What's happening around Seattle and the region in July 2012.
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Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
July 1-8 Classes, tutorials, dances, concerts and open jams. Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend; $18-$37 (www.centrum.org/fiddle).
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Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
July 2-29 Chamber-music concerts at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. For a complete schedule, see website; Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $10-$45 (www.seattlechambermusic.org).
Street Dance and BBQ
July 3 Live music, food booths, sidewalk chalk and dancing. 6-11 p.m., Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island (206-842-2982 or www.bainbridgedowntown.org).
Dancing ‘Til Dusk
July 5-Aug. 28 Live or DJ music and social dancing on a real dance floor. Beginner lesson 6-7 p.m., dancing 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 5 and 12, Occidental Park; Tuesdays, July 24-Aug 23, Westlake Park; Thursdays, July 19-Aug 16, Freeway Park; Salsa Saturdays, July 30-Aug. 11, 4-7:30 p.m., Occidental Park; Aug. 30 finale, Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park; Seattle; free (www.danceforjoy.biz).
Seattle International Beerfest
July 6-8 A three-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find beers, with more than 200 beers from 16 countries. Noon-10 p.m. July 6-7 and noon-7 p.m. July 8, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; $25-$35 (seattlebeerfest.com).
Anderson Island Historical Society Salmon Bake
July 7 A traditional salmon bake with wild salmon or ribs cooked on the outdoor grill, plus side dishes and strawberry shortcake. Noon-3 p.m. July 7, Anderson Island Historical Society Johnson Farm, 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island, Pierce County; $5-$20 (253-884-5224 or www.andersonislandhs.org).
Fairy House Festival at Meerkerk
July 7 Boys and girls of all ages gather every summer to build shelters for woodland fairies. Assorted natural plant materials provided, or bring natural materials to share. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $3-$5 (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
Orcas Island Historical Day Fair & Parade
July 7 Themed community parade, craft and food vendors, live music at Village Green stage. 10 a.m. farmers market, noon parade July 7, Orcas Island Historical Museum, 181 North Beach Road, Eastsound; free (360-376-4849 or orcasmuseum.org).
Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Street Fair
July 7 Children’s parade (11 a.m.) and street fair with bouncy houses, pony rides, balloon artists and face painters. Wallingford Avenue North between North 44th and 45th streets, Seattle; free (seafair.com/”>www.seafair.com).
Seafair Pirates Landing
July 7 Kickoff event of Seafair with pirate landing (noon), music and food. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 7, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.seafairpirates.org).
Pioneer Square Fire Festival
July 7 Displays by Last Resort Fire Department, Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Antique and classic fire engines, classic police cars, gold-mining demonstration. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (seafair.com).
Choochokam Arts Festival
July 7-8 A juried arts festival with music, street dance (6:30-9:30 p.m., July 7) and food booths. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 8, Anthes Avenue and Second Street, Langley, Whidbey Island; free (choochokamarts.org).
‘Pure Vintage’ Market
July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, Sept. 8-9 Sellers from all areas of Washington, Union Bay Place Northeast, Seattle, free admission (206-467-4473 or www.vintageevent.com).
Return to Renton Benefit Car Show
July 8 Classic cars, plus music and entertainment, kids’ activities, vendor displays and sales; proceeds benefit Renton Police Department Youth Fund. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; free (www.gorenton.com/play/returntorentoncarshow).
Shoreline Noon Concert Series
July 10-Aug. 14 Live performances, noon July 10, 24 and Aug. 7 at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; noon July 17, 31 and Aug. 14 at Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/parks).
Kirkland Summer Children’s Concerts
July 10-Aug. 28 Live performances 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 28, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/#kids).
Sounds of Summer Concerts
July 10-Aug. 29 Free outdoor performances, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 14, and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 29, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent; free (253-856-2301 or kentstation.com).
July 11-15 Aviation festival and airshow with warbirds, antique and home-built aircraft on display; flying exhibitions, rides and attractions. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11-12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 13-14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15-$40 (360-435-5857 or www.arlingtonflyin.org).
