

Issaquah Downtown History Hike

SAT Museum Director leads 2-mile walk through the history of Issaquah, 11 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $3-$5, advance registration required (425-392-3500 or

Mad Hatter’s Sweet Tea

SAT Sweet treats, fancy hat contest, croquet, the Mad Hatter and friends, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; $15 (253-288-7433 or

Camlann Medival Village

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

First Thursday, MOHAI

JULY 4 Free admission to the museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4, MOHAI on Lake Union, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

JULY 4 Free admission to the museum, 5-9 p.m. July 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or

Star Spangled Celebration

JULY 4 Family craft activities, noon to 4 p.m. July 4, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $9, free admission for military families with ID (425-258-1006 or

Park events

Close to Solstice Twilight Hike

SAT Hike while the sun sets, explore the park for signs of animals, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4237 or

Arboretum Walk

SUN Foster Island wetlands, learn history of the area, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or


Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN, JULY 4 Outdoor concerts, Professor Gadget Sax Quartet, 2 p.m. Saturday; 85th Street Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday: Seattle Civic Band, 2 p.m. July 4; Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Summer Concert Series

SUN Concert with local bands, all ages welcome, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (


Firecracker 5000 5K

WED Fourth of July themed 5K run/walk, costumes encouraged, 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $40-$45 (

4 on the 4th

JULY 4 Fort Steilacoom Running Club 4-mile run and 1-mile kids’ run, 9 a.m. July 4, Steilacoom; $4-$15 (


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. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations noon and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pike Place Market, Seattle (

Bainbridge Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale

SAT Bikes, clothes, household items, furniture, vintage, antiques, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Rd., Bainbridge Island (


Northwest Riders Wake Series

FRI-SUN Wakeboard competition, 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, free for spectators; Pro/Am wakeboard contest open to the public, free for spectators, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; wakeboard clinic, cost varies, by appointment Sunday, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Boulevard, Monroe (425-220-0675 or

Seattle Kung Fu Club 50 Year Anniversary

SAT Exhibition with traditional lion and dragon dance, demonstrations by students and special guests, 7 p.m. Saturday, The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $30-$95 (206-624-3838 or

Ice Cream Social & Open House

JULY 4 Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club hosts ice cream, try lawn bowling, bring flat-soled shoes, 1 p.m. July 4, Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-762-2490 or

Special interest

Battery Recycling Day

FRI Battery recycling accepting all types of household batteries up to 11 pounds each and cellphones, recycling celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (

Bellevue Library Anniversary Celebration

MON Celebrating 20th anniversary with cake, music by Recess Monkey, 2 p.m.; Little Bill and the Blue Notes, 7 p.m. Monday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or


Green Lake Open Water Swim

SUN Half-mile straight course and 1-mile oval course, commemorative T-shirt and cap, prizes for top finishers by age group, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, Seattle; $25-$55 (206-684-4961 or


Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI Walking tours, Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday; also, Art Deco of the 1920s, 10 a.m. July 5; Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (

Cedar River Watershed History

SAT Historic Cedar Falls townsite tour for adults, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $10, preregister (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780).

Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association

JULY 4 Four-hour tour of city’s trolley bus system on restored trackless trolley buses through Seattle neighborhoods with stops for photos and lunch, 11 a.m. July 4 from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Rick Steve Travel Center’s Packing Light and Right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or


Help Save Salmon

SAT Pull invasive ivy along the Tolt River, tools, water, snacks provided, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Carnation; preregister (425-252-6686).

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