Wednesdays for Kids
July 11-AUG. 15 Live performances, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 15, Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Harrison, Kent; free (253-856-5050 or kentarts.com/”>www.kentarts.com).
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
July 11-Aug. 15 Free outdoor concerts with beer, wine and gourmet bites. See www.uvillage.com for lineup and details; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 15, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com).
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Concerts in the Park
July 11-Aug. 22 Concert and event series in various parks throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 22; free (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Coulon Family Concert Series
July 11-Aug. 15 Live performances at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 15, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; free (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov).
Burien Music in the Park series
JULY 12-AUG. 16 Concerts ranging from The Black Crabs to Pearl Django, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 16, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).
Thursdays at the Lake Concerts
July 12-Aug. 16 Free outdoor performances, 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 16, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (253-856-5050 or kentarts.com).
Sammamish Summer Concerts in the Park
July 12-Aug. 30 Evening concerts; overflow parking at Pine Lake Park & Ride, with free shuttle. 6:30-8 p.m. most Thursdays July 12-Aug. 30, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (425-295-0500).
Kenmore Summer Concert Series
July 12-Aug. 16 Music from around the globe, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 16, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (www.kenmorewa.gov/events).
Kent Cornucopia Days
July 12-15 Downtown sidewalk sale, carnival, soccer tournament, street fair, art show, dragon boat races, 5K fun run/walk, inline skate and skateboard tournament, grand parade (2 p.m. July 15) and children’s bike ride. 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 13-15, downtown Kent, Fourth Avenue between Saar Street and James Street, Kent (www.kcdays.com).
Kirkland Summer Concerts
July 12-Aug. 30 Live performances 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 30, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/#evening).
July 13-14 Family games, rhubarb bake-off, scavenger hunt, photographs on antique tractors, pie-eating contest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13, 10 a. m. 5 p.m. July 14, Main Street, Sumner, Pierce County; free (253-720-9846 or www.sumnerdowntown.com).
Windriders Kite Festival
July 13-15 Windriders Kite Club’s kite-flying competition, demonstrations, games and auction, July 13-15, Grayland Beach, Westport; free (800-345-6223 or westportwindriders.org/festival.htm).
Redmond Derby Days
July 13-15 Kids’ parade, grand parade, live music, 5K race/walk, bicycle criterium, food, kids’ activities, beer and wine garden, fireworks. 6-10 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. July 14 and 8 a.m.-noon July 15, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2300 or www.redmondderbydays.com).
Day Out With Thomas
July 13-15, 20-22 25-minute ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with Thomas the Tank Engine. Games and activities, celebrity guests, kids’ activities; 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. July 13-15 and 20-22, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $19 (425-888-3030. or www.trainmuseum.org).
Lake Chelan Bach Fest
July 13-21 Classical music in a variety of venues around Lake Chelan, including wineries. Chelan, Chelan County; $6-$15 (509-667-0904 or www.bachfest.org).
West Seattle Summer Fest
July 13-15 Shopping, music, food. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle; free (206-935-0904 or wsjunction.org/summerfest).
Bainbridge in Bloom
July 13-15 Self-guided tour of gardens throughout Bainbridge Island. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island (www.bainbridgeartshumanities.org/bainbridgeinbloom/).
July 13-Aug. 24 July 13, Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth; Aug. 3, Rodney Raccoon; Aug. 24, Nancy Stewart. Noon-1 p.m., STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; free (253-305-1022 or MetroParksTacoma.org).
Woodland Park Zoo’s Jungle Party
July 13 Fundraiser auction, reception, live entertainment, up-close animal experiences, sit-down dinner and open bars. 5-10 p.m., Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $350 (206-548-2547 or www.zoo.org/page.aspx?pid=2078).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
July 14 Colorful boats made from milk cartons and jugs compete on Green Lake for $10,000 in prizes; racing begins at 10 a.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free for spectators (www.seafair.com).
Bastille Day Festival
July 14 A celebration of French culture with wine, pastries, cooking demonstrations and music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Center House and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; free (seattle-bastille.org).
Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
July 14 Tasting tent with wineries and food purveyors, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, book signings, more. Noon-6 p.m. July 14, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; $65-$75 (www.harborwineandfoodfest.com).
Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
July 14 A 3.3-mile (5K) run/walk, 8 a.m., from Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
July 14-15 A 204-mile ride from Seattle to Portland; open to 10,000 riders, doing the ride in one or two days, starting at 4:45 a.m. July 14 from University of Washington Husky Stadium parking lot, Seattle; sold out (cascade.org/Home).
Wedgwood Art Festival
July 14-15 Juried art fair, food, children’s activities including Thistle Theater puppet shows, and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15, Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (wedgwoodfestival.com).
July 14-15 Seafood, music, local beer, children’s activities and crafts. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle; free (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
July 14-15 “Renaissance Revelry” theme featuring jousting knights on horseback, sword fights, roving entertainers, magic shows, Shakespeare performances by Wooden O Theatre, more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; free (www.mercergov.org/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=61).
Seattle Chinatown International District Dragon Fest
July 14-15 Chinese lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Noon-8 p.m. July 14-15, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Art by the Bay: Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music
July 14-15 Juried fine arts with live music, plants and garden art, gourmet food and hourly live performances. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; free (www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay).
Skagit Valley Highland Games
July 14-15 Celtic games, spectator sports, dancing, food and music. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14-15, Edgewater Park, Baker Street and Highway 536, Mount Vernon; $7-$13 (celticarts.org).
Jefferson Park Jubilee: Grand Opening
July 14 An all-day celebration of the grand-opening of Jefferson Park, 4165 16th Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson/park.htm).
Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair
July 14-15 Artisans and vendors, car show, food court, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, kids’ activities and pet plaza. Free shuttle from Jackson High School. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 14-15, later hours for main stage and beer garden, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; free (millcreekfestival.com/index).
White Center Jubilee Days
July 14-21 Golf tournament, garden tour, carnival, street fair, parade and car show; various locations in White Center, July 14-21, centered on 16th Avenue Southwest between Southwest Roxbury and Southwest 100th Streets, Seattle; free (www.jubileedays.org).
Steamship Virginia V cruise around Bainbridge
July 15 See Bainbridge Island waterfront from the restored Virginia V steam vessel; 3-6 p.m. July 15, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $85-$95 (206-842-2773 or www.bainbridgehistory.org).
Lake Forest Park Craft Fair
July 15 Local artisans, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3333 or www.thirdplacecommons.org/farmersmarket).
North Burien/SeaTac Music in the Park
JULY 18-AUG. 8 Concert series ranging from Johnny Congo to Bottle Rockit, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18-Aug. 8, North SeaTac Park, South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South, Seattle, free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).
Wednesday Picnic Performances
July 18 “Rapunzel,” a puppet show by Il Teatro Calamari, noon, Town Square Plaza Park, Smith Street and Second Avenue, Kent; free (253-856-5050 or www.kentarts.com).
July 18-21 Live music, worship tent, kids’ activities, skatepark, seminars and speakers. July 18-21, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $94-$120 (800-327-6921 or www.creationfest.com).
Kla Ha Ya Days
July 18-22 Carnival, parade (10:30 a.m., July 21), bike rodeo, 5-mile river run and dash, street fair, salmon BBQ (noon-8 p.m. July 21-22) and car show. July 18-22, Second Street and Avenue D, Snohomish; free (www.klahayadays.com/events.html).
Live Band Concert in the Park
July 18-Aug. 8 Family-friendly concerts plus food vendors. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18-Aug. 8, Lake Boren Park, Newcastle; free (425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us).
19th Century Family Fun Night at Fort Nisqually
July 20 1800s-style games, music, dancing and more. 6 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Covington Days Festival
July 20 Carnival, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, art show, watermelon-eating contest and parade (10 a.m., July 21). 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20-22, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272 St., Covington; free (seafair.com).
Enumclaw Street Fair
July 20-21 Arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival, 5K run and Enumclaw Idol contest. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20-21, Cole Street and Initial Avenue, Enumclaw (www.enumclawstreetfair.com).
Northwest Raspberry Festival
July 20-21 Kids’ games, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live jazz concerts, food vendors, classic car and truck show, 5K fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Fifth Street and Front Street, Lynden, Whatcom County; free (business.lynden.org/events/details/northwest-raspberry-festival-2011).
July 20-22 Artist booths, boat show, dog-modeling contest, tasting garden with grilling demonstrations, wine tasting and live music. July 20-22, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $25-$30 (206-633-0422 or www.kirklanduncorked.com).
Bite of Seattle
July 20-22 Tasting plates from about 60 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, nine entertainment stages including comedy club and kids’ area, live cooking demonstrations, beer gardens, arts, crafts and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 20-21, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 22, Seattle Center; free admission (425-295-3262 or biteofseattle.com).
Sequim Lavender Farm Faire
July 20-22 Lavender Farm Tour and Lavender in the Park. Tour eight farms, including transportation to each, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20-21; Lavender in the Park, with arts, crafts and food booths. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. July 20-21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 22, Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim; $10-$15 (360-452-6300 or www.sequimlavenderfarms.org).
Sequim Lavender Festival
July 20-22 More than 150 crafts and lavender booths, food, music and self-guided farm tours. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Street fair and food court, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 20-21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 22, West Fir Street, Sequim; free (lavenderfestival.com).
Winthrop R&B Festival
July 20-22 Music by Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Ruthie Foster, Chubby Carrier, Sugar Blue, Duffy Bishop, Too Slim, Paul Thorn, John Nemeth and more. Camping and beer garden. July 20-22, The Blues Ranch, Highway 20, Milepost 120, Winthrop, Okanogan County; $80-$90 (800-422-3048 or www.winthropbluesfestival.org).
Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20-22 Local and national bands on indoor and outdoor stages, food vendors and information booths. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. July 20, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. July 21-22, Capitol Hill, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; $85 ticket price includes admission to all three days (capitolhillblockparty.com).
Family Entertainment Series, Tukwila
July 20-Aug. 10 Outdoor concerts for kids, noon Fridays, July 20-Aug. 10, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (www.tukwilawa.gov).
Outdoor Cinema, Tukwila
July 20-Aug. 10 Bring blankets/lawn chairs for seating, movie at dusk, Fridays, July 20-Aug. 10, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free; canned food-bank donations requested (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Federal Way Symphony Garden Tour
July 21 A tour featuring artisans, music, and talks from horticulturist Alison Kutz. Benefits Federal Way Symphony, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21, tour begins at Browns Point Lighthouse, 201 Tulalip St. N.E., Federal Way; $15 until June 30, $20 afterward (253-529-9857 or www.federalwaysymphony.org).
Des Moines Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show
July 21 About 200 classic cars, 30 wooden boats, vendors and live entertainment. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; free (desmoinesmarina.com/about/car-and-boat-show).
West Seattle American Legion Post 160 Grand Parade
July 21 Hi-Yu royalty, pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams and floats. 11 a.m., south on California Avenue from Admiral Way to Southwest Edmunds Street, West Seattle; free (thewestseattleparade.com).
Summer Beer Taste
July 21 Outdoor beer tasting, music, pub snacks, dogs by Barking Dog Alehouse. 4-7 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$30 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).
Bremerton Summer Brew Fest
July 21 Twenty-four Washington breweries pouring more than 60 summer beers in downtown Bremerton, with live music. Noon-9 p.m. July 21, Fifth Street, Bremerton; $15-$20 (206-787-1989 or www.washingtonbeer.com).
Friday Harbor Fly-In and Open House
July 21 Friday Harbor Airport on San Juan Island celebrates the aircraft as art, and opens the gates to everyone for an up-close experience with a variety of planes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21, Friday Harbor Airport, 255 Tarte Road, Friday Harbor; free (888-468-3701 or www.visitsanjuans.com).
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival
July 21-22 More than 140 artists and craftspeople, food vendors, music, kids’ activities. Free shuttle from the Kimball Drive park & ride. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-22, Judson Street, Gig Harbor; free (253-857-5604 or www.peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html).
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
July 21-22 Parade, classic car parade and show, carnival, vendor booths, live music on multiple stages, Saturday night street dances and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 22, downtown Vashon, Vashon Island; free (206-463-6217 or vashonchamber.com/strawfest).
July 21-22 Pie-eating contests, Farm Quest, with clues throughout the farm, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, tours, hayrides, wine and beer tasting, kids’ activities, blacksmith demonstrations, dancing. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-22, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; free, donations accepted for parking (greenbankfarm.biz).
Seattle Bon Odori
July 21-22 A Japanese Buddhist festival celebrating the lives of deceased family members and friends, with dancing and Japanese folk music. 4-10 p.m. July 21, 3-8 p.m. July 22, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle; free (seafair.com).
San Juan Island Lavender Festival
July 21-22 Tours and exhibits, self harvesting, demonstrations and craft tent. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-22, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, San Juan Island; free (www.pelindabalavender.com/the-farm/lavender-festival).
Duvall SandBlast Festival
July 21-22 Sand-art festival featuring artist Kali Bradford. Noon-6 p.m. July 21-22, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall (425-788-3928 or www.duvallarts.org).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association outing
July 22 A four-hour scenic trip on vintage transit buses to Snohomish to celebrate Kla Ha Ya Days. Depart at 11 a.m. from Second Avenue South and South Main Street in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
July 22 Adult triathlon with Olympic challenge course (1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run) and kids’ triathlon with beginner and intermediate courses; 6:30 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$90 (www.seafair.com).
Chinatown Seafair Parade
July 22 Annual parade in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. 7-9 p.m. July 22, from 10th Avenue South and South Jackson Street to South Lane Street, Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Greenwood Seafair Parade
July 25 Bands, drill teams, floats, pirates and more. 6-8:30 p.m. July 25, Greenwood Avenue from North 95th to North 85th streets, then west to Sixth Avenue Northwest, Seattle; free (seafair.com).
Kids’ Show at Kelsey Creek Farm
July 26 Music and audience participation with the Not-Its. 10:30 a.m., Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-7688 or www.bellevuewa.gov/kelsey_creek_park.htm).
Jazz Port Townsend
July 26-28 Main-stage performances at Fort Worden State Park’s McCurdy Pavilion and Jazz in the Clubs series in various venues in downtown Port Townsend. Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend; $19-$38 (www.centrum.org/jazz/jz-performances.html).
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering
July 27-29 Festival with pipe bands, Highland dancers and athletes competing in Scottish games before judges. Scottish foods and drink, Scottish breed animals, clan tents and vendors; 5:30-9 p.m. July 27 (Friday evening events are free admission and open to the public), 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 28 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 29, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $11-$22 (206-522-2541 or sshga.org).
NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
July 27-29 Riding and roping events, with parade Friday evening. Cowboy Breakfast Saturday and Sunday at Clubhouse, $5.50. 6:30 p.m. July 27, 1 p.m. July 28-29, Peninsula Saddle Club, 6407 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, Pacific County; $5-$10 (www.peninsulasaddleclub.com/rodeo.html).
Finnish American Folk Festival
July 27-29 Scandinavian costumes, musicians, cultural and historical presentations, dances and workshops, July 27-29, Naselle-Grays River Valley Schools, 793 State Route 4, Naselle, Pacific County; free (www.finnam.naselle.net/Finnam/Tervetuloa.html).
Renton River Days
July 27-29 Kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food, stage entertainment and parade (10 a.m. July 28). 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton; free (rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1138).
Silverdale Whaling Days
July 27-29 Festival and street fair, canoe races, parade (10 a.m., July 28) and fireworks (10 p.m. July 27). 5-10 p.m. July 27, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Silverdale Waterfront Park, Byron Street, Silverdale, Kitsap County; free (www.seafair.com).
Tour de Terrace
July 27-29 Parade (7 p.m., July 27), car show, pancake breakfast (8 a.m.-noon, July 28-29), live music, fire dancing, miniature golf, carnival rides/games, arts and crafts, food, beer garden. Noon-11 p.m. July 27, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free (tourdeterrace.org).
July 27-Aug. 17 Weekly movies in the park, 7 p.m. Fridays, July 27-Aug. 17, Cascade Village at CVAC Baseball Field. Renton; free (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov).
Festival by the Bay
July 27-29 Food and beverages, local arts and crafts, entertainment. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-29, Inn at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County; free (portludlowfest.org).
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
July 27-29 Juried festival of art, crafts and design, music, artist demonstrations and food vendors. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 27-28, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Bellevue Square, Bellevue Way at Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue; free (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html).
Sixth Street Fair
July 27-29 Art, music, kids’ activities and food vendors. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Northeast Sixth Street at 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue; free (www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/index.html).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts
July 27-29 Juried arts and crafts fair, live music. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Cost Plus World Market parking lot, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (www.bellevuefest.org).
Mason Area Fair and Rodeo
July 27-29 Entertainment, rodeo, vendors, arts demos, animals and workshops in the barns, music. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Mason County Fairgrounds, 751 W. Fairgrounds Road, Shelton; $5 (masoncountyfair.org/enter.html).
Lake Stevens Aquafest
July 27-29 Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, basketball tournament (3 on 3), boat parade, carnival, celebrity softball game, children’s parade, classic car show, diaper dash, duck dash, disc golf tournament, fireworks (10 p.m. July 28), pancake breakfast, parade and more. Noon-11 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29, Main Street, Lake Stevens (www.aquafest.org).
Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival
July 27-29 Art shows (juried and open), entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29, Mike Wallace Park, next to the Kingston ferry terminal, Kingston; free (kitsapartsandcrafts.com).
Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival
July 28 A celebration of the Roosevelt neighborhood with music, arts, family entertainment and a local beverage garden. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28, Northeast 64th Street from Roosevelt Way to Ninth Avenue, Seattle; free (206-303-9139 or www.rooseveltseattle.org/bullmoose).
Samish Island Arts Festival
July 28 Original art by 40 regional vendors, invitational exhibition by island artists, children’s arts table, barbecued oysters, music; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, Samish Island Community Club, 11292 Blue Heron Road, Bow, Skagit County; free (360-757-8771 or samishisland.net).
July 28-29 Re-enactors re-create life on San Juan Island at mid-19th century, including black powder demonstrations and Candlelight Ball (8-10 p.m. July 28). Pioneer folkcraft demonstrations; English Camp, San Juan Island National Historical Park, 3905 West Valley Road, San Juan Island; free (360-378-2240 or www.nps.gov/sajh/index.htm).
Pinky’s Passion’s Walk to the Future
July 28 Stroll, strut, walk and dance around high-school track to raise money to fight Parkinson’s disease; live bands, prizes; $35 registration includes box lunch and T-shirt. Children under 10 free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W., Edmonds (206-542-8777 or pinkyspassion.org).
Grapeview Water and Art Festival
July 28 45 artists and craftsmen; free crafts and fishing derby for kids, hole-in-one contest on floating green, live music, food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Fair Harbor Marina, Grapeview Loop Road, off Highway 3, Grapeview, Mason County; free (360-275-2190 or www.grapeviewwa.com).
White River Bon Odori Dance Festival
July 28 Traditional Japanese Folk dancing, Taiko drum performance and food vendors. 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 28, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn; free (253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org).
July 28 Renewable energy and sustainable living fair with vendors and exhibits, interactive presentations, electric vehicles, kids’ activities, food, music and beer garden. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-306-9233 or www.shorelinesolar.org).
Silvana Community Fair
July 28 Kids’ games, live music, livestock and indoor exhibits all day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, Silvana Fairgrounds, 1331 Pioneer Highway, Silvana; free (360-652-8682 or www.silvanafair.com).
Seafair Torchlight Run
July 28 8K and 5K run along Torchlight Parade route, with pirate and clown costume contest, post-race party with beer garden and live entertainment; 6:30 p.m., starts and ends at Seattle Center, $25-$35 registration (www.seafair.com).
Seafair Torchlight Parade
July 28 The parade will include giant helium balloons, precision drill teams, equestrian units, clowns, pirates and bands. Parade runs southward from Seattle Center on Fourth Avenue to Pine Street, 7:30 p.m., downtown Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available, $20-$40 (www.seafair.com).
Miss Seafair Scholarship Program for Women Coronation
July 28 Crowing of Miss Seafair and her court, awarding of scholarship awards. 7:30 p.m., Westlake Park, Fourth Avenue at Pine Street, Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Summer Fly Days: Fighter Evolution Day
July 28 The Flying Heritage Collection hosts Supermarine Spitfire and North American P-51D Mustang as they return to the skies; noon, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free (www.flyingheritage.com/TemplateHome.aspx?contentId=1).
Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival & Dog Walk
July 28 Games, contests, demos, live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Dr., Kirkland; free (425-587-3385 or www.kirklandwa.gov/gdg).
Alki Art Fair
July 28-29 Arts and crafts vendors, live music, kids’ activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28-29, music continues into evening; Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (alkiartfair.org).
Kirkland Classic Car Show Cruise In & Dance
July 28-29 More than 200 custom and classic cars; street vendors and live music. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28-29, Park Lane, downtown Kirkland; free (www.seafair.com).
July 28-29 Music, dance, art and foods from around the world. Noon-7 p.m. July 28-29, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; free (www.metroparkstacoma.org/page.php?id=724).
Movies at the Mural
July 28-Aug. 26 Outdoor movies at 9 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, July 28-Aug. 26, including Harry Potter series, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center; free (seattlecenter.com/events).
Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals
July 28-Aug. 25 Living history in medieval-style village with blacksmith, combat by armored knights, music, puppet show, archery, games, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available. Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 28-Aug. 26, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 admission, or $45 for feast and festival (camlann.org).
Pista Sa Nayon
July 29 Filipino American community festival with food, information, arts and crafts, live entertainment, kids’ games. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (www.pista.org/default.htm).
Intertribal Canoe Journey: Paddle To Squaxin 2012
July 29-AUG. 5 An intertribal celebration of Pacific Northwest canoe culture and tradition with more than 100 canoes landing at the Port of Olympia at 1 p.m. July 29. Onshore celebrations and a Potlatch Protocol to be held July 30 through Aug. 5. at the Squaxin Island Reservation; Swantown Marina, 1022 Marine Drive N.E., Olympia; free (www.paddletosquaxin2012.org).
Cruise the Narrows
July 29 A classic car show and cruise. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29, Uptown Gig Harbor, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor; free (www.gigharborcruisers.org).
Hispanic Seafair Festival
July 29 Latin music, dance, arts and crafts, food. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 29, Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center; free (www.seafair.com).
Ikenobo Ikebana demonstration by Sen’ei Ikenobo
July 29 An Ikebana demonstration (2 p.m.) by the 45th Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo of the Ikenobo School of Ikebana of Kyoto, Japan. Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bellevue Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $40 (425-427-2648).
— Compiled by Jeff Albertson